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Travel Blogs from Kollam
... a restaurant called Raviz in Kollam.
It is a great place with a traditional architecture and well-maintained premises. The food was good and the service was excellent. They were located on the banks of the backwaters and we got to go down to the waters edge and walk along the side where many a houseboat was anchored.
Tim and my friends son were excited to see a dancing elephant ...
... car is surrounded by women as the old lady, sweeping the yard was Leela's Aunty Radha, and all her cousins are visiting the house! So we get ushered inside, and let me tell you, the Indian part of the family can talk as much as the UK family! So her Aunty whips out a picture of her dad and anyway see family photo!! Well what a day! Sreejith was a hero and the hotel were great about is turning up three hours later than we should have...anyway what a bloody ...
... miles of quaint canals, motionless with the odd duck rippling the water. Our guide paddled away and navigated us through the canals, under low bridges and we stopped regularly to observe plants, structures and local life. For most people living in the area, the easiest way to travel around the area is by boat.
It was fascinating watching local people of Kerala fish, grow crops and generally live ...
... and hosting hundreds of visitors every day from all over India and the world.
As we enter the gate to the ashram, the front facade of the temple towering in front of us, we’re greeted by one of the full-time residents, an American in his twenties from the San Francisco bay area, dressed in all white. He had stopped by the ashram just to check it out – kind of like Nick and I - and six months later he's now a full time resident.
"Have you had lunch yet?" ...
... not completely sure what rack and pinion means, but we squeezed ourselves into the small carriages, and I mean squeezed, if anyone wanted to get out, we all got out and started the 4 hour journey. The journey included a gradient of 1 in 12, 208 curves and 13 tunnels. We stopped at several points for photo and toilet stops. At one particularly scenic point, not needing the frequent toilet stops from a couple of weeks ago, I ran over to the edge of the viewpoint with my camera ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking