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Cover Kerala Self without any tour package possible.

Beawar
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Cover Kerala Self without any tour package possible.

we are three My wife and 10 year son plan to visit Kerala from 29 march to 9 April 2014. I want visit Kerala without any tour package. my budget is Rs. 35000 to 40000. please plan my tour for this amount. train ticket not included in this budget. we want to start from Cochin (ernakulam) and want to return from trivandrum. in this budget which place we can visit plz plan. thanks.

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1. Re: Cover Kerala Self without any tour package possible.

You can definetely cover kerala without any tour company.

Regarding budget,you can stay in some budget homestays or hotels to keep your budget less.

Travel in train and other public transportations to reduce taxi cost when ever possible.

A stay in houseboat will costs you around rs 7000

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2. Re: Cover Kerala Self without any tour package possible.

March 29-reach cochin, evening s/s cochin,stay

march 30-transfer to munnar,s/s,stay in munnar

march-31-s/s, stay in munnar

April-1-s/s,transfer to thekkady,stay

April-2-boating,elephant ride etc stay

April-3-transfer to kumarakom,s/s,stay

April-4-transfer to alapuzha house boat,overnight stay

April-5-checkout from house boat,transfer to varkala,stay

April-6-varkala s/s,stay

April-7-kovalam,stay

April-8-kanyakumari day tour,back in trivandrum

April-9-departure

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3. Re: Cover Kerala Self without any tour package possible.

Hi AYSBeawar

Arun-Tina has suggested a very good itinery for 11N/12D

Just follow it

Transport=

INDICA A/C 1500/= per day 150km

Non A/C 1400/= same

Passanger 3

Driver allowance is etc

So minimum expenditure on transport

Will be approx Rs 20000/= including all expenses on travel

Just hire a taxi for whole trip from kochi to trivendrum

For more comfort you can hire indigo or varito at same rate but 100km per day only means 1100km in trip

Beawar
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4. Re: Cover Kerala Self without any tour package possible.

Thanks Arun-Tina

what about local s/s ?? how to we get around all this destinations. please help.

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5. Re: Cover Kerala Self without any tour package possible.

As Anil Agarwal suggested,the best option is to have a taxi which will helps you to see all possible sightseeings in each place.yes.it will cost you around 20000 for whole trip.

Other options

Cochin-munnar-taxi will be best

munnar-thekkady-bus can be used

thekkady-kumarakom-bus via kottayam

kumarakom-alapuzha-bus

Alapuzha-varkala-train

Varkala-kovalam-bus

kovalam-trivandrum-bus/auto

local sight seeings can be done with auto rickshaws

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6. Re: Cover Kerala Self without any tour package possible.

Hi AYS

Yes you can travel to different cities in public buses & train, local s/s in autos

But at end of tour you don' t save much & face lot of problems energy time

Kerala's drivers are best in India in driving behaviour

Beawar
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7. Re: Cover Kerala Self without any tour package possible.

Thanks Anil Jee but can I done all my journey in that amount ie =35000 to 40000 what is stay cost at various place minimum to min we want not deluxe or luxury.

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8. Re: Cover Kerala Self without any tour package possible.

Hi AYS

You need 11 days night stay with meals + s/s entry tickets + day cruise in alleppy backwaters

This all looks difficult in remaining Rs 15000/= to Rs20000/=

You just check bed & breakfast units on Tripadvisor

Feels that you may have to increase your total budget

At every place you will need extra bed also

You also try for 2* package

Edited: 15 February 2014, 05:45
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9. Re: Cover Kerala Self without any tour package possible.

hi AYSBeawar

There are many budget hotels reviews in Tripadvisor forum and hotel links in destination of Kochi Munnar Alleppey kovalam/trivandrum browse them try to fix room rent to rs.2000 per day so 10 days 20000

remaining you have 20000 if you hire taxi you cannot spend on food so avail public kerala state bus transport from Ernakulam to Munnar to Alleppey to Trivandrum/kovalam

for local sightseeing avail auto-rickshaw

Alleppey to trivandrum you have train and bus options train will be more convenient other destinations you have bus and taxi options only

If you feel public bus journey inconvenient reduce your no. of days to six spending Kochi 1 day Munnar 2 Alleppey and Trivandrum 1 each and hire entire trip a taxi

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10. Re: Cover Kerala Self without any tour package possible.

how much increase in budget is ok for whole trip.