Discover: Backwaters of Kochi

Discover: Backwaters of Kochi

This is the sixth post in the Kerala backwater Series. In this post, we will be traveling around Kochi and its close lying backwaters… A holiday spent in Kochi would be an exotic mix of history, modern city life, and water world. By water world,  I meant the backwaters adjacent to the sea, almost making it a unique marine experience…. Read more →

Feel the Beauty of Kollam Backwaters

Feel the Beauty of Kollam Backwaters

This is the fifth post in the Kerala Backwaters Series. Lets explore backwaters of Kollam and nearby regions, in this post. A Glimpse of Kollam : Image by  raj_nair81 via flickr The coastal district of Kollam formerly known as Quilon lies 70 km from Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala. The first thing that comes to the mind of a Keralite… Read more →

Kerala Houseboat Ride in Kuttanad

Traversing Backwaters of Kuttanad

This is the fourth post in Kerala backwater series. In this post we are exploring Kuttanad and its backwater stretches… Kuttanadu is called the rice-bowl of Kerala. It is the area of lowest altitude in Kerala. As a consequence, farming here is carried on below sea level! Kuttanad Backwaters : Photo by Abraham C via flickr  Kuttanadu has some legend… Read more →

Kerala Travel Tips

17 Tips for Safe Travel in Kerala

For the convenience of every guest who travels to Kerala, we encourage you to read through the travel tips mentioned here. The tips mentioned here are as per our own experience and is subjective and depends on different perspective.   Kerala has a balanced climate throughout the year and you do not experience extreme hot or cold We recommend you… Read more →

Kochi Muziris Biennale

Kochi Muziris Biennale Pictorial Update

Kochi Muziris Biennale which started on Dec 12th 2012 has become one of the largest art festivals in India. It has provided a global platform for the budding Indian artists. It is to be noted that amid various controversies and fund shortages, this contemporary art festival is becoming something Indians can be proud of…for a long time! Approximately 80 artists… Read more →

Njarrakal Backwaters

Fishing…For Fun at Njarakkal Aqua Fish Farm

National Geographic Traveler was never more right when it tagged Kerala backwaters in the list of 50 important, must-visit tourist destinations in the world. UNESCO has also tagged Kerala and its backwaters as a World Heritage site. In fact, you can enjoy a kaleidoscope of Kerala culture when you are on a tour of its pristine backwaters.  There are plenty… Read more →

Aspinwall House Mattencherry

Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Kerala’s Art-Tourism Gateway!!

On 7 December 2012, Atul Dodiya, one of India’s most leading contemporary artists, tweeted: “The Kochi-Muziris Biennale could be one of the greatest things to happen to contemporary art in India.” The event is scheduled to be inaugurated on 12 December 2012 (12/12/12) and will host at least 80 artists, both Indian and international. As part of the Biennale, the… Read more →

Munnar Hill Station

A Dozen Shades of Green: Lets Enjoy Kerala Greenery!

Kerala , The Green Paradise! The lush greenery greets you everywhere. It doesn’t matter whether you are in city, suburban  or a rural village, the green flora beckons you. The color green is the color of nature, fertility and of life.  It is the color of balance. It symbolizes harmony, well being and growth. It is said to be the… Read more →

Karimeen Pollichathu

Karimeen Pollichathu (Pearl Spot Fish Fry in Banana Leaves)

Karimeen Pollichathu is one of Kerala’s traditional delicacies. Karimeen or Pearl spot fish is found very common in Kerala backwaters. All through Kerala, you will get this dish but with varying flavour.. The taste and preparation changes slightly as we go from one end of Kerala to the other! This is traditionally a Syrian Christian delicacy but soon became part… Read more →