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Kocin to Madurai

Hi I will be staying in Kochin in February for around 8 days, and wondered if it would be possible to take a trip to Madurai. I'm not keen on going by train but would like to know if there are any other options.

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1. Re: Kocin to Madurai

Hi

TNSTC operating few direct buses between Kochi/Ernakulam & Madurai.

If you willing to make a change at Kumaly , there will be more.

Regards

Edited: 10 July 2012, 21:46
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2. Re: Kocin to Madurai

Cochin to Madurai is too long to drive in a day, so going by road is going to be very rough, unless you stop and take a break overnight. How many nights do you have? Maybe you can visit Munnar along the way and spend a couple of nights there sightseeing?

If you don't have much time, then the overnight train is best:

16128 - GUV CHENNAI EXP departs Ernakulam ERS 23.15 arrives MDU 11.00

There is another option, to fly via Chennai.

Jet Konnect 9W-2329 depart 06:30 Kochi arrive 07:30 Chennai

Change planes in Chennai.

Time between flights: 3h 10m

Jet Konnect 9W-2343 depart 10:40 Chennai arrive 11:55 Madurai

Edited: 11 July 2012, 03:51
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3. Re: Kocin to Madurai

Hi bluesman48

Please find a proposal

Day 1 : Leave Cochin, 5 hours to Munnar.

Munnar

Day 2: Proceed to Madurai enroute visiting Rajamala sancturay.

Madurai.

Day 3: Sight seeing.

Madurai.

Day 4: Visit Chettinad - famous for old world bungalows of Chettiyars.

Chettinad

Day 5: 6 hours drive to Periyar. Visit spice plantations.

Periyar

Day 6: 09.00: Boat trip inside the park. Afternoon proceed to Cochin,

Recommend to avail the same car and driver for the complete trip.

Suresh P R, Palmland Tours, Kerala,.

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4. Re: Kocin to Madurai

if you want to go dorectly to Madurai with out taking train or CAB , then

there is direct flight between Cochin and madurai by AIR INDIA, leaves cochin at 3:30 PM and reaches Madurai by 4:15 PM, 45 minutes flying time

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5. Re: Kocin to Madurai

Hi ,

Adding to above comments , Kochi to Madurai flight operates only 03 days a week Monday , Wednesday and Saturday

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Peter

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6. Re: Kocin to Madurai

Deepaji.

I afraid, I can agree with you.

TNSTC night direct bus running via Viakom-Kottayam-Mundakkayam-Kumaly- Kambam-Theni route to Madurai will take only 8 Hr 30 Minutes.

OP can reserve on that TNSTC Ultra Deluxe bus.

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7. Re: Kocin to Madurai

Indu ji,

Why are you afraid to agree with Deepa ji ?

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8. Re: Kocin to Madurai

I should definitely respect her position , her knowledge or at least her age.

But Suresh you might be thinking, she will call you “badava” in her mind only. I’m not sure.

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9. Re: Kocin to Madurai

Yes, indu, if someone wants to sit for 8 and half hours in the bus, they can do it in one day. I am not such a person so I don't recommend it to others. A break in Munnar, and couple of nights there is good according to me. No right and wrong about it, all are valid points.

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10. Re: Kocin to Madurai

Hello Peter, I wonder whether there is any direct flight from Madurai to Cochin. I cannot find any direct flight from Cochin to Madurai or vice versa at the website of Air India. Has the Air India canncelled such flights? Many thanks for any help!

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