Category India

What about the children?

2 years ago Karen and I spent 6 magical weeks exploring the West Coast of India, from New Delhi all the way down to Kerala.  We enjoyed elephant rides, boat trips and palace visits and ate probably some of the best food that has ever been put in front of us. We also witnessed a […]

India Highlights!

Some of our highlights of India.  

Our Houseboat in the middle…

… Of our stream! Our penultimate stop in India was the backwaters in Kerala. The main hub and best chance to get a houseboat was in a town called Allepey. In order to avoid the weekend rush we waited until the Sunday to take a boat. This left us with 2 nights to fill. After […]

The Elephants went in two by two…

Hurrah hurrah! After a bumpy TukTuk ride we arrived at our destination. The plan was simple: ride an elephant and then clean it. Unfortunately we hadn’t figured out that we needed spare clothes.. Uh oh. With our driver unyielding in our request to go back and get some clothes and with the prospect of a […]

The Rocky Road to Thekkady

1.2.3.4.5 Early morning mist came flooding down the mountains as we tucked into our “Wonderful” Toast. I say Toast.. Slightly warmed bread is a better description. We decided to take our hosts advice and get 2 buses to Kumily and bypass the need to go into Munnar (and add 2 hours to our journey) “Come […]

Fifty Shades of Tay

The next stop on the Kerala tour were the hills of Munnar and it’s numerous tea plantations. Munnar is home to some of the world’s highest tea-growing estates and these surround the villages and towns of Munnar like a besieging army. Our day started on the Ernakulam-Munnar Public Bus. At 86 pence for a 140km […]

Beena and the Jets!!

Our next stop was Fort Cochin in Kerala. A few days earlier we had emailed a homestay we had found online called Beena’s. We later found out how lucky we were to get a room here as this place was a Traveller’s Choice Winner on TripAdvisor the last 3 years. It didn’t take us long […]