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The Backwaters of Kerala

  One of the highlights of staying in Kerala is to take a tour of the backwaters on a Kettuvallam or houseboat.   The boats leave from Alappuzha or Alleppey as it was formerly known, and take you through the maze of canals, rivers and lakes that make up the backwaters. The original kettuvallams were […]

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Bukhara Restaurant in Delhi

As much as I love eating at local restaurants in Delhi, there are one or two hotel restaurants that I must return to each trip! Bukhara Restaurant in the Sheraton ITC Mauyra Hotel is one of them. For many years it has been recognised as one of the top restaurants in Delhi and though there […]

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Sunday Snapshot: Pondicherry

    Have you seen the movie, The Life of Pi? The first part of the movie is shot in Pondicherry or Puducherry as it is now known. I visited Pondicherry on a trip across southern India that started on the east coast in Chennai (Madras) and finished in Kochi (Cochin) on the west coast. […]

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Postcard from Rajasthan

    The drive between the major cities of Rajasthan may be long but the sights you see on the way make it worthwhile. I thought I was seeing things when a pink cow wandered on to the road but it was only one of a herd that had been decorated by the owner so […]

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Postcard from Kochi

The chinese fishing nets are a popular tourist attraction in Kochi Lining the shore these structures of bamboo and teak poles are lowered into the water, left for a short while, then bought to the surface using ropes. The fish are collected and the process is then repeated. The nearby fish market becomes a hive […]

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