22 Sep 2012

A Glimpse of Kerala – through 40 Tweets! (Part 3)

Here’s the culminating post of my tweets during my short holiday in Kerala. In case you have missed Part 1 and Part 2, click on the links and have a dekko. I have also changed the design of my blog (again!) and added categories at the top, so that your search becomes easier. Let me know what you think about it.

September 14, 2012

Back to Ernakulam via ferry, which was as crowded as a Bombay local train! Au revoir Fort Kochi, until we meet again :) #Kerala
Before heading out, we had another delicious breakfast at Saj Home. Puttu is a steamed mixture of rice flour and coconut (which was traditionally steamed in bamboo), with a curry and papadum.


Then we lugged our bags onto the ferry, which was choc-a-bloc. Office-goers, school students cramming for exams, college students fooling around, fisher folk... It was a veritable melting pot, literally too, since it was very hot and humid at 8.30 a.m.! Take a look at the picture below.

Been MIA today coz my phone had conked off & no access to a charger!!
Enough said!

Poovar Beach in #Kerala is beautiful. Today's trip update: A lovely trip down the backwater to the estuary & the beach beyond.#mustvisit
In Trivandrum, we met up with our friends (the ones getting married) and had a lovely home-cooked meal. Then we set out to Poovar, where we took another short backwater cruise, which led us to an estuary and Poovar beach beyond. It was close to sun set and the sky had taken on some beautiful colours. Picture perfect!




Will be uploading some foodie pix on my FB page soon!http://on.fb.me/PYvulK  Like it?
Ahem, here’s a plug for Deliciously Directionless’ Facebook page! Take a look and ‘like’ it to stay posted.

September 15, 2012

Going to church to attend the wedding in a bit. There's a hartal here in #kerala today, so less traffic on the roads, no?
It was a glorious Saturday and a perfect day to get married! Much love to our friends J & R :)

Most awesome Mutton Biryani for the wedding #lunch! This #keralatrip has been a gastronomic treat :)
Ah, the wedding lunch! The above tweet is NOT an understatement. The biryani looked so delicious and the wafting aromas were so tantalising that I didn’t even stop to take a picture... Sorry :(

Definitely! Will also blog about it :) The WiFi here is a bit shaky, so when I'm back! MT "@shivz: @DelishDirection Post some pictures"
That was my response to the multiple requests for pictures! I did get around to uploading them when I got back...

I'm at Thapovan Ayurvedic Centre http://4sq.com/SobiXC 
Our friends put us up at this gorgeous resort, close to the famous Kovalam beach, but not as crowded as it. The resort has a sprawling property and a private beach. I’ll try and do a separate post on it later... Here are some pictures.


Last night in #kerala, got caught in a thunderstorm on the beach! But this Thapovan resort is beautiful, with great views.
And some more pictures!


September 16, 2012

I'm at Thapovan Ayurvedic Centre http://4sq.com/QsOLts 
We had a mid-morning flight to catch so we had an early breakfast – Idiyappam with stew. These are string hoppers made of rice flour and served with a flavourful vegetable stew. Breakfast was of course washed down with a cup of really strong coffee.

I just became the mayor of Thapovan Ayurvedic Centre on@foursquarehttp://4sq.com/QrpUXa 
Er, OK!

Trivandrum airport purchases - banana chips, tapioca chips and Agatha Christie's autobiography from Sankar's (but of course!)
I usually limit my airport purchases to books, but since this was a short trip and we didn’t get around to buying the local banana chips and tapioca chips, I had to pick them up from an airport shop, at inflated prices. Oh well...


I'm at Trivandrum Domestic Terminal http://4sq.com/QsZ3tL 
Looking forward to seeing the beautiful beach and palms view from up in the air!

I'm at Chhatrapati Shivaji Domestic Airport (Mumbai, Maharashtra) w/ 4 others http://4sq.com/PnW5an 
Back to sweaty, muggy Mumbai...

Brought a taste of #Kerala back to Bombay - Beef Curry & Porota! Can't seem to let go ;)
Before going to the airport, we had stopped off at Milford Restaurant (yes, the one right opposite the domestic terminal) and picked up Beef Curry & Porota! Managed to bring it to Bombay without any mishap and enjoyed another super-spicy, but delicious, lunch. 

The above link connects to my Facebook album – Gastronomic Kerala. Do drop by!

I’ll be back with a baking post next week. Until then, bon appetit!
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4 comments:

  1. amazing pictures of the nature there. I had to pin the first one! =)

    I really have to rethink my future traveling plans, so I might just drag my husband to the south.

    Thanks for sharing your experience!

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    1. Thank you so much Helene! If you like nature photography, you'll be spoilt for choice in Kerala! God's Own Country is not an understatement ;)

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  2. I really have to rethink my future traveling plans, so I might just drag my husband to the south.

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