Old Aug 3, 09, 9:14 pm
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Kumarakom is a fairly long drive from Kochi. You'd be better off booking into a resort hotel / spa in Kochi itself. Dont take the Hilton - its out in the middle of nowhere, in the Kochi port area (in fact its almost inside the docks.. I guess as good a place as any for ships officers to stay). Various others that you can try - and if you go to Kochi, I wouldnt recommend staying at the Grand Hotel downtown (old, a bit threadbare but clean, basic 3 star) but do eat at its restaurant, which is famous for its food.

Originally Posted by ROW2Aisle View Post
I think the monsoon season may have passed in Kerala in August and so you can try a relaxing weekend on a houseboat in the Kerala backwaters. For more information on houseboats look up this page from IndiaMike which has additional information on India.

The nearest airport is Kochi (COK) pervious known as Cochin. You can also stay at one of the many waterfront resorts in and around Kumarakom or at the Taj Malabar or the Brunton Boatyard resort in Kochi.
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