Coconut Creek Farm and Homestay Kumarakom
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When I got up at 5:20 AM to do a bit of bird watching at the bird sanctuary, my plan was to take a small boat into the backwater before coming back to the Homestay I'm at. I got to the bird sanctuary by tuk tuk and walked two kilometres to a watch tower where one of the guides showed me purple herons. I saw a few other birds but what was really …
... to admire a tea plantation, and wend our way down to sea level at Vembanad Lake in the backwaters of Kerala. Our hotel is reached by boat, and we pull right up to the reception area. The rooms are charming individual bungalows. We gather at the lake to watch the sun set, and then take part in a procession celebrating the start of Onam. The hotel presents a fantastic Kathakali dance performance this evening.
... Catholic saints, many drums and musical instruments, plus portraits including one kitsch cheesecake nude. Along one wall are large terracotta pots (nannangadi) used 3,000 years ago to bury the dead in a crouched position.
Cabinets in the corridors display clay genitals made as offerings to the gods by couples praying for male offspring. There are betel-nut crushers, tantric manuscripts and mantras on dried palm leaves and an array of heads showing the ...
... setting and head for a cold kingfisher before going to pack. I pick roast chicken which sounds like it will be mild, it's not!!! It states roasted in coconut milk with added spices, I can taste a hint of coconut!!! But it's nice and the salt and pepper ochre are divine. Having chosen to sit outside this was the wrong move as with the heat inside me and the heat outside it's now uncomfortable!!! Earls chicken tikka masala is much easier to ...
... to the pattering of heavy rain.
Munnar- Wednesday 12th June
We did nothing but eat, read and sleep.
Kochi- Thursday 13th June
A four and a half hour bus journey back to Kochi, sat right in the front, clinging on for dear life. Cheapest rollercoster ever! 1 pound. So we are back in the same room, at the same homestay as we were on our first night in Kerala. Tomorrow we are flying to Goa (as no train seats left). Talk soon. Much love.