Posts Tagged ‘kerala’

  • Travel to Enchanting Kerala, God’s Own Country – Day 7 & 8
    Travel to Enchanting Kerala, God’s Own Country – Day 7 & 8
    The day was bright, everything was moving at a slow pace, as I stood in my hotel balcony I gazed at clear skies, chirping birds, river flowing by the pool, I was enjoying every bit of my time here. It seemed like the time was moving faster than usual as our manager knocked in at the door, in no time I was out with my fully loaded luggage and hand baggage. We all were relaxed enjoying every bit of the lovely time we spent together; we were supposed to go back to Cochin, to catch our flight back Mumbai. As we drove down the mountain hill of Munnar, for the very last time I gazed at the vast scenic beauty of nature with lovely breeze passing by. First few minutes we were able to just spot tea plantations around the place belonging to private companies, the other 15 minutes I just saw pulp trees at both the sides of the road, the rubber  [...]
    Posted at July 20th, 2009 at 12:07 am
  • Travel to Enchanting Kerala, God’s Own Country – Day 6
    Travel to Enchanting Kerala, God’s Own Country – Day 6
    The day opened up few jitters, but a sunny day with clear skies, soon after the breakfast we were off to our dream travel experience of lifetime, we passed through dense vegetation forest areas, as our bus drew along the silky path way, I could feel the cool breeze enveloping my hair giving me a good hair spa with all the natural conditioning. Everywhere I could set my eyes on was tea plantations along the slopes, up and down hill; the tea grows here in abundance as it is cold climate throughout the year. Some places along the roads, we could see minor landslides and tree falling due to heavy rains and strong winds yesterday night but it was all cleared up sooner and no mishaps. I felt as if we are digging in the jungle to find its vast treasures, the first place we visited was the Echo point, as soon as I entered the site I could  [...]
    Posted at July 19th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  • Travel to Enchanting Kerala, God’s Own Country – Day 5
    Travel to Enchanting Kerala, God’s Own Country – Day 5
    What a lovely morning it was, I blessed the hotel guys for not setting up the fans coz’ if they had put it then I would have surely put them on, whole night it was shivering cold and was raining heavily. The strong winds felt like they are going to blow me away anytime, after a quick breakfast I was out sailing on my own to look out for some places where I could visit, some of the famous places in Munnar were Rajamalai which was 15 kms away from Munnar, this is home to the last Nilgiri Tahr (a shy elusive endangered species), from Rajamalai you can view the highest peak of South India, ANAIMUDI at 8883 ft. other places included Tea museum, Madupetty, Echo point, Kundale, Top station, Luckom falls, Marayoor, Chinnar, Pallivasal and lots of other places. Getting out of the hotel, was a quick photo session at the riverside on the  [...]
    Posted at July 17th, 2009 at 12:07 am
  • Travel to Enchanting Kerala, God’s Own Country – Day 4
    Travel to Enchanting Kerala, God’s Own Country – Day 4
    Today, the morning opened up with a bright sunny day, I could hear the beautiful chirping of birds outside my Mountain View window; I loved sipping a hot cup of coffee with lip smacking strawberry cookies sitting in the balcony looking at the vastness of forest reserves. It was a free morning as we did not had any places to visit in the morning so I went out on my own to discover alone, after a quick breakfast I went out hunting for traditional houses, the bamboo groves, staying in such huts is a pleasure in itself, the tribals in the interiors of forest areas stay in such houses. As soon as I entered the forest reserve area I could feel as if I am in a Jungle, there were various huts designed to look like traditional Keralite huts, each of them were named with bird’s name in Kerala, the different names of the huts were horn bill,  [...]
    Posted at July 16th, 2009 at 12:07 am
  • Travel to Enchanting Kerala, God’s Own Country – Day 1
    Travel to Enchanting Kerala, God’s Own Country – Day 1
    Finally, the day came for which I had been waiting for so long, the enchanting greenery, bushy forests areas, traditional bungalows, and lovely sea shores, my Kerala, God’s own country. After coming here, I now know why people call it God’s own! The place has its own unique specialty, although we might have read about it, but, unless you visit it, you cannot truly know its true nature. Its just one day and I am so rejuvenated with the vastness of greenery and unending sea shores. Last whole week, I had been so excited for visiting my favorite destination, let me take you to little bit of flash back about how it all began. Long back, when I had just started with blogging I came across a site relating to travel in India, especially Kerala tour, reading the article about this place I got an inner feeling to visit this destination  [...]
    Posted at July 12th, 2009 at 09:07 pm