Of Kettuvallams in Kumarkam

A cruise in Kettuvallams – the little boat houses with thatched roofs and wooden hulls – along the mirror-still lagoons, picture-book Vembanad lake, palm-fringed canals and shimmering rivulets of Kumarakom. Just my kind of vacation in`God’s Own Country’!! Shells sink dreams float life’s good on our boat

Seeking Shravanabelagola

‘We must see Shravanabelagola’, said the General. And so we went for another detour, off the highway, meandering through the country roads, sleepy villages and riotous fields till we caught a glimpse of the colossal monolithic statue of Gommateshvara on Vindyagiri Hill.

Art at AOL-Finesse

The Art of Living International Center in Bangalore will fill you with tranquility and peace. But what also strikes as extremely interesting here is it’s interior design that adds to the serene ambiance. The high level of craftsmanship in wood-carvings as was prevalent in ancestral homes in Kerala, built in a specific pattern around a central courtyard –And then there are… Read More Art at AOL-Finesse