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

Why 25 families abandoned their houses in Kayattuva, 2 kilometers away from Paniyeli Poru, a tourist destination in Ernakulam?

The road was steep. And the ambassador car we hired was moving cautiously as if getting prepared to avert any untoward incidents that can occur on the way. We were passing through a small forest and when I was told that the chances of coming across a herd of elephants or even a tiger are… Continue reading Why 25 families abandoned their houses in Kayattuva, 2 kilometers away from Paniyeli Poru, a tourist destination in Ernakulam?

Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thuckalay -one of the largest WOODEN PALACES IN ASIA

Every moment inside the Kottaram ( palace ) seemed like a conversation with history. It was a real royal splendour. If you are a keen lover of art and architecture you could not afford to miss this magnificent wooden palace sprawling over 6.5 acres of land inside the Padmanabhapuram Fort with 108 huge distinctly made… Continue reading Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thuckalay -one of the largest WOODEN PALACES IN ASIA

A church on the Sea Shore – The Madre De Deus Church, Vettukad, Thiruvananthapuram.

Years ago, when I first visited this church, it looked age old exuding tranquility. Doves perched on the wooden planks placed beneath the roof of the church cooed intermittently. The sounds of the sea, splashing waves added to its aura. I personally feel the best time to visit a church or a temple is the… Continue reading A church on the Sea Shore – The Madre De Deus Church, Vettukad, Thiruvananthapuram.

Pathiramanal Island and Vaidyar’s Kada – Alappuzha

It was almost noon when we reached the ‘Vaidyar’s kada’, a small restaurant at Muhamma, Alappuzha. Absolutely a nondescript place, a shade has been drawn at its entrance to beat the scorching sun. A couple of tables and chairs were haphazardly arranged at what seemed like the portico of the house. Other than these, there’s… Continue reading Pathiramanal Island and Vaidyar’s Kada – Alappuzha

Unexpected and a Delightful visit to Shravanabelaglola

I was under the impression that travelling could be an experience only if I travel solo. I was completely fascinated by the tales of solo travelling. But my trip to Shravanabelagola in Hassan at Karnataka broke that myth. Well! Solo travelling might work for many but for me a trip with somebody who would just… Continue reading Unexpected and a Delightful visit to Shravanabelaglola