This time Thulavarhsam or NorthEast monsoon was heavier than usual in Kerala. While there were severe damages & casualties at many places, I was fortunate again to witness another safe “vella pokkam” (flood). For the first time I drove around Pala during the flood and experienced the unusual water level at my usual destinations. Here… Read More Thulavarsham
Evening bike ride to St. Thomas Mount Chapel, Kudakkachira / Valavoor, Pala. It is very near to this place. I am not sure if the church is permanently closed or it was closed due to locked down. It is at a very remote place and the last 1KM road is very narrow that hardly a… Read More St.Thomas Mount
Found another beautiful Rubber plantation on an evening ride. Have you seen an old one? This is near Poovarany, Pala. The plastic cover is to protect rubber latex from rain water.
An abandoned house in neighbourhood. They were running a small printing press there. I remember going there for binding our school books during childhood.
Captured this from home terrace during a beautiful evening. The sky looked so dramatic for sometime which forced me to took out my camera. The three coconut trees you see below were planted by my grand father in my childhood, one for each three of us – siblings.
We have got plenty of pre-monsoon shower, also known as Mango shower, this year. To add on top, there was continuous rain fall for three days all across Kerala with the influence of the deep depression over the Arabian sea & the resulting tauktae cyclone. Kerala is also going through strict lock-down during this period… Read More Mango Shower
Did a solo bike ride to Munnar, clocking 400KMs overall. The road is in very good condition from Adimali except few broken patches. I did not stop at the town and drove directly towards Marayoor side, crossing Kannan Devan hills. It is a scenic route with greenery all over the place. Evening I drove towards… Read More Munnar
On a morning ride I found this beautiful view about 10km from my house. Its west facing, so I planned to go again on an evening to see the sunset & I got the second photo. Guess the coconut tree in this picture!
Most overrated place in Kerala, all because of this beautiful film called Ordinary. Its a single road, one-way from Ranni which goes via Gavi to Vandiperiyar. On the way there are 5 water dams and power stations associated with it and I guess thats the only reason a road was constructed in the middle of… Read More Gavi
See the route map below, I drew a 200 km long Heart at the Heart of Kerala in my bike. First headed towards Idukki from Pala. Stopped at Nadukani view point to see the breathtaking view of Moolamattom town. From the view point you can see the town as a valley between two mountains. The… Read More Idukki