Walton's Homestay

1/369 Walton Hall, Princess Street, Kochi, Kerala, India
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Cochin to Hampi

by cherrybug


Please could anyone tell me the quickest way to get from Cochin to Hampi? Also if possible the quickest route from Hampi to Chennai. We want to get to Hampi but only have 5 days to spare. Thanks

RE: Cochin to Hampi

by ajayzener

The fastest way would be to catch a flight from Cochin to Bangalore to Hubli.
Air Deccan Operates in this sector and there is a morning flight from Cochin to Bangalore and connecting flight from there to Hubli.

From Hubli you can travel to Hospet by train and Hampi is only 13 Kms from Hospet.

Ajay Zener

RE: Cochin to Hampi

by sushildamle

I am just giving railway timing options:
Train No Dep Ernakulam Arr Madgaon Remarks
1098 2330 1550 Mondays only
2617 1245 0315 Daily
6334 2000 1045 Mondays only
6346 1415 0550 Daily

Train No Dep Madgaon Arr Hospet Remarks
2848 0815 1408 Mon, Thur, Fri and Sundays only

Now-a-days no train starts or ends at cochin, hence one has to board the train at Ernakulam jn or road. YOu may kindly enquire before hand which train starts from which station. Also you may catch a bus from Madgaon to Hospet which takes the same time as of train. The frequency between Madgaon and Hospet is less, hence it is better you catch a bus for Hubli and from hubli change over to another bus.

It is better to stay at Hospet and do sight seeing of Humpi and Tungabhadra dam.

With warm wishes for a happy and safe journey

Sushil Damle
11.02.2007 / 2219 hours.

Travel Tips for Kochi

Pharmacies and English Medicine

by cochinjew

Most Indians cannot afford to see a Doctor, so their primary care contact is the Pharmacist and perhaps that is why there are so many pharmacies are about. In the Indiantown near Ballard, there are four pharmacies at one junction, one at each corner.
Anthony who is the man behind the counter at TARA medicals is a veritable source of pharmaceutical information. And he is very helpful.
At least the medications are not expensive.
For a course of antibiotics, it works around one dollar. So in a country where there is a large minority of the population living under two dollars a day, the drug prices are reasonable.
I am told by more than one person that the medical profession is under the thumbs of the pharmaceutical company and when someone goes to a doctor he always comes back with a prescription for more expensive and more often combination drugs which are more expensive.
One example is the prescription of Insulin Glargine Pens with expensive refill cartridges, which cost thousands of dollars.


by cochinjew about Food Stalls opposite Albuquerque Fish Landing Site

Across from Aspinwalls and along the road from the ferry to the Ft Cochin there are a few food stalls.. One is moslem and the other Hindu ( non veg and veg ).. In fact these establishments which were shunned by tourists in the past are becoming popular with them. The food is clean , is fast food and is familiar.. dosai, idli and vegetable curry etc I was staying at Ballard Bungalow,a Heritage house. about 250 years old and befitting the patrons, they had toast, eggs, tea for breakfast One of the workers would run out and get me a dosai or idlis with chutney and the Indian style tea for me each morning. I am grateful
Once again I recommend Ballard Bungalows for your stay

A massage or steambath.

by gonzo747

There is an ayurvedic centre in fort Kochi. Women will be treated by women and men by men.
I went there and they seemed professional (I've heard many stories about would be masseurs)
Here are some prices:
- Ayurvedic body massage 350 roepies (50 minutes)
- head and face massage 150 roepies (15 minutes)
- herbal steam bath 250 roepies (i took this one, never sweated like this in my life 15 min)
- clay therapy 600 roepies

they do more things and you can also get a package deal. i don't have those prices anymore though.

Eating Seafood

by muddybok

Since you already read about my fish nets tips and probably expect some seafood tips. It will be quite hard if I wanna bluff you saying Cochin is not a seafood place.

During the day time, you will see a lot of enterprising hawkers setting their drinking stalls right behind the Chinese fish nets under the tree shade. You can enjoy you drink and watch the fishermen let down & retrieve the nets. And if you're technical enough like me, you probably want to figure out how does the structure works. Of course with your long cool drink ready.

Come evening, you will see dozen of fish stores shouting and attract customers (especially tourists) to buy their fishes & prawns. I won't say that fishes here are expensive or inexpensive because prices are subjective to individuals. So long you think that you get the fishes/prawns (even calamari) at fair price, go ahead and buy them.

You will also notice some guys will follow you from store to store, speaking good english trying to help any store to close the deal. What is there for them you might ask? They are restaurant owners/workers that wanted you to bring your purchase to their store for cooking. They will charge between Rs50-90 per 500gms or per disk and all seasoning materials will be included in that charges.

Happy shopping and bon appetit!!

A paradise for spices

by cadzand

In Abraham's Spice Garden vanilla, black pepper, cocoa beans, cardamon, cinnamon, ginger and so many more, grow peacefully together.

In the evening do visit Kumily Market to look at the processed spices and you can pick up some to carry back home. They are all fresh and unadulterated


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 Walton's Homestay

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Address: 1/369 Walton Hall, Princess Street, Kochi, Kerala, India