Nov 302015
 
December 2015 Calendar – Download Desktop Wallpaper

December 2015 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper : Sun-downer in Kerala Hello December and Good bye 2015. Yes the first day of the last month of 2015 is here and soon Christmas will be here followed by goodbyes to 2015. The year, the month, the moments will become memories some sweet some bitter and some will change hues over a time as we continue our journey on the third rock from the ball of fire that we call Sun. Nostalgia apart, December is here and so is our December 2015 Calendar desktop wallpaper for download, from your friendly neighborhood desi Traveler. As the picture [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

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…]

Jun 232015
 
A shy photographer’s guide to clicking people : My experience in people photography

How to overcome  your fear of photographing people on your travels   A few days ago I wrote a post where I shared how I overcame my fear of clicking strangers on my travels and slowly started clicking people during my travels. This has really helped me as a travel photographer as I believe travel photography is incomplete without clicking  people. Below is the article with a link to the original one that was published on The Alternative. I travel when possible, and I love to click pictures of people who I see on the streets. The challenge that I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 212015
 
Human Elephant Conflict: Watching Wild Elephants in Wayanad Kerala

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 Alleppey 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. Indeed these famed canals are the lifeline of most of the coastal Kerala and are the preferred mode of transport. These backwaters in Alleppey are home to beautiful birds, some action-packed snake boat races but above all for the famous Houseboats of Kerala. I have written about my cruises in the Alleppey backwaters when I visited the [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…]