Kerala: God’s Own Country

Travel Tips to Kerala, God’s Own Country. Kerala Tourism, how to plan your holidays to Kerala, places to see , and Kerala hotels, home-stays and houseboat reviews.

Nov 142015
 
Get Ready for Kerala Blog Express 3 in 2016

  Kerala Blog Express Is Back Well the trip of a lifetime is back,  and about 25 travel bloggers from around the world will get a chance to participate in the same.  I am sure all the readers of desi Traveler are aware of Kerala blog Express My own experience with Kerala Blog Express was absolutely amazing and after that I visited Kerala again and have recommended Kerala to my friends and family again and again. But to go to Kerala as a tourist is one thing to visit God’s Own Country as a  travel writer in company of other [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 312015
 
August 2015 Calendar - Download Desktop Wallpaper

August 2015 calendar desktop wallpaper: Kathakali Dancers from God’s Own Country   So August is here and so is our August 2015 Calendar desktop wallpaper for download,  from your friendly neighborhood desi Traveler.  This picture was clicked in the birth place of Kathakali, or God’s Own Country Kerala during a performance I witnessed at Vivanta by Taj Kovalam in Trivandaraum or Thiruvananthapuram ( and you wonder how come desi Kids win all spelling Bee competitions in US ). I had seen Kathakali earlier but it was my first live performance of Kathakali in the birthplace of Kathakali. Needless to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 212015
 
Human Elephant Conflict: Watching Wild Elephants in Wayanad NH 212

Wild Elephant Watching in Wayanad Kerala Wayanad in Kerala has some of the densest forests in India and is home to a variety of birds and animals. Though many of hills are stripped of their natural cover to make way for coffee and tea plantation there are still stretches where sunlight finds it arduous to reach the forest floor.  This belt of Wayanad, Mudumalai, Bandipur and nearby other national parks like Nagarhole, Kabini, Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary, BRT etc. are all part of Nilgiri Biosphere and  a very important biodiversity hotspot. National Geographic Magazine in one of its studies mentions [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 302015
 
May 2015 Calendar- Download Desktop Wallpaper

  May 2015 calendar desktop wallpaper : Houseboat in backwaters of Kerala There is no if but or may, as May is already looking at us in face and telling us to be ready for the Heat and Dust. In most of North India we will experience dust storms, loo and an acute shortage of water and electricity.  May is also the month when we are ready to pack our bags and head for our summer vacations. But like I say many times for people like me summer vacations mostly meant visiting relatives, specially your grandparents if you lived [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 312015
 
April 2015 Calendar- Download Desktop Wallpaper

April 2015 calendar desktop wallpaper: Magical Sunset at Lake Vembanad Kerala So April is knocking on the door, announcing that the spring is over and be ready for the hot, hotter and hottest months of April, May and June in India. With this it is also time to unveil the monthly calendar, so for April 2015 calendar desktop wallpaper we have this picture of a magical Sunset from the banks of Lake Vembanad, in Kerala.  I clicked this particular picture at Kumarakom Lake Resort, where Prince Charles celebrated his birthday along with Duchess of Cornwall. The April 2015 calendar [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 302015
 
Winners of Kerala Travel Book Contest

Announcing Lucky Winners of the Kerala Travel Book Giveaway Hello !! All the wonderful people, tweeples, and all other assorted forms of readers of desi Traveler, you friendly neighborhood travel blog from India, it is time to declare winners of the  Kerala Travel Book blog post. For those who are reading this after the closing of the contest here is simple guide to the Kerala Blog Book contest on desi Traveler. I was part of Kerala Blog Express (the original one) last year. I wrote posts about same on my blog –  Check them Here:   Travel in Kerala – [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 052015
 
Review of Houseboat Stay in Backwaters of Kerala

Review of Houseboat in Kerala Backwaters Let us continue with our love affair with God’s own country and in this post revisit the magical famed backwaters of Kerala. Though you may find backwaters in many places in Kerala right from Trivandrum to Kollam but it is Alleppey that has earned the moniker of Venice of East. Indeed these famed canals are the lifeline of most of the coastal and the preferred mode of transport. I have written about my cruises in the Alleppey backwaters when I visited the Champakulam Church one of the oldest Portuguese Church in India. But I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 022015
 
Kerala: A Blog's EYE VIEW: An Exclusive Kerala Travel Book giveaway

Exclusive Limited Edition Kerala Travel Book Giveaway  Old saying you can take a man out of Kerala but you cannot take Kerala out of a man. If you know of any other version or older version of this saying please update as no longer we are supporting the earlier versions that are outdated and may compromise the fun of this post. Long story short, after I came back home from Kerala, the good folks at Kerala Tourism emailed me and wanted to publish one of my articles on an exclusive book they were coming out about chosen posts by [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 182015
 
Kochi Muziris Biennale

A day walking in Fort Kochi for Kochi Muziris Biennale Recently in a twitter chat a question was asked : Which city (that you’ve visited) is the best to explore on foot, and why? Without a blink I answered : Fort Kochi, as it is a vibrant city buzzing with art works that is best discovered on foot. Many agreed. I was off course sharing my personal experience of walking the Fort Kochi right from the pier area to all the way to Jew Town, slowly discovering the charms of this jewel of a city whose lanes smell of the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 312015
 
February 2015 desi Calendar Wallpaper

    February 2015 Calendar: Tea Gardens of Munnar So as promised the wallpaper for February 2015 is here, this is one of my favorite pictures from my Kerala Blog Express trip, and clicked in Munnar. Here is a small story about this picture: We were all clicking the beautiful Tea Gardens of Munnar and some of us actually danced like in movies in the Tea Gardens of Munnar.  We were getting late to reach our hotel and so we had to cut short our  song and dance sequence and rush back to the bus. As I was about [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]