While snaking through the Munnar tea gardens, by far the most photogenic in India, the breathtaking misty mountains called us to have this 12-sec stopover. Munnar is one destination in India, which prizes an ordinary equipment and effort with extraordinary results.
As famous as Spanish Bull Run/Bull fighting or the World’s Biggest Food Fight (La Tomatina) (ref. Jindegi Milegi Na Dobara). Just that it doesn’t breach any animal rights or wastes any food!
Biggest Team Sport in the World. Crews of more than hundred men, each on 130 ft long traditional canoe, striving hard to win the desirous trophy!
Entertaining, Exciting & Traditionally Indian (Keralan) to the Core!Fully paisa vasool
Nehru Trophy always falls on 2nd Saturday (10 Aug 2013). Champakulam on Sunday for 2013 (23 June 2013). Busy Souls, a long weekend banta hai!
You are catching the game Live towards the finishing point either from the comfort of an exclusive Boat or that of a resort’s Pavilion. Whileyou are being served juices & snacks as per the holiday packages, the racing paddlers sweat it out for the prized trophies which are inscribed “To the winner of the boat-race which is a unique feature of community life in Travancore-Cochin”
Have more from the backwaters. Clubbing your visit around a fest, to here or any other destination, is a smart tourist’s strategy!
Should I mention, the destination is Keralaahaa – one of “The Ten Paradises of the World” and “50 places of a lifetime” by Nat Geo & all.
Ideal time for Ayurvedic Massages & Treatment and literally, to well-spend your savings for the rainy days. It is during the monsoon that the ‘doshas’ or problems of the body surface. It’s the best time to detect these troubles and so the best time to give the right treatments as well. The roots that are ready in the winter are powdered and kept ready… and at this time we get fresh leaves as well. Also, due to the pleasant, moist & dust-free atmosphere during the rainy season from June to September, the body’s pores open up and make it most receptive to herbal oils and therapy.
If this inspires, here are two holiday packages worth the experience from Thomas Cook India….that’s where I presently work (in case, it bothers you, I am not paid for these blogs . Not even for saying Apna holiday Book nahi Thomas Cook Karein!)
Champakulam Boat Race on 23 Jun 2013 : With This the season for boat races in Kerala begins, with 100% frenzy, with the below – the oldest one & also one of the most popular. Next Weekend. RUSH
Nehru Trophy Boat Race on 10 August 2013: The greatest backwaters extravaganza is held in Kerala on the second Saturday of August every year. Magnificent snake boats compete for the prized trophy instituted by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, in the year 1952. Apart from the races of chundan valloms (snake boats) and of smaller country crafts, the event offers many fascinating sights such as ceremonial water processions, spectacular floats and decorated boats. Around 2 months to go before crewmen take up the Oars. You plan & book & cook!
Google wows yet again. Time for iphone maps to up the ante too.
Have a 360 degree view of few of the worlds top diving spots including the Great Barrier Reef and Hawai.
Dive and explore with google. While serving the present and building the future it keeps you hooked.
Sea Turtle among the school of fish
Along the shore at Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef
Apo Island, Philippines, rich in Marine reserves
And the whole story.
Wowsomeness of 30000 Pictures over a period 3 summer months across Europe by David Smith, a photographer unknown to me till this Good Morning!
The journey cuts across Vilnius, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Riga, Heraklion (Crete), Fira (Santorini), Milan, Cinque Terre. More info at the vimeo page