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Travel Blogs from Trichur
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On the 24th I left for Alleppey which is another Keralan town 2 hours by bus down the coast and the prime spot for discovering the Kerala backwater villages. This was my first Christmas away from home ever and even forgetting the warm climate it still couldn't have been more different! The Alleppey Vedanta was in a secluded spot with a garden, usual clean rooms but surprisingly dead with nearly no one there! I don't think ...
After the inevitable hassle at checking out of our posh hotel (what is 'luxury' tax?) we made the short journey down the coast of Kerala to Alleppey to spend our last few days before heading off to Mumbai for the reason we all came to India in the first place!
Again, the 'vibe' (I can't think of any better way to describe it) is relaxed, the town is the hub for Kerala's most popular tourist experience, a cruise along the backwaters that form ...
... with it. No way not for another week. Then I thought OK I will live it up a bit and try for AC chair…nope… 3 tier AC...nope….2 tier AC nope…with each new attempt the cost doubles and triples…all negative.... no train bookings available all week and a huge number of people on the waiting lists…but wait I could have a 2nd class seat….wooden benches, possibly standing or maybe crouching on the floor….for 12 ...
... House on the Prairie lovers, they'd be right in their element. 70'S TV, showing my age again lol.
Glad to get that out the way, it was a chill, chill evening of recognisance. Found a cheaper restaurant than yesterday, which was far better value for money and again fed my current seafood fetish. At this rate I swear I'll be growing gills. Got into chat with 3 19yr old gap year travellers and whilst chatting away, I though to myself; what it is to be 19. The ...
... s a little like Varkala but not quite as nice and has even more tourists.
The next update will be on our extra Dehli stop and Agra where we'll visit the Taj Mahal (another item I can tick off my bucket list!).
Sorry this entry is so long, but hey, maybe it will have helped put you to sleep, if that's the case....you're welcome!
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Eilis & Paul (sitting next to me reading a book).
Other places to stay in Trichur
Chembottil Lane Swaraj Round South, Trichur | Hotelfrom $11
Mullassery Building, Trichur | Hotelfrom $23
TB Road, Trichur | Hotelfrom $64
P.O.Box No.651, Trichur | 4 star hotelfrom $68