Riverside Retreat

Address: Karumady, Alappuzha, Kerala, 688561, India | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Karumady, Alappuzha.
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        Travel Blogs from Alappuzha

        The Backwaters

        A travel blog entry by rubeshoops on Mar 15, 2015

        ... one of the best fork lightning displays I have ever seen, with the bolts constantly stretching right across the sky. We enjoyed watching it from the shelter of our guest house and then braved the outside deluge and headed to our standard beach side bar restaurant. On the way in the distant the sky continued to be lit up with majestic forks of lightning.

        We exited Allepay via a cruise boat, a 7 hour ride to the other end of the backwaters. ...

        This boat can sail away.....

        A travel blog entry by monkeyescapade on Dec 09, 2014

        3 comments, 20 photos

        ... all the way. These backwaters are referred to as ‘the Venice of the East’ but the closest it compared to this was when we stopped off at a river shop to buy an ice cream and Graham started singing ‘just one cornetto’ as I laid back on the deck and licked my cone.

        The afternoon meandered on, we saw very little activity or wildlife which was disappointing, we expected to at least see something in ...


        A travel blog entry by bzmot on Aug 10, 2014

        22 photos

        ... tastes much the same as the Polish pampuch or Czech houskovy knedlik and looks similar too; we felt right at home ...we learnt that "chili porotha" can actually mean spicy vegetable curry and "vegetable balls" - rice with vegetables; that's creative English right there! ...we understood that Indian copywriters don't beat about the bush and call spade a spade - they don't advertise "lingerie" - they just proudly sputter: "Bras and panties!" (publicity on a ...

        Backwater Bliss

        A travel blog entry by keelypark on Jan 18, 2014

        ... in glass cases, and Hindu temples, and mosques, intermingled with bright red flags emblazoned with the hammer and sickle. The brightly painted trucks had names like 'Gift of God' or 'J.F. Stalin' in big, baroque letters. My favourite was a shop called Baby Jesus Tyres. Both religion and politics are so loud and passionate and ubiquitous here. We went for a walk in the little village, down country roads lined with jungle, and met the loveliest people. ...

        Cruising Kerelas Backwaters

        A travel blog entry by danijoshtravels on Oct 24, 2013

        29 photos

        ... some more cards the captian came back through to clear up and we offered him some more vodka but this time we poured a glass each for the other crew members as well. He downed his glass in one and took the other two off to the kitchen, again with a big smile. We joked that he probably downed the other two glasses on the way to the kitchen. We slept like babies and in the morning got ready to head back to shore. As we pulled up to the dock we thought we would ...