Kerala

Beypore: The Birthplace of Urus

Beypore: The Birthplace of Urus

Even the narrow mud tracks would have myriads of stories to tell. How people of the distant land of Mesopotamia visited this then-buzzing port town…

An Unplanned Hike to Nowhere!

An Unplanned Hike to Nowhere!

The nephew and niece have a painting competition to attend at Pala, Kottayam. Mom wants to visit temples around Pala but could not go due…

The Wild Wayanad

The Wild Wayanad

The north-east of India with its unique mountain ranges, forests, flora, and fauna has always been in the travel lovers’ must-do list. Wayanad is Kerala’s…

Makkimala, a Hidden Gem of a Hill

Makkimala, a Hidden Gem of a Hill

Travelling with no pre-fixed itinerary leaves you with opportunities for impromptu visits to interesting places that are mostly known to locals only. We got a…

The New Face of ‘Migration’

The New Face of ‘Migration’

(This post was originally published at The True Pretender) We met Manoj at the Pugmarks Jungle Lodge in Wayanad during our stay there. As the…

The ‘Hartal’ Hike in Wayanad

The ‘Hartal’ Hike in Wayanad

One week in Kerala. There has to be a ‘hartal’ or ‘bandh.’ During our one-week Wayanad trip, there was a ‘hartal’ in the district, to…

Dosas. Only 36 Varieties Available

Dosas. Only 36 Varieties Available

What do ‘Volvo’, ‘Bheeman’, ‘Paper egg butter’, ‘Navanandana’, ‘Duck Lasoon’ and ‘Ruby Pai’ have in common ? Seemingly unrelated? Not until you visit the famed…

Palaruvi Waterfalls and a Family Photo

‘Palarauvi’ is actually a misguiding name for a waterfall cascading down from more than 300 ft. Or for that matter, for any waterfall. ‘Pal’ means…

Thenmala – A Walk on Tree Tops

A 120-m long elevated walkway touching the treetops in the middle of forest! Take this path interspersed with 109 steps and you could try out…