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Kodanad Elephant Training centre: Kerala

Elephants being an integral part of Indian culture and mythology have always fascinated me.  So when I heard about the elephant training centre in Kodanad near Kochi, I was sure not to miss it.  Located on the southern bank of the river Periyar, the area is part of the Malayattoor forest division and is about 42… Continue reading Kodanad Elephant Training centre: Kerala

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Anayirankal, Munnar: picture postcard beauty

Carpets of well manicured tea gardens, hazy mist clad hills and invigorating weather are just some of the many reasons why Munnar in Kerala is a much loved and visited destination.  At about 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) above sea level, Munnar is an utterly beautiful hill station nestled in the Western Ghats in the Idukki district… Continue reading Anayirankal, Munnar: picture postcard beauty

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Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Kerala: wilderness and more

Our visit to the  Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, stands out as one of the most memorable and unique trips made to a wildlife sanctuary.  The reserve which offers a magnificent range of bio-diversity and much more was part of our trip to Pollachi.  Nestled between the Anaimalai Hills in Tamil Nadu and the Nelliampathy Hills of Kerala, the… Continue reading Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Kerala: wilderness and more

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Kerala tourism’s trump card – Alleppey Houseboat cruise

Gliding through the palm fringed backwaters in a “Kettuvallam” (Houseboat) with the gentle winds blowing across your face amidst nature all around, can be one of the most mesmerizing experiences during your Kerala sojourn.  The backwaters of Kerala is a vast network of  canals, rivers, lakes and inlets formed by about 900 km of waterways. One… Continue reading Kerala tourism’s trump card – Alleppey Houseboat cruise

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Thekkady: Jeep Safari and a plethora of activities

Situated very close to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, the Kerala town of Thekkady is every travel enthusiasts’ dream.  Surrounded by the lush greenery of the Periyar forsest, Thekkady is home to a number of tea estates and spice plantations.  It offers great options for every kind of traveler, whether it is sightseeing, adventure, activities or… Continue reading Thekkady: Jeep Safari and a plethora of activities