Trivandrum to Munnar ?

#1 Jul 3rd, 2011, 12:19
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Hi ,

We'r a group of 6 friends who are attending a wedding in Trivandrum this coming Thu and hope to explore more of Kerala the following weekend (we'r leaving back on sat night so we have whole of fri and sat) .

Couple of options we have:
1. Alleppey - Houseboat
2. Munnar & Athirampalli falls

We prefer the latter unless there is rain in case , the hills might be risky . We got to be back in Kochi by Sat night 10 PM .

Can you give us suggestions on which would be an better option ?

For Munnar , which is the fastest way to travel ? One option we were thinking is get to Kottayam and get a cab to Munnar and then return in the same cab on Sat - go to athirampally falls and then to Kochi . Alternatively we could get a bus to Munnar and then get a cab in Munnar locally and to return to Kochi ?

Also we are looking for a cottage in Munnar where all 6 of us could be put up (budget 5k or less per night) ? I searched on the web but there are overwhelming number of results and it is impossible to make out if a place is good or not based on the listing - all of them claim to be good . Any recommendations ? Also we might just make a booking 1 day in advance so not sure if we will be able to get an accommodation in any of the smaller but good homestays .

Thanks !!
#2 Jul 3rd, 2011, 12:39
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I think the backwaters could be the safest option with the very
Limited Time you have.

Take train to Allepey and you have the Houseboat and Country Boat
Options to consider as I have mentioned in this other post.
"If you are planning a Houseboat Journey, consider a Half Day houesboat cruise with lunch and then do a 3 - 4 hour Country Boat
Cruise into the smaller backwater canals,later on in the afternoon,they cost approx 300rps per hour,This is for the whole boat per hour,NOT per person."

I highly reccomend the Country Boat cruises."

Allepey is just 1 - 2 hrs by cab to Cochin, which gives you enough time for backwaters.

vandy
Last edited by vandy; Jul 3rd, 2011 at 12:42.. Reason: Adding Info

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