Kerala

  • One morning on Payyambalam Beach

    When one is visiting Kerala on India’s west coast, there’s no missing the beaches. Northern Kerala has several unassuming beaches and even the ones that are popular among the locals are pretty quiet in the mornings. One such beach is the Payyambalam Beach* in Kannur District in North Kerala....
  • Catching some morning light on the Cherai Lagoon

    Cherai Lagoon, Ernakulam District, Kerala Linking this post to the NF Meme– Catching the light You might also like (there are more pictures in this post): Cherai in the Monsoon For pictures from the road, Like/Follow Tipsy From The Trip on  Facebook.  Come, Trip with us. 😉  You may also like --...
  • Cherai in the Monsoon

    Cherai is a coastal area north of Kochi in Ernakulam, Kerala*. It sits on a barrier island called Vypin Island. We found ourselves in this seaside town in August and spent a day enjoying its environs drenched in the Monsoon rains. Monsoon in Kerala is not quite the tourist...
  • Guruvayur: Eat, Pray, Bargain

    (Shops at) East Gate of the temple Guruvayur Temple might be a place known to all Keralites, Krishna devotees and religious tourists. Now, those who have visited this famous temple in Thrissur, Kerala, will tell you it is quite a shopper’s delight, too. Shopping in Guruvayur — at least...
  • Home on the range*

    Remember a time when a vacation meant travelling to Ooty? Or Mysore? To me, these were places I went to in between holidays, when I was still in school and college. They were never holiday destinations; not to me. To me, a vacation meant driving to Wayanad. That’s the...
  • Jain Temple: History in stone

     A few kilometres away from Panamaram in Wayanad — on the Punchavayal-Neervaram route, to be more precise — lies this stone structure that stands testimony to Wayanad’s long standing relationship with Jainism. It is believed that Jains came to Wayanad in the Middle Ages. Considered to be among the first settlers in...
  • Breathtaking ‘Gateway to Wayanad’

    On the Western Ghats in southern India is a little green heaven called Wayanad. Cut out of the Northeastern part of Kerala, this district is one of the new hot-spots for travellers to South India. Of the many far flung attractions here, there is one thing you should not miss if you like scenic...
  • Chained here is a restless spirit

    The Chain Tree in Wayanad is a stop for many a curious traveller on the Kozhikode-Wayanad* route. The chain hanging from it was not put there by accident neither was it meant to be decoration. This tree has a story to tell. This story dates back to the time when...
  • Thekkady: A trip into into the wild

    If you thought wildlife tourism was all about safaris on four wheels or trekking through thickets alone, Thekkady in Kerala’s Idukki district will tell you there is much more to it. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary here promises you one of a kind of treat – a boat cruise through...
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