Illikkalam Lake Resort
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
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... of the water they are quick to shoo them away.
We quickly become entranced in the laid back Kerala life and spend our days lazing in the hammock and frolicking in the waves. We've started to become disillusioned with India. We are tired of the travel and what feels like a constant battle to do anything. No one is really straight with you and it feels like it's such a process to get anything done. We need these few days of nothing ...
... about an hour or so, towards Kumarakom, where we will be spending our final night in Kerala at a homestay called Philipkutty Farm, on the banks of a backwater by Vembanad lake. It’s even hotter today, and we wait in the car, grateful for the air-conditioning as a boat is slowly punted across from the far shore. We load our bags into it and hop on board, waving goodbye to Tensing and wondering what awaits us on the other side… not quite ...
... The houses are gorgeous with brightly painted exteriors and right by the water’s edge so people use the water to wash themselves, their clothes and their crockery. We meandered down the waters watching people going about their days, stopping briefly to smile and wave at us. It looked like a pretty nice way to live.
It was difficult to tear ourselves away but we had a date to try to find some tigers!
... lunch somewhere then staggered home hot and bothered by about 3pm then fell in the pool. We were the only people using the pool most of the time, and it was immaculately maintained by the pool natzi (who made us shower before entering the pool) . Then we'd have a cuppa, a bit later happy hour. I finally found a fairly decent bottle of red wine, and Mark of-course had beer. Funnily a when Mark went to replenish our grog supplies, the red wine, and beer had ...
... the snacks we purchased) as no stop was offered from then on to when we arrived at 7 pm. I think we were all happy to press on as the journey was long.
We still cant get our heads around how drivers can overtake trucks and tackle traffic coming the other way head on, only veering back into the lane at the last moment, it being the grace of the other motorists allowing him in. I dont know how far Baangalore or Mysore are above sea level, ...