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Indoor vs. Outdoor Weddings

The first step to planning a wedding is whether it should be a big event or just family, whether it should be indoors or outdoors. Most brides cherish the romance in getting married under the open skies; the fresh air and natural beauty of the outdoors...

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Getting it Right with Outdoor Weddings

Marriages are made in heaven, and the current trend these days is to get outdoors and marry right under the heavenly skies! More and more couples are opting out of the traditional indoor weddings and taking the show to where they feel more comfortable...

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Boat Racing in the Kerala Backwaters

The verdant green land of Kerala is amply endowed with its share of backwaters and golden beaches that have become a major source of tourism since the past decade or so. The peaceful laidback way of life that is so rich in tradition and culture along with natures overdose ...

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The Enchanting Backwaters of Kumarakom

If there was a place called paradise on earth, it would have to be called Kumarakom! This quaint little village consisting of numerous islets nestled in the heart of the Vembanad Lake, which is the largest lake in Kerala, has to be seen to be believed...

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Vacations in Kerala

Having been given the tag of being one of the ‘Ten paradises of the world’ by National Geographic Traveler has gone a long way of letting holiday-makers know the potentials Kerala holds as a holiday destination. With a long coastal line of 580km dotted ...

Lakeside Wedding Destinations

Lakeside Wedding Destinations

The day that you say those ‘I do’ words should be the most memorable day of your life and you should do everything possible to make the experience as memorable as it can be. Gone are the days when people stuck to tradition and exchanged their wedding ...

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Ecotourism in Kerala

Kerala is a state on the Malabar Coast of India with 600km of shoreline facing the Arabian Sea. God was definitely in a good mood when he was making Kerala as this beautiful state is famous for its natural beauty and exquisite landscaping. It’s known for its ...

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Backwaters Destinations in India

Tropical countries like India offer you holiday destinations that are suitable for every genre of the populace. You have a choice to choose from the exotic white palm-fringed beaches to beautiful green hill stations to magnificent heritage sites to tickle your inquisitive minds. ...

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Memorable Beach Wedding Destinations in India

There is something truly magical about wedding ceremonies that brings out the goose bumps on your skin and activates those tear glands when they are not supposed to! The traditions, the vows, the soul-searching music and the beautiful flowers ...

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The Kerala Backwaters

While beautiful green hills and palm-fringed pearly beaches can be found in many parts of India, it’s the backwaters that make Kerala unique; these are mystical channels of meandering waterways, rivers, lakes, lagoons, deltas and estuaries that run ...

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Houseboat Cruising through the Kumarakom Backwaters

The famed backwaters of Kerala stretch from Kollam and extend all the way to Alappuzha through the Kottayam district where a vast network of canals and rivers drain into Kerala’s largest lake, the Vembanad Lake. ...

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An Outing to Ashtamudi and the Snake Boat Races

Need a change from the daily rigors of the rat race of city life? A change from the daily grind amid the bleak cemented walls and glass panes of artificial life? Maybe a trip back to where nature meant us to be? A chance to rejuvenate and recuperate with ...

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A Bird’s Eye View of Ashtamudi

There is something about Kerala that draws the eyes; the colors here are more vibrant and alive and everything seems to be colored in jewel hues. A riot of blues and greens is what comes to mind when we think of Ashtamudi. The vast body of blue-green ...

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Trees of Ashtamudi

Kollam is the city to aim for if you are planning to visit Ashtamudi. The Ashtamudi Lake and its famous backwater cruises are what comes to mind first whenever we think of Ashtamudi. It’s the most visited backwaters with tourists thronging in, in their thousands, every year, both ...

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Have meditation goals? Ashtamudi might be the place for you!

Spectacular beaches, placid backwaters, cascading waterfalls and dense greenery are the best ways to describe the state of Kerala, located in the south-western part of India. With the Arabian Sea on one side and the Western Ghats on the inner side, the land ...

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Sasthamkotta Lake – Queen of Lakes

There is something to be said about water bodies and the charm and appeal they have to the mind and soul of mankind. For some reason known only to our searching souls, the sight of serene blue waters works like a magnet to attract the person to its sides. You can sit on ...

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Must try seafood dishes in Ashtamudi

There is a popular saying that ‘the world is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page’. So pack your bags and head out to the southern state of Kerala, also known as the greenest state of India. It was in Kollam, an ancient city in Kerala that the first ...

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How coir is an essential part of Ashtamudi!

Often referred to as the ‘Spice Garden of India’, Kerala is rich in natural resources that have long attracted visitors from across the seas. It’s even believed that it was in the present–day Kollam that seafarers first set foot on Indian soil. ...

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10 Popular personalities hailing from Ashtamudi

Kerala, considered the most verdant state of India, is surrounded by the Arabian Sea along its long stretch of the western coast and the towering Western Ghats on the eastern side. These beautiful green hills covered with dense vegetation range from a height of ...

