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Travel to & from Cochin to Varkala??

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Travel to & from Cochin to Varkala??

Hello,

What is the best way to get from Fort Cochin to Varkala? It sounds like it's less than 200 km away but we wondered if it would be best to take a taxi, rent a car, take a bus or whatever? As long as it's within reason.

We also wondered if we take a backwater boat trip fromFort Cochin once off the boat how do you get to Varkala?

Thanks alot.

katblue

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1. Re: Travel to & from Cochin to Varkala??

Hi

Varkala is down south closer to Trivandrum:

Air - Nearest International Airport is Trivandrum (55 Kms).

Rail - Alleppy & Quilon is the nearest rail route to Varkala.

Road - Varkala is 54 kms from Thiruvananthapuram and 37 km from Kollam.

Check out an earlier post at TA which i think will help. Deepak can give you more info . . .

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g297633-i7524-k234…

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2. Re: Travel to & from Cochin to Varkala??

There is a railway station at Varkala, and it falls on the rail route to Trivandrum. I suggest you consider taking a train from Ernakulam-fast, safe and cheap. If you want to do a boat trip, wherever you take it, you have to make your way to the railway station, to take the train. You could go to Alleppey and do the boat trip, return there and take a train to Varkala too.

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Deepak

How are cruises at Ashtamudi? Do they also offer overnight trips and what is the cost, any idea?

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6. Re: Travel to & from Cochin to Varkala??

Hello everyone,

Thanks so much for all your help with my transportation questions, we really appreciate it. It sounds like the fast train from Ernakulam is a good choice from Varkala. We really enjoy train trips so it'll be nice to do some train travel in Kerala.

As far as the backwater boat trip we really don't know where to start. We thought we'd do an overnight trip but don't know how to go about it, where the best place to take off from, best area to cruise in etc. Your advise would be greatly appreciate.

Thanks again!!!

Katblue

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