Hi. Im travelling to South India for the first time in December and wanting a book a hotel in Cherai and houseboat in Alleppy. Should I go for AC accommodation or non ac would be fine. Basically I want to know how the weather will be in mid december. Please guide.
Am going to Kochi for about 4 days in December. What are the places to see within 150 kms of Kochi. Please suggest
hi all. I need a hotel for one night in kochi by the airport as my flight lands late and next morning im off to the falls. My question is can you suggest a hotel which has some bars and restaurants in the area where i can enjoy the evening rather than just sit in one bar of the hotel. many thanks in advance
My family and me are reaching Kochi on the day of Onam. We would like to eat the traditional Onam Sadhya for Lunch. we are staying in Fort Cochin. Any suggestions where we can eat the Onam Sadhya ???
Hi everyone, I'm travelling to Kerala in October this year. I'll be in Kochi for 2 nights and then planning to take a train up to Wayanad. Later on I'll be visiting Idduki and Alleypey. Let me know any if you want to travel together/take the train together? It'll be fun!
Can anybody suggest for a good travel spot in Kerala? I am from Kochi and would like to travel to nice, calm and quiet place….
I am from Maldives.
I need your assistance.
I have to go to Coimbatore (Ganga Hospital) for my 4 year old daughters surgery.
Actually I am very much confused on how to plan the trip, because of my previous experience. My husband, my daughter and I went to Coimbatore this year in June. We flew to Chennai and from the airport we took a taxi to Coimbed Bus station, and then we went on Bus to Coimbatore. It took almost 12 hours :O. My daughter was on my lap most of the time and i had body pain for almost 2 days because of sitting on the chair for so long.
So this time I searched internet a bit to check on the nearest place to Coimbatore that I can fly to from Maldives. I got the idea that Cochin was nearest to Coimbatore.(According to Google Map its a journey of around 3 hours by car). So, I have confirmed our air tickets to Cochin for 21st November (next Wednesday).
We would arrive at Cochin in the evening around 15:30. This time My Mother will be accompanying my husband, me n my daughter.
Now, I would like your help in choosing the most convenient and price worthy way to reach Coimbatore from Cochin by road.
Should we hire a taxi or should we go for the bus or train?
I am just very confused because I do not want the trip to be very tiring like the one before. I need to be in good health and perfectly fit and prepared for my daughters surgery when we reach there.
I hope to get good ideas on how i should plan my trip.
We (2Ad) are thinking of arriving Kochi to at Christmas time. I read Kochi has Christian majority and is wondering how Christmas is celebrated there. Any progr to enlighten?
1. Which hotel has Christmas celebration?
2. We arrive 12.10am 24 Dec. I think maybe we better stay in a hotel near airport? Any to recc.?
3. We intend to travel on our own in Kochi for 2D before hiring a car & driver to go further out. Will most of the sights be closed for Christmas?
4. After that we will journey elsewhere and end in Thiruv. to sighsee and fly back home
I am travelling to Kochi this week. I want to know:
1. What are the places of interest in Kochi I will be staying only for one night?
2. What is the best way to travel to Munnar with a family of five (inc. 2 kids)?
3. Is the road to Munnar is hilly/ curvey/ sloppy ? How long does ita take to reach Munnar / Chinnakanal by a Tax ?
4. After Munnar I want to go to Trivendram but after covering a Backwater on the way, Is it possible or I need to again come back to Kochi for a BW and then go to Trivendram?
Any advise will help but as soon as possible pl.
Thanks in advance.
Can someone post information of a single Room with attached bathroom,as i intend setting up business in Kochi and will be travelling frequently probably spending atleast 4 nights every second month,it makes no sense to stay in a Hotel.Look forward to some info of economical clean and decent Accomodation
I'm arriving this Tuesday at Kochi airport and need to get to Coimbatore.
What would be the best way? By Bus or Train?
And how do I get from the Kochi airport to either Bus Station Or Train Station? (I'm guessing by taxi?)
Any other suggestions about Kochi to Coimbatore trip? (im a woman & it's my first time in India)
i M PLANNING A TRIP FROM MUSCAT-COCHIN-GOA. I m traveklling with wife and son 13 yrs. Kindly suggest mode of travels, package tour operators. I intend to travel by Feb 15,2012.
Will appreciate the input.
Hello I am travelling to kerala in the begining og december. I am flying to cochin airport. I have not booked anything other then flight. I was just wondering is it possible to find better deal upon arriving at cochin airport? are there any tour operators/agents at airport available where you can negotiate better deal? please let me know if anybody have done like this
Planning to visit Kerala. I have received number of quotee but quote from thy grace international's cocokerala is found to be good and reasonable.For confirmation they are asking for 25% advance.I would like to know the crediblity and service of that company.Anybody can help me? If anyone enjoyed there service please let me know your experience.Many thanks
Hi All VT’rs
You have been asked this probably many times, but your advice is really welcomed as we have never been to Kerala before, but are really excited about our up and coming trip?
We are flying into Cochin around the 5th of February and we are looking find a good beach location the 7 - 10 days.
