Travel Blogs from Kerala, India

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Alleppey, Alleppey, India travel blog

Alleppey

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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... nbsp; It's truly astounding to consider.  The other local innovation is to collect huge piles of shells (the lowlands of Kerala used to be submerged underwater) dry them, grind them, and use them as a strengthener in concrete construction. ...

Cruising, Cochin, and Kathakali, Cochin, India travel blog

Cruising, Cochin, and Kathakali

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... come close to capturing the intensity and skill of the performers. Suffice it to say that I loved it! Kerala has been a wonderful "easing-in" to India. The friendly people, fairly hassle-free travel, tasty cuisine, rich culture, and exquisite natural ...

Visit with local college students, Kottayam, India travel blog

Visit with local college students

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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... sides tested the waters.  Being politically minded (and they asked what my major was) we delved into the pending US-India nuclear deal, but the conversation soon shifted into my choice of dress; thus begins my love-hate relationship with the dhoti. ...

May the guru have your email address please?, Fort Cochin, India travel blog

May the guru have your email address please?

A travel blog entry by mette

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... out when I take off from India. The tiny part of this incredible country that I've seen has been wonderful. Everything is more in India, the colours are more vibrant, the smells (yup, that'll be both good and bad ones) are more potent, sounds are ...

Oh to be beside the sea again, Varkala, India travel blog

Oh to be beside the sea again

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... take a rikshaw into town to book train tickets and bump into John who jumped of the boat to get his hug from Amma and tells us all about it over a beer or two. Tomorrow we leave for Trivandum our last port of call in India. To be continued. . . . ...

Cup of Tea anyone, Munnar, India travel blog

Cup of Tea anyone

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... took six hours to get here by bus and we stayed at JJ Cottage which is in our guide book. Munnar is the Tea capital of India and if my family were here I'm sure they would drink the place dry!! Munnar has great scenery and amazing views but by 8pm we ...

Our passage to India, Varkala, India travel blog

Our passage to India

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... viewing things more as she would see them.   Anyway, we will be heading north tomorrow to the alluring backwaters of Kerala then on to Delhi and Rajastan in the north. Katie Said:  After driving all around Sri Lanka for a week ...

Cochin, Cochin, India travel blog

Cochin

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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The bus ride to Kochi was a seven hour nightmare and we have decided that any journey which takes longer than 4 hours will be done by train from now on. We go straight to the fort side and stay at a small guest house called Wilson's. It would have ...

An Ode to India, All the places we have visited, India travel blog

An Ode to India

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... juicy steak, I'm getting the feeling we made another mistake! Let's head for the mountains where it's nice and cool, A part of India which is a real jewel. Kodaikanal is a trek and a half if you are catching the bus, I was minding my own reading a ...

Training for India, Kottayam, India travel blog

Training for India

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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... fright was assuaged when Dr. Luke told us that it happens like clockwork most nights this summer due to power shortages.  Kerala has experienced 80% less rainfall in it's monsoon season than previous years, and this has obvious consequences for its ...

Fawlty Towers, Alleppy, India travel blog

Fawlty Towers

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... through the seven days and came out all the wiser in the end. One day we took a tuk-tuk to Alleppy beach, and the India that we were experiencing summed itself up nicely. An oldish guy wandered into the sea and proceeded to drop his keks and wash his ...

Cruising The Backwaters, Alleppey, India travel blog

Cruising The Backwaters

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... to the dock area and boarded the houseboat.  With Freddie and Syade as our crew, we were set to cruise the backwaters of Kerala. Once we got out of the congested canal and onto an open lake it seemed like we were worlds away.  Purple water ...

Greener than the Green Bag, Munnar, India travel blog

Greener than the Green Bag

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... .   The place is chilled and the people are super friendly and less spaced out. This is the first place I visit in Kerala, the state with the highest educational rate in the developing world - 92%. You can tell the difference right away.   ...

Happy In The Hills, Munnar, India travel blog

Happy In The Hills

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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We walked over to the bus station and ran into the Dutchman, with his returned backpack. Jason checked our bus with the ticket agent and he pointed to a white one so we boarded it.  Sylvia asked a passenger and he made that uncertain head wobble, ...

Allepy - Backwaters, Allepy, India travel blog

Allepy - Backwaters

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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Bacwaters ...

