Nila Palace

Cheerancavu Ezhukone, Kollam, Kerala, 691505, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kollam

Infestation and Relaxation

A travel blog entry by lick


... of the diesel powered houseboats; the perfect spot to enjoy a more environmentally friendly mode of travel. Our guide, who we had found through his excellent reviews on trip advisor, was Vijeesh, a Keralan man in his mid 30's with a cheeky smile, cheesy sense of humour and a penchant for shorts (which he proudly told us, he had had shipped all the way from Sweden!). The 15ft canoe, big enough for six to sit comfortably but containing only us, was powered by Vijeesh ...

Canal cruises and houseboat stays

A travel blog entry by scoutandabout


We took the Local bus for a couple of hours to Allepey, where we stayed for a night to check out the gateway to the backwaters (and discovered an amazing Indian bakery!) but decided to continue on to Kollam to meet some English boys we met leaving Mumbai, gap yearers Craig, Callum and Alex, so we could share a larger houseboat.

We finally managed to find the boys and took a morning canoe trip through the narrow palm ...

Road to Quilon/Kollam: & lesson on Hinduism

A travel blog entry by liz_turner


... sleeping with her back to her son, they could not find anyone, until they found a sleeping elephant, so they chopped his head off. Shiva was so delighted when they brought a head back, he did not check, so he put it back on his son, thinking he was now out of Parvati's bad books, only to find that he had an elephant headed son! But this ended up being a good thing, as having large ears and nose meant that the vanity in him had all gone. Ok ...


A travel blog entry by kaufmanntutill


... come to expect. We've discovered a brilliant thali house that makes the usual South Indian fair and is a quarter of the price of the tourist restaurants. The food is so good and staff so friendly that I thought I'd ask for a cookery lesson. The manager was only too happy to give me a tour of the amazing kitchens. All cooking equipment is fuelled on steam heated from a main furnace. The whole set up was fascinating. He ...

8 hours down the river, southwards bound!

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Enjoyed a most relaxing ferry journey from Alleppy to Kollam, which took me on a meandering route through further canals and lagoons, passing some pretty serious looking fishing boats, some fashioned out of wood, others wrought from iron but all ...

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