Human by Nature- Vignettes from Beautiful Kerala


I am lucky, I have traveled to the beautiful state of Kerala many times. Nature shares its bounty in abundance and the effect is amplified by the beautiful people of Kerala. I have been lucky to see a bit of this world and today I share five unforgettable vignettes from my trips to Kerala! Beautiful … Read more

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5 Things to Do at Wayanad, Kerala

I had truly not expected Wayanad to be so beautiful! There are many things to do around Wayand. My list of top 5 things to do at Wayanad are as following: Jeep Safari/Walking around a Plantation A Visit to Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary Stay in a Tree House Visit the Edakkal Caves Trek to Chembra Lake … Read more

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Staying in the Mackenzie Suite at the Pepper Trail, Wayanad


After staying in the Woodpecker Tree House at the Pepper Trail in Wayanad, Kerala, I was pretty sure that anything would be a step down after that. However when I move to the Mackenzie Suite at the Pepper Trail, Wayanad, it had a charm of its on. In the end I was unable to decide, … Read more

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Living in a Tree House at Wayand, Kerala with Pepper Trail


I have done three back to back trips recently Philippines, Indonesia and then living in a tree house at Wayanad, Kerala with theĀ Pepper Trail. And while I was traveling to Wayand to stay at the Pepper Trail, the currency change happened in India. But the Pepper Trail is the perfect hideout to sit out all … Read more

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Kerala in Monsoons


I wish to see a lot more of Kerala than what I have seen till date. But the deepest impression it made on me was in the monsoons. The rains would come pouring down, giving the impression of lasting forever. And yet they would clear as suddenly as they stared, leaving everything washed and fresh! … Read more

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Palakkad in Pictures


I visited Palakkad, Kerala to stay at Kairali the Ayurvedic Healing Village. It is at the outskirts of the Palakkad town. It was a tranquil place. I also visited the local market of Palakkad for spices, chips and coffee! So this is once again, show it in pictures post! I was sitting on a porch … Read more

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Kairali the Ayurvedic Healing Resort in Palakkad, Kerala


Apart from an odd massage I had little understanding of Ayurveda. VisitingĀ Kairali the Ayurvedic Healing Resort in Palakkad, Kerala was a good start for me to gain an initial understanding of Ayurveda. And I have come back impressed. They have a lovely 60 acre place full of trees, flowers and birds including peacocks. The trip … Read more

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The Sunset Cruise at Kumarakom Lake Resort

Everyday at five thirty in the evening there would be a great bustle around the Kumarakom Lake Resort. After a leisurely tea, it would be time to board the sunset cruise boat which left at the appointed time.A kid would stand say, “Don’t go daddy is coming.” Someone else would request to wait as their … Read more

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Kayak, Canoe or a Houseboat?

I have now been on a houseboat, canoe and kayak in the Kerala’s backwaters. While all are fun ways to explore the backwaters, each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. In this post I am going to compare all the three modes of exploring the backwaters in the God’s Own Country. Even though … Read more

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A Canoe Ride in the Vembanad Lake

I am not a morning person! And the canoe ride started at 7.30 am. That meant I had to get up at 6.45 at least. I don’t take much time to get ready anyway. When I turned up at the reception of the Kumarakom Lake Resort, they took pity on me and told me to … Read more

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