Munnar and its Tea gardens!
Munnar, the most beautiful hill station of Kerala, is all about its rolling tea gardens, Ayurvedic spa’s and spotting Elephants. Close to 130Kms from the airport city of Cochin, Munnar is located at approx. 5200ft above the sea level and is surrounded by the western ghats.
To explore this beautiful landscape offering tranquility, team FOTW (familyonthewheels), opted for the services of Savaari car from savaari.com. We had a full trip to Kerala, the God’s own country, originating from Cochin and
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Mesmerizing Chellarkovil View Point, near Thekkady, Kerala
Chellarkovil is a beautiful spot, traced on the way while we were driving back from Munnar to Thekkady, on Munnar – Kumily road. Rather just 30min before hitting Thekkady, we were amused by this scintillating place, with originating waterfalls. No crowds gave us all the more pleasant welcome here. It is around 15kms from Kumily town, and it overlooks the small villages and valleys of Tamil Nadu.
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Eravikulam National Park (Rajamalai National Park), Munnar
One of the most scenic places close to 15kms from Munnar is Eravikulam National Park, a region famous for its Nilgiri Tahr. Nilgiri Tahr is basically a goat like species, which is endangered as of now. And hence, it holds special importance as a National park to protect the endangered species. Having close to 750 Tahr’s, their sighting is quite common here, if visited in the correct season. This park also entails other animals as Sambhar deer, … Continue Reading
FlashBack 2002! I wished something!
Remember those days when listening to audio podcast from Virtual Campus classes was a headache. Not because of the quality of recording but due to amount of background noise, which converted the podcast into cacophony of cocktails. Yes, we could have found a calm, peaceful place to hear some soulful music. However, finding oneself in such a place seemed more so of a luxury white staying in hostel doing the graduation. People were ready to pull you up, some were ready … Continue Reading
The Enchanting Road Trips!
Everyone has a desire deep buried in the heart to go on road trip. Epic movies have been devoted outlining how cool is to take a car driving across the beautiful countryside, stopping to admire the view , eating at the roadside eateries, camping on the way at night and numerous such possibilities which can make road trip a memorable move. As said road trip truly defines the theme “When journey is more beautiful than destination. “
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Camping is making a comeback for some, and remains a much loved pastime for others. When you’re surrounded by incredible scenery in your home country, there’s no need to go through the palava of catching a plane or cruise to some far-flung destination. The outdoors beckons right on your doorstep, and its wonderful. The fresh air, the sunshine, the dirt underfoot, the trees and shrubs, beaches and vast swathes of water.
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Periyar National park, Kerala
Thekkady or Periyar Tiger Reserve? Are they all same and what do they entail? A Tiger reserve? Then why not a Tiger Safari, just like other Tiger Reserves? Why only a boating in a lake? Can we go for trekking also here? What all are the safari options available here?
So many questions were buzzing in my mind, when we were planning to visit Thekkady (Periyar) and to our sheer disappointment, none of the search reads could solve the curiosity.
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Christmas is here and so is the joyous breeze all around. This festival has a unique charm, love and merriment not only for kids but even for adults equally. To me the crafted Santa stories from North pole are equally fascinating after so many years as they are to my 3 year old son. And tis years Christmas is indeed special for us as a family as our munchkin is all set to start some new Christmas traditions.
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Unfolding Alleppey Backwaters – Kerala with Team FOTW!
Kerala, God’s own country is famous for its clean and beautiful beaches, amazing tea gardens , asiatic elephants and yes the enchanting backwaters along the coconut groves. When it comes to experiencing backwaters, Alleppey or Alappuzha stands as a “Queen” to witness this beautiful natural phenomenon. Alleppey and Kumarakom are the places which are around Vembanad river (largest river of Kerala) and one can witness the sweet water of river merging with the salty ones of the Arabian … Continue Reading
Poovar Island was the last backwaters we did during our fabulous Kerala break recently. Reading out some really amazing reviews, Team #FOTW thought to give it a try while staying at Trivandrum and after enjoying at Kovalam beach.
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What exactly is Poovar Island ?
Poovar is approx. 28-30kms south of Kerala’s capital – Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram. Rather than calling it an Island, I would say that it is a tiny coastal village, far away from the humongous crowds which … Continue Reading