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4 day kerala trip: 2 days kumarakom and 2 days kovalam

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4 day kerala trip: 2 days kumarakom and 2 days kovalam

We are first time visitors to Kerala and plan to spend two days in Kumarakom to explore the back waters area and 2 days to relax in Kovalam. My questions are:

1. best way to travel between kumarakom and kovalam; worth it to drive to look at the country side ??

2. is a stay in house boat over hyped ?

3. Properties: I am confused between Nirmaya and Leela in Kovalam and Taj and Kumarakom lake resort in the backwaters 9also open to Zuri depending on reviews) . Eliminating Taj in Kovalam as its not by the beach.

Thanks

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1. Re: 4 day kerala trip: 2 days kumarakom and 2 days kovalam

Hi

best economical way to travel is

take a cab/bus from kumarakom to kottayam railway station(15km) take a train to trivandrum and then take a cab/bus to kovala(16km)

its worth to spend a day in a premium houseboat and you will definetely love it

leela kovalam and kumarakom lake resorts are the best choice in each location and without any doubt you can fix it.nothing will come matching to both these high end properties.

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2. Re: 4 day kerala trip: 2 days kumarakom and 2 days kovalam

1) Cheapest mode of transport from Kumarakom to Kovalam is as posted by Arun-Tina. But, if you want to enjoy the country side, it’s better you take a cab so that you can go leisurely stopping and enjoying the places in between.

2) I wouldn’t recommend a stay in the house boat as during night time the boat will be mostly anchored at a place. But, definitely you should take a house boat ride during day time. It is an incredibly different experience to cruise in the backwaters in the house boats, absorbing the beauty of Kerala villages.

3) No second thoughts, Leela at Kovalam.

Kumarakom Lake Resort is a good choice, but Kumarakom has got plenty of luxury resorts.

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