Munroe Island as the name describes is an island, 24 km away from Kollam city. For me it’s a small simple village, where the people are very religious and tradition bound and the entire place is wrapped in thick greenery and fresh oxygen.
A day dedicated to legs stretched, fingers crossed behind the neck, back relaxed at 45 degree and doing nothing, but still transporting from one place to the other in a caterpillar speed. Dreamy isn’t it??
From Alleppy to Kollam there are daily ferry services are available, twice a day. (10 am & 6 pm) better to take the morning one as the deliberate long journey is taken to enjoy the long stretched signature back water of #Kerala. The 8 hours journey is surely very slow paced but it’s like floating amidst the verdant. Grayish water everywhere and green carpet land bordering this marsh land. It’s very difficult to describe the entire journey as it only contains experience from heart. Take any upper deck seat (as no pre-reservation required) and have some snacks and water in case you are hungry and even you aren’t, munching is fun in this day long journey.Click here for More
Marari is small fishermen’s village to the south of Kerala. When it’s all about experiencing the minimal luxury, the local Kerala flavour, crumpling on a cradle tied between two coconut trees, for the entire day with a book, only green and blue to accompany and some distant chit chat; then Marari is one option for you. No line of extravagant restaurants by the beach to serve fine culinary, only the home-stays or resorts to serve lavish kerala meals and fried munchies to gorge on during the day on the beach and get tanned. Marari is this short and crisp at description and the best place to lay on your belly and relax.Click here for more
If it’s a hill station in #Kerala, the famous stop has to be Munnar, but I decided for something different this time, and found a very popular hill station among locals and almost unknown to rest of the tourists community. Vagamon was the pick for this time, the journey has been very tiring, many discouraged to go there and to my surprise, several weren’t even aware of how to go to Vagamon from Kochi! And not to mention the hurdle I faced to communicate with locals due to difference in languages!Click here for More
One of the widely visited cities in Kerala, separated by water-ways from the main city Kochi, Fort Kochi still has the 19th century European look intact in every corner of it (only seeing men wearing the mundus will bring one back to India); Fort Kochi is historically well preserved and upgraded to tourist friendliness and vibrantly painted on the white lucent alleys. And the very best way to explore the town is by foot. Get onto light clothes and comfy sneakers or slippers to explore the place by walking and the rainbow town will amaze you.Click here for more