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
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?