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Economy of the Ashtamudi Lake Area

Kollam, or Quilon as it was earlier known, is an old port city located on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake. It was the ancient commercial capital of Kerala and of the south-western coast of India with a flourishing coastline of 37.3km. It is believed that it was ...

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Churches in Ashtamudi

Kollam or Quilon as it was earlier known is an old seaport city off the coast of the Laccadive Sea coast of Kerala, India. It rests on the right banks of the Ashtamudi Lake which is famous for its beautiful backwaters and attracts tourists in their thousands...

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Ashramam Picnic Village

One of the prime locations of Kollam city is Ashramam. It is one among the 55 wards of the Kollam district and stands on the banks of the internationally famous Ashtamudi Lake. The lake is famed for its natural beauty and is surrounded by emerald green mountains ...

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Estuaries of Paravur

When God was making the district of Kollam, he must have been in a particularly good mood! This is because Kollam is one of the most beautifully endowed districts in Kerala, the state of India that’s often referred to as “Gods own Country’! Sapphire skies, ...

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Getting up to the sounds of Lake Ashtamudi in the morning

As our world rotates, it’s a constant replay of day and night and night and day; a never ending cycle till eternity. There is something about the beginning of the day that makes it more special, a time so pure, ...

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Honeymooning in Ashtamudi

Marriages are made in heaven and what better way to create the first few memories of your togetherness than in the ‘Lovers Paradise’. Kerala surely is the place to be in if you are looking for a romantic holiday destination with your better half. Crowned as one of the best....

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Karimeen Pollichathu

Malayalees, the indigenes of Kerala, are famous for their love of fish when it comes to their cuisine. And the delectable dish called karimeen pollichathu can set every malayalee tongue watering at the very mention of the name! This star food of Kerala mainly involves broiling ...

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Mosques in Ashtamudi

Blue skies, azure seas, serene backwaters, emerald vegetation all add to the mystic of Kollam, a land peppered by ancient Hindu temples, mystical churches and mosques, and a hospitality industry that’s always in top gear to pamper the thousands of travelers who ...

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Nutritional benefits of fresh water fishes

The great resources of our rivers, oceans and lakes not only provide recreational activities to rejuvenate the soul, they have also been providing important sustenance in the form of fish for thousands of years. However, today there is a growing concern that our...

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Sardar Vallabhai Patel Police Museum

If you are interested in museums, and want to trace the history of the police force, then the Sardar Vallabhai Patel Police Museum is the place to visit in Kollam, set in the beautiful green state of Kerala, better known as...

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Thirumullavaram Beach

A day spent lazing at the beach is the perfect way to restore the soul. One can stroll on the sunny sands, sunbath, frolic in the pristine blue waters, meditate or simply laze in a hammock with a favorite book and a margarita by your side as your body and mind absorb the ...

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The Thangassery Lighthouse

The nooks and corners of the age-old city of Kollam reek of the history of its past colonial masters. It was initially an enclave of the Portuguese, Dutch and the British in this succession order. Today, however, the city of Kollam is known as the World Capital for ...

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Temples in Ashtamudi

The picturesque Ashtamudi Lake attracts tourists in their thousands every year for its unforgettable backwater cruises, and other attractions associated with its vast wetlands and surrounding beaches. The lake, which is a fusion of eight smaller lakes, never ceases to...

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Watching the sunset over Ashtamudi Lake from a Boat

As day and night meet fleetingly at twilight like estranged lovers during sunset, there seems to be an enchanted moment of merging that eclipses the beauty of the past twenty-four hours. It arouses a sense of yearning and passion within the unfulfilled soul ...

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Bird Watching in Ashtamudi

The backwaters are the most popular tourist destinations in Kerala. The Ashtamudi Lake, so called because of its eight arms or channels, forms the gateway to the backwaters. This 16km long lake is the second largest lake in the green state of Kerala, India and is reported...

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Getting on an Inland water cruise to Munroe Island

As urban life gets more and more centered around itself, city dwellers are increasingly taking off on nature trips to keep in touch with their inner selves. The soothing colors of greenery and the gentle music of moving water are Mother Nature’s natural healers.

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Kerala Cuisine

When you think of Kerala, you think of silky backwaters, mellow beaches, stunning sunsets, unforgettable houseboat cruises and the rejuvenating Kerala Ayurvedic spa.But Kerala is much more than just that! A trip to Kerala is never complete...

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Watching the Sun go down from the Kollam Beach

Sunlight, the most precious gold to be found on earth, yet we lose it at the end of each day as night takes over. The stars take their place on the dark curtain of the sky, the leaves hush down their rustling and...

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Bird Watching in Ashtamudi

The backwaters are the most popular tourist destinations in Kerala.

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Getting on an Inland water cruise to Munroe Island

As urban life gets more and more centered around itself, city dwellers are increasingly

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Kerala Cuisine

When you think of Kerala, you think of silky backwaters, mellow beaches, stunning sunsets, unforgettable houseboat cruises...