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    • GypsySoulad8's Profile Photo

      Help! Colombo to Kerala to Goa?

      by GypsySoulad8 Online Now Nov 28, 2015 at 11:13 PM

      Hello, My friend and i are traveling to Sri Lanka/India for the 1st time December -Jan. We will fly in and out of Colombo. We want to visit Kandy,Kerala & Goa.

      We were told there was a ferry that would transport us from Colombo to Goa but I cant find any up to date information:(. Also, We were told about the train between Kerala and Goa.

      1.)What is the best type of seating for price and comfort?
      2.)How much is the train ?
      3.) All of the tours for Kandy and Kerala seem really expensive to book online. How easy is it to book a tour or sight see once we arrive?

      Sorry so long! Any info would be great! especially website links

      6 Answers Nov 30, 2015 at 11:07 PM
    • Is it worthwhile to visit Trivandrum?

      by meirto Online Now Aug 29, 2015 at 10:48 PM

      I shall be going to Allepey and debating if to visit Trivandrum?
      Please advise

      6 Answers Aug 30, 2015 at 4:05 PM
    • Lungis in Thiruvananthapuram

      by BrentL6 Online Now Apr 25, 2015 at 6:15 PM

      Are lungis common in this are and if so how come gymshorts are seen as less conservative?

      4 Answers Apr 26, 2015 at 4:38 PM
    • Clothes in india

      by BrentL6 Online Now Apr 25, 2015 at 5:46 PM

      Is is ok to wear gym shorts here?

      8 Answers Apr 27, 2015 at 4:47 AM
    • Clothes in india

      by BrentL6 Online Now Apr 25, 2015 at 5:46 PM

      Is is ok to wear gym shorts here?

      1 Answer Apr 25, 2015 at 11:26 PM
    • Non-resort location South of Kovalam?

      by breanann Online Now Mar 22, 2015 at 8:11 AM

      please advise of a beach location South of Kovalam which is not as developed as Kovalam or as isolated as the 'resorts' - where I can wander from cafe to cafe, please. Maybe a village or town?
      Thank you.

      1 Answer Mar 31, 2015 at 10:30 AM
    • Thiruvananthapuram

      by cindylwchoi Online Now Jul 22, 2014 at 9:46 AM

      I heard that Dengue fever has been on an explosive rise in Thiruvananthapuram in the past few years. Is it safe to travel to Thiruvananthapuram? Any vaccination required? Any health tips?

      6 Answers Jul 23, 2014 at 2:45 AM
    • sea food in trivandrum

      by sanset Online Now Jul 5, 2014 at 9:25 PM

      where can one find good affordable sea food in trivandrum ? details of exact location & average cost of a meal per person

      1 Answer Jul 6, 2014 at 3:31 AM
    • Malaria PIlls

      by AnneB1 Online Now Jun 24, 2014 at 6:03 AM

      Are they necessary in July?

      4 Answers Jun 24, 2014 at 9:22 AM
    • check out time of hotels in thiruvananthapuram

      by boddu Online Now May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

      what is the check out time of hotels in thiruvananthapuram?

      3 Answers May 30, 2014 at 4:29 AM
    • How to go from Kerala to Goa ?

      by Rishabh.Oberoi Online Now Nov 28, 2013 at 2:52 AM

      How to go from Kerala to Goa by bus or train on 30th Dec the peak time of the year

      11 Answers Dec 4, 2013 at 5:56 PM
    • aletaj.'s Profile Photo

      Long stay visitor Kovalam

      by aletaj. Online Now Sep 25, 2013 at 7:25 AM

      I would love to know the best way to find a studio or one bedroom apartment for 3 months (Nov. > Feb. 2014 ) in Kovalam, Kerala. Searching on internet appears to only produce the luxury and expensive accommodation that are not within my budget.
      All suggestions are very much appreciated.
      Thank you...

