Kerala : Kochi-Alleppy-Kumarakom-Thekkady-Munnar-Kochi
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#1
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Kerala : Kochi-Alleppy-Kumarakom-Thekkady-Munnar-Kochi

Hi all,

Greetings from singapore. :D

Planning a 8-days trip to kerala in Mid-May with my beloved girl friend and hoping to gather some feedbacks/answers on my itinery.


Day 1- Arrive in Kochi Airport at 11pm . Planned to stay in Fort cochi at Leelu Homestay/Beena Homestay

:confused: Qns: how much does it take for a taxi ride to fort kochi?

Day 2 - Tour around Fort cochi. Santa Cruz Basilica
, Chinese fishing nets,The Dutch Palace, Jew town...

:confused: Qns : Anyplace that we can catch a Kathakali say at night ? Or what time are they commonly available?

Day 3 - Take morning KRSTC bus to Alleppy. Shop for a houseboat departing to Kumarakom. Overnight stay on houseboat.

:confused: Qns :

Day 4 - Arrive at Kumarakom. Take bus to Thekkady.Probably arriving in evening. Planned to stay at Chrissie's

:confused: Qns : Are they direct buses from KRSTC from Kumarakom to Thekkady? Approx how long is does it take? What time and interval are they available? could not get much help from www.keralartc.com

Day 5 - Morning cruise along Periyar lake. Jungle trekking in the afternoon/or spice plantation visit. Overnight Thekaddy

Day 6 - Depart to Munnar. Planned to stay at somewhere that offer treehouse for a night and normal room/cottage for another.

:confused: Qns: again..are there direct KRSTC bus from thekkady to Munnar?
any other alternatives? cost?

In addition, anyone can recommend a hotel that offers treehouse/normal room/cottage stay? contemplating on Spring Dale Resort at Devikulam (near to Munnar)

Day 7 - Tour in Munnar. Madupetty Dam, Echo Point, Gundala Lake , Top Station, Photo Point, Indo-Swiss Project, Tea Museum , Pothamedu Sunset View .... overnight in Munnar

Day 8 - Rest n easy in the morning:cool: .Prepare to depart to Kochi Airport.

:confused: Qns: is it better to get a taxi that directly transfer us to Kochi Airport? or back to Ernakulam to get a transfer to Kochi? cost from munnar to airport?

Appreciate your valuable inputs.

Cheers

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#2
| indianature

Originally posted by: radical.yao View Post

Hi all,

Greetings from singapore. :D

Planning a 8-days trip to kerala in Mid-May with my beloved girl friend and hoping to gather some feedbacks/answers on my itinery.


Day 1- Arrive in Kochi Airport at 11pm . Planned to stay in Fort cochi at Leelu Homestay/Beena Homestay

:confused: Qns: how much does it take for a taxi ride to fort kochi?
Get a rough idea from keralataxi.com Its a good 40km away from the airport so estimate not less than INR 500. You can take a pre paid cab from the airport.

Day 2 - Tour around Fort cochi. Santa Cruz Basilica
, Chinese fishing nets,The Dutch Palace, Jew town...
Take a harbour cruise which also shows you all these places. Watch out for dolphins in the harbour, they are very common and a delight to spot. If you have the time and inclination, take a 5min public ferry boat from Fort Cochin across the harbour to Vypeen island where you can take an auto to the lighthouse for great views, and much further on to Cherai beach.

:confused: Qns : Anyplace that we can catch a Kathakali say at night ? Or what time are they commonly available?
Every hotel / street corner travel agent will arrange it - bargain for a good price. Also check at keralatourism.org; ktdc.com

Day 3 - Take morning KRSTC bus to Alleppy. Shop for a houseboat departing to Kumarakom. Overnight stay on houseboat.
You will get better answers from other members on this. There is also a half day and full day KTDC tour of the backwaters nr Cochin but this doesnt make sense since you are going to Allepey & K'kom.

