A Journey to Kerela !
Hi every body,
Thank you very much Amy for the corrections. I really enjoyed the blog. I was missing to put comma very much. From next time I will take care of it.
In December 2007, we planned to visit our friend Bela in Champakulum, Kerala . She was in coma and had been unconscious for past one year.
Me and Swanaam started our journey from Kathmandu airport. The flight was around 4 PM from Tribhuvan International airport.
It took 1 hour 45 minutes to reach the Indira Gandhi international airport, New Delhi. When we got out of the airport it was around 6.30 PM. It was mid winter hence it was dark and cold out side the plane. We took a prepaid taxi to KarolBagh. We had booked a hotel at Karolbagh from Kathmandu. Karolbagh is far from airport. Travel agents did mistake in booking that hotel, they could have done a hotel reservation near the airport. There are many hotels around the airport. We reached Karolbagh area around 7: 30 PM due to traffic jam and it was very dark. After 2 hours of searching we couldn't locate the booked hotel. We called the hotel and they gave the direction to the hotel but the taxi driver couldn't find. It became 9:30 PM we were very scared. Then we decided to take another hotel. The taxi driver took us to a hotel. We stayed to that hotel though the fare was expensive. We didn't have any other alternative at that time, it was already 11 PM.
Next day morning we had flight to Cochin, Kerala at 9 AM. We left hotel at 6: 30 and reached to the domestic airport around 7:15 AM.
We had some coffee at the airport hoping that we would get a wonderful breakfast in the plane.
Our four hours journey to Kerela started from domestic airport Delhi with SAHARA AIRLINES. The flight was via Hydrabad, the ancient city of India. In the airplane we got only a piece of sandwich, small packet of juice around 50 ml. and a tiny cake for breakfast. That much food couldn't fill our belly. I didn't carry any food in my hand bag to eat in the plane because I thought that we would be provided with lunch. But alas! There was a bun and 50 ml juice. By the time we reached Cochin airport we were very hungry. The fare from Delhi to Cochin was 50,000 Indian rupee.
We reached to Cochin airport around 2 PM. The Plane was little bit delayed in Hyderabad due to new passengers coming on board.
Our friends Shyam and Biju were there to receive us. We headed towards Champakulum. On the way we had lunch together.
We reached Champakulum around 6 PM and Bela's husband Tommy was there to welcome us.
This much for today and I will continue in the next posting.
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