Illikkalam Lake Resort
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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... and all mod-cons, including a great bathroom. By the kitchen her mother, Anima, is giving a cookery demonstration to some other guests, preparing the lunch which is served soon after. We all eat communally in a beautiful outdoor library, sat around a large table with a lazy susan at its centre on to which are loaded dish after dish of wonderful food. We have various fish curries, lentils, pickles, an amazing beetroot and yoghurt dish and various ...
The houseboat crew got up at around 6am and cocked us a lovely breakfast before heading out onto the river agin at around 7am. It was about a two hour trip on the river to get back to our drop-off/pick up point. It was on the road again to our next destination - Fort Kochi. Our hotel, the 'Old Courtyard', is certainly old. Apparently it was built about 500 years ago during the Portuguese reign over this area (which lasted about 200 years). The town then ...
... Quite a strange place Kochi. Art galleries, Dutch style buildings, harbour fishing nets (how many fish are going to be swimming right next to the harbour?? Surely just for the tourists now), cool street art and highish prices. There's even an international art festival going on!
Only had one real day here, so crammed as much in as possible. Went to a yoga class that Becca had previously described the yogi as a bit touchy feely. This ...
... and animals make India the unique place it is. From the stream of men (and women) who wanted to take our photo, to the staring, stroking, blowing in our faces or occasional tutting or spitting, we certainly felt like we stuck out like a sore thumb! In Rajastan in particular we saw few other white faces which at first I found a bit disconcerting but after a while it felt quite normal to be immersed in India away from western culture. I love the ...
... breach and also a danger to us. But we did, and arrived in time to catch the ferry to Ft. Cochin. Where we had a day of walking, shopping, eating. A short coffee break and a long, delicious, keralan fish curry lunch. We readied ourselves to come home, exhausted but gratified.
Then another moment of hilarity. At the ferry stop in Ft Cochin Gita lined up to buy our tickets to Willingdon, Only one man staffed the ticket hut, but ...