Places to visit in Trivandrum and Places to visit near Trivandrum

Places to visit in Trivandrum

Trivandrum’s is officially known as Thiruvananthapuram. It is the capital of Kerala and also the biggest city. Despite all these things it is not a very popular place like Kochi or Alleppey. There are some interesting places to visit in Trivandrum. Trivandrum is a busy city but despite this, I saw some interesting places here … Read morePlaces to visit in Trivandrum and Places to visit near Trivandrum

Kumarakom or Alleppey and Backwaters of Kerala

Kumarakom or Alleppey and Backwaters of Alleppey in Kerala

The Kerala backwater starters from Kochi and goes till Kollam. The five lakes lying parallel to the Arabian sea create the famous backwaters of Kerala. These lakes are fed by 9 major and many small rivers coming from western ghats. Vembanad lake is the biggest among these lakes with Alleppey (Alappuzha) on its one side … Read moreKumarakom or Alleppey and Backwaters of Kerala

Places to visit in Fort Kochi, Fun things to do in Kochi and Places to Visit in Kochi at Night

Places to visit in Fort Kochi, Fun things to do in Kochi and Places to Visit in Kochi at Night

I traveled to Kochi twice, the first time I traveled with my parents and the second time I traveled solo in January this year. I had very pleasant memories from both trips. During my second trip, I visited offbeat places and did fun things in Kochi. I think these offbeat places should be the places … Read morePlaces to visit in Fort Kochi, Fun things to do in Kochi and Places to Visit in Kochi at Night

Alleppey to Kollam in Tourist Boat – An Off The Beaten Path

Island in the Kerala Backwaters

Kerala and backwaters are two sides of a coin, a visit to Kerala is incomplete without its backwaters. The most popular way to explore Kerala backwaters is by a houseboat, where you can stay overnight, meals are prepared in the boat and it cruises in Vembanad lake & some canals. Most of the time these … Read moreAlleppey to Kollam in Tourist Boat – An Off The Beaten Path

Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort Cochin – Kerala

Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort Pool

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 … Read moreBolgatty Palace and Island Resort Cochin – Kerala

Waterscapes KTDC Backwater Resort

Sunset and boat at 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 … Read moreWaterscapes KTDC Backwater Resort

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 moreMunnar 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 moreKathakali 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 moreOnam Sadhya from Kerala – Food and Culture