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The essential Kerala stop – Kovalam.

My major research before a trip is usually done through Lonely Planet. And the version I have does not have any sights and activities on it! Still based on other research, went ahead and for sure turned out to be one of the essentials. The place is located about 200 kms from Alleppey, an inconsequential drive, unless you are interested… Read more →

Alleppey – the Kerala of pictures and forklore

Alleppey or Alappuzha as it is now called is a coastal town in Kerala with a rich system of backwaters and canals. With over 600 houseboats to choose from, this place is a must visit when on a tour in Kerala. Its situated about 190 kms away from Thekkady, taking about 5 hrs by road. As we are now moving… Read more →

Thekkady – a tad bit disappointing

Next stop on the itinerary – thekkady. A place that is the entrance to the periyar tiger reserve which has about 40-50 tigers. To support this there is a bustling market, cultural shows, elephant rides and some beautiful properties to stay in. Situated about 100 kms away from Munnar, the drive takes about 3 hours, waterfalls, rivulets, spice plantations all… Read more →

Munnar = God’s own country, Hence proved!

Long overdue vacation, planned to Kerala. With all the flying shenanigans we reached Cochin. Our port of entry into Gods own country. Must say it is not the exact image of Kerala one expects. None the less it was just entry. At this point I would like to introduce Mr. Shibu our driver and guide of the trip. (Kerala dew… Read more →