Headed back towards kochi on the same beach road to reach our next stay at "Ramada Resorts, Kochi". On the way to the same we explored the Andhakaranazhi Beach and backwaters with traditional fishing net and farming villages. Reached Ramada at 4 pm and were mesmerized again with the resort, its pool, its view & finally its room. Worth for the price payed. Our Stay Cost is as below:
- Backwater Ripples Kumarakom – (Lake View Cottage)Paid 4856/-
- Ramada Resort Kochi- Paid 7899/-( Pool & Lake View Cottage)
Booked under special discount of goibibo and got 100% cashback
Total cost of stay= 12755/-
Next day post check out we searched some hotels/restaurant to offer best lunch and found a great place to cherish the taste, ambiance and hospitality called Cafe 17. A small yet a very beautiful resort with quite a creative interior. But the best still remains the taste of Burger, pasta & Garlic Bread and last but not least Brownie with Vanilla Ice cream.
- Breakfast included in hotel
- Lunch at Café (Kochi) 17-790/-(Italian Food)
- Dinner at Ashirvad Kumarakom -1076(Sea Food)
- Dinner at Empire Kochi -1090-( Sea Food)
Total Food Cost for Two= 2950
Hence the Total cost including food, transportation and stay for two person = Rs23720/-
Post having lunch we visited Marine Drive, Bolgatty Palace(Closed for three more months for renovation), Wilingtton Island, MG Road, Dutch Cemetary & Again back to fort Kochi.
We boarded our airport bus and reached Bangalore back by 9:45pm
Tips for Travelers:
a) Carry a handy map
b) Carry an extra battery for Phone charging if you are exploring Kerela on your own
c) Sunscreen lotion & Goggles a must
d) A camera if you wish to capture the beauty of Kerala
To sum up this experience I will certainly re quote Kerala as "God's Own Country" with welcoming people & places. The beauty of its landscape is mesmerizing and will give you that refreshing air away from city life. A much needed break awaits you.