The temple tour and more…..
Our very first stop was the Reclining Buddha Temple which has the longest statue of Buddha. The statue is 46m long and is gold plated.
Reclining Buddha Temple Pic credit: Supriya Kurpad
Next we visited the Marble Temple which is locally known as Wat Benchamabophit, meaning Temple of the fifth king.
Marble Temple Pic Credit: Supriya Kurpad
The temple complex has many statues of Buddha in various poses – walking, sitting, meditating, preaching etc!
Buddha in various poses Pic credit : Supriya Kurpad Read more...
A Memorable Trip to Kerala’s Periyar Wildlife Reserve
I have shared with you my travel experience to Periyar. Let us see Periyar from a non Indian traveler’s eye…
This is a guest post by Lyndsey Biddle who writes for leather briefcase, a website that offers luxury briefcases direct from the manufacturer. Lyndsey currently resides in Kolkata, India, where she is learning Bengali and Indian cooking.
A view of Periyar Lake and Wildlife Reserve – Image: Lyndsey Biddle Read more...
raft to cross the periyar lake
Budget travel in Kerala – Kumily / Periyar
Tough budgets? Don’t worry, you can still enjoy to the fullest, of all that Kerala has to offer.
I was in Kochi when I made an impromptu decision to travel with a set budget in mind. Destinations mapped on my itinerary were Kumily, Alleppey and Varkala. Days in hand numbered 5. As the luck would have it, I met 2 tourists on the bus who had a similar travel plan on mind…by the end of the bus trip we had decided to travel together! More the merrier! Read more...