Back Water Boating

Backwater boating video

We three: Ishwari (front), Dinesh (middle) and Gokul

Never heard that term until two weeks ago and today I feel this is one of the most memorable things I did until now. It was soooo much fun, to go around the canals after canals on a motor-engine run boat and observe the life around. I thought the boating would be done in the SEA itself. No, that wasn’t the case to be. The ‘house-boats’ (boats carrying hotel-like rooms and other facilities) were nice attractions of the trail.

Yesterday we stayed in Fort Kochhi, near Ernakulam and the place was small, very quiet,touristy and of course beautiful. The place where we ate dal/bhat was the best attraction with full marks to the owner of the eatery.

The bargaining with the hotelier and his tout was another event to be noted. We did a lot of haggling and it was fun! Finally, we got our rate and that was great.

Oh..the eating spree in the Ernakulam branch of Indian Coffee House is also to be noted here.

More will be posted later…

I am in Alleppy town, 4 kms away from railway station from where i have to catch a train to Madhurai at 12 midnight. It will be a 7 hours journey in the general compartment. Then, after a darshan of Meenaxi temple, we will go to Kodai Kanal, a hill station of south India.