Illikkal Kallu: At 3400 Feet ASL in Kerala

Planning a picnic when you are in Kerala? Or, are you planning a journey through Vagamon? Whether it is sunny or rainy, you must not miss Illikkal Kallu during your Vagamon trip. At an approximate elevation of 3400 feet above sea level, Illikkal Kallu was almost impossible to reach until recent time. The peaks of Illikkal…

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Ilaveezhapoonchira: A Handshake With Nature

When traveling to Kerala, mostly people prefer to explore the backwaters and sea beaches. If thinking of hill stations, it must be Munnar or Wayanad. Keeping your itinerary flexible can easily fit some of the least explored spots like Ilaveezhapoonchira. The grass covered hillocks and the misty valley with a swirling river through its folds gives a traveler his best…

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Illikkal Kallu: Standing Up Among the Hills

When I titled this post as “Illikkal Kallu: Standing Up Among the Hills“, I really meant it. It is one piece of a huge rock protruding from Earth to the heights of sky. No, it is the tallest among the two that reaches the heights with a vast area of hillocks beneath. I must admit that the spot…

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Valley Where Leaves Don’t Fall: Ilaveezhapoonchira

The name sprung imaginations of a vast barren land on the top of a hill to our mind. We expected dusty red soil and dry weather when we were kicking off to enjoy our first bike ride to explore a destination. It was the name, Valley Where Leaves Don’t Fall: Ilaveezhapoonchira, that deceived our thoughts. A beautiful meadow with a…

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Making of Nepali Momos

Eating was much easier and enjoyable than making of Nepali Momos. After taking the recipe, I tried making the dumplings on one of our off days in Kathmandu. Do not forget that this stuffed dumplings are among the favorites of Tibet, which have influenced Nepal, Bhutan, and northeastern India. We got the recipe from Sushma, a…

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