Friday, January 23, 2009

Kerala Trip - Day 2

Day 2
Wayanad to Thrissur

*Wake up at 6am at Morning Dew Homestay---must go to explore the area, don't know when we will be back.

* So beautiful, so lush, so verdant, so blue, and oh so peaceful!

*Morning tea sitting on the swing--must get one of these at home too--something so soothing about them.

*Lots of photos with the owners family and then we're off to Calicut.

*We head to the's hot, hot, hot on the sand, but must dip my toes tinto the waters where Vasco Da Gama landed....well, it was nearby at Kappad Beach anyhow!

*Search for Bombay Restaurant after hearing about their famous biryani...but it's closed for renovations.

*Head to the Beach Hotel to eat...nice charming place!

*Delayed to puncture and subsequent repair and wheel balancing.

*Excitement of the Day---> We need to wear sarees over our capris and t-shirts to enter the Guruvayoor temple. We change in our mini-van in the parking lot....the driver has a good laugh too! Now I can definitely wear a saree anywhere :-)

*The line was endless, so we did our darshan from the lookout point outside...what an anticlimax!

*Finding our way to the River Retreat resort on the narrow and dark roads.

*We finally reach just before's been a long and tiring day!


Chandan said...

Hey S,
Love the picture here and the blog header. Also the home pix on Rangdecor. Way to go!

Joyful Reverie said...

Shalini dear, what a wonderful trip you've taken on!

Please post more pictures! I am a sucker for travel stories.

Shalini said...

Thanks so much!

The pic in the post is of the Beach Hotel in Calicut, where we stopped for lunch.

The pic in the blog header is of a rain shelter on Camel's Back Road in Mussoorie.

Thanks so was fun to see my home on Arch's blog....feels great and authenticated now!

Shalini said...

Glad you enjoyed my remembrances of my trip! I wrote them after coming back, and writing points is so much quicker and easier to do.

Most of my travel shots are on flickr...but will keep posting them here as well...trying to post different ones here though to keep things interesting!

TheKeyBunch said...

It has been my dream to stay in a homestay...esp in coorg or kerala....guess I must try the tested homestay of urs this time. -- Rekha

Shalini said...

Hello Rekha...yes, do check it is the link to their site: Mountain Dew Homestay

pink dogwood said...

Found you via rang decor blog - and what an amazing find :)

Shalini said...

Thanks so much pink dogwood! I've had this blog since 2004, but somewhere along the way the focus got sidetracked, and now I'm trying to keep to its original focus!

bindu said...

Hi Shalini, went through the pictures of your home on Rang Decor through your link. You are so creative! I love the clean lines and soothing colors in your home.

Shalini said...

Thanks so much Bindu! I do like doing fun creative stuff around the house and getting encouragement like this has been so great.

Arya Kamath said...

This was a very nice read (both day1 and day 2). You have a wonderful way with words.

Shalini said...

Arya, thanks so much....I love writing about my trips....a good way to relive them, I suppose!