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God’s Own Country…A new place everyday!

In between my current hectic life, I was supposed to attend an old friend’s wedding. I had already confirmed that I would be coming and a last minute cancellation could have meant the rest of the pack attacking me :). So, even though I was in no mood, I finally went for the wedding. We left on Friday evening. The wedding was on Sunday…that left us with a day to see the places around.

I have always felt that we Keralites ignore Kerala the most. I know a lot of cousins who pack off from Kerala and visit Coorg to see Abbey falls. I have always felt that Abbey falls is a devious trick by some enterprising businessman. With the amount and speed of water pouring down, I have had my suspicions that someone is pouring water from the top of a mountain, so that stupid tourists like myself line up to watch the show :). Anyways, back to the point. Sometime back, I realised that I too am one of those Keralites who miss the natural beauty in one’s own courtyard and rather, venture out to seek something which is not half as good and twice as far!! The entire world seems to have been to the Kerala backwaters, when I, staying just an hour and a half from there, have never ventured out.

But this time was different. With a pack of 11 guys who were ready to go anywhere as long as beer was in plenty, we decided to venture out on a house boat cruise. Partly because, a cruise sounded like the perfect place for a bunch of lazy men to while away time!

Gang of Guys

Gang of Guys

When we started off at around 11 in the morning, we had a well stocked refrigerator with Fosters and toddy awaiting us. In the oppressive heat, the beer tasted like a medicine sent directly by god…So, we all did what we do best…indulge in god’s blessing :).The onboard kitchen was spawning out awesome food. If you are a non-vegetarian, you MUST sample the food there. The sea food is simply out of the world. We gorged on Prawns, mussels, and Pearl Spot fish…all fried to the best that I have tasted yet.

Coconuts coconuts everywhere!

Coconuts coconuts everywhere!

The afternoon went off with the food and the beer. With the heat, the trip was suddenly beginning to loose its charm. In fact, after lunch there were a few of us wondering whether apart from the food there is anything at all…and then, suddenly from nowhere, the weather changed. Winds of change started blowing! And, suddenly we were surrounded by dark clouds. What happened then and after that is not something I can explain in words, but you can see a few snaps at the link below and the get a faint idea of how different it was…

Lone Ranger!

Lone Ranger!

Looks like a painting?

Looks like a painting?

Dark Clouds

Dark Clouds

Link to the complete Photo Gallery

All in all…I have decided that I will go back there…Mebbe in the monsoon season when the entire area looks as romantic as ever…

  1. Sim
    March 17, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Can I come too the next time?

  2. habeeb
    March 17, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    It’s awesome!

  3. guideontravel
    March 18, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Excellent list and description of places to visit. I have been to none of these locations; however they are now on my list. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Manan
    March 21, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Dude….ur this post has helped me in finalizing my next holiday destination….. brilliant pics….
    will take the help of pseudo mallu to plan my trip 😉

  5. March 23, 2009 at 8:43 am

    @Manan: I am off to Wayanad this weekend. Will put in a post on that too…You will have options for your next vacation!!

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