im goin to goa nxt march and would like to spend a few nights in Kerala whats the best way to get there and i dont want to be cramped up on bus lol
You can either take the train(12 hrs), or simply catch a flight from goa to Cochin
whats the train like
we travelled down and back by train in feb .a/c one way and non a/c the other would do it again.did all the arrangements with joma travel in calangute
train down,one night 4* in cochin,then to munnar,two nights in munnar,
down to allapey and one night on the backwaters,train back.
all travel in keralo in new seven seater toyota with driver/guide.only extra is entry to whatever you want to see or do,and a tip for the driver
cost 175gbp per person
trains are best booked in advance
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There are different classes of train carriage. I travelled from Goa to Kerala ac2 tier class, you share a berth with 3 other people and get bedding, pillow and air con. On the way back I travelled sleeper class.... Very basic bed, no bedding provided and crowded. A great experience and a good way to mix with Indians. Depends how brave you are!
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If you haven't done a train in India then you should as its something you can knock off your bucket list. Prices are good and its a great way to see the country, hanging out a train door watching the world pass you by,...
Fort Cochin in Kerala is one of my favourite places in India.
Make room for a couple of days there, if you can.
I don't think there are direct flights either and you will probably need to connect through Bangalore or Bombay.Take a look at routing options on one of the Indian travel websites such as yatra or cleartrip. It may be too early to book yet as many of the domestic flights do not get released for sale until about 4 or 5 months in advance, but you can check the routing options with some dummy dates and get a rough idea for the price ranges too.
I loved Kochi too but was very disappointed not to have seen inside the old synagogue which was, bizarrely, closed for Passover! Some of the old buldings there reminded me of the go-downs in the Chinese area of Port Louis in Mauritius, but they were probably all built at the same time by foreign spice traders . And those fishing nets are sunset are worth the trip alone ....