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
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
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?
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
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.