In search of my Kurinji: The Tale of a Land across Time

The splendour of the blue mountains, the swooning beauty of the sea of blue buds beneath and the airy blue above....drowning in all the beautiful blues

Dosa’s of Aluva 

As I neared Aluva, I realized that my stomach had started rumbling. I am prone to becoming ravenously hungry when I get up early. But I had decided that my breakfast should be ‘dosas’ and freshly ground coconut chutney, preferably cooked to perfection by a lady running a wayside canteen. I started scrutinizing either sides of the road for my fantasy to materialize. But luck was hard on me that day and it was with a defeated heart that I turned right to get on to the Aluva Perumbavoor Road. Soon I could see the majestic Periyar River on my left, meandering its ways through the little villages that I too was passing by. It was just after hitting Perumbavoor that my dream materialized. On my left was a small restaurant. An elderly lady was making dosas on a gas stove. Beside her was a young boy, probably her son, beating tea, pulling and stretching it delightfully from one tumbler to the other. There was a transistor humming old forgotten songs in the background. My heart skipped a beat. This was picture perfect. I scrambled out, thanking all my stars. Tucking in piping hot dosas with the delicately flavoured chutney that had spluttered mustards winking at you from the corners, I thought there was nothing much more I wanted to do in life. It was the tastiest and cheapest breakfast I had eaten, ever. I resumed my drive with a song on my lips and wonderfully well placated taste buds.


In search of my Kurinji: The Tale of a Land across Time

Munnar hills Once upon a time, Kerala, th ...more

Kovalam to Cochin via Alappuzha… and the Pazham Pori

An evening shot of Kovalam beach  From K ...more

Road trip from Alappuzha to Cochin

The Alappuzha Beach The one hour drive fr ...more

Dosa’s of Aluva 

As I neared Aluva, I realized that my stomach had ...more

Kothamangalam and its culture of farming 

The topography I was traversing would be what the ...more

Neriamangalam to the dream destination 

From Neriamangalam begins the Mullai or forest ter ...more

At the foothills of Western Ghats – Adimali 

Adimali Town   In another half an hour ...more

'World’s End' at Pothanmedu

Pothenmedu  I drove on to my hotel which ...more

Off to Eravikulam – the abode of Kurinji and Varayadu 

Thalayar Tea Estate, situated on the way to Erav ...more

Kurinji laden hills of Munnar 

It is difficult to describe a scene as breath taki ...more

Marayoor and the Sandalwood forest  

The hills of Marayoor It was with a heavy ...more

The Mattupetty and the Top Station – view points of Kurinji flowers 

I reached Munnar town and drove onwards to the Top ...more