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…]

Jul 022014
 
Captain Mohan of Our Houseboat in Alleppey

El Capitano of Alleppey Houseboat  Some time we are so engrossed in the beauty of our surroundings that we totally forget about people around us. But is travel only about looking at scenery or shopping, or is it about connecting with the people you meet. One such wonderful person I interacted for a brief while was Captain Mohan of our Houseboat in Alleppey( Official name Alappuzha).  If you have read my earlier posts about our travel in Houseboat you will know what a wonderful experience we had traversing the network of canals in Alleppey. We visited an ancient Portuguese  Church [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 012014
 
Life in Backwaters of Kerala

Featured Story of the Month in Ghumakkar: Life in Backwaters of Kerala Well some of you are aware that I sometime contribute to the largest multi author travel blog from India ( readership and author wise)- Ghumakkar, which literally means a  Traveler.  You will remember that Ghumakkar was part of  the best Hindi travel blogs of India list that I compiled ( Ghumakkar publishes stories both in Hindi and English) A few weeks ago I contribute a story about Life in the backwaters of Kerala for Ghumakkar and was happy to see it accepted by Nandan Jha the founder [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 132014
 
Travel Tuesday Picture: Oscar the Election Star

    When we got caught in Election Campaign in Kerala We we were traveling in Kerala it was election time, and now the elections have ended and we are all waiting for the results of the largest elections in the history of mankind. As yesterday I launched a twitter contest on desi Traveler, I thought this Tuesday we will give a travel picture. Then I remembered this picture that I clicked spontaneously in Kerala.  The picture has a very interesting story. We were walking towards our a boat jetty in Alleppey to for our backwaters tour in Kumarakom, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 172014
 
The Man Who Saw Jesus

Making of Jesus in the Backwaters of Alleppey in Kerala Happy yet humbled at our discovery of the ancient Portuguese church in the backwaters of Alleppey during our Houseboat ride, I and Nelson my friend from Portugal decided to explore  some more around the church.  I was pondering of higher questions like divine, god, religion etc. and one thought kept on coming to my mind, “  God made man or man made God? , if God is one, why do we have so many religions? And how come every religion claims  as the only true one? Can there be more than [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 172014
 
An Old Portuguese Church in the backwaters of Champakulam Alleppey

A Portuguese Church in the Backwaters of  Champakulam Alleppey We all know Vasco da Gama was the first recorded European to reach India, bypassing the red sea and Mediterranean, as he sailed around Africa, turned around from Cape of Good Hope and reached Kerala. Though his primary purpose was to find a safe route to India. The route from Red sea though short, had its own issues like high taxes by the countries on the way, passing desert, hiring about 2000 camels to carry the load ( more on this in a later post- how about subscribing by email to get [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]