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Stories and Tips Kerala

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Spices to Zig Zags

Written by koshkha on 22 Apr, 2012

S is for SpicesKerala is the spice state of India, benefiting from lots of sun and rain and a superb climate for things to grow. We visited a spice garden near Munnar and even small towns have spice shops, with the larger cities groaning under…Read More

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Hill Stations to Roman Catholicism

Written by koshkha on 22 Apr, 2012

H is for Hill StationsThroughout India when the weather gets hot, those who can afford to head for the hills. With altitude comes respite from the heat and for Kerala the most famous of the Hill Stations is Munnar though Wikipedia lists 16 different Kerala…Read More

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Ayurveda to God's Own Country

Written by koshkha on 22 Apr, 2012

How to capture a week in Kerala without stretching to the world's longest review? Well it's a tried and tested technique of mine to force myself to stick to an alphabet structure. We were in Kerala - visiting Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady and the backwaters around…Read More

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Meeting our driver's family

Written by koshkha on 28 Nov, 2011

When you book a tour in India with a local driver you do pretty much take your chances with what sort of driver you get. Very rarely you’ll get a chap who drives like a dream, understands what you want and can explain what’s going…Read More

My Recent Visit

Written by dishatis on 05 Oct, 2009

A Tour to Kerala:Kerala is probably one of the greenest places in India with the highest rate of literacy, truly said. In the month of July I planned a tour to Kerala with my family.It was a tour of 10 days. When I reached there…Read More

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Monsoon Magic from Malabar, India!

Written by kris_kandath on 03 Oct, 2006

Ever since my early childhood days in Kerala (where I grew up in a rural village) I had been fascinated by the monsoon rains. My long 25 years stint away in Europe added a mysterious touch to it. After re-locating to India almost 3 years…Read More

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My Vist to an Elephant Sanctuary!

Written by kris_kandath on 29 Sep, 2006

I recently made a visit to an elephant sanctuary, perhaps the only one of its kind in the world, here in Kerala. It is located in Trissur district near the famous Vishnu temple in ´Guruvayur´ and it houses nearly 63 elephants. The elephants of Kerala…Read More

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Classis Kozhikode in the Malabr coast reviewed

Written by kris_kandath on 24 Sep, 2006

Classic Kozhikode in north Kerala is the area which the legendary traveller Marco Polo described in 1320AD as the Great Province of Malabar. In fact Chinese were the first to establish commercial contact with these shores and many eminent travellers followed their footsteps. Ibn Batuta…Read More

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Written by kris_kandath on 24 Sep, 2006

I recently did a whirlwind trip to the beautiful and magical Mahe, which is a tiny enclave of Ponicherry (on the east cost of India and 630 kms away) with a heavy French influence. In fact this former French town covering approximately 9 kms and…Read More

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Ayurveda Massage

Written by MichaelJM on 14 Dec, 2005

Golden Sands had a Ayurvedic treatment centre, and I couldn’t resist having a go at the full body massage--after all, for just over £5, it was too good an opportunity to miss. The treatment rooms were on the top floor and consisted of a couple…Read More

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