Organised Greenery, House Boats & Kathakkali @ Kerala

Its time for me to pick my fave snaps of our trip to Kerala in March 2010 πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy viewing as much as I enjoyed clicking!!

We visited Munnar (known for its Tea gardens), Tekkady ,back waters of Allepey (House Boats Special ;)) & Cochin!

Presenting, the sunrise captured right from our Hotel window πŸ™‚

Sunrise @ Munnar

This one’s taken from inside the car! Mission Successful- Capturing the green & the joy ride πŸ™‚

Witnessing the JOY RIDE πŸ™‚

Of Green patches and white – ‘pick me up’ sticks πŸ˜‰ Beautifully complementing one another!!

Complementary Companionship πŸ™‚

Another one from our Hotel window @ Munnar!! Of hills and the green meadows – a look that relaxes πŸ™‚

Layers of blues & variety of greens πŸ™‚

Arrival @ Tekkady & a warm welcoming drink of my choice!! I like my tea more than anyone else. I’m the shorter one just as much in reality..

Don’t be amazed ,its just lemon tea served differently!! Β πŸ™‚ I loved it more in a tumbler than in a mug πŸ™‚ and so this pic finds some place here πŸ™‚

Warm Welcome πŸ™‚

Another one @ Hotel Ambadi @ Tekkady in Kerala. Its just too catchy for me to miss πŸ™‚

I guess, its here to drive the evil away πŸ™‚

Royally sitting on the arch to our duplex cottage πŸ™‚

In Tekkady, we had an evening to spare! We used it for watching the traditional dance form of Kerala – Kathakkali πŸ™‚ An awesome performance, we had a gr8 evening out. The make up of this artist took about 40 minutes or so & it was being done in front of the live audience.

Which one is the duplicate?? Painting on the left or the real one on the right?

Another one!! The female character in the dance show, (on the extreme right in the pic below) is played by a male artist.

Akshay with the Kathakkali artists

After Tekkady, it was Allepey!! Waiting to reach the backwaters of Allepey (Read -The HouseBoats). This pic below was clicked from our moving car window ..

Lonely in a crowd!!

Finally, the Houseboats are here πŸ™‚ A royal welcome with some cool coconut water & nice flowers. Thanks to the timed- auto click, our excitement is captured. One can see, roofs of other houseboats in the background.

Upper Deck of the House Boat- A cool welcome drink & flowers πŸ™‚

The house boat was really nice, except that they would kinda park it at night and the lights and the AC in the room were powered by a noisy generator. And what I hated about the dark evening in the houseboat was there were quite a few lizards for giving us company 😦

Knowing all of this, I would still not miss a night in this houseboat as it was a different, enjoyable & a mind-blowing experience. The food was yum and served hot to us at the table that’s seen in the pic below. There was a music system (With collection of Tamil & Malayalam songs) & a TV that we din’t quite use cuz it was just too beautiful outside πŸ™‚

Akshay in our HouseBoat πŸ™‚

With the help of the guys in our Houseboat, we could get ourselves to do a bit of rowing in another boat that was quite similar to (may be slightly longer than) the one below. The experience of rowing was awesome & we saw a variety of birds n a few kingfishers throughout our journey!! Sadly, there was no one to click our pics :(.

A cute boat πŸ™‚

All those of you who’re wondering about which place to visit for your next vacation, believe me, you wouldn’t want to miss Kerala. All those of you outside India, Kerala is a ‘must visit’.. Have a gr8 vacation πŸ™‚

Signing off with a few more of my fave pics,that speak for themselves!! Enjoy πŸ™‚

What’s up with you Akshay?

View from the boat πŸ˜‰

So cute πŸ˜‰

I like tall πŸ™‚

Krishna Painting @Hotel Ambadi at Tekkady

Unfocused on purpose!

Vibrance @ Cochin πŸ™‚

I capture you, you shoot me lol:)

Mr. & Mrs.

n that’s echo point

Solely Solo

Reflections πŸ™‚ Clicked from our Hotel window @ Munnar

Outside one of the shops πŸ™‚ I loved this one πŸ™‚

 

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