Kalathil Lake Resort
Travel Blogs from Vaikom
... first ATM, professing to belong the the United Bank of Syria took the card and the instructions and made amazing noises for some 3 or 4 minutes, then politely told us 'transaction cancelled'. The following two we came across were out of order, the fourth provided a real master class in mental arithmetic. After doing the normal it asked 'how would you like your money paid in denominations of 100rps'. We tried to provide the answer, ...
... We decided it would be nice to take the passenger ferry to Ernakulam, which is the business district of the greater Kochi area. On arrival at the "terminal", we were greeted by two lines of people queuing for tickets, men & women. The men's queue was very long, the women's only a few. Here's a big tip!!! If you are travelling with a women get her to queue for as many tickets as you want. The separate queuing seems a little spurious, even at the gate to board the ferry ...
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 ...
... br> However, it wasn’t long before someone at the temple in the village nearby began chanting in Sanskrit via a booming PA system. This turned into a 3 day marathon chanting from both the Christian church and the nearby Hindu temple in the same tiny village, both competing for their devotees attention, a bit of a ‘chant off’ in fact. This was one of the many religious festival that
you see everywhere in India, each region with ...
About Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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The Vaikom Mahadeva Temple is a temple for the Hindu god Shiva in Vaikom, Kerala. The temple, along with Ettumanoor Siva Temple, Kaduthuruthy Thaliyil Mahadeva Temple is considered a powerful trisome. The ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking