Interview with a Recent Kerala Visitor

This week´s post is an interview with my mum Sheila McNeaney. My parents recently returned from a trip to Kerala in February 2010, so I thought it would be useful to share their up to date tips and advice on planning an itinerary for a short six day trip to Kerala. Hopefully this will help […]

A Guide to Munnar, Kerala

Munnar, Kerala is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to the state, with both Indian honeymooners and foreign tourists. People don’t visit Munnar for the small scruffy town, but for the stunning green hills that surround it, and most of all for the tea. Munnar is the centre of Kerala tea production, and […]

How to Find Great Kerala Accommodation (Part 2)

In Part 1 of How to Find Great Kerala Accommodation I featured some useful websites for finding places to stay in Kerala, including i-escape for special and stylish hotel reviews, TripAdvisor for extensive hotel reviews and a number of forums where you can ask advice from experienced travellers. Here are some more helpful resources for […]

How to Find Great Kerala Accommodation (Part 1)

Great accommodation can really make your stay in Kerala, and there is a fantastic range on offer. Here are some useful resources for finding accommodation in Kerala, whether you are looking for a budget homestay or luxurious resort. I-escape I-escape is a wonderful website that focuses on hip hideaways and boutique places to stay. If […]

Beena Homestay Review – Fort Kochi, Kerala

Homestays are a wonderful way to explore Kerala, as you get the opportunity to meet local people and eat authentic home-cooked food, all for reasonable prices. Beena Homestay in Fort Kochi is a favourite of mine, and is highly recommended for those looking for good value accommodation in Cochin. Here are the reasons why: 1) […]

The Best Homestay in Kerala – Community Greenpalm Homes Review (Part 3)

Community Greenpalm Homes is my favourite Kerala homestay. In Part 1 of my review I gave my reasons why, including the wonderful location, friendly host, relaxing atmosphere and delicious food. In Part 2 I focused on the fantastic range of activities on offer, such as village walks, bike rides and canoe trips. In this third […]

The Best Homestay in Kerala – Community Greenpalm Homes Review (Part 2)

Community Greenpalm Homes is a wonderful Kerala homestay located on the peaceful backwater island of Chennamkary, near Alleppey. In Part 1 of my review I gave the reasons why this is my favourite homestay in India, including the beautiful, peaceful location, the fantastic host Thomas, the chance to meet local people, the range of activities […]