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Please help with itinerary For a 4 night trip

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Please help with itinerary For a 4 night trip

Hello. We are flying all the way to India for 4 nights from Australia before heading to Thailand, in mid April 2013. This is our first visit to India.

I need advise for:

We ( a couple)arrive late into Cochin airport, so need an airport hotel with transfer and breakfast

Then how do we get to Alleppey for a 2 night houseboat trip the next day!... and then to Cochin for the day at 10am and our final night and sight seeing,.......before returning to the airport late on the 4th day.

I would like to book a beautiful houseboat that is clean and luxurious as the boat trip is the reason for the 14 hour plane flight.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you :)

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1. Re: Please help with itinerary For a 4 night trip

Hi JanandDamian,

Welcome to India

April is summer, but a good time to witness temple festivals with decorated elephants in Kerala. Around Thrissur.

On arrival at Cochin airport, you may stay at Hotel Lotus Apart just opposite the airport. Next day morning, after breakfast you may proceed to Alleppey for houseboat. Even you get some time to witness Chinese fishing nets in Fort Cochin on the way. 1 night in good enough for houseboat cruise in Alleppey.

Next day, proceed to Cochin, make a half day sightseeing and proceed to Thrissur. And stay overnight.

Next day, witness a temple festival with decorated elephants and perhaps spend a day with elephant - feeding them, helping the mahout to wash the elephant or even try to ride on an elephant. At evening, witness cultural programmes near a temple.

Cochin airport in not in Cochin, but half way between Fort Cochin and Thrissur. So, there is no back tracking in the travel circuit.

Suresh P R, Palmland Tours, Thrissur

Edited: 10 November 2012, 03:48
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2. Re: Please help with itinerary For a 4 night trip

check some of the airport hotels like Abad airport hotel, Lotus 8 ( as menitoned above) , Flora airport , Quality airport, Golf view hotels and resorts

you can take a cab from the hotel to Alleppey , it is approx 2 hours from there.

For luxury houseboats check with lakes and lagoons, rainbow cruises, lakelands, raxa collective , pulikkattil houseboats etc

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