Tourist Spots in Kerala

Weekend Getaway - Chittar

Weekend Getaway – Chittar

Villages in Kerala are remarkable in their serenity and peace. They exhibit the slice of life of the people of Kerala – their friendly nature, their openness to visitors and the amazing food. The best way to have a great weekend vacation would be to visit one of the villages in Kerala. Away from the busy towns and bustling metropolis,… Read more →

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The Unforgettable Legacy of Parumala Church

Kerala has numerous historical delights that would awe and inspire you. The Parumala church is one such place. The center of attraction is not just the church, but the person that inspired the building of the church. Located on the shores of Pampa River near Kottayam, the church and the person behind it act like magnetic forces, attracting thousands of… Read more →

Weekend Getaway - Palakkad Gap

Weekend Getaway – Palakkad Gap

Lying between Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and Palakkad in Kerala lies a low mountain pass known as Palakkad gap (between the ranges of Anaimalai hill and Nilgiris). It’s noted for its sheer beauty and is thus one of the weekend getaway spots for people in Kerala and Coimbatore. The belief is that the Bharatha puzha originates from this spot through small… Read more →

Onattukara

Into the land of Mahabali and Onam – Onattukara

In Kerala, the Onam season has just finished. But the memories created during each Onam carry on forever. People visit their near and dear ones and spend time with them to celebrate the special occasion of Onam, and they carry these memories with them when they go back.  In this article, we will talk about a place that’s special for… Read more →

Examining the History of Krishnapuram Palace

Examining the History of Krishnapuram Palace

One of the incredible facts of Kerala is that it’s got evidence of some of the greatest architecture in the entire country. In fact, the domestic architecture bears striking resemblances to that of temple architecture, especially for the palatial residential buildings of the royalty.  Almost every building in the state, even the colonial vernacular architecture and the vernacular houses followed… Read more →

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Weekend Getaway: Magic Planet – Kazhakuttom, Thiruvananthapuram

Abracadabra! The moment these words are uttered, our attention is naturally drawn to the voice, and to the owner of the voice. Everybody likes magic, there is no age limit for enjoying it. One of the main reasons why people love magic is because they like the mystery and suspense in it, and when the magician finishes his trick, the… Read more →

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Exploring Kerala Beyond Its Backwaters

A few years back, Kerala was touted to be one of the ten paradises of the world by the popular magazine, National Geographic Traveller, mostly because of the bountiful varieties of unparalleled natural wonders. Interestingly, it is not just the backwaters that put Kerala on the world tourism map, but a lot of other things. True, the state is synonymous… Read more →

Vavar Mosque

History – Vavar Mosque and its Fascinating Legends

Kerala is a land where religious harmony is propagated, and therefore, you can see several hundreds of places of worship throughout the entire state. Out of all these, there are a couple that stands out and will continue to do so till earth exists – the Vavar mosque and the Sabarimala Sree Dharma Shastha Temple. In this article, we will… Read more →

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Weekend Getaway – Thalassery

Thalassery, along the Malabar Coast, was known as Telissery when India was under British rule and is located in Kannur, India. It acted as a British settlement and thrived into a popular commercial center. Trade was conducted, mainly in the form of pepper and cardamom. The city went down in history as a popular heritage town, and is thus, a… Read more →

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A Peek Into The History of St. Antony’s Roman Catholic Latin Shrine

St. Antony’s Roman Catholic Latin Shrine in Kaloor, Kochi, is world famous for the beautiful experiences that the church gives to its believers. St. Antony and his wonders are numerous, and people who place their trust in the saint will never be disappointed.  St. Antony, born as Fernando Martins de Bulhões or Saint Anthony of Lisbon, was a Portuguese Catholic… Read more →

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Weekend Getaway – Munroe Island

Munroe Island is a great weekend getaway for those looking for a lovely, scenic location to hang out. Located in Kollam, and comprising of tiny 80 islands, the place is a dream and your trip will be an event to remember. Here is a short guide on how you can travel to Munroe Island for the weekend and make the… Read more →

History - The Story That Made Parassinikkadavu Muthappan So Popular

History – The Story That Made Parassinikkadavu Muthappan So Popular

There was a time when Malayalam movies of a decade or two ago mentioned a deity called Parassinikkadavu Muthappa… People not familiar with the story of the deity would wonder why the characters in the movies often call to him for help or assistance. In this article, we venture to explain how Parassinikkadavu Muthappan became so popular and sought after… Read more →

Bet you didn’t know how these Kerala towns got their names

Bet You Didn’t Know How these Kerala Towns Got their Names

When you sift through the sands of time, you can see a lot of interesting and unique things. And in a country as culturally diverse as India, there is no dearth of things you can be amazed at. In this article, we will be exploring the names of towns in Kerala and how they got their names. Get ready to… Read more →

Vallarpadom-Church

History – A Peek into Vallarpadam Church’s Past

The Vallarpadam Church of the Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom is a place of worship with an interesting history of its own. Located in Ernakulam, Kerala, the church was built by the Portuguese Missionaries in the year 1524. The main deity in the church is, of course, Holy Mary, and she is also fondly known as ‘Vallarapadath Amma’ by… Read more →

Kuruva-Island

Weekend Getaway – Kuruva Island

Strict work schedules can be a pressure sometimes, and you would want to take the pressure off by traveling somewhere. Getting close to nature can be the most refreshing way to let the steam out. And Wayanad is a good destination for that. If you are looking to spend a lazy weekend doing nothing but breathing in nature, and exploring… Read more →

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History – The Story Behind Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Built with the fascinating blend of Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture, the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple located in the East Fort of Trivandrum sports a magnificent structure that draws the attention and awe of millions of people. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, one of the powerful trinities of the universe, according to popular Hindu belief. It is considered… Read more →