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Bay or transfer airport to Madurai

3 older guys arriving Feb 1 from KL on AirAsia afternoon arrival.

On limited vacation and need to be in Cochin on or before Feb 9.

Open to program 2 nights in Maduri and then what routing and timing to get to Cochin? Don't want hill town or wildlife/birding sites.

But would like some beach & definitely daytime boat rides 4/6 hours.

Will do 2 nightds Cochin and undecided on Goa but next would be Mumbai then Udaipur etc. Welcome ideas on day bus rides & overnight trains considdered - don't want to miss scenery. Thanks

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1. Re: Bay or transfer airport to Madurai

Hi PSJack,

From Tiruchi you have the option of bus and train to Madurai halt there 2 days

From Madurai proceed to Kanyakumari by bus or train 1n/2 days

From there proceed to Trivandrum 1n/2 days

From there Alleppey backwater houseboat even day cruise also available

Or from Quilon you can go by public transport boat to Alleppey

Then Alleppey to Kochi by train or bus

Any query feel free to revert back

regards,

Alen_10

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2. Re: Bay or transfer airport to Madurai

trichy to madurai - on raod it will take 4 hours maximum to madurai by bus.

by train you can get some scenaries as it will pass through dindugal. am not sure about timing.

if you are interested in temples you can visit thanjavur or kumbakonam from trichy which is 1-2 hours of travel by car / bus. These places have very older temples which were aged more than 1000 years.

pichavaram, chidambaram - may have a boat ride in the mangrove forests near sea.

so 2-3 days you can plan this region before heading to madurai as you have 8 days before cochin.

Edited: 1:14 am, September 17, 2012
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3. Re: Bay or transfer airport to Madurai

Two quick answers. Thank you. Am studying both ideas right now. So I'm sure I'll have at least 2 nights Trichy. The other option was to fly into Chennai from Bangkok and start there the touring. Any ideas starting there Feb. 1st would be welcomes such as Day 1 arrive Chennai. late evening

so that night It hink transfer airport to Mahabalipuram for 2 nights, then go to ? on Feb. 3, 4, etc......I just read Trichy was getting new flights and that is why I thought maybe that was the place to start touring. .

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4. Re: Bay or transfer airport to Madurai

from chennai

chennai-> pondicherry (travel 1 day) on East coast road you can visit spots and halt in pondichery.

pondicherry -> kumbakonam-> thanjavur-> trichy (would have lots of temples. (can be visited from trichy also) halt in trichy

trichy-> dindugal-> kodaikanal (can spend a day or two)

kodaikanal->dindugal-> palani -> madurai halt

or

trichy -> madurai

rameshwaram-> kanyakumari (lands end of india) then can enter kerala.

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5. Re: Bay or transfer airport to Madurai

Hi,

Arrive Chennai - visit Marina beach the second largest beach of the world at evening Stay Day 1

Day 2 explore chennai sight seeing via ECR Road Dhakshina chitra an art gallery of old houses Muttukadu for boating and Mahabalipuram halt day 2

Day 3 from Mahabaipuram visit villupuram and catch train to Madurai and rest as I mentioned in post no 1

regards,

Alen_10

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6. Re: Bay or transfer airport to Madurai

From Chennai it sounds good also. Thank you for proposing this routing.

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await your itenary :)

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8. Re: Bay or transfer airport to Madurai

TNSTC operating few day or night buses between Madurai and Cochin, which will pass through picturous Periyar- Peerumade hills .

Edited: 3:00 pm, September 18, 2012
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9. Re: Bay or transfer airport to Madurai

hills I'm not interested in seeing this trip. But thanks.

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10. Re: Bay or transfer airport to Madurai

in kumbakonam which temple you have planned between 1-4!

there are lots of temples in that regions.

all are very old temples.