Travel Blogs from Kollam, India

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Bollywood here I come!, Pozhikkara Beach, India travel blog

Bollywood here I come!

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Ok, so I'm not really going to Bollywood...but, was featured with two others from the Beach and Lake on the local news station after they interviewed many of us about the pollution in the lake/ocean and dead fish that had popped up the previous ...

Allepy - Backwaters, Allepy, India travel blog

Allepy - Backwaters

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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Bacwaters ...

The Amazing Kerala Backwaters, Kerala, India travel blog

The Amazing Kerala Backwaters

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... this experience was the lack of servants offering lobster and chilled white wine.   Arriving in the village of Kollam, I was determined to stay and relax for a few days.  Except I found one MAJOR problem.  ...

Canoe Boat Tours around the Backwater Canals, Kollam, India travel blog

Canoe Boat Tours around the Backwater Canals

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... away from the dusty, loud, grubby cities. The island was gorgeous, serene and completely opposite to India’s concept of modernisation and progression. After Kollam we travelled to Alleppey, a city set around a grid of canals; the gateway to the ...

Back Waters, Alleppey, India travel blog

Back Waters

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... here tonight. We eat, drink and have a relaxing day and sleep under the stars. It rains about 5am and the covers come down so we don't get too wet. We head back to where we started and wait for the boat to take us to Kollam. To be continued. . . . ...

May Day, Kathakali, and Keralan Murals, Cochin, India travel blog

May Day, Kathakali, and Keralan Murals

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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May Day meant that many of the stores were closed in Fort Cochin, Kerala, a democratic state in India with an elected communist government. As one of the "seams of the seasons," May Day was marked by street rallies and relaxing workers. On this day, I ...

Fishermans Friend, Kollam, India travel blog

Fishermans Friend

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... chaos is hard to describe.  It certainly doesn’t go too well with bikes but we will give it a good go.  We reached Kollam with time to spare and found a hotel.  We are really roughing it now, this room costs about a fiver and is ...

Backwater Cruisin' In A Canoe.., Kollam, India travel blog

Backwater Cruisin' In A Canoe..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... of Ashtamudi Lake and near the vast Arabian Sea, Kollam is a tiny yet bustling market town in Kerala, South India. Also known as Quilon, Kollam is a favorite backwater haunt in Kerala and is known for its cashew, spice and coconut plantations. We ...

The backwaters of Kerala, Kollam, India travel blog

The backwaters of Kerala

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Kollam, India - Right, so where was I. I left you around late April/early May. I am now back in the UK and slowly catching up on my blogs. The little town of Kollam is the easiest way to access the backwaters of Kerala. One of the oldest ports in the ...

off we go........, Kollam, India travel blog

off we go........

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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... usually take 5 minutes... do not listen, not even to roadsigns they are always wrong! kilometers turn into miles and miles. Arrived in Kollam around lunch time, took rickshaw to boat jetty and got mobbed by people to buy this trip, buy that trip, come sit ...

Kollam, Kollam, India travel blog

Kollam

A travel blog entry by bluecircle

A bit of a roundup for the South of India.... We finished our time in the north with a day trip to Agra, where the Taj Mahal is. We saw all sorts - a mini Taj Mahal, some tombs, a red fort (same builder as the one we saw in Delhi). The Taj was really ...

Of sweets and hugs, Kollam, India travel blog

Of sweets and hugs

A travel blog entry by juliasussams

Kollam was a sunny market / port town with a bustle-y feel. It used to be firstly a Roman/Arab/ Chinese port, then later used by the Spanish, Portuguese and British to gain access to the valuable nuts and spices, particularly cashews which are have been a ...

Haywards 5000, Kollam, India travel blog

Haywards 5000

A travel blog entry by henrytheplant

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...What can I say... arrived in Kollam in the evening, got some food, bought a couple of 'Haywards 5000's' (beers), then watched Kickboxer on Star Movies at the hotel. Left again in the ...

Udiapur, Rajasthan, India, Kollam, India travel blog

Udiapur, Rajasthan, India

A travel blog entry by longwayhomenz

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Udiapur's claim to fame is that it was the setting for the James Bond movie Octopussy... and its lakes. There are two islands in the middle of the lake that are actually giant floating hotels - perfect place for James Bond to spend a few nights. The ...

Ashram of the Mother, Quilon, India travel blog

Ashram of the Mother

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

The French couple were 'haunted' yet again in the night and as a consequence decided to leave.A hotel attendant came to ask us if we required breakfast and when we said No he proceeded to tell us that our time was up in the hotel and we must leave on ...

