Every day, as the dusk falls, Shyamala would light a lamp in a small stone structure in front of her house. Once in a month, she would offer meat, toddy (alcohol), cigarettes and boiled eggs to the deity installed in the structure, hoping that it would ward off all evils. The folk deity who goes… Continue reading The Myth of ‘Kappiri Muthappan’,an African Ghost
There’s no doubt that ‘Fort Kochi’ and ‘Mattanchery’ are the prominent tourist destinations in Ernakulam, Kerala. But there’s something else, I am sure most of the tourists might have missed while strolling along the streets of Mattanchery - a 106 ft long ‘ Snake Boat’ which is more than 110 years old. ‘ Punnamthottam -… Continue reading More than 110 year old ‘Snake Boat’ awaits tourists at Mattanchery
Sometimes, rather than the destination, it’s the sheer joy of coming across unexpected sights along the way that makes your travel eventful. Before I proceed further, let me tell you that this post will always be close to my heart for Kanyakumari was the first place I thought of travelling to when I began to firmly believe… Continue reading Sometimes it’s the journey than the destination that excites you the most. My travel to KANYAKUMARI
Sometimes, it’s the stories behind certain places that leaves an indelible impression on your mind. I love to hear such stories. And this is one such story… Ponds with water lilies are not a rare phenomenon in Kerala. But I really do not know what made me stop my vehicle and ask about that… Continue reading There’re no frogs in this pond : – ‘ Thavalayilla Kulam ’ at Parassala, Thiruvananthapuram
I was 15 years old when I had my first long journey to Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thuckalay and Kanyakumari. Though it only took nine hours to reach there, it looked like days to me before we arrived at our first destination. Prior to it, I haven’t travelled anywhere. I always wished, if my relatives’ houses were… Continue reading Am I a “Solo Traveller” ? Have I been able to shatter my fears of travelling alone?
In Kerala, the South West Monsoon had already arrived and it was raining heavily, most of the time. But, on that Saturday evening, when I started off to ‘ Puzhayoram’, a roadside eatery shop in Puzhaikkal, Thrissur, the torrential rain had subsided a little. Even then, the sky was laden with clouds as if it… Continue reading ‘ Puzhayoram’, a roadside eatery at Thrissur where you can taste authentic Kerala food and that too for reasonable price.
When I set out for “Chellanam”, a coastal village in the west of Kochi on a Sunday morning, I knew nothing about it except for a few facts that it is a place which often gets affected whenever nature decides to sulk. Villagers live a hard life as the sea can get rough anytime.… Continue reading Chellanam, untouched by urbanization and tourism, this small hamlet is a beauty