Tag Archives: Kerala

Reeling in the Year:2014

Today marks one year since we pulled on our rucksacks and said goodbye to Lucy and Martin in Greenwich, London. We boarded the train to Heathrow with a one way ticket to Perth Australia via Delhi, Bangkok and Bali. Our tummies were tumbling, there was mixture of excitement, fear, sadness and nerves inside. Little did […]

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! We had arrived early in Thekkady – a town that straddles Periyar National Park. It would be our first chance to experience some wildlife in India. After a bumpy TukTuk ride we arrived at our destination for the day. The plan was simple: ride an elephant and then clean it. Unfortunately we hadn’t […]

Fifty Shades of Tay

The next stop on the Kerala tour were the hills of Munnar and it’s numerous tea plantations. Situated 1,600 metres above sea level in the Western Ghats mountain range it 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 […]

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 […]