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Pick on a few Tea Leaves

4 Apr

Whenever you travel to Kerala or any other tea plantation, an activity that you must try to do is – pluck tea leaves from a tea bush. Please don’t be fooled, it’s definitely not as easy as it seems.

For starters this activity begins very early in the morning, when the overnight dew is still present. If you wake up early enough, you will see numerous women walking along the hills with the baskets on their head to start this daily task (and these baskets are definitely not light in weight). They carry on this activity on a difficult hilly terrain, and at times even battling against cold, mist, rainfall and so on.

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Lone Deity

15 Feb

While looking out for the Nilgiri Thar during one of our jungle walking trails in the Eravikulam National Park, Kerala we came across this beautiful sight / shrine.

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Kerala Continued – Route 3 – Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Sabarimala

13 Feb

In continuation of my earlier post – Kerala Solved http://wp.me/p29z7S-4h, I am now writing about my personal experiences and recommendations for the region/route 3 i.e. Cochin (Kochi) – Munnar – Thekkady – Sabarimala .  Beware – its one long post. 🙂

We started our Kerala trip with Kochi. In case you have time you should spend at least 2 days here as it has some beautiful temples, churches, palaces and ecotourism villages to see. The sight of the fishing nets hung in the sea here is also a must photograph scene. Continue reading

Kerala Solved…Guide to planning a trip to Kerala

9 Feb

Kerala is a small state at the southern most part of India, where one is spoilt for choices in everything – in terms diverse places to see, numerous unique things to do and unusual places to stay. Hence planning a trip here can be quite confusing and challenging.

To make this easy for all my fellow travellers, I am listing down various options and combinations (w.r.t to personal interests and comfort) that you can use to customise your own trip to Kerala. Please note that based on your comments, feedback and questions I will keep updating this post. Hence this post is called Kerala Solved… 🙂  

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