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Old 31st December 2008, 12:04   #31
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@Dadu,amazing pictures and a very good travelogue.

Kerala is one of the most beautiful places,I have ever visited.
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Old 31st December 2008, 13:12   #32
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Thank you all.

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Dadu, hope you enjoyed your stay!
Very much

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Only driver ?

I love driving in Kerala, but cont driving on those curvy roads can get you tired.
I am used to it + I had people for the company and talks.

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Dadu,

Thanks for a detailed travelogue. The Arakkal Museum seems to be worth a visit, though one doesn't hear much about it - invariably it's the forts & beaches which get a mention.
St Angelo's fort and Arakkal Museum are in the same direction and close to each other, although its small but amazing to know that the Arakkal family still gets some royalty from Govt of India IIRC Rs23000 as per their initial treaty with the britishers(or was it dutch??).
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Hi Dadu, Nice write up. Does the tourist police at the St.Angelo's Fort tried to sell his book on the history of the fort...?

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The Parassinikadavu Muthappan temple is only a few KM from the snake park. And now, the CPi(M) has sponsored an amusement park in the vicinity.

The Muthappan Temple has theyyams in the mornings - most days. You need to give the theyyam fried fish and toddy, and you will be given half of that back after due blessings. ;-)
Not exactly. You cannot carry toddy to Parassinikkadavu, but may possible to his yearly touring place Kunnathurpadi (Hope this is the season).

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Just a mention about Kannur - sometimes, it is spelled as "Cannanore" - "Kannan's ooru". There is a Krishna temple within the City (I forgot where), and the folklore has it that the Idol, like the Udupi Krishna Idol, was recovered from the sea / formed part of something gifted by that troubled ship in the sea.
The place is called Chirakkal. Its a very nice place
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Hi Dadu, Nice write up. Does the tourist police at the St.Angelo's Fort tried to sell his book on the history of the fort...?



Not exactly. You cannot carry toddy to Parassinikkadavu, but may possible to his yearly touring place Kunnathurpadi (Hope this is the season).



The place is called Chirakkal. Its a very nice place
No, they were just sitting there, forgot to mention we bought a litre of toddy but it was very pungent and couldnt have more than a sip.
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@ dadu
Man, had you taken made this journey, 3 weeks earlier and if you had posted such a detailed report when I was looking for a good route, it would have saved me from crawling through that Nagarahole National park, Kakankote reserve forest, in first gear for 30 odd kms, in a road which was more like a broken jungle trail.

This had happened on the way to Bangalore, I had taken a deviation from Manadavadi, where I had seen this sign board that said, ‘Mysore 70kms’, and I was like, ‘That is a whole lot shorter than the route I had taken while going. (I had taken the Mysore – Sulthan Batthery – Manandavadi route to reach kannur).

It ended up being the worst route, in the forest, with out water, without a nibble, no place to buy and took the longest to cover that 30kms, 2.5hours, may be more, we just lost track of time crawling, looking at broken road and not so green vegitation.

Occational buses passed us, they were doing an avg of 25-40kmph, and the divers and a smirk that said, ‘that’s a fine route you have chosen,… enjoy, but let me pass.’
This should be Route – B from your map.

Say, where did you get this map from? It is a good one.
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