Travel Blogs from Kumarakom
We have breakfast on the houseboat then set sail to our resort. The chef makes me scrambled egg and earl an omelette. And mountains of toast. The fresh fruit plate is yummy. With discussion over what the yellow banana is, it's Kerela banana. It's a sweeter more bananary banana. We dock to find we are at the wrong resort, undock and sail ten minutes …
... view. We were also right next to a bird sanctuary that was lovely, if a little sweaty (it’s ridiculously humid here) to walk around – even though we never actually saw that many birds.
We spent 3 glorious days lounging by the lakeside reading, watching the boats, tackling crosswords and walking along the canals. We also took a boat tour of the narrow backwaters to get a glimpse of what life is like ...
... for some Keralan cuisine eaten off a palm leaf (whether the locals do this or not i didn't find out for sure - i am often cynically thinking that these things are done for us westerners and aren't actually undertaken by locals, like us dressing up tourists in pearly kings and queens outfits and telling hem we all go round like that). Fun nonetheless. While we were in Kochi we did also take in a Kathakala show. ...
... mind. Note the many photos of trucks - even though Willingdon Island is small and not on any main thoroughfares, there are a surprising number of trucks on the roads at all times.
After wandering a bit, we managed to find a ferry stop! Success! But no! It was the wrong ferry. What transpired was exactly the sort of funny exchange that you can only appreciate when in the midst of a completely enjoyable interlude out of normal ...
... rule of Indian dining.
In the evening, we were excited to attend a Kathakali performance, which is the traditional dance of Kerala, and dates back to the 17th century. The most distinctive feature of Kathakali (meaning 'Story-Play') is its incredible make up and costumes, which we had the opportunity to watch being applied before the show. The themes of this dance are religious in nature, and typically focus on the Mahabarat, the Ramayana and the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLakesong Kumarakom
Relaxing day at the pool, on a canoe, massage and sunset viewing
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