Monthly Archives: October 2010

The view of Wayanad from my window

I stayed in a second story room at the Hillview Homestay, which true to its name provided incredible hill views. This was the view at 7 AM as the dew was rising from the forest.

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Rainforest morning walk

No trip to Kerala would be complete without a good adventure into the rainforest. The homestay I was staying at asked a local worker to guide us through his part of the forest. We mainly stuck to major paths; the … Continue reading

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Waterfall visit

During the rainy season, there are waterfalls readily viewable from anywhere in Kerala. On the second morning of our stay, we woke up at 7:30 AM to beat the tourists and visit a fall. What a beautiful way to start … Continue reading

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Coffee, Cardamom, and Papaya

In addition to tea, there are plenty of coffee, spices, and fruits growing in Kerala.

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Tea Plantations of Wayanad

In scenic Kerala, the hills are lined with tea. On the evening of our arrival, we decided to take a walk through a tea plantation. Workers in the field pluck the tender leaves from the shrubs. They always sprout in … Continue reading

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My first monkey

Two weeks ago, my Agastya friends and I went on an adventure to Waynard, Kerala to see rainforests. On the way we spotted some monkeys on the road side:

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A blessing from Lakshmi

While in Hampi, I also visited a big Hindu temple in the town center. I’m not really a follower of Hindu religion, but I was excited to get a blessing from Lakshmi. Lakshmi devi, is the goddess of wealth in … Continue reading

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My trip to Hampi

Dear friends, I’m sorry to be so late in updating my blog this past month, but I want to update things before I go out of town again A few weeks ago, I visited Hampi in Northern Karnataka, with fellow … Continue reading

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Weekend in Pondi

After spending a significant time in Kuppam, I decided it was time to venture out and meet up with Fulbrighters. I decided to visit Stephanie, a recent graduate from Smith College, working in Pondicherry. The trip getting to Pondi was … Continue reading

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