May 2015. Bangalore-Kochi- Alleppey – Kumarakom.

This was the Kerela Road trip long due.I had started to think to make it to Kanyakumari in this trip, however it could not be done..So that Southern most part of India is still due.However for now this 6 day road trip in south Kerela was very nice and interesting..The Roads were fairly ok for most part of the journey , though navigating in Kochi city can be very difficult with the metro construction on in Full Swing. The Trip started early morning at 6:00 am leaving our home in Brookefeild,Kundanahalli Bangalore.. light packing and kids with no breakfast was a good beginning…however a word of caution if your kinds mostly i mean below 12 years old are empty from overnight dinner, its best to leave it that way so that they get over the morning daze and only when completely up stop for a light breakfast…One mistake to be avoided in give them a glass of milk early morning before a 6-8 hour road trip..it might cause some kids to throw up…

Please carry polythene bags as a quick fix to hand over a child in case they throw up ,as it might not always be possible to pull over the car travelling at 100kmph..or the roads might not be conducive or traffic not helpful etc… Nevertheless the route taken by us was Bangalore – Salem – Coimbatore ( detour) – Pallakad – Kochi.Roughly 550 kms..with a 30 minute breakfast break and a 45 minute lunch break and few here and there breaks, should get you to Kochi in roughly 8 hours…we had started at 6 :00 am and reached by 3pm..but searching for our stay in ernakulam and also the kochi traffic specially around the metro construction belt is a dampner..and should add another hour or so in your journey time.We finally reached around 5pm. We were staying close to the MG Road of Ernakulum,Kochi…in close proximity to major shopping centers, churches, high court and the marine drive..

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