I am now back from my trip to Kerala with Travespire. If you are looking for off beat experiences you should try Travspire, they know just the places that will leave you spellbound.
My plane landed past 11.00 pm yesterday and I was at work today morning, so not much rational writing is possible at the moment. I will just share this beauty of a bird that I saw at Breeze Backwater Homes at Alappuzha, Alleppey.
White Cheeked Barbet with a Berry
As soon as I entered the Breeze Backwater Homes, I felt at peace. It was a charming place that rents out 4 rooms. Imagine a property of only four rooms and they are only five steps away from the backwaters. It was one of the best homestays I have ever stayed in! And I tell you, Travspire is just the place to ask about such off beat places. Wait till you hear about my experiences properly.
But back to the bird. The birds liked this berry tree and there were two of it on the premises. Shrejeeth, the host at the place even plucked a berry for me saying it is very sweet. Even though it was not ripe the berry indeed was sweet. Hence there was a constant flow of White Cheeked Barbets at the tree.
White Cheeked Barbet
I actually settled down with a book (what else but a mountain book) quickly after arriving. But then I saw these birds. Book and everything else was dropped without any hesitation. I ran to my room to get the correct lens and the camera out. I was lucky, these barbets liked the tree a lot and they kept coming and going. So photographing them was relatively easy.
Stay tuned to hear about my Muziris Tour, cycling and kayaking all in Kerala with Travespire.
This is my first visit to Kerala and I am thoroughly enjoying myself. But the focus is as of now on enjoying and not doing blog posts. So here are beautiful flowers for a lazy Sunday from the hotels I stayed in at Kochi. It is called Fort House.
My entire trip has been arranged by Travspire. And it has been an amazing trip. And this is just the beginning. I have many more things to do before I head back home!
I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!
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