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  • Touring MunnarWe arranged to share a car and driver with Maarten and Lena, a young couple staying at The Shade. They have the room right next to us on the lower level of the house. We have a breakfast patio with Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Feb 28, 2016
  • On to MunnarWe went to the bus station and got on the bus to Munnar. We made sure to go early so we would get a seat. It left at 9:50 and arrived in Munnar around 2:30 with a 1/2 hour Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Feb 28, 2016
  • TRAVEL PORTAL AND ITS ADVANTAGESTravel means getting out of your confines of home and go somewhere to relax or for some adventures, to enjoy with their family and friends and also become rejuvenate, so to ease the stress related to travel such as the Posted by Axis Softech in TRAVEL PORTAL AND ITS ADVANTAGES | Feb 26, 2016
  • Another Slow Day in KumilyAfter all the exertion of yesterday, we were pretty laid back today. We did walk downtown and do some shopping. We are leaving tomorrow and so picked up a few things. We went to a pharmacy, which turned out just Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Feb 24, 2016
  • Cooling It and Heating It UpI declared Monday a rest and relaxation day. I needed some down time to recover from all the travel. So we just went on a little walk in the morning, while it was cool. (and it stays cooler, longer up Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Feb 23, 2016
  • Moving on to KumilyWe had bought tickets on the A/C train from Kollam to Kottayam while we were in Kochi. But on the advice of our host, Vijeesh, we decided to take the 8:00 train from Munroe Island to Kottayam instead. This would Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Feb 21, 2016
  • Casa Mia Homestay, Fort Cochin, KeralaCasa Mia This was my second stay at Casa Mia. The first time, was back in March 2014 when I spent two nights with Usha and her family. This time, I was with my wife of 12 months, who was very much Posted by PeterBoasman in South Goan Adventure | Feb 20, 2016
  • Fort CochinThis was my third visit to Kerala. I have always been fascinated by the history and natural beauty of this souther part of the Indian sub-continent. It's sad to report that the impact of urban development, mass- tourism is impacting Posted by PeterBoasman in South Goan Adventure | Feb 20, 2016
  • A trip to VerkalaAfter an early breakfast, we went to the train station to catch the 7:30 train, which we were told would not come until 8:00. Well, it actually didn't come until 8:45! It was a crowded train and we had to Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Feb 20, 2016
  • Travel to Munroe IslandWe caught the ferry from Alleppey to Kollam. This ferry is advertised as a "tourist ferry" and consequently is much more expensive than the previous ferries we had been on. The ferry is in no better condition, but they do Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Feb 20, 2016
  • Canoeing the CanalsWe got up early (again!) to go on a 6:00 am canoe trip. Vimalan, Vijeesh's father, took us and a couple of young women out in his wooden canoe. We were out on the water before the sun was up. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/450549/DSC06284.jpg Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Feb 19, 2016
  • Visit the Beach and a MassageWe were awoken at 5:00 am by the temple festival next door. They played a "Morning Call" song, followed by other recorded music. Apparently, for the three days of the festival, there is loud music from 5 to 9 am Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Feb 17, 2016
  • Our Life In India ==A Specialist Vegetable Vendor In India== You will see this vegetable vendor, let me rephrase that to a specialist vegetable vendor – this guy specialized in selling fresh green masala – which includes, fresh sour limes – green or yellow, fresh Posted by veena7 in i luv u india.com | Feb 17, 2016
  • Another Ferry TripWe caught the early (7:30) ferry to Kottayam, which is a city of about 375,000. We saw a large group of fishermen out in their canoes on the edge of the lake. They have some method of fishing with a Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Feb 16, 2016
  • ON A BULLET YATRAIt took me four months to finally meet the person from the virtual world to the real and it was worth the wait. Meet Dhruv Dholakia, the man on a soulful journey, On A Bullet Yatra ; to be more Posted by incommunicado in Conversations & Confessions Chronicles | Feb 15, 2016
  • ON A BULLET YATRAIt took me four months to finally meet the person from the virtual world to the real and it was worth the wait. Meet Dhruv Dholakia, the man on a soulful journey, On A Bullet Yatra ; to be more Posted by incommunicado in HOP...SKIP...& BUMP! | Feb 15, 2016
  • Exploring the BackwatersHaving read about the different kinds of trips into the backwaters, we decided against the typical tourist trip of a houseboat tour of the backwaters and went on a local ferry. This was about a 2 hour trip across a Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Feb 15, 2016
  • India: Observations and CuriositiesAs we were travelling around India, like a good little pretend-journalist I noted down any little things that peaked my interest and I have listed them below. I don't know whether these idiosyncrasies are exclusive to India or whether or Posted by advensha in Advensha | Feb 15, 2016
  • On the Bus AgainWe took a tuk tuk to the ferry terminal, a ferry to Ernakulam, a tuk tuk to the bus depot, and after waiting 1/2 hour finally got on an A/C bus to Alleppey. This bus ride is supposed to take Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Feb 14, 2016
  • India: South Goa - Patnem and PalolemAfter 3 days in Calangute we were happy to be moving on. We very much enjoyed the heat, the beach and Alor hotel but we wanted to move on to somewhere quieter and less Westernised. After a 2 hour taxi Posted by advensha in Advensha | Feb 13, 2016
  • Interesting ShoppingWe had a slower start this morning because we had some food to eat for breakfast here. We also had the internet for the first time in a day, so we tried to get caught up while we could. When Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Feb 13, 2016
  • Feb 13th: Last Stop, UdiapurThis, the last day of my India adventure, has been pretty laid back by Rosemary (Journeys for Women) standards. We actually had the whole morning to ourselves and did not have to board a bus until 1:00. So Posted by Follow Carol in Northern India | Feb 13, 2016
  • Ernakulam and KathakaliWe set off to go to Ernakulam, which is the city here, in contrast with Fort Kochi, the tourist destination. Our hostess had told us there were international banks there, so we hoped our Mastercards would work there. We decided Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Feb 12, 2016
  • Exploring Fort KochiWe got going fairly early because we had no food for breakfast. We found a fruit and vegetable store fairly close by and bought bananas. We walked along the shore past a beach and the Chinese fishing nets. There was Posted by katdill in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India | Feb 12, 2016
  • Feb 12th: Road to UdaipurBefore I departed on this adventure, I was asked by many what the weather in India is like at this time of year. I just realized that I haven’t really talked about the weather. It’s great. It’s Posted by Follow Carol in Northern India | Feb 12, 2016
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