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Private Tour: Half-Day Kerala Deluxe Houseboat Backwater Tour in Alappuzha
"Be picked-up at your hotel at 10:30am and drive to Alleppy to board the boat at 12:30pm. Have a welcome drink and start cruising through the Punnamada Lake venue of the famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Enjoy the panoramic views of Vembanad Lake and get glimpses of village life along the banks. At 1:00pm boat will stop for a lavish menu lunch of traditional Kerala cuisine.  At 3:00pm continue the cruise covering village paddy fields canals surrounded with palm trees and churches.  At 4:30pm enjoy an evening coffee or tea with traditional Kerala style snacks. The cruise ends at 5:00pm. You may choose if you want to be dropped off at the boat jetty or back at your hotel."""Enjoy a 5-hour houseboat cruise from Alappuzha in a traditional kettuvallam. The non-air-conditioned rice-boat cruises across the backwaters of Alappuzha will give you experience the lifestyle of the locals activity like toddy tapping fishing coir-making
From $75.00
Private Tour: Madurai Day Tour of Gandhi Museum and Meenakshi Amman Temple
"You will be picked up by your guide at your hotel in Madurai at 9:00 AM and then head off to the Meenakshi Amman Temple. This Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River is dedicated to Parvati and her consort Shiva. Afterwards you will visit the Gandhi Museum established at 1959. It showcases a part of the blood-stained garment worn by Gandhi when he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse. After sightseeing you will stop for lunch around 1:00 PM at your own expense. After lunch visit Thirumalai Nayak palaceoriginally dating back to636 AD. You will see it is a classic fusion of Dravidian and Islamic architecture. The original palace complex was four times bigger than the present structure.Then you will visit the Tiruparamkundram Temple known for its ancient temple of Murugan. The temple is the first among the Six Abodes of Murugan and is one of the most visited tourist spots in Madurai. At around 4:30 PM you will be transferred back to your hotel."""
From $55.00
Full-Day Guided City Tour of Kochi
"Your chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel in Kochi at 9:30am then transfer you to the Mattancherry side of the old city.Visit the Dutch Palace also known as Mattancherry Palace or Portuguese Palace ( Closed on Friday). The classic construction is a preserved museum in its own right and houses Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art portraits and assorted exhibits of the Kings/Rajas of Kochi. From the Dutch Palace you'll stroll along the historical street popularly known as Jew Street which leads you to the Jewish Synagogue. The buildings might seem worn-out but the street lives on to the glorious past thanks to various spice shops and curio souks. The Jewish Synagogue
From $45.00

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Although I didn't experience any problems, one of our party was made to feel uneasy taking photos in Kumily. Earlier he'd been hassled for money, and anticipated the same happening here.There happened...
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Jun 24, 2008

Kumily shops: Make sure you don't pay twice!

After finally deciding a price for a statue in one of the Kumily shops, it then took almost an hour to pay. Going from shop to shop (the shopkeepers all seem to be related or otherwise connected.), we...
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Jun 12, 2007

Monkeys and food

The monkeys at the lunchspot at the sanctuary are good thiefs. Always keep an eye on your food. The smallest change they get they wil go for it.
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Mar 09, 2007
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