      7 Answers Oct 3, 2013 at 7:21 AM
    • VipinSagar's Profile Photo

      kaimals dosa kada

      by VipinSagar Online Now May 26, 2013 at 7:49 PM

      i would like to know the exact location of kaimals dosa kada

      6 Answers Nov 21, 2016 at 10:26 AM
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      The Napier Museum

      by cilsley Online Now Nov 28, 2011 at 10:02 AM

      I will be visiting Trivandrum this July and would like to photograph the white Buddha in the Napier Museum. Cameras are forbidden and I have been unable to find an email address for the director.
      Has anyone any suggestions?

      Thanks, Chris

      6 Answers Nov 30, 2011 at 1:36 AM
    • Economic Hotels

      by pawali Online Now Nov 19, 2009 at 8:37 PM

      Looking for clean and nice but not lux hotels for 6 pax. Is there any bus service from Thiruvendram to Madurai. What is the fare would be.

      3 Answers Jan 6, 2012 at 5:44 AM
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      **Help Renting a Furnished Apartment near Trivandrum**

      by portlanddave Online Now Aug 31, 2009 at 9:40 AM

      Hello travelers,

      My wife and myself arrive in Trivandrum on September 4th, 2009. After jet lag is over :) we will be searching for a furnished apartment to rent for 2-4 months. ANY, and I mean Any comments, tips, or general help you can offer would be much appreciated, and I thank you in advance for your time. Happy travels to you all,


      Dave and Leela from Portland, Oregon, USA

      2 Answers Nov 6, 2009 at 10:09 PM
    • Visiting Thiruvananthapuram

      by ohdannyboy27 Online Now May 23, 2009 at 9:23 AM

      I am visiting Thiruvananthapuram for one week from Monday next, and I would like to know what night life there is there to attend.

      Ideally I would like to visit Clubs, Pubs to hear Music and perhaps even meet some people, particularly the Ladies

      Any suggestions would be much appreciated



      1 Answer May 23, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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      which is a good five star hotel in thiruvananthapuram with gym facilities

      by vpas Online Now Mar 18, 2009 at 9:39 PM

      could someone recommend a good five star hotel in thiruvananthapuram having a good health club/gym facilities.
      also where to find shantigiri ayurvedic products and good quality banana chips,tender mango pickle and other such products in thiruvananthapuram.any other ideas for shopping would be welcome!

      3 Answers Mar 25, 2009 at 1:59 AM
    • Elephant sanctury near Kovalem

      by johnfreda Online Now Feb 1, 2009 at 11:33 AM

      Visiting Kovalem in March and would like to visit place where you can see and help with washing of Elephants,can anyone suggest villages where this takes place

      4 Answers May 1, 2009 at 5:35 AM
    • trivandrum airport taxi

      by johnfreda Online Now Feb 1, 2009 at 8:27 AM

      Arriving from UK soon,where do you book the fixed price taxi at the airport

      3 Answers Feb 15, 2009 at 12:29 AM
    • Thiruvananthapuram to muhamma jetty

      by musaphir Online Now Aug 13, 2008 at 5:16 AM

      can you please advise what is the best means of transportation from thiruvanathapuram to muhamma jetty near cherthala with timings, if possible.

    • Help! Trying to find (what looks like) brass/pewter indoor plant pots

      by xtielee Online Now Mar 5, 2008 at 4:28 AM

      I am new to the city and I am trying to find those huge indoor plant pots that look like pewter/brass/copper. Does anyone have any idea where I can locate them or indeed any other good quality indoor plant pots?
      Many many thanks

      1 Answer Mar 6, 2008 at 11:30 PM
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      Thiruvananthapuram to Ooty

      by hshifan Online Now Feb 8, 2008 at 1:30 PM

      I want to go to Ooty from Thiruvananthapuram, I want to fly to Thiruvananthapuram by 10th Feb 2008 (Sunday) and my flight will land by 17:40 pm. I want to catch an Express Bus to Ooty the same day. Can someone guide me through.......?

      6 Answers Apr 11, 2008 at 2:30 PM
    • Trivandrum to Periyar

      by DebBowers Online Now Nov 20, 2007 at 2:39 AM

      What is the best way to get to the Periyar nature reserve from Trivandrum (or Kovalam)time it takes and approx cost. If it is too far to make a day trip can anyone recommend a decent mid-price hotel nearby. Many thanks.

