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... the 'special AC lounge' 25p per person. If only we'd have known this when we had the three hour delay a few days ago. Sitting on a manic, dirty platform for three hours was not pleasant. The lounge was quiet, cool and very clean, with its own toilet. When we had booked our train tickets we had to do it quickly without knowing our accommodation. This meant that on arrival at Madgoan, we had got off a stop early. Getting the train today meant we ...
... in Kollam and at our favourite Ashtamudi Villas set on the lakeside.
We've come back here to do a canal trip on Munro Island which is meant to be really good and also to see a procession of 30 elephants!! And also because we love this spot!
... towards the beach. As we stood in the crowd squinting at the enlightening horizon a trio of girls approached us. Giggling shyly they addressed us in excellent English. I answered their numerous questions and asked my own while Lauren stared sullenly off into the distance. She is not a morning person. Not by a long shot. Her mood wasn't helped by the adjacent church blaring Tamil hymns over a loudspeaker. Eventually the sun broke through the hazy horizon and everyone ...
Hello, it's my turn on the blog, so I'll try to do justice to Varkala.
We arrived on the afternoon train from Kollam, at about 2:30pm. It's just a 20-minute train ride from Kollam, and a very pleasant one too - the train crossed numerous small and large bridges that join the backwaters: from small rivers and creeks, to large lagoons and big, open river-mouths.
Varkala's main attraction is the beach and magnificent cliffs. Varkala town ...
Sorry for bombarding you with entries all at once, but here's the next stop on our trip: Kollam.
On 12 November, we got our early train (7am) to Kollam. We had booked ourselves into a nice (if slightly odd) hotel called the Sea Pearl. The room is nice, and although there was a wet room in the bathroom, Mr H later discovered there was no hot water (oh dear). ...