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First Time Travelling To Kerala from Bangalore...

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First Time Travelling To Kerala from Bangalore...

We Are Five(family) planing for a trip to kerala, we don't have any idea which place should we arrive and which are the places to visit?

Please Help me to make this trip more memorable. Not looking for luxury trip, please mention what are the option to travel like bus train which ever more affordable.... and nice affordable place to stay with good sea food...

hope i will get the information...Thank You...

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1. Re: First Time Travelling To Kerala from Bangalore...

Dear irshu_id,

You can arriive by flight at Cochin Airport . If by train you can arrive at Ernakulam junction.

Proceed to Munnar for 2 nights ( Hill station , tea plantations)

Thekkady / periyar for a night ( forest and wildlife )

Kumarakom or Alleppey ( backwaters , houseboats)

Kovalam , Varkala, Marai ( beaches )

you have stay optons at all budget in Kerala . if you are planning to come this month or jan first week , plan it early and finalsie so that you get rooms in your budget

do come back with more specific queries

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2. Re: First Time Travelling To Kerala from Bangalore...

It is quite easy to plan your Kerala package from Bangalore, if you know where to go and how to go as there are lot of sightseeing options in Kerala that can easily be planned from Bangalore at a relatively low cost. Here are the steps for any interested tourist to book a tour package from Bangalore to Kerala

1.Decide where to go in Kerala – The options available range from Kovalam, backwaters in Alleppey, Munnar, Athirappilly, Thekkady in Central Kerala and Wayanad, Bekal etc in North Kerala

2. If the place that you choose is in Central Kerala, book your flight tickets, train tickets or bus tickets from any of the offices in Madiwala in Bangalore or from online sites like Redbus.in . Please note that it is relatively hard to get Train tickets – especially in a weekend (as there are lot of people who will be travelling from Bangalore to Kerala specially in weekends)

3.Book with a tour operator and confirm your hotels, type of rooms etc in advance before starting from bangalore. It is best to avoid the impromptu arrangments as the chances of getting the hotel rooms are less on weekend walkin guests.

4.It is always better to have a chauffeur driven car for your complete travel in Kerala and go for an all inclusive package if possible with Kochi as the base location for your trip. You need to arrange for the pickup and drop from Kochi in a vehicle as most buses which travel to and fro from Kerala touches Kochi.

5.Arrange for arrangements in the morning – if you are reaching by train or bus.Most tour operators will arrange this if you ask for the same.

6.If you are planning for a trip to Munnar, Thekkady or Alleppey you need to reach Kochi by 10 AM so that vehicle can pick you up and you will enjoy your weekend getaway from Bangalore without much hassle.

7.You can do sightseeing in Kochi on the last day if you are visiting Munnar, Thekkady or Alleppey and then take a return flight from Ernakulam station

8.If you are planning for Northern Kerala, then you can hire a car directly from Bangalore or can go to Mangalore in train/ flight and then take a cab from there. Some of the sightseeing in Wayanad etc is closed on Monday. So choose your day of visit accordingly.

9. Please note that you need to also factor in some time for doing sightseeing in Mysore if you are planning for Northern Kerala as Mysore is on the way if you opt for a cab

Hope this helps :) and we advise the same to all our guests from Bangalore as well

Edited: 04 December 2012, 13:50
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3. Re: First Time Travelling To Kerala from Bangalore...

Thank You Very Much Raj, can u tell me how much it will be for Houseboat and thanks to irisholidy what u would suggest central kerala or north...

Thanks again guyz really hapi to see your posts...TAKE CARE

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4. Re: First Time Travelling To Kerala from Bangalore...

Would suggest Central Kerala . You can do North Kerala anytime from Bangalore and combine the same with Ooty , Mysore or Coorg

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