Hotel Highway Garden
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Business Services
- Business Services
Photos of Hotel Highway Garden
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Highway Garden Kochi
Travel Blogs from Kochi
Arrived in Kochi early On Tuesday morning, 30th December, after a 10 hour flight from Heathrow to Mumbai, then a 2hour flight to Kochi, where the temp was a steamy 27 degrees. Hastily shed my vest.
Kochi is a collection of small islands, connected by bridges and ferries, on the coast of the Arabian Sea.
We were met briefly by our Audley Travel Rep, who handed us over to our driver, who was taking us on to Fort Kochi, 40km away.
Then followed a crazy drive ...
... less littered. More pleasant. Still India, just a nicer, calmer, friendlier India that doesn't want to rinse you of all of your money.
And those five words of Hindi that you learned that you're still too scared to use in case you pronounce it wrong and offend someone? Forget them, sunshine. Malayalam is the language spoken in Kerala. The familiar yet indecipherable Hindi signs ...
... You are ALWAYS asked your profession. Oisin's unemployed but that doesn't go down well and Mary being a speech and language therapist is an extremely difficult profession to explain so Mary is saying she's a teacher. You are then asked if it's your first time in India or how long you've been there. Sometimes your wage is questioned too and your marital status is a big one. We've been saying we're married... No pressure Oisin!
Until next ...
... town, stopping for glasses of sweet chai from a roadside stall (which the driver shouted us). At the first set of traffic lights, a truck rumbled across in front of us, with an elephant standing on the back! He (unsure of the gender, but I can't bring myself to call an elephant "it") was tied to the front of the truck's tray, much like a farm dog in NZ, ears flapping in the breeze. I pitied the truck's suspension. "What splendid splendid luck!" ...
... how to eat seated on the floor in a crosses legged position...scoping in rice with curry only with my right hand. Thanks to my Indian team in Delhi I was prepared for some of it;) Food was awesome! All vegetarian though, meaning no eggs, no garlic and onions ( saturic food) as this would disturb the practice otherwise... And no it did not change me Dhan: yes I still love a good Steak ;) Then we had some time off to practice meditation or yoga or just sleep :) 13:30 tea time with a ...