:confused: Qns :

Day 4 - Arrive at Kumarakom. Take bus to Thekkady.Probably arriving in evening. Planned to stay at Chrissie's

:confused: Qns : Are they direct buses from KRSTC from Kumarakom to Thekkady? Approx how long is does it take? What time and interval are they available? could not get much help from www.keralartc.com

Day 5...laecoland.com/


:confused: Qns: again..are there direct KRSTC bus from thekkady to Munnar?
any other alternatives? cost? Plenty of buses, shared taxis, pvt taxis etc. Public bus or shared taxi will be cheap. Get a rough pricing from kerala taxi site.

In addition, anyone can recommend a hotel that offers treehouse/normal room/cottage stay? contemplating on Spring Dale Resort at Devikulam (near to Munnar)
Check munnar.com for a good listing. Makemytrip.com; ezeego1.com etc all offer online bookings but you may get something cheaper.

Day 7 - Tour in Munnar. Madupetty Dam, Echo Point, Gundala Lake , Top Station, Photo Point, Indo-Swiss Project, Tea Museum , Pothamedu Sunset View .... overnight in Munnar

I have also just booked a Thekkady Munnar Thattekadu trip end may and accumulated a lot of info. After I sift through the Munnar sights, I will share my preferences with you.

Day 8 - Rest n easy in the morning:cool: .Prepare to depart to Kochi Airport.

:confused: Qns: is it better to get a taxi that directly transfer us to Kochi Airport? or back to Ernakulam to get a transfer to Kochi? cost from munnar to airport?
Go direct to Nedumbassery where the airport is. Again, get a quote from keralataxi and try and negotiate something better at Munnar.

Appreciate your valuable inputs.

Cheers


Apart from the above, if you want to get a complete package to your choice i.e. customised, post your query in the Message box at keralatourism.org You will get several responses from tour operators, and you can continue the dialogue with them till you get what you want at an acceptable price. It may be worth a bit more to save yourself the hassle of public buses [with your luggage]. You can always take a shorter local bus ride if you just want the experience. We[2 people] have been quoted about INR 36K for 8 nights at Thekkady, Munnar & Thattekadu with b/f& d at reasonably good hotels [we hope], along with a pvt AC car at our disposal for the duration, so we can sightsee at our pace and where we want to go. If you want I can give you the e mail address of the agents who offered good deals. And I must laud them for their patience with me as I continuously explored several options.
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#3
| Maha Guru Member
Wow snonymous is spot on with the info. As a rough guide Munnar back to the airport should cost about Rs1300 - if they want more - haggle.
#4
| Member
Hello Snonymous..

Please provide me the details of the service provider, as I am planning there Sep end
Saileshmurali
#5
| Maha Guru Member
Take note of Post #2 especially the bit about the car & driver.

As you have allready chosen a Homestay I gather thats the type of Accom you Intend using, see Hotels section and you will see reviews of Homestays in Places you intend visiting.

And yes, Munnar to Airport may be benefical in your instance.

You are going during an extremely Hot time of year but as you come from Singapore you will know all about that, A/C will most
Definetly be required.


vandy :)
#6
| Awi

Hi Synonymous

Originally posted by: snonymous View Post

Apart from the above, if you want to get a complete package to your choice i.e. customised, post your query in the Message box at keralatourism.org You will get several responses from tour operators, and you can continue the dialogue with them till you get what you want at an acceptable price. It may be worth a bit more to save yourself the hassle of public buses [with your luggage]. You can always take a shorter local bus ride if you just want the experience. We[2 people] have been quoted about INR 36K for 8 nights at Thekkady, Munnar & Thattekadu with b/f& d at reasonably good hotels [we hope], along with a pvt AC car at our disposal for the duration, so we can sightsee at our pace and where we want to go. If you want I can give you the e mail address of the agents who offered good deals. And I must laud them for their patience with me as I continuously explored several options.


We are planning for a 5N/5D trip to Kerala
please suggest us a plan which will cover Munnar/Alleppy/Trivendrum/Kovalam/kanyalumari
I am new to this forum and still exploring various threads related to this

Any help/suggestion/advice on above is highly appreciated

Thanks

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