Thekkady, Periyar, Kumarakom – Jewels of Kerala

Boating in Periyar lake

When we started from Munnar on sunny but cool morning for Thekkady, Periyar, Kumarakom. We were staying in tea garden area, so route we have chosen for Thekkady didn’t pass through the town of Munnar. We started from our hotel in tea garden area and driving through spice plantation. There was Cardamom plantation on the … Read more Thekkady, Periyar, Kumarakom – Jewels 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 … Read more Munnar places to visit – The Tea Town of Kerala

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 … Read more Kathakali Dancers and Performace

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 … Read more Onam Sadhya from Kerala – Food and Culture

Cochin to Guruvayur and The Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple

Guruvayur Temple covered area

Kerala has been high on my list of places to visit but somehow I was not able to travel. Once I booked the air tickets but have to cancel because the group leader canceled the trip. It was a few years back. This time I planned my trip on my own and I persuaded my … Read more Cochin to Guruvayur and The Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple