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We had initially planned Trivandrum to be the final destination on our trip before we head back home to Aluva. We had briefly considered going to Rameshwaram before Trivandrum, but we found that connections to other places from Rameshwaram where limited. So we decided to go
directly from Madurai to Trivandrum or Kollam.
After the overnight train journey from Madurai, I was very happy ...
... may have been useful like her Uncle Umby who lived there...who had no legs! Anyway he ended up driving us to the local politician who after a 20 min chat seemed to think there was a family nearby that could fit the bill. So off we went driving through villages with the driver asking all sorts of random people where this place was! So 2 hours later after going in circles it seems we say to Sreejith, who was not going to give up, to ask one more person ...
... their hands on spices and the region's valuable cashew crops.
A short train ride from Varkala landed us in Kollam. We headed, via rickshaw, to the DTPC to organise a boat trip through the canals of Munroe Island and across Ashtamudi lake.
Kollam is a small, hot and dry town. A slow, what seemed long walk into town, found us rejected by a few guesthouses but eventually finding a ...
Mata Amritanandamayi, or Amma (Mother), is one of India's few female Hindu gurus, and by far the most renown. For the past 38 years, Amma has physically hugged more than 28 million people from all parts of the world, earning her the nickname of the "Hugging Mother". Her motive: to extend love and compassion to all who come to her. The hug symbolizes the core tenet of her teachings, that "Love is our true essence". According to Amma, "Love has no limitations of caste, religion, race ...
... say we didn’t want a tuck tuk, cigarettes or samosas he planted himself in front of us and said ‘ What is a gladiator?’ Taking us by surprise, we tried to explain with both verbal and hand movements, he thanked us profusely and got back on his motorbike and road off. We just giggled yet again at the randomness of Indian questions!
Later that day we went to a performance by Kathakali dancers arriving an hour early to watch them put on their make- up. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Although this place is pricey, their continental breakfast is the best in India. They had both Western and Eastern cuisine favorites!
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