Reaching Ooty
March 21, 2015 By sastha

It is always difficult to leave my village or reach it , there are very few buses and if one bus is cancelled then the next one will be about 45 minutes later. I finally got the bus and reached Palakkad by around 12:45 pm. I remembered that there is a direct bus to Ooty […]

Leelu’s House
March 9, 2015 By sastha

Leelu’s Homestay was the first homestay in my itinerary to visit. It was 11:00 am when I dropped in to this beautiful old building just behind the Main Post Office in Fort Kochi, and I was met by a gentleman who said they are having a cooking class and if I could come over by 4:30 pm or […]

After meeting a couple of homestay owners in the morning and with the plans of returning home, I walked into a cafe. I asked for some tea and I could see signs and posters of a homestay. I asked the lady if this was a homestay. She tell me yes and it supposed to be […]

I checked into a nice home stay called the Tree Home close to the Fort Kochi Jetty and to the main venue of the Biennale. I had come down to Kochi last December and stayed in the same place. It is clean with all the basic amenities and Wi-Fi. Being the end of season here, […]

Lots of work, but fulfilling…
March 6, 2015 By sastha

It was quite late when I left the Biennale venue after getting a few sunset pictures. The sunset was truly spectacular. I reached my room and freshened up and went to a nearby restaurant right opposite the Aspinwall House, the main venue of the Biennale. I sat opposite to the restaurant owner who was having […]

Kochi – The Queen of Arabian Sea
March 5, 2015 By sastha

Started quite early to Kochi… a KSRTC bus that passes through my village took me to Angamaly and from there to Kochi in one of the ‘low floor buses.’ Reached Blue Charles place, a beautiful half an acre property in the heart of the city, to find him gone to Mavelikara with his father, met […]

Prarthana – Prayer
February 23, 2015 By sastha

Prarthana – Prayer is located on Davisdale, a hill towards the south of the race course and overlooking it, Prarthana offers the best of proximity and privacy to the traveller. Prarthana is hardly a five minute drive from the town centre with the main attractions of the Botanical Gardens, Boathouse, Race course all within a […]

Real India
February 9, 2015 By sastha

Realindia was conceived to make travel in India safe, predictable and pleasurable. An idea that germinated during the days of the dot com boom and one that went through multiple revisions is now finally born. Realindia brings together information, technology and people to provide tools that help travellers better plan and experience their trips. Over […]