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Kerala 10D - need some help

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Kerala 10D - need some help

Hello,

I'm travelling to India in September (12-25.09.2014). I have already booked the flights: 12.09 Warsaw-Mumbai (5 a.m.), 13.09- Mumbai-Aurangabad (3 p.m.) 15.09- Aurangabad-Kochi (3 p.m.) 24.09- Trivandrum-Mumbai (about 2 p.m.), 25.09- Mumbai-Warsaw (leaves at 5 a.m.).

I made the research and I really don't know which plan is better...

1st plan:

1 day. Mumbai

2 day. Mumbai -> transfer to the airport -> Aurangabad (afternoon sightseeing)

3 day. trip to Elora/Ajanta (?)

4 day. 7 a.m. flight to Kochi; sightseeing

5 day: transfer to Munnar

6 day: Munnar sightseeing

7 day: transfer to Thekkady; visit in Periyar

8 day: transfer to Alleppey-seighseeing; night at houseboat

9 day: Kumarakom: sightseeing

10 day: Kovalam/Varkala

11 day: Kovalam/Varkala

12 day: Kovalam/Varkala

13 day: transfer to Trivandrum- flight to Mumbai

14 day: flight from Mumbai to Warsaw

2nd plan:

1 day. Mumbai

2 day. Mumbai -> transfer to the airport -> Aurangabad (afternoon sightseeing)

3 day. trip to Elora/Ajanta (?)

4 day. 7 a.m. flight to Kochi; sightseeing

5 day: Munnar

6 day: Munnar

7 day: Thekkady (?)

8 day: Madurai

9 day: Rameshwaram

10 day: Kanyakumari plus transfer to Kovalam

11 day: Kovalam

12 day: Kovalam

13 day: transfer to Trivandrum- flight to Mumbai

14 day: flight from Mumbai to Warsaw

3rd plan:

1 day. Mumbai

2 day. Mumbai -> transfer to the airport -> Aurangabad (afternoon sightseeing)

3 day. trip to Elora/Ajanta (?)

4 day. 7 a.m. flight to Kochi; sightseeing

5 day: Munnar

6 day:Munnar

7 day: Alleppey or Munroe Island

8 day: Kovalam/Poovar

9 day: Kovalam/Poovar

10 day: Kovalam/Poovar

11 day: Kanyakumari

12 day: Rameshwaram

13 day: Trivandrum

14 day: flight to Warsaw

What do You think? I don't want to keep sitting in the car but I also do want to see as much as possible during 2 weeks.

I know that I can take a day trip to Kanyakumari from Kovalam, is that correct? Is it really worth spending the whole night on the houseboat or just take a day trip for a few hours? I will love to hear Your opinions. I'm running out of time and there is so much to plan! :)

One more question: is it worth booking any driver/tour guide for Kerala before I reach Kochi or it's better to ask there? Is amount of 1500,- per day enough with such a plan in Kerala?

Thank You for helping me !

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1. Re: Kerala 10D - need some help

Hi

you can travel to kanyakumari and poovar islands as a day trip from kovalam,another day you may do a day trip to trivandrum for sight seeing.one day can be allocated for kovalam beaches

in september there will rain and chances of mosquitoes is there in deluxe houseboats.so better to do a day trip.if you are planning in premium houseboat there wont be any problem for overnight stay

you can get taxi in range 1500-1700 rs/ day.better go for a cab package and book it in advance

rameshwaram involves a lot of travel and to me for kerala part,i find option 1 as great (i considered only kerala part)

also do day 8 at kumarakom and day 9 for alapuzha

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2. Re: Kerala 10D - need some help

Thank You for Your answer :) Then I will try to find a tour operator that can arrange a driver for those few days. Do You know anybody worth recommending?

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3. Re: Kerala 10D - need some help

yes,i can recommend lovely munnar and experiance kerala as cab operators

you may also post a query in message board of kerala tourism websites to get quotes

one of traveller who recently conducted a kerala trip has provided contact info of a Indigo driver and was highly recommended.if you want let me know and i will send you as PM

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4. Re: Kerala 10D - need some help

Thank You so much :) I've sent You PM

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5. Re: Kerala 10D - need some help

you are most welcome :)

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