First stop in God’s own country: Cochin

So the Pondicherry trip ended well and a couple of days in Chennai gave the right amount of time to catch up with friends and family. Having saved the best for the last, the next stop for me was Kerala.

This trip was supposed to be a solo one but when you have awesome friends, who are just as impulsive when it comes to making travel plans, then you never need to holiday alone. So Prasanth, who I met in Chennai, joined me on the journey to explore God’s own country.

Here’s a quick snapshot:

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Kovalam – A beach Retreat in God’s own country

I guess what they say is true. All you need to do is take the first step of a journey , not only will you find the path but you will also find people who will make the journey a lot less difficult and a lot more fun.

The plan was to travel to Cochin and explore the city alone but not only did it get extended to other parts of Kerela, I also got the company of an equally impulsive and crazy friend. We spent an entire day exploring Ernakulam and Fort Kochi, then returned to Angamalai, his home town from where we took a night bus to Trivandrum. We boarded the bus around 1 am and reached Trivandrum at 6 am in the morning.

Here’s a quick snapshot:

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The magic of Parvati Valley and its less explored villages

Sometimes you want to just get away from the city life and lose yourself in a trance. Walk with no destination in mind and chance upon a hidden village. Sit in surroundings so beautiful that you lose yourself and end up watching the sun rise and set from the same spot. Drink from fresh water streams and party with the people from some untouched villages in their style.

Driven by these thoughts, we chanced upon Kasol while going through another blog for the wanderers. Little could we control ourselves, and in a jiffy, 11 of us just packed whatever we could find and headed towards this beautiful and magnificent Parvati Valley (in Himachal Pradesh) in a bid to explore Kasol and the nearby towns. Continue reading The magic of Parvati Valley and its less explored villages