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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2016
Places and resorts in Wayanad  (2 Answers)

I like to explore Wayanad next month with my friends(a team of 5 members). Can anybody suggest me the best places to see? Also like to know about the activities like hiking & trekking in Wayanad. Kindly suggest me a good budget resort to stay as well. I prefer a plantation resort or a guest house in forest. Please help.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 05, 2016
SELF DRIVING  (6 Answers)

Is it safe to self drive a car from kochi to munaar and various location in june..I am from delhi and going to kerala for 4 days and taking car on rent for 600 rs/day.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 30, 2015
Scooter rental in Kochi  (4 Answers)

I will be in Kochi in January 2016 and would like to rent a scooter for a full month. Anyone has some reliable addresses and prices? Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 23, 2015
Weather in Kerala late October, early November  (2 Answers)


Ive booked a holiday in Kerala from 23rd October - 6th November, staying in Fort cochin, Munnar, Varkala, not sure where else! Im just a bit concerned about weather, I booked as I was recommended to go from October but Im reading mixed things. Can anyone help with what the weather is actually like? I was hoping for sunshine! Im taking my daughter and don't want the trip to be spoiled by rain…Thank you in advance. Also any tips on where to stay or restaurants or anything not to be missed would be much appreciated! Thanks again

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 21, 2015
costs in Kerala  (3 Answers)

Hi ,
Just need a bit of help on the costs in Kerala so i can have an idea of how much money to take so can anyone tell me the prices please of eating out and drinks and any other things you might know in Ruppee's please
Many Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 13, 2015
alcohol in kerala  (6 Answers)

is it true that kerala is alcohol free state ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 03, 2015
Which resort should I choose in Kumarakom ?  (5 Answers)


I am trying to decide between different resorts in Kumarakom for 2 nights stay. This is a quick family trip. Basic focus is on beautiful property and good food. I checked prices of different properties seems like, I can have option to go with Abad Whispering Palms and Backwater Ripples.
If I check reviews, Abad Whispering Palms have mixed reviews and looks ok. While Backwater Ripples looks dated in comparison to Abad (I checked pictures on Trip Advisor).
Please help me to decide, which one can I go with. Checking their pictures is not helping me. Local DE and people who stayed there, should be able to give me more insight.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 30, 2015
kerala in june  (1 Answer)

hi is it okay to visit kerala in the month of june for around 10-12 days? will it be raining heavily and daily? and if at all it is okay to visit where all should one go to?? we are a family of 3 including my 8 years old son. i would prefer a mix of beach and hills. I've also heard about those house boat trips and also about national park. also pls suggest munnar or coorg? is kovalam good??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 23, 2015
hire a car/taxi is safe or not and how much it cost?  (3 Answers)

hi !

i am planning to visit cochi, munnar and kovalam in mid of April. hire a car/taxi is safe or not and how much it cost while going to
1) cochi airport to kovalam
2) kovalam to munnar
3) munnar to cochi

Share the rough figure of rent of cheapest and average hire car/taxi.

thanks & regards-

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 15, 2015
House Boat Rentals  (2 Answers)

Hi there,

We are going to Kerela July for a few days 3 nights, and want to spend a few days in on the backwaters, for a bigger group 12 people, can you please give some 'local' houseboat rental companies. Thanks

Also is this the rainy season?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 11, 2014
Ayuvedic Treaments  (6 Answers)

Anyone can suggest a good, clean, trustworthy place to have the above treatments?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 09, 2014
Kerala planning headaches  (2 Answers)

I am going to be at a conference in Hyderabad and thought i would take advantage of my trip to india with a 9 day visit to Kerala.
So far this is what I've got: I arrive at Kochin on 11/january... and depart from Thiruvananthapuram on the 20th. Everything else is totally open but i think a visit to Munnar and the backwaters is a must.
Any other advice? Here's a little information about me.
I love culture and nature/wildlife.
I would rather staying in a guesthouse or home stay, than a 5 star hotel or resort - but want my own bathroom.
I've never been on a white sandy beach - but wouldn't want to share it with immense crowds.
I don't like tourist traps.
I love meeting like minded people.
Whats the best way to travel from one area to the next? I keep getting conflicting opinions on this.

