Houseboat Lunch Cruise with Kumarakom Lake Resort

As I entered the one bedroom houseboat of Kumarakom Lake Resort, I knew the deck was going to be my favorite place. The bed room was air-conditioned, the dining area was air-conditioned but the deck was weather conditioned! And as I said before, I had the whole houseboat to myself with a three member crew. … Read more

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15 Things I Loved about Kumarakom Lake Resort

When I was leaving the Kumarakom Lake Resort, I told Sanjay, “thank you for such a wonderful holiday, it was so beautiful, it was almost unreal!” Since then I have been wondering why I enjoyed my stay so much! I actually closed my eyes and the reasons started popping up one by one. I wrote then … Read more

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Sunset at Fort Kochi, Kerala

In spite of having traveled so much this year it seems I am running out of sky pictures! The good bit is that I am heading out again tomorrow, just me and my daughter. Till I click new ones, here is a sunset at Fort Kochi in Kerala, India. I did a short trip to … Read more

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How Do You Like to Explore a Place?

So how do you like to explore a place?  When you arrive at a new place how do you really wish to explore it if you were given a free hand? I know that will depend on the city, its size and many other things. Still there is a particular way in which we like … Read more

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10 Things to Do around Fort Kochi, Kerala

It is difficult to believe that all I spent were measly 4 days in Kochi and the backwaters. I had so much fun in those four days, it feels like I was there at least for 10 days! So here are 10 things I thought were a lot of fun to do in Kochi and … Read more

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Muziris Heritage Tour- Kochi, Kerala

One of my trips with Travspire was the heritage tour of Muziris. When I met Lijo Jose my guide for the Muziris Heritage Tour, he pulled out a map of the Spice Route in ancient times to show how the port of Muziris was an important part of it. And if we thought of cities … Read more

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CTD Temple Pond, Fort Kochi, Kerala

I had limited time in Fort Kochi. I initially tried to walked around the city but gave up soon. I then hired an auto and the driver, Sabu Babu took me around. CTD Temple Pond, Fort Kochi, Kerala  He took me to Cochin Thirumala Devaswom Temple also known as CTD Temple. The main temple was … Read more

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Chinese Fishing Nets at Fort Kochi, Kerala

I recently visited Fort Kochi on Travspire’s invitation and what a trip it was! I had only two evenings at Fort Kochi and the first of it was devoted to watching a Kathakali dance performance. So I had only one evening for the Chinese Fishing Netsand I was sincerely longing for some drama in the … Read more

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Cycling, Walking and Boating in Kerala Backwaters

After Fort Kochi, Kerala Backwaters were my next stop. But instead of the traditional places Travspire offered me a cycling, walking and boating trip with my base at Breeze Backwater Homes in Kuthiathode. My room there was literally five steps away from the backwaters. Before lunch I had gulped two cups of tea and spent … Read more

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Kayaking in Kerala

When the good folks at Travspire put Kayaking on my agenda it was another instance of an adventure chasing me, on my own I don’t think I would have thought of it! And what an adventure it was! It was a early start on July 28, I woke up at 5.15 am and we headed … Read more

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