Place: Ernakulam, Kerala Date: 23rd and 24th February 2007 We had come to Kerala by train – Kanyakumari express (don’t know why they call that train an express!). The vacation in Kerala had been planned for 7 days. Almost the entire first day was spent in getting to Moozhiyar. The second and third days we […]

Moozhiyar – Part 2

Place: Moozhiyar, Pathanamthitta, Kerala Date: 21st Feb 2007 We had earned ourselves a guided tour to the Sabarigiri Power Station, through an Executive engineer working in that power station who also was coming to our IB for having his food. At 9 AM (21st feb) we got a free ride to the power station, located […]

Moozhiyar – Part 1

Place: Moozhiyar, Pathanamthitta, Kerala Date: 20th Feb 2007 Getting there: We took the Kanyakumari express (one of the slowest trains i have traveled in) from Bangalore to Chengannur, Kerala. Local bus from Chengannur to Pathanamthitta, duration 2 hours. Pathanamthitta to Angamoozhi again local bus, duration 2 hours. The routes are quite bad, the buses are […]


Thekkady is located on the banks of Periyar lake – an artificial lake. Having spent our vacation in the non-tourist part of Kerala for the previous three days, the sudden increase in the tourist traffic (more of the white skinned) was a disappointment. Also, this place is right at the border between Kerala and Tamilnadu […]