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after two weeks in India, where in Trivandrum?

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after two weeks in India, where in Trivandrum?

We are an older couple who will tour the Golden Triangle and then fly to Trivandrum. We do not wish to do hours of driving, yet we would love to stay in a four/five star resort and do some day trips. Any suggestions? We were originally flying into Cochin and out of Trivandrum but the hours of traveling seemed too much. We would appreciate any ideas. We want to see this area of India too.

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1. Re: after two weeks in India, where in Trivandrum?

Kovalam is a fairly laid back resort, approx. 30 mins from Trivandrum airport. Leela is a well respected five star hotel, walking distance to main beach and local restaurants.

There are many day trips, such as short back water trip - exploring Trivandrum etc.. If you google Kovalam, it will bring up many short trips available from this resort.

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2. Re: after two weeks in India, where in Trivandrum?

I too second with leela in kovalam.you may also check taj

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3. Re: after two weeks in India, where in Trivandrum?

Cochin to Trivandrum is about 6hrs drive, you can also take a AC chair train.

Most good tourist resorts in Trivandrum is near Kovalam beach, an hour away from Trivandrum city and close to the airport. Taj Vivanta at Kovalam is a good option. 2days are sufficient for sight seeing of tourist spots in Trivandrum.

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4. Re: after two weeks in India, where in Trivandrum?

If you are spending time in Kovalam, there is nothing to beat the Leela, Kovalam. Rooms are facing the Arabian Sea by the side of a lovely beach. As mentioned by wanderin_star it's a very good five star hotel.

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5. Re: after two weeks in India, where in Trivandrum?

could consider a day trip to Ashtamudi backwaters ( Kollam) for a houseboat trip

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6. Re: after two weeks in India, where in Trivandrum?

Hi San18,

Apart from the Leela & The Taj, the Travancore Heritage at Chowara is a.suggestible option. The place is less crowdy too. You can enjoy boating through mangrove forests in Poovar. It is an enjoyable experience! The restaurant at Travancore Heritage is very famous for its savoury dishes too.

Read the reviews here: tripadvisor.in/Hotel_Review-g2223548-d446944…

If you have more budget, you can consider Leela & Taj. Also, Niraamaya Retreats is a option to consider in Kovalam.



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