Built on 25-acres of lush coconut groves along the backwaters of Kerala, this retreat offers panoramic views of swaying coconut 🌴 trees, golden sandy beaches and lush vegetation - perfect weekend getaway from the city.😍
@futerjay and I took a day trip from Kochi to the Allepey backwaters on a house boat (similar to the one pictured in photo 1). The houseboats are towed manually by two boatmen - one at the front and one at the back (photo 2). About an hour in, a man in a small canoe (photo 3) approached us and offered us some “toddy.” Toddy is a completely natural alcohol brewed using coconuts and drank throughout the backwaters. It ferments quickly and what we bought fresh (about 5 - 10%) became 40% in just half a day. It has an unusual sweet taste - @futerjay thought it smelt like farts... We enjoyed a delicious lunch (photo 4) in a small village and learned for the first time that if you like the food you were served you should show your appreciation by pulling your banana leaf towards you at the end of your meal. Pushing it away suggests the opposite!
In the afternoon we swapped to a smaller canoe to explore some of the narrower canals (photo 5)... we spotted lizards, fish and a water snake.
Such an interesting day learning about the life of the people living there and in particular, how they’ve been recovering following the floods earlier this year.
Explore South India !
A land rich in ecology and #wildlife that blend together with ancient #monuments and temples, South India has a lot more to offer you than you can imagine. Populated by the pristine Wildlife of the Western Ghats and the serene #backwaters of God’s own country (Kerala), visitors can have the time of their life in the quaint houseboats. You can have an entire #houseboat all to yourself and your companions and ride along the beautiful backwaters of #Kerala relishing on the lip-smacking seafood cuisine that will be offered on deck. Apart from this, Tamil Nadu is a land that is filled with ancient #temples and caves which give a mysterious feel as you step into them. The ruins at #Hampi and the cave temples at #Badami, Karnataka will take you to the past devoid of a time machine. If you are in the fun, adventurous mood, places like Coorg offers waterfall rappelling.
Know more :
#Kerala, a state on #India's tropical #Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of #Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like #Eravikulam and #Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers. We went to #Kovalam, #Poovar, #Backwaters, #Kanyakumari, #Alleppey (also known as #Alappuzha) and many more places. #Treebo hotels are really good, from pricing to service everything is lovely.
Most of the footage was recorded using Xiaomi Mi A1.
Killabyte - Wicked Ways (feat. Danyka Nadeau) [NCS Release]
Video by Harsh Trivedi