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The Best Places to visit in Fort Kochi, India

The Best Places to visit in Fort Kochi, India

This post is about the best places to visit in Fort Kochi. Fort Kochi, or Cochin, is an important port city on the South Indian Coast and the cultural capital of Kerala. Most places to visit in Fort Kochi are closely linked to the colonial 

The Most Beautiful Backwaters in Kerala, India

The Most Beautiful Backwaters in Kerala, India

This post is about the best backwaters in Kerala. The backwaters of Kerala are a network of lagoons, lakes, and canals along the Arabian Sea coast in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. I heard so much about the famous backwaters in Kerala that I was 

Munroe Island: A great homestay in Kerala’s backwaters

Munroe Island: A great homestay in Kerala’s backwaters

This post is about Munroe Island and my wonderful homestay experience with Vijeesh and his family. Munroe Island in Kerala was a place I accidentally found out about. Travelling always gives you welcoming surprises, sometimes in the most unexpected remote places in this world.  While 

The Best Things to do in Varkala: Kerala’s beach paradise

The Best Things to do in Varkala: Kerala’s beach paradise

This post is about the best things to do in Varkala. A small beach town in Kerala with a laidback atmosphere that has lots to offer for travellers. Varkala is perched high on a red sandstone cliff with sweeping views over the ocean. I thought 

Backpacking Kerala: the ultimate travel guide

Backpacking Kerala: the ultimate travel guide

This post is a travel guide about backpacking Kerala in India. Kerala’s tourism board promotes this small state in the South of India as God’s own country.  I don’t often agree with such promotion slogans, but backpacking Kerala was indeed coming pretty close to my 

How to Visit the Wonders of Madurai Meenakshi Temple

How to Visit the Wonders of Madurai Meenakshi Temple

The Madurai Meenakshi temple in Tamil Nadu in the south of India is one of those temples that you can not describe in words. It’s a place that you need to experience with all your senses. The sounds of the temple bells, the smell of 

Karnataka Itinerary: how to spend 3 weeks in Karnataka

Karnataka Itinerary: how to spend 3 weeks in Karnataka

This post is a 3 week Karnataka itinerary. Karnataka’s tourist slogan is: “One state, many worlds”. It is indeed one of India’s most varied states. Palm-fringed beaches, jungles teeming with wildlife, ancient temple ruins and some of India’s most progressive cities. Karnataka has it all.  

The Best Places to Visit in Gokarna: India’s beach paradise

The Best Places to Visit in Gokarna: India’s beach paradise

This post is a travel guide about the best places to visit in Gokarna. Gokarna is one of India’s most upcoming destinations that is getting more popular every year. It is not hard to understand why with its laid back atmosphere, palm fringed sandy beaches 

Hampi Itinerary: how to spend 3 days in Hampi

Hampi Itinerary: how to spend 3 days in Hampi

This post is a travel guide with a 3 day Hampi itinerary. Hampi is located in the state of Karnataka in South India. It was the capital of the Vijayanagara empire and is still home to hundreds of ancient temples. The ruins cover a large 

How to visit the Belur and Halebid Temples in India

How to visit the Belur and Halebid Temples in India

This post is a travel guide about the Belur and Halebid temples in Karnataka, India. After visiting the Somnathpur temple near Mysore I wanted to see more Hoysala architecture. That’s when I read about the Belur and Halebid temples.  The Belur and Halebid temples The 

Bangalore Itinerary: how to spend one day in Bangalore

Bangalore Itinerary: how to spend one day in Bangalore

This post is a Bangalore itinerary about how to spend one day in Bangalore. Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka and one of the largest cities in South India. Bangalore has a rich history that dates back 

Bylakuppe Karnataka: the ultimate guide to little Tibet

Bylakuppe Karnataka: the ultimate guide to little Tibet

This post is a travel guide about Bylakuppe in Karnataka. Bylakuppe is often referred to as little Tibet in India, but is very little known among travellers. While it is Dharamsala that gets all the attention when people want to experience Tibetan culture in India,