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Old 7th June 2013, 13:08   #121
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I always put off reading a Lalu travelogue, since it takes away too much of my office time

Finished reading it two days back, and then again re-read yesterday at home. Had taken the same road through Kumarakom last week, but was not able to stop at any of the spots since was running late for the Chertala Tbhp meet. Your log has inspired me to make a more detailed visit next time!! Thanks
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I always put off reading a Lalu travelogue, since it takes away too much of my office time

Finished reading it two days back, and then again re-read yesterday at home. Had taken the same road through Kumarakom last week, but was not able to stop at any of the spots since was running late for the Chertala Tbhp meet. Your log has inspired me to make a more detailed visit next time!! Thanks

I was wondering why you were not visiting my threads, now I know
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Old 7th June 2013, 16:20   #123
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I was wondering why you were not visiting my threads, now I know
There are more of your logs that I've kept aside to be read on a 'rainy day', having just glanced through them
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Very nice travelogue. It is so detailed that I felt like I am visiting these places. You saved us a lot of money.

My family visited Kumarakom last month when they had gone to native and they liked it. I intend to visit in the future, Insha Allah. Thanks for sharing the travelogue.
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This lampshade took me at least three decades back!
Lalu, Thanks for this one, recently had a similar experience when I visited my aunt's home in Kerala. Seeing these took me back 3 decades as you rightly said (to those wonderful summer vacations spent there)!
The white flower like lampshade
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The mango tree with Pepper vines growing around it
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Hope you don't mind me sharing these pics here.

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Hope you don't mind me sharing these pics here.
Of course not NPV.
Thanks for all that pictures, especially the big mango tree with pepper vines. Already started missing my home
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Hi laluks, each and every travelogue of yours is wonderful and truly inspirational. Your photography skills and narrations are top notch.

We can feel each place visually that you have visited. I am on a trip to kumarakom from 13th sep to 16th sep. Its this travelogue that helped me to finalize the destination.

Just one query, what is the exact location of that 'Toddy Parlor Restaurant' ?. Those Kari meen, Beef fry, etc., are the first preference on our to do list.
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Hi laluks, each and every travelogue of yours is wonderful and truly inspirational. Your photography skills and narrations are top notch.

We can feel each place visually that you have visited. I am on a trip to kumarakom from 13th sep to 16th sep. Its this travelogue that helped me to finalize the destination.

Just one query, what is the exact location of that 'Toddy Parlor Restaurant' ?. Those Kari meen, Beef fry, etc., are the first preference on our to do list.
Thanks Jetta_Volkmann for the kind words.

The restaurant is near Kumarakom Bird sanctuary. If you are coming from Kottayam side, the restaurant will be on your right side some 500m before reaching the bird sanctuary.

Have a great trip
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Hey Lalu.. Excellent Travelogue and some beautiful pics!! Would you by any chance still have that number of the boat man you hired back there?

I am actually heading to Kumarakom tomorrow for a quick day trip and would love to take that shikhara sort of ride! Thanks much in advance sir!
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Here are the numbers of the boat man.

Kuttachan

8606608035
9142883969
9048835069

Just go to Pathiramanal Jetty, he should be there
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