More than 110 year old ‘Snake Boat’ awaits tourists at Mattanchery

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 it’s the journey than the destination that excites you the most. My travel to KANYAKUMARI

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

There’re no frogs in this pond : – ‘ Thavalayilla Kulam ’ at Parassala, Thiruvananthapuram

  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

Am I a “Solo Traveller” ? Have I been able to shatter my fears of travelling alone?

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?

‘ Puzhayoram’, a roadside eatery at Thrissur where you can taste authentic Kerala food and that too for reasonable price.

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.

Chellanam, untouched by urbanization and tourism, this small hamlet is a beauty

  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

Shakthan Thampuran Palace , Thrissur

One day, I was about to visit this Palace when my father said he would give me company. It took me by surprise for until then, neither had he shown any kind of inclination towards travel nor had he encouraged it. Besides, the palace was just stone’s throw away from my house. Though I was… Continue reading Shakthan Thampuran Palace , Thrissur