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Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort Cochin – Kerala

Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort Cochin – Kerala

We stayed in Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort in Cochin during our Kerala travel. I had booked online on KTDC’s website because they give a discount for online booking. Bolgatty is an exclusive heritage hotel located on the Island with the same name. This is a mansion originally built by Dutch traders in 1744 and as per records, it is the oldest existing outside Netherlands. In past, it was once the Governor’s palace for the commander of Dutch Malabar and also…

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Waterscapes KTDC Backwater Resort

Waterscapes KTDC Backwater Resort

We stayed in Waterscapes KTDC Backwater Resort during our 10 days trip in Kerala. I had booked through KTDC website. The booking process was smooth, I got a confirmation email after paying online. I was traveling with my parents and we reached in resort by afternoon. The reception area was spacious and clean but decorated was very basic. The girls at the reception were dressed in traditional Kerala style sarees and they received us with a smile. Check in process…

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Kovalam beach & Trivandrum – The Capital of Kerala

Kovalam beach & Trivandrum – The Capital of Kerala

We started from Thekkady after breakfast and reached Trivandrum by afternoon. It took us more or less 4 hours. Drive was smooth and there was not much traffic on the way. After a relaxing & fresh up in the hotel, we started for Kovalam beach, which is around half an hour from Trivandrum. While we were driving, our driver suggested to visit Poovar also and so we took a detour. There was a small jetty for boat and from where…

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Munnar places to visit – The Tea Town of Kerala

Munnar places to visit – The Tea Town of Kerala

We were staying in Cochin but before we can start, it started raining very heavily. It was pouring cats and dogs and within 10 minutes open corridor of resort filled with water. But due to heavy rain we had to wait and after 30 minutes when rain turned to light drizzling we started.  We were staying in Bolgotty Island we took ferry to cross the river. We reached the jetty and our driver got the car in to ferry for…

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Kathakali Dancers and Performace

Kathakali Dancers and Performace

Kathakali is a dance form from Kerala. It is very complex dance form with elaborate makeup and costume. I saw my first Kathakali performance in Cochin. We booked tickets over the phone. The theater people advised us to visit at least 2 hours before the performance so that we can see artist apply elaborate makeup on their faces. We reached early as advised and it was a pleasure to watch them apply makeup. It was a long process of approx…

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Adai Dosa from Kerala

Adai Dosa from Kerala

I don’t write about recipes though I love cooking but I have decided to write about some of the recipes, which I came across my travel and really liked but these are usually not available in restaurants. Here I am sharing a recipe, which is not so popular but full of nutrition. I had a dish called “Adai”, it’s a kind of dosa or savory pancake. It is a protein rich dish with some carbohydrates, whole sum meal. I had…

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Onam Sadhya from Kerala – Food and Culture

Onam Sadhya from Kerala – Food and Culture

Onam is one of that festival, which is associated with the state of Kerala. The beauty of the festival is that it is celebrated in all caste, communities, and religions of Kerala. I guess it is unique due to this and attracts me due to this & it’s association with food…. Spread of food (Onam Sadhya) 🙂 The display of the floral rangoli is also a part of this festival. I keep the track of Onam because I love to…

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