The well-known tranquil backwaters of Kerala at Vembanad Lake, Alleppey
Staying at Ramada as unemployed and poor students? How much sense does that make?
This view of the backwaters from the room probably makes it all worth it?
And then I played basketball after 6 long years BUT only to fail in even scoring the easiest of baskets!
When 3 friends go on a 3 days trip after 3 years, they end up forgoing all the plans and spend over 3 hours at a 3 feet deep pool.
This is what we're here for afterall - a cruise on the calm backwaters
The houseboats ..
The vast waters of Vembanad lake, right next to our hotel! Beat that?
Random discussions about life, earth and the universe on the go....
Food with a view? A top class buffet on the serene backwaters
The traditionally Keralite dish - Puttu are steamed cylinders of ground rice layered with coconut. When in Kerala, it would have been a sin to miss the DhePuttu Restaurant @ Kochi which specializes in all sorts of Puttus
Kathakali - the classical Indian dance style which is mostly used to narrate stories is native to Kerala and is a must watch. With no use of dialogues, the actors use expressions and gestures to convey the narratives - something which is completely mesmerizing!
We were also quite lucky to witness the tedious makeup sessions which the artists go through before the performance
The performance we saw depicted an excerpt from Mahabharat and I must confess that I liked the makeup of the villain (orange gaced) more than the protagonist
The Lighthouse at Alleppey was one the firsts on the arabian coast.
This Buddha statue at Karumadikkuttan is estimated to be around 1000 years old and we detoured quite a distance for this - was it worth it? Shhhhhhh!
One can very well experience the typical Keral Architecture even at Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple
Cherai Beach in Kochi, one of the most famous in the state
One can't resist the European feel at the Jewish Town @ Kochi - probably the oldest part of the city.
Thank You Kerala, you are the best.
Memories shared with @DhanurKhurana and @AnugrahPrakash