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Kerala Holiday

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Kerala Holiday


I am from Kolkata & would like to make a trip of 12 days to the following places by train around Oct end with my family , but, I am totally confused about the planning .... Pls suggest ....








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1. Re: Kerala Holiday

Hi Subrata,

Welcome to Kerala with TA

See this plan

Day 1: Arrival at Cochin over night stay at Cochin.

Day 2: -Proceed to Munnar hills and stay - 135km - 4hrs

you can use cab for this

Day 3: Full day sightseeing in Munnar - 100km

Day 4: Proceed to Thekkady / Periyar Wildlife and stay - 110km -3hrs -with cab

Day 5: Proceed to Kumarakam / Alleppey Backwaters for Houseboat cruise and overnight stay - 170km - 4hrs with cab

Day 6: Proceed to Kovalam beach and stay - 185km you can use train service

Day 7: Sightseeing in Trivandrum, Kovalam stay

Day 8: Kanyakumari beach and stay - 89km -3hrs you can use train from trivandram station

Day 9: kanykumari to Madurai - 200km - use train

day 10&11: Pondicherry - train service available

day 12; departure from CHENNAI - 60KM

For more details please revert .



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Hi subarata,

From Madurai to pondicherry there are no direct train services you must alight at villupuram junction Instead use cab from Madurai to Pondicherry and Chennai

From pondicherry to chennai also only passenger trains available you cannot make reservation so better to use cab

with regards,


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Dear Sir please check the below itinerary & which place your are more liking please add 1 or 2 night that destination

1N Cochin + 2N Munnar + 2N Thekkady + 1N Alleppey + 2N Kovalam + 1N Kanyakumari + 1N Trivandrum

Day 01 – Cochin

Arrive at Cochin airport / railway station, assistance on arrival by Drive to, Proceed to Cochin known as Queen of Arabian Sea one of the finest natural harbors on the Arabian Sea coast. Check in to the hotel. Local sightseeing - visit.St.Francis church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Mattancherry Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue and Chinese fishing nets. Evening you can go for a sunset cruise through the lake .Overnight at hotel

Day 02 – Munnar

After breakfast proceed to Munnar .Cochin to Munnar [150 Kms] Munnar the Kashmir of South India is a part of Kerala. It is one of the most popular hill stations in India. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 03 - Munnar

After breakfast full day sight seeing tour visiting the Mattupetty & Kundale dam, Echo point, Rajamalai sanctuary, Anaimudi peak view etc. Evening explore the tea plantations on their own. Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 04 – Thekkady

After breakfast drive to Thekkady .Munnar - Thekkady [100 Kms]the famous wild life sanctuary of the South India , home to nomadic tribes of wild elephant, boar, deer, the great Indian tiger and more. On arrival checks in to the hotel .Evening go for boat cruise in the lake to watch wild animals. Overnight at hotel

Day 05- Thekkady

After breakfast day free for sightseeing, boating, plantation tour, etc. at Thekkady

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 06 – Alleppey - Hotels

After breakfast, drive to Alleppey. Thekakdy – Alleppey [180Kms]. The Kerala backwaters consist of a complex network of lagoons, lakes, & canals and are best experienced. Check in to the hotel .Local sightseeing in an around Alleppey Overnight at Hotel.

Note: THESE ARE THE REGULAR HOUSEBOAT RULES if the guest choose Houseboat

• The check in time of houseboat is 12.00 noon & check out time is 9.00am

• Houseboat will anchor at 5.30 pm in the evening.

• Houseboat staff will be there in the boat at your service.

• Cruising time will be 12.00 noon to 5.30 & next day 7.00 am to 9.00 am

• A/C operates from 8.30 pm to morning 6.30 am

Day 07th & 8th – Kovalam

After breakfast drive to Kovalam, Alleppey – Kovalam [180 km], this is a famous beach in South India with golden sands and coconut palms. Check in to the hotel. Local sightseeing. Evening enjoy the beach .Overnight at hotel

Day 09 – Kanyakumari

After breakfast, check out from the Kovalam and drive to Kanyakumari. Kovalam – Kanyakumari [100 km], the confluence of three ocean bodies - the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea - makes the sunrise and sunset even more special. Visit Padmanabhapuram Palace and Sucheendram temple, Vivekananda rock etc .Overnight at Hotel

Day 10 - Trivandrum

After breakfast check out from Kanyakumari and drive to Trivandrum. Kanyakumari– Trivandrum [125 km]. Trivandrum is the capital city and a very beautiful city located in the southern region of the state of Kerala. Check in to the hotel .Local sightseeing at Sri Ananthapadmanabha Swami Temple), Kutiramalika palace Museum, Napier museum, Sree chitra art gallery, the zoological park etc .Overnight at hotel

Day 11– Trivandrum

After breakfast departure transfers to Trivandrum Airport / railway station for onward journey. Shopping and city tour according to the Departure time.

Tour Ends…..

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4. Re: Kerala Holiday

Pondicherry is totally the opposite side. So would suggest you to avoid Pondy, as you would travel too far and long. There are a few trains which are from Howrah to Cochin (Ernakulam Junction) or even till Trivandrum or Nagercoil. My suggestion would be to reach Nagercoil by the Gurudev Express (Shalimar to Nagercoil) to start of the trip. Kanyakumari is very closeby to Nagercoil. Plan for a night in Kanyakumari and proceed to Trivandrum by train. You might stay for a few days in Trivandrum covering Kovalam and the other beaches around and proceed to Alleppey by bus or train, as these towns are well connected. After Alleppey, you might leave to Kumarakom. Then it would be Kumarakom to Munnar and from Munnar to Cochin, from where you may board your return train to Kolkata. Munnar is not connected by train, hence you need to take a bus.

Feel free to revert for any clarifications,



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Thank U all for the time & guidance ...... have another request to make .... could pls let me know how expensive is the trip going to be since, my budget is not very high ....

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the economic hotel you will get in 1500/- to 2000/-



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Just found out it takes nearly 3 days to travel from Kolkata to Cochin or Trivandrum by train .... Is there a faster route .... is traveling via Chennai or Bangalore feasible .... Pls advice ....

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Hi Subrata ,

Faster route will be Kolkatta to Chennai , coramandal express take around 27 hours . If you are planing to come via chennai , after arriving at chennai you can take a bus/cab or passenger trains to pondi you can make a halt there for 01 night 0r 02 . Then you can take the night train to kanyakumari from villupuram , ie kanyakumari express . You arrive by morning at kanyakumari . A day is fine is kanyakumari other wise 01 night . After that you can travel in north direction which cover kovalam >aleppey > Kumarkom all these place you can travel by bus / train . Kumarakom to munnar only by bus /cab . and Munnar to cochin again by bus /cab .

From cochin there is only weekly two train to kolkatta either sunday or tuesday . Other cochin to chennai and then to kolkatta which is possible every day .

It will be better if you book the tickets in advance



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We friends are planned a trip to munnar for 3D/2N during the month of August, im getting confused by every one saying that it will be rainy, couldn’t make it in that month, more over you cannot enjoy the sightseeing, instead of you have to sit in a room only like that some one sayin it’s a nice time to visit munnar big confusion in that please give me advice, we have arranged the leave also, now in dilemma, so please suggest me ASAP