One of the first questions someone asks when I am speaking of Kerala, India, is: what have you ate in there? Luckily, I’ve tried them all, or a large portion of the available options, traveling from Trivandrum în Wayanad and back. Passing Cochin, Kozhikode, Kovalam, Marari, Munnar, Western Ghats, Backwaters and other beautiful places.Kerala Food […]
Wayanad Kerala experiences: a land that is so beautiful that makes me wanna cry. Its beauty is unspoiled, a nature triumph: only 3,79% of the area is urbanized. The district stays in the north-east part of Kerala. Rice paddies, coffee and tea plantations, green mountains, peaks, valleys and hills, fresh air.
Kerala may be the Land of Gods, with beautiful scenery and landscapes, but even the Gods have to eat. Banana leaf Sadya is served upon a ritual that it is regarded with much consideration. You get to eat almost all Kerala’s special dishes, but in small portions and upon a well established ritual. This made me […]
Windflower Vythiri Resort & Spa is located in a surreal 25 acres property, covered with coffee and tea plantations. Staying here is a healing experience as you can fully connect with the nature in an unique way. Just imagine to wake up in the morning, go to the terrace and see the forest. And see […]
Western Ghats Kerala Camping adventure: a wonderful experience, as you have it all: nature, camp fire, beds, hot showers and so on. I mean, you know you are pampered, when while trekking, you have a lunch break prepared by very nice and smiling staff. Buffet, with hot dishes, plates, dessert, coffee, water supply, chairs. And then […]
While in Kerala, I spent a day and a night on board of a beautiful houseboat and it was magic. Because Backwaters Houseboat Cruise in Kerala is more than a travel experience. It is living a dream.
Xandari Pearl Resort Mararikulam (meaning Marari beach) in Kerala, India, is my absolutely favorite resort, in all I’ve seen or stayed in Kerala and there were quite a few, I stayed at 16 hotels only and saw around 33 in my KBE adventure and after, one month getaway. I stayed alone in one vila hi […]
When in Kerala… many will tell you beautiful stories about Varkala beach, recommended as a very laid back place, a relaxed experience, a huge beach very much favored by backpackers, a place similar with Goa. The Guardian even called it The New Goa a few years back and although I didn’t saw Goa (yet) Varkala […]
Probably the best boutique hotel in Kerala, if not in India, Xandari Harbour is an absolute oasis of beauty and serenity in the heart of Fort Cochin spice district, Mattanchery. Established in an old merchant’s waterfront property it is the ideal place to explore Fort Kochi and a great choice even if you come for business […]