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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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Haven't had time to write so I'll try to summarize our last few days. Day 3 evening was spent at my cousin Vandana's house for a lovely dinner. She had hired tandoor guys who brought their tandoors and prepared delicious morsels one after another. Paneer, mushroom, chicken, fish, lamb....and all were amazing. My fave was the paneer. Paneer in India is amazing: soft, beautiful and amazing melt in your mouth taste. Ravi had so much fun with my cousin's son Venki - they had a ...
... on I went where one guy took my camera and got me to pose on the net like it was some manner of Vogue photo shoot, then they got me to help haul the net up as they chanted. Even with four people it's ******* hard work. As if I wasn't sweating enough! Back in the day, the poles used to be made purely from bamboo but these days they're metal and pulling them in is aided by big rocks ...
... trees. The food was top shelf, icy gazpacho with chilli and balsamic, then kingfish with a spicy masala rub.
The rest of time in Kochi was spent checking out the old Jewish quarter, complete with Synagogue (first one I've been into) and some amazing second-hand shops, as well as going along to see some traditional Keralan theatre.
I had arranged to meet some mates from NZ for New Years, and to spend the first two weeks of ...
... in Christmas lights. Quite impressive! Furthermore, there are two special days. Friday is the day off and we went to the most southern point if India where the three oceans meet: Kanyakumari. Great trip and it was nice to be out of the Ashram for a day. But you could feel the next day what all the "bad" food and no exercise would mean you our body...,how will I ever keep it up? The other special day was Saturday where we had a talent show created by all the participants. Jumped over ...
... south indian.
It was a gourmet end to the trip.I got back home to put the finishing touches on my packing.
Travancore Court - Warriam Road, Ernakulam, Kochi -16, Kerala, India.
Ph: 0484-2351120, 0484-4031120, 0484-4021120