Shoe-less in Kerala

It has been almost a month since my last escape. Thanks to the bracing weather, it is time for another.

This time it is Kerala. God’s Own…yeah yeah yeah!

When I spoke about the trip to few of my friends, they went nuts. Kerala meant Kumarakom, Thekkady, Alleppey backwaters, the regulation houseboats or Wayanad for them. Certainly not what I had in mind. This is what I am planning to do:

August 15:  Chennai-Palakkad by Mangalore Mail

August 16: Palakkad – Nilambur Road by the first passenger at 5.45 AM. Nilambur Rd-Shoranur by the same train on return journey.  Shoranur-Ernakulam Jn. by Venad Express. Retire at Ernakulm for the day and meet Jimmy Jose.

August 17: Ernakulam-Kollam (via Alleppey) by TVC Express. Kollam-Punalur by bus. Punalur-Tirunelveli by the MG passenger. Tirunelveli – Nagarcoil by any train or bus.

August 18 Early hours: Nagarcoil Jn meet the diesel nuts and proceed to CAPE…er Kanya Kumari for the uninitiated.

August 19: Back to base by the previous evening’s CAPE-MS Express with Shanx and Bharath.

Of course, like all those trips before, this one will be a backpacker trip too….no shoes, no fancy togs. Just a small backpack , slippers and camera (and a tripod to shoot the sunrise at CAPE).

Yipee! I am going to Jimmy Jose country!

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  1. Grady Lyles on

    I am so grateful for your blog.Thanks Again. Really Great.


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