We drove around Alleppey for a bit and retired to bed after an exhausting yet enthralling day. The next morning was spent entirely swimming in the pool and gazing at the backwaters. As the flight back to Bombay was at around 5 pm, we checked out of the hotel at 12 noon and drove back to Cochin where it was funnily tough to find a restaurant serving up authentic Malayalee food. Maybe if we had gone further inside the city we’d have found something, but we did find a bakery and helped ourselves to some mutton and fish cutlets before we made our way tot he airport.
All in all, it was a pretty spectacular weekend, short though. Only things I would have done differently – stayed at a resort in Kumarakom and added another day to the trip, as I definitely wanted to go back to Marari beach during the evening. Kerala definitely has left me wanting more and I will be visiting again soon as there are so many more places I’d love to see.
The overall expenditure for the trip including air tickets must have been somewhere between INR 20,000- 25,000.