The overall disappointment that Goa inspired was kind of like the sour cherry on the unhappy Indian cake. From roughly the time I got spewed on in a bus in Kashmir, up to and including when a man tried desparately to expose himself to me on the beach at Palolem, travelling in the core of tourist India had been pretty much a drag. 2,335 more words
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Lord Vishnu’s 6th incarnation, Parasurama fought back the sea to save the land. He threw his axe from Konkan to Kanyakumari and sea gave way. Thus was God’s Own Country born, which is called Kerala. 6,135 more words
Kerala – or “God’s own country” as it likes to proclaim itself – is my next, and sadly final, stop in India.
The first thing you notice about Kerala before you even get there is that every place has two names. 798 more words
In the backwaters of India’s southern state of Kerala, traditional village life goes on much as it has for the last 50 years.
The occasional satellite dish, motorized houseboat or construction of a new guesthouse are the only nods to increased outside interest in this seemingly endless string of interconnected waterways, paddy fields and coconut groves that stretches down the Malabar Coast. 268 more words