Friday, October 5, 2012

Food & Travel - Alleppey (Part 1)


Pineapple Juice fpr Breakfast
Trips are always a boosting factor to break our routine. I am just back from a short trip to Alleppey and Kumarakom. We stopped at Cochin too on our way back home. It was an exciting trip and the memories are still green in my mind....We had lots of food(sadly cudnt click all of them but managed with few) that I'm sure I must have added on few more kgs by the end of the trip :)

Lunch
We started our trip early morning around 4AM and reached Alleppey around 10:30 AM taking an hour break for our breakfast. I dozzed off completely throughout the journey till we reached there and my camera was sleeping with me too :) We carried few list of hotels but to our luck found the first hotel itself satisfactory so checked in at Picasso Castle.

We were a bit tired so relaxed and had our lunch there with roti, kerala parotta, pb masala and fried rice. We didnt have any plans of moving out till evening as it was too hot....

Arthunkal Church (Front Entrance), Alappuzha
Arthunkal Church - Front View
When we planned for the trip to Alleppey, I put a word to hubby that I wanted to visit VTV(Vinnaithandi Varuvaya Church).....He enquired about the church in the reception and we set out at around 5 PM in search of the church....Only when we landed there people around told that the church came in the tamil movie named Sura...The church was beautiful so clicked few shots there too....(above and below 2 pics)

Arthunkal Church (Side View), Allapuzha
Arthunkal Church - Side View
I am really not sure whether this church comes in the movie but this is what they proudly said...:)


Arthunkal Church - Front View
And after that we went straight to the beach around 6:00 PM and when we reached there it was apt for sunset and the beach looked so scenic and magical that I didnt put my camera down. :)

It was not much crowded so we had a great time there, mittu enjoyed playing too. After that we roamed around the streets of Alleppey but didnt find anything woth shopping...by then it was dinner time. We had a mild dinner and returned back to the room.
Allapuzha Beach
Alleppey Beach
We didnt opt for houseboat after seeing the lil one going cranky in an hrs boat ride :) So just roamed around and clicked few pics.

HouseBoats
Next day morning again we went in search of the VTV church(but this time we had enough information from the net).....First they said it is advisable to opt for a boat ride to reach the place called pulincunnu where the church is situated. But the boat timing was such that we had to wait for another hour....and already mittu was going crazy so hubby suggested to go by road itself. The roads and bridges were very narrow...after about 45mins drive we reached the place.....And the church was wow esp for the pics :)


Pulincunnoo Church (Frontside Main View), Alappuzha
VTV Church (Pulincunnu Church)
 Pulincunnoo Church (Aside the church)
VTV Church (Pulincunnu Church)
Bridge View, Alappuzha
Alleppey Bridge
After that we reached the hotel, had our lunch and packed to checkout to leave to Kumarakom. We had a great time there especially at the resort.
Butter Roti with Mutter PaneerWait till next week to hear my experiences at Kumarakom and Cochin...Will you? :)
Poori
Written by: SHARMILEE J

33 comments:

  1. I wish to go to this place ever since I saw VTV. Lovely place

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  2. Lovely post :) I have been only once to Kerala but planning to go again to few places now :) Your experiences will sure help :D
    Lovely pictures. Especially the churches. I am drooling at the food too...Sure you would have had a wonderful time.

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  3. Those pics r gorgeous sharmi..I m sure u had a gr8 time..

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  4. Loved reading the post, Sharmi..Nice clicks..Place is so beautiful. No wonder they call it God's own country!!

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  5. We have visited kumarakom and allapey when Varsha was like Mittu. As u told for the same reason we didn't opt for the house boat. Beautiful clicks. Loved the beach one and drooling food

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  6. Wow..Beautiful clicks and hope you guys enjoyed to the max...:)

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  7. beautiful pics sharmilee. would love to visit this place once :-)

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  8. beautiful clicks.. looks like you guys had a great time!!!

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  9. Had gone there during my honeymoon :)) brings good memories back ...

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  10. Lovely Pictures :) Hope you had loads of fun :)

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  11. wow sharmi...My paternal house is Alappuzha...so glad to see the pics :) Hope you had a good time there :))

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  12. Clicks are beautiful and thanks for sharing..

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  13. Looks like you enjoyed the trip completely. Wonderful pictures to accompany. I like the beach shot. wonderful!!!

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  14. what lovely pictures, looks like u had a great time. I have never been there, plan to go sometime

    Priya
    Cook like Priya




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  15. Hope u had a very good time... beautiful place, beautiful pics...

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  16. Very Nice place n beautiful pictures Sharmi...seems u had a wonderful time there...thanks for sharing with us,
    btw i too made Onion Uthappams today for coming week post...waiting for your post, looks colorful :)

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  17. Great clicks, sure you had wonderful time.

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  18. beautiful clicks & nicely narrated


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  19. my appa is from alleppey and i used to pass by pulinkunnu area to go to his house. this is my hometown, practically. also, kumarakom is very close to my mom's house - about 8km

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  20. your pictures are stunning :) worth waiting for this post

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  21. Nicely written, lovely clicks..Cant wait for part 2!!!
    Prathima Rao
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  22. Great picks Sharmi..My moms place is very near to Kumarakom:-)I hope u had a great vacation and some great food..

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  23. Lovely, can't wait to read about kumarakom :)

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  24. hey chanceless yaar.. great.. superb pictures.. great plc too..

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  25. Lovely post. The churches look classic :)

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  26. I have just read the blog and i find it to be great. Thanks a lot for such a helpful information.

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  27. Hi,
    You posted wonderful recipes with beautiful pictures, which camera and mode u r using to take ur pictures!!Your pictures really awesome

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    1. Thank you so much!I am using Nikon 3100 with 35mm lens. I use manual mode

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  28. Ah! great post. Thanks for sharing your experience. The photographs are so eye catching and the dishes looks so mouth watering. I have also planned a holiday trip to Kerala which is arranged by MyHolidayTrip
    Keep up the good work.

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  29. Food is an integral part of travelling. Loved your write up on Alappuzha ,also known as Alleppey. With various beautiful places to visit in Alappuzha, it is known as the "Venice of the East". It is a land with richest nature bounties and must be visited once.

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