I am really stuck for ideas on what to do for our 5 nights we are in Cochin. There are 5 adults and 2 children (2 families). We fly into Cochin and then travelling to Goa. We are coming on the 3rd week in December. On the last day before we leave for Goa we will be leaving around 10pm in the evening so it would be nice for somewhere to put our luggage for most of the day....may a taxi tour ,with our luggage in the boot, would be ok?
I was hoping to book 2 nights in the Taj but they do not have rooms for 2 adults and 2 children left. So now we're looking around for other options.
I've read about houseboats and this seemed good. But it was recommended not to book until we get there. However, because we are coming during peak time, we do not want to end up with a bad houseboat. Also, do we do a 1/2/3 night tour? Seen pictures of luxury houseboats for 4 bedrooms which would be ideal. But I've read on these forums that they can not be trusted and we must view them before booking.
Also, the other family I am with wants to check out some of the hill stations and maybe stay overnight in a hotel before returning to Cochin.
So is this something that I can arrange from the UK or is it a case of trying to sort things out whilst we are in India? Your help would be appreciated.