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Madurai to Periyar Sentuary then to Kelral houseboat and to

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Madurai to Periyar Sentuary then to Kelral houseboat and to

Need help with some details please:

1. How to go from Madurai to Periyar? How much will cost me/best option of transport?

2. Want to spend all day at Periyar Sanctuary; do they have morning and afternoon safaris?

3. Then want to go to Kerala and board houseboat for 1 night? What is a good base town for it? How long do I stay on the boat? Is it possible to board from one place and be left at another?

4. Drive to Cochin, 1 day there, next morning fly to Mumbai?

Need to feel the details with travel, hotel, and places to sleep? Single traveler, so have in mind. Thx

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You need to reach Kumily to reach Periyar (Vandiperiyar). You may also refer it as Thekkady. The options would be either to hire a cab or do it by the transport corporation buses. From Madurai, you may take a direct bus to Kumily or change over at Theni. From Kumily, take a bus or a jeep to Thekkady. The following links would give a better idea,




From Thekkady, you may look at going to Kottayam (Kumarakom)for your houseboat. You may also do a local ferry trip from Kottayam to Allepey, if you are interested. The following is a good review by a fellow traveler on his experience in a houseboat which might help,


Hope these help.



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