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preliminary itinerary help south india Nov 2018

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preliminary itinerary help south india Nov 2018

Coming from Canada, second time in India, couple in mid 30s

Day 1: Vancouver to Chennai (direct flight, 5 hr stopover in Delhi)

Day 2: (flying, date line)

Day 3: arrive Chennai early afternoon, transfer to Mahabalipuram, rest this afternoon;

Day 4: explore temples of Mahabalipuram, drive to Puducherry;

Day 5: Puducherry

Day 6: Puducherry to Maduri

Day 7: early morning visit to Menakshi temple, Maduri to Munnar

Day 8: Munnar

Day 9: Munnar to either Periyar National park or extra time on house boat/backwaters

Day 10: house boat in Kerala backwarters or hotel in backwaters + houseboat

Day 11: as above

Day 12: Kochi

Day 13: Kochi to Delhi AM, visit Meera’s cousins

Day 14 Delhi, visit family

Day 15: Delhi to Vancouver

Likely we will have a driver with us from Chennai to houseboat/backwaters

One of my big questions was in Kerala backwaters, are we better off with extended stay on houseboat, vs 1 night on houseboat and 2 nights in hotel?

We are not really beach people

Any feedback appreciated. Any major concerns?

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1. Re: preliminary itinerary help south india Nov 2018

Hi,

One night will be ok for house boat

Regards

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2. Re: preliminary itinerary help south india Nov 2018

Hi Tdiddy23,

Welcome to the forum !!! Your itinerary is seems perfect and will suggest you for only 1 nights stay is sufficient for houseboat. If you are looking for recommendation so will recommend you lakes & lagoon houseboat.

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Jitender

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3. Re: preliminary itinerary help south india Nov 2018

You are doing Africa and India in the Fall? Wow. Lucky you. My two favourite places on the planet.

Edited: 13 June 2018, 07:05
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4. Re: preliminary itinerary help south india Nov 2018

Africa won't be till 2019, but yes pretty excited. Have spent too much time traveling to Europe for our age, going to start saving that fore retirement and at a slower pace, want to visit the more far flung places while we still have the energy, and my wife has family in India so will be heading back there frequently

Edited: 14 June 2018, 00:33
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5. Re: preliminary itinerary help south india Nov 2018

You are very wise. We never know what life will present us with, or when, so do the hard stuff now. Thats what I did as well. My list still includes a return to India as well.

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6. Re: preliminary itinerary help south india Nov 2018

I'm looking to finalize dates for this trip. Reading alot about the North East monsoon. Would it be a significant improvement for this itinerary to move from say early November to early December?

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