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 when I heard the cackle of the Golden Orioles. It had to be that one time when the camera bag was in my room. I ignored the birds for a few minutes. But then their call was simply irresistible. I ran back to my room, got the camera and got the bird!
Quite close to the Golden Oriole was a Shikra. Surprisingly the oriole would fly teasingly close to the Shikra, which is a bird of prey. Finally both of them got bored and flew away into the trees beyond the reach of my camera.
The magenta Frangipani was fiercely in bloom at Kairali. I have the exact same tree at home as well.
We visited the Malampuza dam near Palakkad. We skipped the garden visit as it was a blistering hot day. We went on a drive around the surrounding areas instead. In cooler weather it will make for a nice picnic spot.
While my group members waited in the car, I walked a short distance to click the bare landscape. Everyone seems to be waiting for the monsoon!
He was responsible for frying the delicious chips (I bought a few packets) at Karthik’s Chips Shop in the local Palakkad Market. And yes in his case the looks are deceptive!
Sometimes people react favorably to a camera. They took me inside the shop so I could see the place. This was the giant kadhai where the chips were fried!
I close the post with a picture of Karthik’s dad. He named the shop after his son. He was a soft spoken person, ever ready to let you taste all kind of exotic chips had!