Kalathil Lake Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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... as an unlikely blend of medieval Portugal, Holland and an English village grafted on to the tropical malabar coast. It is a touristy but quiet spot with a lot of influence on art, culture and heritage. We decided to splash out a bit for our last few nights, so instead of our normal 10 pounds or less per room per night we upped it to 20 pounds a night and landed ourselves 'Niyati' ...
... 3 dayers staying on a houseboat with your own chef and driver. We opted for a leisurely 1 day trip, with lunch thrown in (and hopefully not 'up'!). There were just the 5 of us plus one forlorn and silent Mexican young man on our boat. We were accompanied by a guide and 2 men. Their role became quickly apparent. We weren't going to motor around the backwaters. We were going to punt! 7 hours punting, on a biggish boat. ...
... up the paintwork. John, Johnson, the guesthouse, the dogs, the horse, and us, are all slow moving, dusty, slightly mildewed and totally wacked out in the enervating climate. Alleppey sits on sea level , the Arabian Sea on one side and a vast network of inland waterways on the other, with several tree lined canals running through the centre of the city - it stews in the still air and this isn't even the hot season.
A cold beer is in order after our ordeal, so John (as ...
... bizarre thing of the trip. Kathakali is the traditional dance form of Kerala. They tell a story, almost a play, but with no speech. It's all about facial expressions, especially eyes and facial twitches, also body language and movements. All are male and the main characters wear gharish facepaint, facial appendages and big costumes. Two other men stand beating drums while the compere/singer plays cymbals inbetween his explanations or warblings.
... why, as it would be incomprehensible to go for an aimless walk. As a result we had a gaggle of amused curious kids following us for the whole of the walk. Kerala is completely different. People, although interested in us, are laid back and didn’t seemed to be surprised by someone going for a walk in their beautiful lush green village, even our strangle little scruffy mixed family.
Despite the backwaters being the biggest ...