Twoandahalfweeks in India – beautiful decadent backwaters tour

Alleppi is a small town and the starting point for our backwaters tour in Kerala. ‘A tour you should not miss’ – that’s how travel guides describe it. It is one of our last days here in India. After having visited many projects in rural and tribal villages, explored Indian ways of life from Mumbai…

Twoandahalfweeks in India – Cochin, Chinese Fishing Nets and waste

Cochin has some interesting traditions, buildings and Chinese fishing nets to offer. Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the region of Kerala. It has had strategic importance over the centuries and is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. The Arabs, British,…

Twoandahalfweeks in India – elephants and an unreal world

Another impressive moment of our journey was much more touristic, but nevertheless I do not want to miss it: the visit at the Periyar National Park, one of the most visited animal protection zones of Southern India. It is notable as an elephant and tiger reserve. In between there is huge artificial lake that has…