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TravelPod Member ReviewsKallancherry Retreat Kochi
Lovely home stay, managing to be central and very peaceful. Lovely clean rooms, pleasant host, we have stayed there in three separate trips, reliable and safe.
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... some boozing (for the first time in weeks to be fair) and it's perfect for lounging around and topping up the tan. However 2-3 days is enough and I'm definitely ready for something a bit more hardcore.
Next stop is Delhi via Kochi by plane where I'm sentenced to spend a day and half before jetting off to Vietnam on Wednesday, where all things being even the next post will most likely be from.
Kerala is thoroughly recommended, my favourite bit of India.
... and we arrived here via ferry (took about 20 minutes ) from Ernakulam. Fort Cochin seems to be the main tourist and historical area. There are a couple of small sandy beaches too which are only really good for people watching rather than sunbathing. There are also areas named Mattancherry, Jew town (Rushdie's- The Moore's Last Sigh, was based around here), Willington Island, Vypen Island and Vallarpadam Island. Kochi hosts giant fishing nets from China, a ...
... The weather here is high 20s to low 30s, with lots of sun, which is a welcome change from the fog and cold of the north.
Basically, the chaos of the north has been replaced in the south by a calming, orderly setting. In a way it's not as exciting as the north, but Fort Cochin is by the ocean and, on an evening walk by the water, I felt relaxed for the first time in a while. I mean resort vacation relaxed.
Although there isn't a whole lot to trigger culture ...
... attempts, even though I made sure it was very neat, it was just different. In the afternoon, court and I painted a section if the schools outside wall, the previous volunteers had also done so, they are starting a tradition that the volunteers each paint something on the wall. Today we painted the whole wall yellow, choosing a bright colour and tonight we will plan further on what we could fill the wall with which will be relevant and nice for the ...
... here- it would be rude not to as part of the culture!
We took a stroll around the Fort Kochi small beach area for a beautiful orange sunset over the ocean, with lots of Indian families out flying kites. For dinner we sampled some of the traditional Keralan dishes of fresh tuna and prawn curries which were wonderful!
One afternoon we caught a ferry to Vypin Island and a local bus to Cherai beach. There ...