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Near Udupi Sri Krishna Swamy Temple, Thondankulangara, Avaloonkkunnu, Thondankulangara, Alappuzha, Kerala 688006, India
Most travelers come into Alleppey to rent a houseboat and spend the night in the backwaters of Kerala. That's a great experience, but Allepey is a small south Indian town that is friendly to tourists. One can "get local" with a stop at Uduppi's...
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Kodiveedu, Alappuzha, Kerala 688001, India
The Kerala Backwaters are an extraordinary experience. While navigating on the dark waters, you will see houses built on the smallest strips of land, exotic flora and amazing fauna. However, doing so in the tourist-packed houseboat means missing...
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Punnamada Finishing Point Road, Finishing Point, Alappuzha, Kerala 688013, India
Wonderful day on the houseboat. Board at 3 pm. Had a good leisure time watching the small villages along the backwaters. The rooms was great and all the food was prepared and cooked by the crews on the boat. Time seems to slow down and the boat...
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Church Road, Pallathuruthy, Kainakary South, Kerala 688505, India
The word that keeps coming to mind when I remember my trip through the Kerala backwaters in India is "languid." I took three kinds of boat rides through these tropical waterways in south India: canoe, motorboat, and house boat. The canoe was my...
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PO, Kalathil building, Pandarakulam, Thottuvathala, Alappuzha, Kerala 688501, India
I heard them before I saw them: twenty to thirty thousand ducks being herded downriver by duck farmers, a daily occurrence in the backwaters of Kerala.
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Povely Building, Kalady Malayattoor Road, Thalayattumpilli, Vadakkumbhagom, Kerala 683574, India
The ‘Backwaters of Kerala’ is an institution in itself – the islands, spread across the city of Kochi aka Cochin, have rich treasures to unearth. When your guide takes you through the tour of islands on a houseboat, it’s not just an excursion but...
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Kochi, Kerala, India
Cochin also called kochi is a bustling town with lots of places to sit back and enjoy. Take a boat ride at sunset and see the scenic fishing nets that line the shore.
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Kochi, Kerala, India
The gods are for sale— or at least their idols are—at this antiques bazaar in Jew Town, Kochi, an important port city on the west coast of India. The tiny entrances belie the scope of the market inside and as you step in, you are greeted by...
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Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682003, India
Taking a boat tour of the Kochi port.
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Kazhuthumuttu, Thoppumpady, Kochi, Kerala, India
We were promised a "sunset boat ride" with our romantic package at a resort in Cochin. The resort itself left much to be desired, but this boat ride was absolutely gorgeous. A 75+ year old man wearing a turban around his head and a twinkle in his...
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Burgher Street, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India
Rest your tired legs, read a book, engage in discussions with world travelers, sip your coffee or simply admire the art without anyone waiting for you to vacate the table. Kashi Art Café feels like an airy tropical garden...
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Poovar, Kerala 695525, India
After two weeks of being held hostage by the urban chaos of Mumbai and Kochi, I was in serious need of sensory detoxification. I hired a car and driver and went 250 kilometers south of Kochi to a small coastal village called Poovar. There flows...
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Munnar, Kerala 685612, India
Wanding around "Smelly New Delhi" (as I affectionately called it), I daydreamed about the fresh air and open roads of Munnar: a high-altitude town in India's southwest that abounds with green hills. Through coconut groves and around elephant...
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Munnar, Kerala 685612, India
We hired a driver to take us from Fort Cochin to Munnar to visit the majestic tea plantations. After spending the day driving the long and windy roads, we decided to pull over to see the evening fog roll in. As I took photos to capture what rivals...
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Munnar, Kerala 685612, India
Long winding journey, be prepared for motion sickness but when we arrived the panorama & scenic view was refreshing. Worth the time spent!
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Munnar, Moolakadai, Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala 685612
While in Munnar, take in the amazing scenery and get physical by trekking in one (or more) of the multiple mountains nearby. The town's economy relies on tea and activites that derive from its culture, so go explore the high fields of camellia...
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Sayyaji Rao Rd, Devaraja Mohalla, Shivarampet, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001, India
The markets of India are amazing places! Indians will think you are crazy for wanting to go there as a sightseer because the markets are often hectic and crowded, but markets are something I seek out in every country and city I visit. There is not...
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Mysuru, Karnataka, India
The sun has been hot the whole day. The crowds kept coming in from all directions. India as some travelers would describe it, is "Beautiful Chaos," we sat down for a good two hours waiting for the sun to go down, so we can see the lighting of the...
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Sayyaji Rao Rd, Devaraja Mohalla, Shivarampet, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001, India
These are pots of powdered paint displayed in Mysore Market. This market is one of my favorite places in India because of the beautiful fruit and vegetable stalls, friendly vendors, and the air of vibrancy and decay that makes India feel both old...
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1st Main Road, 1st Main Road, Raghavendra Nagar, Raghavendranagar Extension, Ghousia Nagar, Mysuru, Karnataka 570011, India
Earlier this month I traveled on business to Bangalore, India for the first time. I had one free day to explore so I decided to visit Mysore. The first stop was Shri Chamundeshwari Temple and it is a sight to behold. The detail is so intricate and...
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Sayyaji Rao Rd, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001, India
The Mysore Palace is an amazing piece of architecture. In fact it is India's second most famous tourist attraction after the Taj Mahal according to Wikipedia! The palace is a definitely a "must see" on any trip to South India. It is worth every...
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173/1, S.S.Nagar, Mysore-Bangalore Road, Near J.S.S.Dental College, Bannimantap, Shivarathreeshwara Nagar, Bannimantap, Mysuru, Karnataka 570015, India
On the way down the hill from Shri Chamundeshwari Temple, I stopped to visit this massive statue of the Nandi. It is located about halfway down the hill and definitely worth a visit.
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Sayyaji Rao Rd, Devaraja Mohalla, Shivarampet, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001, India
India is filled with colors - from the food to the dress to the markets, vibrant colors are everywhere. While in Mysore the Devaraja Market is a must visit and you will see all different types of fruits, vegetables and flowers to buy + it is fun...
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NH 67, Hangala Village, Gundlupet Taluk, Chamarajanagar District, Bandipur, Karnataka 571126, India
Seldom to people traveling through India think to venture to a National Park. But it was the best decision we made while in india. Leaving Bangalore and driving out through Mysore and into the forest, we were able to see wild elephants, tigers,...