Any help or advice will be immensely appreciated.

Alan Montanaro

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 23, 2014
CONFUSED FOR HOUSE BOAT....??  (2 Answers)

which place is better to stay a night in houseboat kumarakom or allepey....??
and wts d difference...??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2014
Highland rave !

Hey people hope all is well with you all ! I just wanted to know if there is any place like in idukki or wagamon (somewhere with a view would be nice ) or someplace similar where rave or similar kind of parties happen. I was planning to drive down somewhere for a fun couple of nights with my friends ( haven't visited kerala in a while ). I'm only there for two weeks and Id appreciate any advice on some good places to chill and pass a smoke or two :D thanks in advance and regards !

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 21, 2014
kerala in 3 days and 2 nights - budget trip  (4 Answers)

I want to travel kerala in 3 days and 2 nights and will start and end the trip at bangalore . please let me know what places I can visit in this much short period of time. I have a small clu//e that muunnar , athripally and allepy are great places and willing to visit that also but is it possible in this much time?? plus I want a cost effective way to travel between these response asap

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 21, 2014
weather conditions  (3 Answers)

hello!! i am planning a trip to munnar, kovallam and kumarakom in the state of kerala from 1st july to 9th july staying for 3 nights at each place. i am concerned about the weather conditions. is it really raining hard out there? if yes, does it make sense to finalise the plan to visit kerala in this season?? will i b able to spend good amount of time outdoors?? i'll b with a 8 yr old kid as well..need quick replies please as i have time till sunday evening to pay for the bookings.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 08, 2014
Kerala in first half of December with baby  (9 Answers)

Hi people,

I am planning to go to Kerala for around 7-8 days in the first half of December with my wife and 1.5 yrs old kid. I would love to do Munnar among other places like Cochin, Kumarakom and Aleppey but want to avoid exposing kid to cold weather. So any suggestions for like a week in Kerala.. not interested in temples or animal watching but we are big foodie..

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 01, 2014
Kerala trip  (5 Answers)

Is kerala a safe place to travel for first time with family?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 12, 2013
mysore ,ooty and best of kerala in 11 days. is that a busy shedule?  (4 Answers)

guys we r two couple planing for a south india toure in start of janury. we will start from bangalore (just night stay). next morning mysore for 1 day, ooty 2, kochi 2, munnar 2, perriar 1, alleppey 1 (only full day boating), kovalam 2 (2nd day morning kanyakumari for a daytrip), next day back from trivandrum cnt. we alredy booked our train tickets. guys I beg to ask u some questions as this is our first trip beyond home twon kolkata.

a) guys is that very busy shedule ? if yes what should be the modification.

b) should we book hotels in advance? which places should be give priority for book?

c) if we hire a cub/taxi for fullday shightseeing or for shift from one place to another then what whould be the fare? is that burgainable or any fixed rate follwoes? give a example for atleast 100km journy.

we r looking for a budget toure. kindly help me with some suggetions.
I am wating for your valuable inputs and thoughts.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 25, 2013
Wildlife/nature arround Thrissur  (2 Answers)

I will be visiting Thrissur soon for a wedding .Any tips for below options? :)
Traveling from Banaglore to Thrissur;Have time from Sat evening to Tuesday evening.
Interest: Nature/Wildlife/Tribal settlements Photography
Travelling alone or with a single companion
Stay: With minimum cost with hygienic condition and good food
No car or Bike: Is there any bike renting option in Thrissur?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 13, 2013
kerala  (6 Answers)

a tip for a good driver in Kerala?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 04, 2013
Fellow solo travellers to Kerala, India  (2 Answers)

