After stuffing ourselves with an amazing meal at the Mumbai Marriott breakfast buffet, we were off with a hotel car around 8 a.m., speeding towards the Mumbai National Airport and our Jet Airways flight to Kochi, in the state of Kerala. Our flight was pretty nice and lasted about 2 hours. We were met outside of the little Kochi airport by our driver, Rajesh, and in no time were headed toward the backwaters of Kerala. The drive to meet the boat in Alleppey lasted around 4 hours in air conditioned comfort, winding through small villages and a lot of very green countryside.
Adam, Stacy and I finally arrived in Mumbai after 20 something hours of flying and arrived at the very nice Marriott near the Mumbai airport. After being told that we could walk there and weighing the options of the mosquitos, heavy luggage, and generally not knowing where we were, we asked a helpful airport official who told us where to stand for the hotel car.