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Around the foothills of Munnar...
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  Kerala: Top 10 Amazing Things to do I usually don’t pick favorites, but Kerala definitely stands out as one of my top choices in travelling India. It’s such a chill and diverse place, and every time I go I just feel at home. Jammed into this tiny state are leafy-green river ways, 2,000 year old Hindu […]

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Hiking through the foothills of Munnar
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  I woke up the early next morning, and eventually open the curtains to my room. My jaw drops. I showed up to the town totally unprepared, and disoriented from the 6-hour bumpy bus ride from Kochi. It was cold, dark, late, wet  It was my first time in Munnar I arrived solo, and on […]

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    I can’t help but chuckle to myself, since this treat of a meal cost me only $8. Somehow, the next bite tasted even better. I slowly cut into the grilled snapper with my fork and knife, trying to navigate between the skin, meat, and bones. With my first bite, I am wowed. The […]

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Backpacking India
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    Prices (all mid-season): 2 nights for two people: Rs 13,000 (after a little negotiation). This included unlimited food (VERY good food) and chai/coffee. To us, this was a steal. I wake up in Allepey, just an hour south of Kochi and the launching point of hundreds of touring boats into the Kerala Backwaters. […]

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    We glided down narrow waterways in a wicker-wood boat with a thatched roof, ducking and dodging overhanging palm leaves, while coasting past village huts. If there’s any way to soak in the natural jungle beauty of India, this is it. The Kerala backwaters – also referred to as the “Venice of India” – are […]

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Kochi....a nice coastal vibe.
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First stop on my Kerala backpacking adventure: Kochi (Cochin), in the south of India. Kochi is a good entry point into Kerala, with connecting flights to most major spots in India. I had just spent a hectic 10 days working at our office in Bangalore, and naturally couldn’t wait for some R&R. Kochi was pretty good […]

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