.. And as it all starts.. It was cold dark night in Bangalore, 5 nomads on a trip to Mahe, rest past the story, enjoying the road trip, the cuts and curves of highways, lost in the jungle, wandering without a map, waiting for 6Pm for the gates to open to cross the wildlife sanctuary of nagarhole, following the lights and the road…the stops of chai sutta….” I met life “.. resonating in the humming sound of the night, the endless roads, the path less taken , the ohh I am so lucky to find an accommodation on new year’s eve, the serenity and vastness of the ocean, the fish curry and appam, the driving beach of Muzhapplilanghad ,the vinegar dripping pineapples, carrots and mangos for brunch by the seashore , the walking in the moonlight with a wish lamp in hand waiting for the clock to tick 12, the new year’s eve celebrations , the toast to a better future, the early morning alarms to discover a new city- Kannur, the one lane roads of Kerala, the lemon soda that costed 3 bucks at St. Angelo’s fort, the photoshoots with the photographer, the tranquility and calmness in the noise sitting on the rocks by the shore , when the water breaks itself into moments bygone, the view of the sunset from the highest point, the chakrasana on the beach, the friends that became family for the days, the fresh air and the stars, the endless possibilities that time beholds…. Who could have anticipated this just 4 days ago when we were still planning weather to confirm the bookings or cancel it.Travel empowers oneself and liberates the inner soul… and as they say...Once u have visited the mountains a part of u remains there and u tend to visit it again and again the same applies to the sea, that takes in all the negativity and relishes and replenishes u, triggering a positive and everlasting love for itself … and this is how I welcomed the new year 2017 … in the arms of nature and belief …that not all good things are lost , if we have a perspective to see it….!!!#Kannur #Kerela #Mahe #Beaches #Fort #port #cheapestdrinks #pondicherry #unionterritory…up until the next trip this is Pooja signing off…
Only a fellow writer would understand the thrill that comes with attending a literature fest, participating in it and sharing your works with an audience that unmistakably loves literature. The South India Writers’ Ensemble (SIWE) 2015 at Chengannur was the place to be! To make new acquaintances at Kochi Airport, after what took me an entire day to travel from Kohima to Dimapur by road and then to Kolkata to Kochi via Bangalore, was like a breath of fresh air. Sometimes, it’s food that connects you. A filled stomach makes everything thereafter easier and definitely happier. But nothing prepared us for the road trip that was to follow. Certainly not after hours of flying.
Kerala for honeymooners: Visit St. Francis Church, the Jewish Synagogue and the Mattancherry Palace. Spend evenings visiting the Rose Garden and Tea Museum. The lakes of the land of god, Periyar lake and Mattupetty lake, are a magical sight to couples who find this quiet haven perfect for escapes.Perfect for: Couples who have a special place for nature and seek the silence of stunning forests for an ideal getaway.Click here to plan your Kerala getaway
Ten-Second Takeaway : Travelling in Kerala is as easy and rewarding as a glide through its backwaters. From a stunning beach destination, Kerala can also transform into a hill station with tea and spice plantations. And if it’s nature that exhilarates and enthrals you, then visit the mesmerising forests of Wayanad and experience its tree houses, which are perfectly located on a stretch of lush greenery and wilderness.Famous Beaches : Kovalam, Varkala, Alappuzha, Kannur, and Bekal
The Indian state of Kerala is blessed with natural marvels, which make it one of the most beautiful tourist destinations across the country. Travellers from all over the world are interested in Kerala holidays as these take them close to nature. From pristine backwaters and sprawling beaches to isolated hill stations and exotic tea plantations, the state excites every visitor with its wide array of delights. Situated along the vast coastline of the Arabian Sea, it boasts of having the finest beaches of India. Owing to this fact, beach tourism in Kerala has seen a huge rise in the past few years, making it one of the favorite beach destinations.This time I was looking to go to a place where I could spent the time in peace. I was in no mood to cover many places in stipulated amount of time. The idea of this vacation was to relax and rejuvenate.
It is well known that Kerala has beautiful landscapes with amazing shades of green and blue. Luxury resorts make up 590 km of its coastline, Kerala has a large number of beaches. An unforgettable experience awaits all those who travel to this coastal region in south-west India. The following is a list of some of the best beaches to visit when in Kerala.
Now you would see, Kerala is beautiful. Unlike the places i've been to, houses are at a distance from each other, lush green trees everywhere and no high rise buildings ( a relief ). We reached Varkala in the afternoon, finding ourselves amidst various cafes around the beach. Unlike other beaches, you gotta step down a flight of stairs out of the rocky terrain to reach the beach. Kerala beaches are chill just like Goa's and nothing like Mumbai. We sunbathed there, got super tanned and left for our second destination, Kovalam. Now all these destinations are 100s of kilometres away from each other, we had a strict itinerary like one would have at a camp, so there was no getting laidback. All four of us knew how to drive, we took our chances while we got to Kovalam.
9. Kerala Completing the Indian peninsula, we have reached Kerala wedged in the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. What you expect or want in Kerala - Beaches, Backwaters, Forts, Hills, Waterfalls, Trekking or just chill – The tag ‘Gods Own Country’ hasn’t been crowned just for the sake of it. There are also great places serving as great picnic spots throughout the state. Well-known pilgrimage centers are also well established from temples to churches and monuments to etch your memories for life. Low or no rainfall makes Kerala one of the favorites place to visit in India in November