Bus crash and a brief change of plans., Kollam, India travel blog

Bus crash and a brief change of plans.

A travel blog entry by joe_cox

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... met your mother’ and an argument with the waiter in a local restaurant, we went to bed with a pretty soured opinion of Kollam. However, the contrast of this crappy day made the following seem that much better and more enjoyable.  Ellie will be ...

From Varkala to Kollam, and then a bit further., Kollam, India travel blog

From Varkala to Kollam, and then a bit further.

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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We booked a cab for 11:00 to take us the 50+K from Verkala to Kollam, agreed price was 700 rupees. Off we went in the good old Austin Ambassador zooming along at 90 miles an hour (or that's what it felt like) as we passed everything in our way, ignoring ...

I'm taking a massage course!, Kovalum, India travel blog

I'm taking a massage course!

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

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... is Christian, as are many families here in Kerala, and Chandrika and Vijay have thus given their children "Christian names." Given India's national pride, when they are at school, they are not allowed to have "Christian names," just as the Muslim ...

Rice Boat Cruising, Kerala, India travel blog

Rice Boat Cruising

A travel blog entry by ryall

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... insight into my own life. A country of over a billion people has given me a huge appreciation for space. Incredible & Intriguing India. Again, perspective into my own life and a new appreciation for freedom and the life of luxury that I have in Canada- ...

The Backwaters , Kollam, India travel blog

The Backwaters

A travel blog entry by markandchar

... spent a night in Kollam and its nothing to write home about. What is though was the wonderful journey we took between Kollam and Alleppey. This was a boatride through the backwaters, an intricate system of canals and waterways that makes up most of this ...

Sisterly Love, Quilon, India travel blog

Sisterly Love

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

We weren't haunted in the night, or maybe we just slept so well as usual that we were unaware of any weird night time goings-on. The ants had finished off all the hoovering of the food crumbs and had vacated our rooms by now. I walked out onto the ...

ekapadasirsasana, Kovalum, India travel blog

ekapadasirsasana

A travel blog entry by dancingshanti

1/10/06 my roadblock in second series is ekapadasirsasana. Trying to do this asana is like trying to carry an elephant on my shoulders, or at least the mind gives me such an impression. Impossible. That word creeps into my thoughts whenever i ...

Kollam, Kerala, Kollam, Kerala, India travel blog

Kollam, Kerala

A travel blog entry by yushim

2 hour bus to Trivandrum and change to another bus for another 2 hours to ...

Infestation and Relaxation, Kollam, India travel blog

Infestation and Relaxation

A travel blog entry by lick

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... off into waiting cars at the port, to be driven off to their various luxury hotels and houseboats. In Kollam however, hiding from the real India might not actually be a bad idea! Cockroaches scuttle from every crack and crevice (we resorted to stuffing ...

Kollam to Alleppey, Kollam, India travel blog

Kollam to Alleppey

A travel blog entry by trainsnotplanes

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Kollam, Kollam, India travel blog

Kollam

A travel blog entry by trainsnotplanes

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Backwater peace with extra elephants, Kollam, India travel blog

Backwater peace with extra elephants

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... This episode although frustrating, reminds me how naturally warm, genuine and helpful South Indian people are, even somewhere like Kollam which although isn’t exactly on the tourist trail, does regularly see western tourists pass through. The locals ...

Sweat pit of hell and the lovely backwaters, Kollam, India travel blog

Sweat pit of hell and the lovely backwaters

A travel blog entry by chipstix

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... ;After the peace of the backwaters we went back to the relative calm of the Hotel Nani and enjoyed movies and food. Tomorrow we're catching our transport to Kumily to visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Kollam.  You will not be missed.   ...

Allepy, Allepy, India travel blog

Allepy

A travel blog entry by benbarnes

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We took the bus from Kumily to Kottayam, where we promptly boarded a public ferry for a supposed 2.5 hour journey to Allepy. Allepy is the main hub for backwater tours in KErala. The good thing is the season is finishing so there are not many tourists ...

Allepey, hell on earth, Allepey, Kerala, India travel blog

Allepey, hell on earth

A travel blog entry by benbarnes

Bad place, very bad place and writing details is a pain not worth reliving. Needless to say we're out of here. We abandoned the idea of a houseboat after we looked at a couple. They were probably unseaworthy and we're really horrible looking. Shame. We ...

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