I spent a week on a short but fruitful sightseeing tour of Kerala, and returned back yesterday. The trip was fun though a week seemed too short. My earlier experiences with Kerala was restricted to Wayanad district and Munnar, except for a short journey to Kochi when I was a kid.
During this week of travelling, I discovered what Kerala is all about and why it attracts so many tourists. I covered all the popular tourist circuit of Kerala including the beaches at Kappad near Kozhikode, Charai beach near Cochin, the venerable and the must do - Fort Kochi, the ever popular Ayurvedic massages, the backwaters trip on the Vembanad lake and south India's most well known tiger reserve - Periyar. The trip gave an excellent introduction to Kerala and has worked as a good precursor for taking my own time someday and spend more time travelling to the corners of this beautiful state. As usual, I shall write about all of it in detail with photographs on my travel blog sometime in the days to come.
MY VARANASI IMAGES AND WRITE-UP ON LANDSCAPE MAGAZINE
My Varanasi travel notes and accompanying photographs have appeared on the cover of 'Landscape' magazine, New Delhi. It was due for a while, but I did not know it was going to be on the cover! Even more surprise was a double page center blow-up of this photograph.