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Help Needed for proposed Kerala tour in Jan,2017

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Help Needed for proposed Kerala tour in Jan,2017

I (36 yrs) am planning to visit Kerala with my wife(31 yrs) and parents( both above 65 years) during the first week of January,2017 (for 7 nights, 8 days). We are reaching Kochi Airport on 03/01/2017(at 1 pm) and our return flight from Kochi is on 10/01/2017 (at 03:30 pm). We have plans to visit Kochi-Munnar-Thekkady-Kovalam-Alleppey-Kochi and if feasible, Kanyakumari in between. Kindly suggest an itinery for the same (if such plan is possible or not).

We have booked only the flight-tickets. So also need suggestions regarding hotel-stays and Car-booking for Transportation!

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Idukki District, India
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Idukki District, India
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1. Re: Help Needed for proposed Kerala tour in Jan,2017

Hi,

For car-booking you may post your requirement on the message board of www.keralatourism.org or contact some operator who have been reviewed positively on the forum like Earthyroutes.

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2. Re: Help Needed for proposed Kerala tour in Jan,2017

It would have been better if you return from Trivandrum. Else, you will have to travel all the way back to Kochi for the return flight.

Another option is to skip Kovalam and consider Athirapilly (waterfalls) and Marari or Cherai beaches.

Once you finalise the destinations, we can suggest hotels accordingly.

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3. Re: Help Needed for proposed Kerala tour in Jan,2017

with 7 nights and 8 days

you can consider

Cochin 1 Night

Munnar 2 Nights

Thekkady 1 Night

Kovalam 2 Nights ( day trip to kanyakumari)

Alleppey 1 Night

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4. Re: Help Needed for proposed Kerala tour in Jan,2017

@Earthyroutes_Tour: Thank you very much for your guidance. I have decided to follow the plan suggested by you.

Need some further help finalising the detailed itinery ( as per our schedule) and choice of hotels. moreover, my parents are accompanying us, I think it is better to take a Car (of 5-seater variety) for the total trip starting with pick-up from Kochi-Airport (on 03/01/2017) to drop at Kochi-airport (on 10/01/2017). So Kindly suggest in these three areas also.

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5. Re: Help Needed for proposed Kerala tour in Jan,2017

@jacpaul1: Thank you for your rational and practical advice. Yes, after going through the road-distances of the places (we want to visit in Kerala), I do agree that it would have been much more convenient if our return-tickets were from Trivandrum. But as I have already told in my initial post, there was no suitable (with respect to timing) flight available from Trivandrum to our place on the 10/01/2017 and so we were obliged to book our return-tickets from Kochi Airport itself! And although Kovalam is a bit off-route in my plan, I had to primarily stick on it because my family-members are very keen to visit there.

Accordingly, I have decided to follow the following plan : Kochi(1N) -- Munnar (2N) - Thekaddy (1N) -- Kovalam (2N)---Alleppey(1N)- return from Kochi!

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