Travel Blogs from Guruvayur
Have been dreaming of long distance bike trips for long. Either family, or lack of a good bike or time or something else always stopped me from going on one. Here it was finally. A real butt crunching 8 to 9 hours ride each direction. Imagine being on the saddle of a bike for that long. But every bit of the pain was worth it in the end. It was a …
... I just enjoyed my first coconut…. aaahhhh….fresh off the tree! The next day I was looking at all the coconuts everywhere and had a brilliant idea. A project! I asked Vasudevan if he had to collect all the coconuts, he said yes he did and I replied big job. Then suggested I could go about gathering them. I needed some seva and was feeling a bit ansy anyways. He looked happy with the offer. I thought great, forgetting the Indian way of ...
... roads. On the way up we visited a spice plantation and a couple of waterfalls. The drive up was very scenic and the views were stunning. We stopped off for lunch and tried a local restaurant which the driver recommended. Initially we were completely bewildered in the restaurant; hoards of locals and waters running around like headless chickens. The owner noticed we did not belong and offered us a menu but we decided we would just try whatever everyone else ...
... and took the 8 hour ferry ride to Alleppey. The ride was long, but beautiful and Tom insists I mention that we had what were possibly the Worlds Greatest Banana Fritters on route (What he doesn't want me to mention is that a cat ****** on his leg whilst he thought it was being all cute and friendly!)
Alleppey is famous for its backwaters and house boats. The Lonely Planet describes it as a mini Venice with tree lined streets. It has one tree lined ...
... opened in 1971, the technology and conditions seem to hark back more than a hundred years.
The main destination for the day was the Sri Krshna temple at Guruvayur. According to legends the idol Krshna being worshipped here is 5000 years old. We came just after lunch and the temple was closed. As non-Hindus we would not have been allowed in the ...
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The place is decent to stay. Clean rooms with a sitting area and good for the price. I paid 1400 a night for the AC room. Only veg food available here.. more like a home stay. You ask for what u want in advance and they will make it for you. Nice lobby area and very close to the temple (walkable). Staff is friendly. Apparently they dont hire out rooms to lone men. I had a little convincing to do that I am here for temple and nothing else fishy.
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