Finally I was heading towards my dream travel destination Maldives from Pune via kochi and what you desired so much may test you at different levels before you get that.
And it started with news that Kochi airport is closed for three days because of heavy rains from Thursday till sunday 3 pm and our Maldives flight was at 12.50 pm on Sunday.
We came to know this by Wednesday and by then all our hotel became non refundable by that time (and Maldives do have expensive ones specially sea view ones)
Still our main concern was how to reach there on planned date as everything was scheduled accordingly.
Then process started to call airlines and sync time as we had different airline from Pune to Kochi and then Kochi to Male. We literally had to do extensive brainstorming and research to put forward the possibility for flight diversions, alternative airport options, rescheduling and what not to ensure that out Maldives plan doesn't get affected and someone great said Fortune favours the bold and on Friday we got mail from airline that Maldives flight has been diverted from Trivandrum airport and it will operate on same time which was great relief and later we realised that Friday and Saturday this same flight got cancelled. Only airline operated the Sunday one. Can't thank God enough for same.
Then next challenge was how to reach Trivandrum from Pune as our Pune to Kochi flight was already cancelled. We called airline to check for diversion option and they denied couple of time and said that flights are full for these dates for Trivandrum and funnily airline guy said that madam I think only option for you to is to reach Trivandrum via road. Literally he said that and I felt like laughing and helpless at same time.
Then we did more research and found one flight which was available on airline website and we insisted to give us that which was via delhi but we had to reach Trivandrum anyhow. So we managed to get that flight and after 12 hour flight including layover, and we reached Trivandrum at 5 pm on Saturday.
Trivandrum airport is next to sea and the landing is literally sea view landing. It's enough to forget your tiring long day.
Then we stayed at Trivandrum overnight and booked homestay near airport. It was good to get rest before Maldives flight next day.