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Expert advice on planning

delhi
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Expert advice on planning

Hello,

I am planning a family trip to Kerala in the last week of December.

So I'm looking for some expert advice on planning, also let me know budget package tours

02 ADULTS + 02 CHILDREN

Day 01 : Cochin – Munnar (158 kms. – 04 hrs.)

Day 02 : Munnar

Day 03 : Munnar – Thekkady (110 kms. – 03 hrs.)

Day 04 : Thekkady – Alleppey (145 kms. – 04 hrs.)

Day 05 Alleppey – Kovalam (170 Kms-5 Hrs)

Day 06 Kovalam- Kanyakumari- Kovalam (90 Kms)

Day 07 Kovalam- Trivendrum (20 Kms- 30 mints)

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1. Re: Expert advice on planning

plan is good , book in advance as it is peak tour season

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2. Re: Expert advice on planning

Its a good plan

you may also visit poovar islands on day 6 while enrote to kanyakumari

you may book hotels directly now itself to avoid rush

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3. Re: Expert advice on planning

this thread might be useful reading

tripadvisor.in/ShowTopic-g297633-i7524-k7734…

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4. Re: Expert advice on planning

For this package it will be around 33K

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5. Re: Expert advice on planning

you could have the cost breakup as

Rs 14500 for a Tata Indica A/C

Rs 10500 for a houseboat

another 12-15000 for budget hotel stay with breakfast and an extra bed

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6. Re: Expert advice on planning

AC indica should cost not more rs10k

considering 7 days travel (7*1600=10.2 k and km limit is 150 X 7=1050)

Taxi charges dont change usually according to season

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7. Re: Expert advice on planning

7*1600=10.2 k

it is 11200

plus do remember that the pick-up point is cochin and taxi KM are calculated from pick-up point back to the same point . that itself would be the KM limit per day X 7

plus consider the KM for sightseeing at each place , permit charges , toll , parking etc

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8. Re: Expert advice on planning

I have seen quite a few operators now calculate the per day KM barrier as 120 instead of 150 due to the fuel hike that occured multiple times during the past year

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9. Re: Expert advice on planning

yes,its 11 k and total km will be approx 1050 km even after travelling back to kochi

you may check with some cab providers to get this rate

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10. Re: Expert advice on planning

i agree to your point that cab rates doesnt 'increase' with tour season

This KM between destinations and the calculations based on it looks good in paper ,but the actual KM run in a package mostly exceeds that due to multiple reasons

so it is always good to keep those factors in consideration when we suggest total KM and cab package rates here.