1 - Ideally we are looking for a place that is 'chilled out' and has a sunset/sunrise to die for! To give you an idea to 'our preference', we have traveled in India many times and spent most of our time there in Palolem which is in the south of Goa. If we can find somewhere like Palolem then we would be very happy. We not looking for a crazy/busy town with bars/night clubs etc, just somewhere that's got a few places to unwind to eat and drink after a busy day on the beach.
2 - Budget-wise, we're happy to pay from30 -50 a night for the right place. Ideally we are looking for a place that is right on the beach, or a sea view hut/room/villa etc. Is this possible and can you recommend any good places?
3 - How we can get to these places from the Airport? Could we just get a taxi to take us straight to the town/village etc? If we did take a bus/train/taxi, what should the costs be and how long would the journey take?
4 – What is the local mobile phone networks coverage like? I will be taking my blackberry, and my girlfriend will be taking her iphone, so we are wondering if there are any local telecom providers that provide pre-pay services blackberry and iphone's so we can keep in touch with our friends and family. What about broadband internet for my laptop. Can you get a 'pre pay' service for this also?
Thanks very much for your help and assistance here. Wishing you all health and happiness and I hope my questions also help others!
Hi, we have 2 four year olds and a baby and coming from England via Kolkata. We would love to just relax by a nice beach. We fly out of Cochin so wondering if you would class Cherai as a beautiful beach or look further down the coast? We want something easy due to kids....any thoughts please! We could fly into Triv and go to a beach near there and do a car journey up if you think Cherai is not appropriate. We want to come away raving about the beach as after Kolkata we need peace!!
please help me.
I am planning a 7 day trip to kerela for my parents. from banglore they will
arriving cochin on 22nd nov(time is not confirm,may be in the morning ) and
departing 28th Nov from cochin.
They are travelling first time towards south of india and i want to make
it memorable.i am waiting for your valuable reply on following points
1. Weather during that time
2. Suggested itenary and must see places
3. suggested hotels and tarrifs if available.
4. Shall i book the hotels in advance(in nov. AC rooms are required or not)
5. Tansportation - whether should arrange for a AC or a NON AC car. Is there
any contact number where i can book the car in advacne
6.Any suggested package which covers hotels/car except airfare(please give me
reply of this ques. coz i don't feel that i am can arrange all the things by
I am sorry for asking too much but i have no other option.
I would be visiting Cochin, Kumarakom and Thekkady in June with my friends. We already have a hotel reservation, I just wanted to know whether we can avail just the pick up and drop facility few times. We dont want the driver to stay with us for all the time. I made some inquiries, but I noticed that the travel agents there dont provode you such facility and you get a cab for the whole time. If anybody knows where such pick-up and drop facility is available, please let me know the details.
Also, if anybody could guide me about a travel agent who can book a train ticket from Cochin to Mumbai, it would be great.
I am planning a trip to Kochi in September 2adults/2child, please recommend beach front hotels that are reasonably priced.
Hi, i have 5-6 days time in Kerala in June end, what best i can see in this period and how? i guess Munnar, Kochi & Kovalam are my destinations, as i have my departure flight from Kochi. Also pls guide the best budgeted accomodation. i am coming with my wife and a child of 5 years.
There will be 3 of us travelling from Kovalam to Cochin, and were wondering:
a) what's the best method of transport to use and how long would the main options take?
b) Our preferred other option would be to travel overnight, is this an available for this route and how / how much?
If we were to hire a driver for this journey, how long would it take in a car and how much would it be (roughly)?
Thanks in advance
We will be arriving in Cochin by cruise ship docking at 10am. We would like to do a boat trip on the backwaters. Are there any tour operators in Cochin that do a short trip for a few hours?
Will be going to Kochi for a week with my kids of Indian origin, any good suggestion for nice hotel, clean and wat don't miss in kochi and nearby areas. Also a traditional Ayurveda massage place.
Any good place to eat ?
I wish to get from the port to Kochi airport for a flight at 2pm on a Monday.
What is the approx cost and how long should the journey take?
I will be flying out of Cochin to Delhi at 11:30 am on SpiceJet. How much time would I need to be at the airport before my flight?
thanks for helping.
Hi-we only have a few hours in port and someone kindly suggested we hire a taxi to sight see ? What and where do you think we should see and do -and how long from the port do you think it will take ?Thanks for your help
Hi -I am on a cruise and need to get to MG Road from the port . Is it far ? Can it be done by taxi ?
does anyone have contact details (phone, email)of baywatch beach homes, cherai?
I am planning to visit kerala in december and have been in touch with
a. Travels Kerala, Karimpatta Road, Pallimukku, Cochin (Cochin), Kerala - 682 016, India. Phone: +91 484 238-1038
b. Grandeur Holidays, Elenthat Estate, Parambithara Road, Panampilly Nagar
Cochin- 682 036 ,Kerala, India, Tel: +91- 9995449500, +91 9388856500,
I am about to make payments in a day or two but want to be sure if these operators are for real. Since i am asked to make 100% payment before 15 days of tour commencement.
Also if anybody has idea about them can post me details.
i believe there is a prepaid taxi srvice at the kochi international airport. i need to find out if this service is available for out of town destinations like alleppey. are there any restrictions on the operating hours.
is the taxi metred or there is another method of computing destination charges.