Today I heard that four chartered planes came from Germany with about 930 tourists at Cochin Nedumbassery Airport. Immediately on arrival they would have gone to the city to various tourist places. Kumarakam, about 45 km from here have lot of houseboats fitted with all luxurious furnishings to cruise around the back waters. They give good Kerala type of food and fish preparations. Marine food is the local delicacy and people are after hotels who are specialized in marine food. Now the rains have almost stopped. This the best season to go around seeing fantastic places on the hills etc. For those who are interested in playing golf, there is a 18 hole Golf course near the airport. Boating in the backwaters is the ultimate luxury, like of which you will not get anywhere. Medical treatment is very cheat in Kerala. There are many hospitals in Kerala with specialization in various ailments. The traditional ayurvedic treatment is also available. I can arrange through my contacts introduction with famous doctors and their hospitals. Another attraction of Kerala is the festivals in individual temples. Temple festival is a 7 to 10 days affair. Lot of gold bedecked elephants will participate in the festivals. Different kinds of art forms will be exhibited during the festivals. Kerala is worth a visit during the autumn season. The climate is very cordial. I can extend whatever kind of help is needed. Just respond to this post.