      2 Answers Nov 21, 2007 at 11:08 AM
    • Travel time from Kovalam Bch hotel to TRV airport

      by Wheel_Spanner Online Now Aug 14, 2007 at 2:41 AM

      What is the latest time I can leave the hotel in Kovalam beach area, to catch a domestic flight leaving Trivandrum airport at 12.15 p.m.?
      Leaving 10.45 by taxi be ok?

      1 Answer Aug 15, 2007 at 6:54 AM
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      accomodation please

      by doofus Online Now Jul 25, 2007 at 3:37 AM

      My wife and I, both 60ish, want to spend about 3 to 4 weeks in Kerala next February. We will arrange our own flights to Trivandrum. We would like a nice clean, cheapish place to base ourselves. We can then try to arrange our own excursions etc. Package tours seem so so expensive.

      Any help and/or advice would be much appreciated so that we can start to plan etc.

      cheers, pete

      7 Answers Aug 15, 2007 at 7:11 AM
    • bruce

      by bruce007j Online Now Jun 8, 2007 at 12:21 AM

      I need to know if there is any official website of the Ambrosia bakery. Plz.

      1 Answer Jul 4, 2007 at 3:46 AM
    • rox-san's Profile Photo

      35 mm film

      by rox-san Online Now Mar 9, 2007 at 7:52 PM

      For the avid photographers out there: do you suggest bringing in some rolls with me or is it roughly the same price over there? Thanks :O)

      2 Answers Mar 15, 2007 at 6:00 PM
    • rox-san's Profile Photo

      First time in India

      by rox-san Online Now Mar 8, 2007 at 8:53 AM

      Thank you so much for your input. Last night I discovered the Thorn Tree forum from Lonely Planet and came across loads of antimalarials questions. Until I came across some upsetting news about this girl Kinga who hitchhicked her way to Africa from Poland and died of cerebral malaria in Ghana. Check out her website, it's IMPRESSIVE, beautiful and heartbreaking. So thank you guys, I will take my pills. Now the question is, which one? The side effects of Lariam (sp?) are absolutely frightening but the once a week thing is appealing. Anyone taking it? My other options are Malarone, Doxycycline and maybe Primaquine? Any recommandation? I'm calling my travel clinic today but as you can guess they didn't do a great job at recommanding me taking the drug in the first place... Thanks again for your replies :o)

      10 Answers Mar 13, 2007 at 9:09 PM
    • rox-san's Profile Photo

      First time in India

      by rox-san Online Now Mar 7, 2007 at 4:15 PM

      And first time on virtual tourist too. I'm three weeks away from landing in Thiruvananthapuram and I need to know the thruth about mosquitoes! I know it sounds silly but friends & doctors really bug me with the malaria pill when I'm really trying to stay clear of medication. However, I intend to compensate by thoroughfully using the DEET repellent as well as the permethrin spray on my clothes. (If you guys really think its necessary b/c when I asked one of the local men he kind of chuckled and said not to worry about mosquitoes & malaria...). Is there anything I should know about possible medical/health issues? I supposed I can't escape from travellers diarrhea but is it really necessary to bring antibiotics for that purpose? I mean how bad can it be!? Sorry, I had to ask... Also, are iodine tablets necessary or I can just buy bottled water?
      From reading VT's postings I gathered the "dress code" for women should be pretty subtle, long-sleeved t-shirts, pants, longs skirts/dresses, avoid sleeveless and jeans and shorts. That's sounds pretty good... As for money (being from Europe I totally lost sense of foreign currencies so forgive me), should I get travellers checks here before I leave (USD or rupee?) and bring a small amount of cash (USD) to change over there? Best to bring my CC also just in case, right? Well that's it for now but I may have more questions later. Thank you so much for your help and don't hesitate to throw any advice or tip for an indian first-timer. Cheers, ROX-SAN

      5 Answers Mar 9, 2007 at 11:21 AM