The Quilon Beach Hotel & Convention Centre
Travel Blogs from Kollam
After spending Christmas Eve and half of Christmas Day on a 24hr bus ride, we spent the afternoon of Xmas day at the hotel watching a few movies. We went to Kollam to see the backwaters of Munroe Island. This island is a small island that has canals all through the local villages of the island. We took an early 7am rickshaw out to munroe island and was ...
... anchor and stay overnight in the middle of the lake, but it started to thunderstorm so we were forced to moor near the harbour. Our on-deck spicy supper was accompanied by claps of thunder and flashes of lightening. Then we did the travellers standard pastime of play cards into the night, until we were forced to take cover in our rooms by the onslaught of rain - definitely start of the monsoon season!! It rained all night.
... know how old we all were. Down on the beach, it was packed with people, sellers of food, snacks and kites. We made our way down to the sea, where people were paddling in their saris and beautiful dresses. There was a strong current and 2 very diligent lifeguards with their whistles stopping people getting in too deep, a lot of people seemed to loose their shoes that the had taken off. We hung around until the sun set, a great place for ...
... and 3 ladies from Finland , they all were seated on the table further away from the stage and there was a little lonely table for 2 left by the front , right by the speakers. We sat there waiting for the music to begin.........
There were 3 men one with a Tabla ( drum) the other with a violin ( played with it resting on his feet) and the 3rd playing what sounded like a kazoo but was actually a Jews Harp ( I was later informed !)
They started with a few ...
Going punting on a canoe through the jungle, what could be more fun? Through a network of very small narrow canals.
Picture the scene - the stream winds its way through the undergrowth, and overgrowth, small cottages, the occasional cow grazing on the bank, and passing beneath plenty of bridges - wooden, cement or just a palm tree on its side. (Remember to duck your heads!). Speaking of ducks, plenty of those swimming about as well.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service