Will anyone be in Kerala this October? I'll be visiting these places (Cochin --> Wayanad --> Idukki --> Alleypey ) and staying at homestays at each of these places. If anyone wants to share a room, a cab or take the train together, lemme know. Cheers!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 13, 2013
Travelling down from Cochin to Trivandrum  (9 Answers)

Hi all,
I'm doing a solo trip to Kerala and will be staying a total of 3 weeks.
I was wondering if anyone has been to these parts of Kerala and can suggest an itinerary in terms of the best cities to visit. I'll be landing at Cochin Airport and doing a homestay in Cochin (any recommendations?) for 3 days. Thereafter I can't decide whether to go to Idukki or Allappuzha.- which is more scenic? I'm interested in picturesque places, something like Munnar (which I've been to). After Idukki / Allappuzha, I will most likely do a homestay in Kollam/ Pathanamthitta. Thereafter I'll be spending my final week in Trivandrum with some friends, before flying home to Singapore. Would appreciate tips on scenic places to visit in these areas travelling downward from Cochin and also suggestions on homestays for singles. Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 03, 2013
suggestions for a good home stay or clean, reasonably priced accommodation  (4 Answers)

A friend of mine with her mother would be traveling to Kumarakkom or Allepey in the month of April. Could someone suggest a safe home stay or a reasonably priced and clean hotel accommodation?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2012
1st vist to kerala  (7 Answers)

I need advise rather urgently becos we hv not decided whether to land in Kochi or Trivandrum. My husband and I intend to fly in about 25 Dec - 3 Dec. (our dates are flexible)
1. Sh we fly in to Kochi and out Trivandrum? How many days for each?
2. Sh we hire a car & driver?
3. We like to have some Ayuv. treatment - pl. recc
4. Hotels to recc. also
5. Houseboat - it seems 1N would be more than enough?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 04, 2012
Kalari recommendations in Kerala  (7 Answers)

Hi I will be heading to Kerala mid October and would like to do two things there. One is find a teacher in Kalaripayattu, an ancient Indian martial art and number two visit the backwaters I've heard so much about. As far as the martial arts, I've been training in traditional martial arts for over 30 years and have owned a few schools over 15 years in my past. While I'm still teaching in Canada it's on a smaller scale now. I've heard quite a bit out Kalari and if anyone knows a good teacher in Kerala I would appreciate passing the contact information on to me and any info on a decent backwater tour.

Thanks so much,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 01, 2012
Need itinerary for Kerala-Kanyakumari trip in Feb.2013  (6 Answers)

Dear all,
we[couple] wish to visit Kerala-Kanyakumari for 12/13 days in Feb.2013,

Honestly we have heard lot about Kerala, but dont know exactly which spots we MUST cover, & how many days we should spend for particular spots considering Travel distance+Beauty of spot.

So plz guide us by sending suitable itineraries .
we will be Arriving on Trivandrum Airport fromMumbai/Nagpur & willing to exit from Kochi OR Kozhikode towards Nagpur.

Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 28, 2012
First time Visit ( Advice)  (4 Answers)

we require some help here , we have visited goa calangute , baga, candolim , mapsua mumbia and we have also visited Mysore in the past year , but we would like to try perhaps Kerala state , how would we get to this part of india , i am not really fancy doing a night train or sleeper has i am not really good at sleeping on the top bunk , so perhaps the plane is best but this will proablly be the last time we visit india has we are wanting to visit new places so all advice welcome thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2012
Kerala - 2 Week Tour Plan Suggestions  (9 Answers)

Hoping to visit South India (Kerala) in December and wondering if you can give suggested tours that would be a good mix of seeing the main attractions combined with a few relaxing days on a quiet beach.
Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 17, 2012
Kerala Tour  (3 Answers)

We are planning trip to a hill station on August 18 2012. need advice on how to start and finish my trip?

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