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Dutch Palace

Filed in Kerala Diaries by on January 15, 2018
Dutch Palace

Image Source: Holidify Dutch Palace Location: Mattancherry, 10 km from Ernakulam. Visiting hours : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on all days except Fridays. Built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Kochi, the Palace was renovated in 1663 by the Dutch. The palace with a Bhagavathi temple in […]

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Chendamangalam

Filed in Kerala Diaries by on January 14, 2018
Chendamangalam

Image Source: Wikipedia Chendamangalam Location : About 42 km from Ernakulam town, Ernakulam district,central Kerala. A church, a temple, a mosque and the remains of a Jewish synagogue – all lying in close proximity is an ideal example of the ancient Indian tradition of religious tolerance and peaceful co-existence. At Chendamangalam, apart from these historic […]

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Bolghatty Island

Filed in Kerala Diaries by on January 13, 2018
Bolghatty Island

Bolghatty Island In the historic town of Fort Kochi in Ernakulam district, the commercial capital of Kerala, is the Bolghatty Island – your destination of the month! This lush, lovely island is famous for its palace of the same name. The Bolghatty Palace, built in 1744 by the Dutch and later taken over by the […]

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Aranmula

Filed in Kerala Diaries by on January 12, 2018
Aranmula

Aranmula This month, head for Aranmula. This small village is world-famous for its metal mirrors with no refraction, the Aranmula Kannadi kannadi means mirror in Malayalam). The technology for this is not used anywhere else in the world. Moreover, this time of the year is a particularly good time to visit Aranmula because of its […]

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The Antique Sellers of Jew Street

Filed in Kerala Diaries by on January 11, 2018
The Antique Sellers of Jew Street

The Antique Sellers of Jew Street Location: About 10 km from Ernakulam town It’s almost a walk down the lanes of antiquity. The Jew Street is lined with shops that sell curios, antique pieces of crockery, carved wooden furniture, bronze and brass sculptures, remnants of traditional houses, and jewellery. The antique sellers of these streets […]

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Kettuvallam Houseboats

Filed in Kerala Diaries by on January 10, 2018
Kettuvallam Houseboats

Kettuvallam Houseboats Kettuvallams, the stitched boats provide the best way to experience the colourful backwaters of Kerala. The Kettuvalloms of Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet in length. The traditional houseboat, the indispensable part of the picturesque backwaters of Kerala, was mainly used in Travancore and Kochi and in the Minicoy […]

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Kettuvallam Houseboats

Filed in Kerala Diaries by on January 10, 2018
Kettuvallam Houseboats

Kettuvallam Houseboats Kettuvallams, the stitched boats provide the best way to experience the colourful backwaters of Kerala. The Kettuvalloms of Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet in length. The traditional houseboat, the indispensable part of the picturesque backwaters of Kerala, was mainly used in Travancore and Kochi and in the Minicoy […]

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The Glory of House Boats

Filed in Kerala Diaries by on January 9, 2018
The Glory of House Boats

Image Source: www.keralabackwater.org The Glory of House Boats Have you ever gone houseboat cruising on the backwaters of Kerala? If you havent, make sure you do. This ones really an absolutely wonderful, unforgettable experience! The houseboats of today – huge, slow moving, exotic barge used for leisure trips – are the reworked kettuvalloms of olden […]

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Features of Houseboats

Filed in Kerala Diaries by on January 8, 2018
Features of Houseboats

Features of Houseboats Each houseboat is of excellent construction and luxurious furnishing with exquisite flooring, hull and valavara (canopy). They are in top cruise worthy condition. Each houseboat is provided with a sun deck, spacious living / dining area. Each houseboat with attached toilets, separate toilets for crew. Spacious passage and a neat, classy kitchen. […]

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Kerala Hillstations

Filed in Kerala Diaries by on January 7, 2018
Kerala Hillstations

Kerala Hill Stations Echo point: Lock Heart Gap (13 km from Munnar) This is an ideal place for adventure tourism and trekking. The fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy of a visit. Echo Point (…. Ramakalmedu: (16 km from Nedumkandam, Thekkady-Munnar Road) Rolling green hills and the fresh mountain […]

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