Cochin, Cochin, India travel blog

Cochin

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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A Day in God's Own Country, Chennamkary, India travel blog

A Day in God's Own Country

A travel blog entry by malariamonday

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... in which such goods were probably made.  Xin was happy to learn that, thanks to expensive costs and strong trade unions, Kerala had, for the most part, stopped multi-national companies from moving in and setting up shop, knowing the destruction that ...

Spices and Elephants!, Thekkady, India travel blog

Spices and Elephants!

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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... .  For many of us it was our favorite section of the tour, just being in the semi-jungle and very authentic India.  Bring on the elephants!  Initially I had some reservations because they were old and had these huge harnesses on their ...

Lets get twisted on Kingfisher Strongs, Kumaragam, India travel blog

Lets get twisted on Kingfisher Strongs

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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Got up at about 8am, after an air conditioned sleep, so peaceful only bird song.  One of the crew was taking part in the religious festival that was going on so left for his village after making us a breako of noodles and pineapple. Already starting ...

House Boat ... DO IT!!!, Alappuzha, India travel blog

House Boat ... DO IT!!!

A travel blog entry by bgleixner

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... the boat.  The next group was booked for 11am.  They kicked us off at 10am the next morning - an hour earlier the planned.  Welcome back to India, Brittany.  We strapped on our backpacks and headed to a nearby beach to hang for the ...

Christmas in Kerala, Varkala, India travel blog

Christmas in Kerala

A travel blog entry by bgleixner

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... were so elegantly portrayed - the costumes were crazy - the makeup an art.  In my opinion, this is a must see if you visit Kerala. We are off to a house boat now as we have finally booked a boat ... thank goodness that pressure is off - ...

train conversations, Varkala, India travel blog

train conversations

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... nbsp;to just talk with someone who only wants to discover why we visited their country, and what we thought. But, in India, the Indians are very curious about us, our experience has been if you stand still for any period of time ...

Simply food., Varkala, India travel blog

Simply food.

A travel blog entry by mette

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Hm, you know you're pretty chilled out when you have to ask the person next to you at the internet cafe what date it is for your Travelpod entry.... Now you've got to bear with me about the photo updates, I'm using two cameras (yeah I'm such a light ...

Farewell South India, Kochi, India travel blog

Farewell South India

A travel blog entry by malariamonday

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Posted by Genevieve Our last stop in the steamy south was Fort Kochi, the entrance to the Keralan backwaters and an historical meeting point of cultures from all over.  Part fishing town, part cultural centre, part tourist trap, we were in for a ...

32 degrees - at 3am - God help us..., Alleppey, India travel blog

32 degrees - at 3am - God help us...

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke early as we had to check out of the guest house and catch our bus to Margaom train station (60R) which we had decided to take instead of a taxi (1000R).  We headed down the road in the direction that the hotel staff pointed us in (there are ...

Faulty towers, Alleppey, India travel blog

Faulty towers

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... hello to Tony for me." It was so funny, they were very friendly and at the same time it was so chaotic, just like India  really. Back at the hostel we weighed up the chance of a strike being called off by the next morning as very un-likely ...

Periyar wildlife sanctuary, Kumily, India travel blog

Periyar wildlife sanctuary

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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... Swamis dressed in different colors, it'd be great to have heard them shout "you're not singing anymore". On first impressions, Kerala seems a little more touristy than I was expecting but I suppose it's one of the richest states and has had tourists ...

Thrissur Pooram: Sick Love-Hate India Frenzy, Thrissur, India travel blog

Thrissur Pooram: Sick Love-Hate India Frenzy

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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The fireworks boomed as fifteen gold-caparisoned elephants stood in formation for the Thrissur Pooram, the largest Kerala summer temple festival celebrating the one day Shiva meets his Shakti. The chenda melam music continued throughout the day and ...

Here comes a VACATION!!!!!!, Cochin, India travel blog

Here comes a VACATION!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by bgleixner

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... have loved to have more time for shopping and sight seeing.  But the beach was awaiting us and we had a big trip ahead of us ... no tickets - and we assumed it would be an easy trip from point A to point B ... but its India ... its NEVER that ...

After a horrible night a lovely day, Alleppey, India travel blog

After a horrible night a lovely day

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke at 7:10am to get a taxi to the boat jetty to find a home for the next 3 days courtesy of Chris and Trish. After exploring about 4 boats and finding out prices etc we settled on our own Rice Barge and ended up agreeing a price which included as ...

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