The trip that started it all! Back in the early blogging days of 2018, we went on a trip nicknamed “The Big Trip”, to China, Nepal and India. Read all about our backpacking adventures in India here! We loved it so much we came back a second time!

Mysore Tips

Mysore Palace Getting there:  from Bangalore it is a short train or bus ride; if you can, take the Shatabdi express (refer to our blog post for details) Attractions: Mysore Palace– 250 Rs entrance fee with audio guide included; audio guide is comprehensive and takes you through the whole palace in about an hour and […]

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Munnar Tips

Getting There 3 options:  buses from Cochin (4.5 hours) hired car from Cochin organized tour from Cochin. Attractions: Contact Joseph for information about Munnar and surrounding area; there is a small tourist office in the main road of New Munnar or ask anyone for him; tel: 9447190954. Tea Museum– 75 Rs; an extraordinary museum for

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Cochin (Kochi) Tips

Ernakulam The main section of town, has both train stations Ernakulam and Ernakulam Town. Fort Cochin From Ernakulam boat jetty (near bus stand) ferries jump across to Fort Cochin (2 Rs). Attractions: Saint Francis Church-site where Vasco de Gama was buried for some time and then later moved Santa Cruz Basilica-huge basilica worth a visit

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Kollam (Quilon) Tips

Attractions: Backwater village tour– tourist government board offers this tour; taken from boat jetty tourist office on small bus to backwater village (1 hour ride); from here you jump on a small canoe and explore the backwaters with a “guide”; 300 Rs per person; Nice introduction to the backwaters, leaves twice a day at 9:00

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