Hello, My friend and i are traveling to Sri Lanka/India for the 1st time December -Jan. We will fly in and out of Colombo. We want to visit Kandy,Kerala & Goa.
We were told there was a ferry that would transport us from Colombo to Goa but I cant find any up to date information:(. Also, We were told about the train between Kerala and Goa.
1.)What is the best type of seating for price and comfort?
2.)How much is the train ?
3.) All of the tours for Kandy and Kerala seem really expensive to book online. How easy is it to book a tour or sight see once we arrive?
Sorry so long! Any info would be great! especially website links
I shall be going to Allepey and debating if to visit Trivandrum?
Are lungis common in this are and if so how come gymshorts are seen as less conservative?
Is is ok to wear gym shorts here?
Is is ok to wear gym shorts here?
please advise of a beach location South of Kovalam which is not as developed as Kovalam or as isolated as the 'resorts' - where I can wander from cafe to cafe, please. Maybe a village or town?
I heard that Dengue fever has been on an explosive rise in Thiruvananthapuram in the past few years. Is it safe to travel to Thiruvananthapuram? Any vaccination required? Any health tips?
where can one find good affordable sea food in trivandrum ? details of exact location & average cost of a meal per person
Are they necessary in July?
what is the check out time of hotels in thiruvananthapuram?
How to go from Kerala to Goa by bus or train on 30th Dec the peak time of the year
I would love to know the best way to find a studio or one bedroom apartment for 3 months (Nov. > Feb. 2014 ) in Kovalam, Kerala. Searching on internet appears to only produce the luxury and expensive accommodation that are not within my budget.
All suggestions are very much appreciated.
i would like to know the exact location of kaimals dosa kada
I will be visiting Trivandrum this July and would like to photograph the white Buddha in the Napier Museum. Cameras are forbidden and I have been unable to find an email address for the director.
Has anyone any suggestions?
Looking for clean and nice but not lux hotels for 6 pax. Is there any bus service from Thiruvendram to Madurai. What is the fare would be.
My wife and myself arrive in Trivandrum on September 4th, 2009. After jet lag is over :) we will be searching for a furnished apartment to rent for 2-4 months. ANY, and I mean Any comments, tips, or general help you can offer would be much appreciated, and I thank you in advance for your time. Happy travels to you all,
Dave and Leela from Portland, Oregon, USA
I am visiting Thiruvananthapuram for one week from Monday next, and I would like to know what night life there is there to attend.
Ideally I would like to visit Clubs, Pubs to hear Music and perhaps even meet some people, particularly the Ladies
Any suggestions would be much appreciated
could someone recommend a good five star hotel in thiruvananthapuram having a good health club/gym facilities.
also where to find shantigiri ayurvedic products and good quality banana chips,tender mango pickle and other such products in thiruvananthapuram.any other ideas for shopping would be welcome!
Visiting Kovalem in March and would like to visit place where you can see and help with washing of Elephants,can anyone suggest villages where this takes place
Arriving from UK soon,where do you book the fixed price taxi at the airport
can you please advise what is the best means of transportation from thiruvanathapuram to muhamma jetty near cherthala with timings, if possible.
I am new to the city and I am trying to find those huge indoor plant pots that look like pewter/brass/copper. Does anyone have any idea where I can locate them or indeed any other good quality indoor plant pots?
Many many thanks
I want to go to Ooty from Thiruvananthapuram, I want to fly to Thiruvananthapuram by 10th Feb 2008 (Sunday) and my flight will land by 17:40 pm. I want to catch an Express Bus to Ooty the same day. Can someone guide me through.......?
What is the best way to get to the Periyar nature reserve from Trivandrum (or Kovalam)time it takes and approx cost. If it is too far to make a day trip can anyone recommend a decent mid-price hotel nearby. Many thanks.
What is the latest time I can leave the hotel in Kovalam beach area, to catch a domestic flight leaving Trivandrum airport at 12.15 p.m.?
Leaving 10.45 by taxi be ok?
My wife and I, both 60ish, want to spend about 3 to 4 weeks in Kerala next February. We will arrange our own flights to Trivandrum. We would like a nice clean, cheapish place to base ourselves. We can then try to arrange our own excursions etc. Package tours seem so so expensive.
Any help and/or advice would be much appreciated so that we can start to plan etc.
I need to know if there is any official website of the Ambrosia bakery. Plz.
For the avid photographers out there: do you suggest bringing in some rolls with me or is it roughly the same price over there? Thanks :O)
Thank you so much for your input. Last night I discovered the Thorn Tree forum from Lonely Planet and came across loads of antimalarials questions. Until I came across some upsetting news about this girl Kinga who hitchhicked her way to Africa from Poland and died of cerebral malaria in Ghana. Check out her website , it's IMPRESSIVE, beautiful and heartbreaking. So thank you guys, I will take my pills. Now the question is, which one? The side effects of Lariam (sp?) are absolutely frightening but the once a week thing is appealing. Anyone taking it? My other options are Malarone, Doxycycline and maybe Primaquine? Any recommandation? I'm calling my travel clinic today but as you can guess they didn't do a great job at recommanding me taking the drug in the first place... Thanks again for your replies :o)
And first time on virtual tourist too. I'm three weeks away from landing in Thiruvananthapuram and I need to know the thruth about mosquitoes! I know it sounds silly but friends & doctors really bug me with the malaria pill when I'm really trying to stay clear of medication. However, I intend to compensate by thoroughfully using the DEET repellent as well as the permethrin spray on my clothes. (If you guys really think its necessary b/c when I asked one of the local men he kind of chuckled and said not to worry about mosquitoes & malaria...). Is there anything I should know about possible medical/health issues? I supposed I can't escape from travellers diarrhea but is it really necessary to bring antibiotics for that purpose? I mean how bad can it be!? Sorry, I had to ask... Also, are iodine tablets necessary or I can just buy bottled water?
From reading VT's postings I gathered the "dress code" for women should be pretty subtle, long-sleeved t-shirts, pants, longs skirts/dresses, avoid sleeveless and jeans and shorts. That's sounds pretty good... As for money (being from Europe I totally lost sense of foreign currencies so forgive me), should I get travellers checks here before I leave (USD or rupee?) and bring a small amount of cash (USD) to change over there? Best to bring my CC also just in case, right? Well that's it for now but I may have more questions later. Thank you so much for your help and don't hesitate to throw any advice or tip for an indian first-timer. Cheers, ROX-SAN
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