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Trip to Guruvayur & Athirapally waterfalls, Kerala

This is my first trip in Kerala, and also the first trip after getting into the job. We planned a one day trip to Guruvayur and athirapally waterfalls which are about 300km from Trivendrum. As it was summer we were scared about the water level present at athirapally and also more crowd at Guruvayur. But we completed our trip with utmost satisfaction with out any delay and also we had some time to visit Cochin too. Within 3 months of stay in Kerala, i visited both the places twice and had a memorable experience both the times.



We started at around 12 A.M from Techno park, Trivendrum and reached Guruvayur within 5 hrs(300km) and directly went for the darshan after having some quick fresh-up. The Guruvayur Temple is a famous Krishna temple and is one of the most important places of worship for Hindus and is often referred to as "Bhooloka Vaikuntam". As we went in the early morning at around 5 A.M, we found the temple was less crowded and we completed d…

My Backpack....

Whenever I plan a trip, I used to list all the essential items for the trip as per the climatic conditions and most of the times I missed some important items while making the list and ended up in fuss. So in this post I'm going to share all the important items that should be part of backpack while going for a trip. I'm  going to organize this post with all the information about the back pack stuff that are essential for all the trips in common first and for specific trips latter in the post.

Essential Backpack stuff for all Trips:-
Print all the necessary tickets and hotel booking vouchers.Make a list of all important contacts, like travel agents, cab bookings and hotelsEven though you have credit or debit cards, carry sufficient amount of cash with you so that you dont have to waste time for searching the ATM's if any one refuse to take cards.Its always better to have a hard copy of all the places you are going to visit and also road maps, lo…

Matheran - Must Visit Place in Monsoon

As part of our Monsoon trip in July 2011, we visited Matheran which is located at a distance of approx 100 km from Mumbai. It is the only town in India where motor vehicles are not allowed and it is 100% pollution free. One can enjoy the beauty of the Matheran more in the monsoon, which is covered by misty clouds on the top and green valleys in the bottom.

                              One can reach Matheran by passing through Neral (Mumbai: 97 km, Pune: 73km), from there you can hire a shared taxi or by toy train. Toy train from Neral - Matheran is a worth traveling and takes almost 2 hrs for just 12 km passing through many beautiful view points of matheran. The name Matheran means either "forest on top" or "mother forest". Matheran is an Eco-sensitive region, declared by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India. It is one of the few places in the world where vehicles are not allowed, which makes the place dif…