Happy Deepavali and Im off to Kochi

Its customary that we take a holiday in the first week of November and I was itching to go this year as well. Just that it coincided with the Deepavali holidays – As  a rule, I avoid travelling to any tourist places during festivals and holidays as I cannot stand crowds and them of course, one needs to deal with the gentle pressure of spending festivals at home – this time however we decided to please everybody and head for a short trip to Kerala. My tickets are still not confirmed , even on tatkal, but if all goes well, I should be on the train to Cochin..

Somebody asked me why Cochin and I realized since my 2nd standard, I havent really explored the city, even though Ive gone there many times on work.Its also well connected to many other destinations like Trichur or Munnar or Kumarakom or to the temples or to lesser known places. Although personally I prefer Trivandrum to Kochi (Its very loud and noisy now) , I hope to just chill and spend some time in Fort Kochi, go to the touristy and non touristy places and relax a bit. If I can, I will try and squeeze a couple of destinations or temples around Kochi..The idea is not to travel with a list of must see places , but to go with a  basic idea and see whatever I can see..Ive realized that i enjoy this type of travel these days , which helps me to meet people, reflect, relax and still explore..

So Happy and Safe  Deepavali folks and I wish Kerala shows some mercy to my ear drums and treats me to a noiseless Deepavali….


  1. Asha 3 November, 2010 at 19:09 Reply

    Happy deepavali, Lakshmi. Have a nice time in ‘God’s Own country’. Do visit cherai beach, If you find time. Instead of a car, take a boat jetty to Vypeen from ernakulam and enjoy the village life where each house has a vallom(boat).

  2. Haddock 6 November, 2010 at 08:59 Reply

    Don’t miss the Kathakali show that takes place every evening at Ernakulam.
    (and visit the oldest Synagogue)
    Observe the tiles in the synagogue, no two tiles are the same.

  3. Sanand 7 November, 2010 at 15:20 Reply

    There is a lot to explore in Kochi, away from the maddening crowd so do visit some of those places. Enjoy while you are there and take lots of snaps so that we can see it on your blog.

    All the best.

  4. Lakshmi 7 November, 2010 at 19:46 Reply

    Thanks everyone for your wishes..and hope you guys had a great Deepavali. Thanks also for all the tips and suggestions on what one can do in Kochi..was quite useful, though one couldnt do much in a couple of days..will be going there again for sure

  5. Rekha Goyal 24 November, 2010 at 12:10 Reply

    I agree with you completely. I myself try and travel during the off seasons as much as possible…I think avoiding the crowds completely helps bond more with the destination…

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