Lakshmi Hotel & Resorts
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Travel Blogs from Kumarakom
... and we spend a good day perusing the modern art. The kids really enjoyed themselves and it was unlike anything we have done recently so it made for a stimulating day. In the evening we go down to the refuse strewn beach to watch the sunset and talk with families eager to practice their English and have a photo taken with us.
After three nights we head off to Varkala via Kollum on the splendidly wide-gauge train. The journey to the station is two tuk ...
... and poppadoms, all absolutely delicious. Dessert is rice pudding with coconut and jaggery in a banana leaf. Our fellow guests are all English – George and Lucinda, with their two daughters Laura and Sophie; a couple from Newcastle in their thirties called Ross and Laura; and a younger couple called Ed and Imogen from the home counties. It’s all rather well-to-do and we’re all obviously experienced travellers swapping tales of foreign climes ...
... and India has become polio-free. The ration shop sits next door to the clinic. The government issues ration cards for rice and other necessities to people under the poverty level. For example, an adult can purchase 600 grams of rice per week with a card for 1 or 2 rupees, an amount that would normally cost 30 rupees. Since it is Sunday, school was not in session. We passed the public school for the younger children. Once 250 or so kids attended school there, but now ...
... home to pack. I expect I’ll probably sleep like a baby tonight.
TIPS:1. Don’t do the backwater through a local tour operator unless you’re feeling flash with the cash. The way I described went smoothly with minimum cost.
2. If a plonker like me! Check the actual boat you’re boarding before you actually board it. Not for destination but more so for details of tour – kind of helps
... quite absolutely 100% refurbished. It almost is but they forgot the coat hangers, the shaving mirror (30 rupees from the shop across the road), a shelf in the bathroom to put your toothbrush on and, more importantly, to put any gas in the ac unit! Consequently, we've had the ceiling fan and the "ac fan" on all night to keep cool. But they're really nice and going out of their way to make us comfortable.