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 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…]

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 192014
 
Watching Snake Boat Race in Kerala

Snake Boat Race at Ashtamudi Lake Backwaters Every where in Kerala we are greeted with big smiles and shown great hospitality. On our journey towards Kollam we stopped by at Welcome Group Hotel Raviz in the outskirts of Kollam. After a great welcome with trumpeting elephants and Kathakali dancers, we boarded their houseboat Fort Raviz where there team has spread a lavish buffet for us on the upper deck of the luxury houseboat. Our plan was to take a ride in the secluded backwaters of the magnificent Ashtamudi Lake. But it was our lucky day as the hotel has organized [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]