Thursday, April 12, 2012

Malayolam Lake Homestay.

We have arrived!

Once in Allepey, we took a tuk tuk, also known as an auto rickshaw, to the homestay on the backwaters.
As this is our third visit, we were welcomed like long lost family by the owners Rosie and Thomas and their nephew Jose who is the only one who speaks any English.
To get to the resort the tuk tuk or the public bus can only go as far as a bridge over one of the little canals. From there you have to drag your luggage down the length of the canal heading for the backwaters and then you cut back through an Ayurverdic Heritage Resort and a second building till you reach our piece of heaven.
Since our last visit five years ago extensions have been done to the original building and a second floor has been added. We were delighted to move into the top left bedroom with super balcony overlooking the backwaters!! What a divine spot to chill.

One of the two outlooks where you can spend hours watching river life!

Before heading off to town to get supplies we were so fortunate in seeing the longest Snake boat in India on its way to the Temple. Our Homestay is very close to where the annual Nehru Snakeboat races begin.

1 comment:

  1. We are going to follow the Penny and Warren tour.....thanks for giving us more ideas of trips to take while we are here!