Wayanad is a confluence of history and culture, picturesque hills stations and spice plantations extending its arms across the length and breadth of the district. Wayanad is testimony to a prehistoric culture even dting back to the Mesolithic age. Located on the southern tip of the Western ghats this district is famous for its pristine […]

Varkala, a calm and quiet hamlet, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. It has several places of tourist interests like a beautiful beach, a 2000-year-old Vishnu Temple and the Ashramam – Sivagiri Mutt a little distance from the beach. Varkala Beach The Papanasam beach (also called as Varkala beach), which is ten kilometers away […]

When one hears the word Thekkady all you can imagine are images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. The Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks , nature […]

Alappuzha known as Venice of the East has several backwaters which are world famous for their beauty and serenity. Vembanattu Kayal between Alappuzha and Kottayam Districts is the largest backwater in Kerala. The area surrounding this backwaters is known as Kuttanad also known as the rice bowl of Kerala. Kerala is blessed with numerous rivers […]

Kathakali This is a world famous highly stylized Indian Classical Dance Drama – known as the king of performing arts – performed in a Koothambalam (art performance temple) by skilled artists. The artists has to undergo several years of hard core training. This art is a skilful combination of literature (mainly based on the epics […]

Kerala Delicacies Karimeen Pollichathu Fish  from freshwater and brackish water in southern India and Sri Lanka.It is also known as the pearlspot or karimeen  in Malayalam or Green chromide. In India, it is found throughout Kerala, especially in Kerala Backwaters around Alleppey (Alappuzha) and in western flowing rivers in Karnataka, backwaters of Andhra Pradesh and Chilika […]

My husband has taken a vow on at least 3-4 driving holidays of varying distances in a year and at least a trip to Kerala every year. We have managed this vow of a trip to kerala for the last ten years The last few years we decided to combine the drive and the  destination […]

It all began with my son Rishi’s request ( or was it demand ?) to fly – fly being the operative word – to some place for a vacation before his school began .We considered a few options, a) Singapore – realized passport validity issues ;( b) Gangtok – Flight rates were really up in […]

Munnar, a charming hill station covered with unending expanses of tea plantations, was the summer resort of most European settlers in Kerala for centuries. Anamudi, the highest mountain peak in south India towering at an altitude of 2695 m above sea level, is part of this hill station. Munnar is ribboned by winding lanes that […]

Ernakulam is the commercial capital of the State of Kerala, India and has a significant place in the history of the State. The district is famous for its coastal city of Kochi, formerly known as Cochin. This vibrant city is the maritime gateway to peninsular India and one of the most favourite tourist spots in […]