14 January 2010

KOCHI: India's 'MONACO'


I had the tastiest bite of life while holidaying in Kerala! Kochi(Kerala) is much like Monaco, South of France. Surrounded by water, yatchs, a breath-taking view of the harbour, small islands which are frequented by boats...

Luxury Hotels, Naval Ships, Cruises, Cottages, Churches, Curio shops, Houseboat-ing in the backwaters, Tea gardens, The Most Unsuspecting Thunder & lightning, The Taj Ambience, Less of people & plenty of space...
A quiet dinner with Japanese friends, mind you, they are the most humble folks, they can talk to you about everything under the sun that sound so appropriate even in a formal setting...
Kerala has its own film industry! So all the billboards & ads feature (no offense)fat UNCLES with THICK moustaches!
The houseboats remind you of the Dal lake, except that here they take you for a 24hr ride in the backwaters, stalling at the banks of rice fields just for meals to be eaten on board.
A strongly expressive Kathakali performance by men, brightly dressed & painted...


ok! i may sound like i'm being paid by Kerala's tourism board! But my holiday was worth a column to share! Plus we had European tourists courteously telling us how much they enjoyed Incredible India!

For the record, i also savored a glimpse of Bollywood's King, Shahrukh Khan at Mumbai airport! Funny thing is... i was talking to my sister of how i would kill to meet Shahrukh, and she couldnt agree more...just then, i turn around & i see "HIM"!!!! Talk about an 18yr old telepathic girl!! Wearing a crisp white shirt, with ray-bans, walking fast with a swagger of a superstar, his trademark- shy dimpled smile planted on his face. AWWWW! OH & did i mention how i bumped into Mira Nair... hehe.. i know... too much for a week long holiday!

PS: MY WORDS & PHOTOS UNDERPLAY MY AMAZING EXPERIENCE... GO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT!

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  1. MY WORDS & PHOTOS UNDERPLAY MY AMAZING EXPERIENCE... GO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT....... that says it all.

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