January 29, 2017

India, Kochi and Munnar

So.. back to the India trip..
From Delhi we flew down to the state called Kerala, an its capital the city of Kochi. Did you know that the airport of Kochi is the first one in the world to only run on solar power? That is so cool!
From here we had an 5day fully organized tour of the area with our own car and driver. To be honest, this was quite sweet :) To be taken the different places, with the local guide showing us the best parts. 
First night was spent in Kochi, walking around the city and its alleys, taking a sunset boat tour. The following days we saw the 400 years old traditional Chinese fishing nets, first Portuguese churches and their museums, Jewish quarter, sea side and so much more.
Another 'city' we visited was Munnar which has some of the world's highest tea plantations. You can imagine the surroundings - quite spectacular. Trimmed tea bushes that are planted in straight lines cover the steep hills, breath-taking. This, together with the fog rolling in makes it to a fairytale landscape.
Munnar itself is quite small with only around 2,000 people living there. Even though the city is so small there is both a Catholic church, a mosque and a Hindu temple. Well, there was never a silent moment :)  
But being woken up by a bird choir and the river flow is not a bad way to start a morning, even when it's accompanied by a never ending call for pray by all or one of the religions above :))
Colorful houses in Munnar

Yummy coconut

Kathakali indian classical dance drama

KALARIPPAYATTU
This is a world
famous, ancient,
traditional Marital Art
form of Kerala

Cute monkey

Jewish quarter in Kochi

Kochi

Chinese fishing nets

tea plantation, Munnar

tea plantation, Munnar

tea plantation, Munnar

4 comments:

  1. Spektakulärt var rätt ord. Inte minst då himlen ovan Judiska kvarteret. Vad är detta? Sen är jag förstås väldigt avundsjuk på matroserna ombord segelfartyget. Tänk att med fantastisk utsikt få förmånen att balansera på tunn bom, få hålla sig kvar endast med repet. Not!!!
    / Deerhunter

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  2. Vad mycket fint ni fick uppleva. Landskapet med teplantagerna är verkligen speciellt och vackert. Gullig apa!

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  3. Vilka fantastiska bilder från ert äventyr i Indien.

    Ha det gott,
    Erik

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  4. If you planning to take an Kochi Tour, Touritor have best tour guides. We provide Private tour guide in Kochi.

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