Malabar: Theyyams and beyond

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Malabar: Theyyams and Beyond
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#2 Jan 16th, 2012, 15:47
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Welcome to IndiaMike! Brilliant first post. Thank you.
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ehalam,

Wonderful .. amazing.... excellent .... fantastic ....sorry I don’t know too many!!!! But beyond any explanation . I am mesmerized with the photographs , I was sailing with you to all these places through your description... And best of all is 'why do you visit India?'

Welcome to IM with such a precious asset. And congratulation on finishing such a wonderful tour to Malabar.
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Thank you so much for this great report. We're visiting Kerala next year, and this report has really helped me understand Malabar.
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Just quickly skimmed before bedtime, will read properly later. A great post, and I'm sure it is going to be really useful when my exploration of Kerala breaks free of Alleppey and heads north, as per frequent requests from my wife
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This particular report has very nuanced and refined observations about a wonderful part of the country. Brilliant, coming from a traveler not native to the country or area. That said, the brilliance is probably ascribable to being a non-native.

My sincere advice to wannabe travelers not familiar with this region - read the report a couple of times. Pay special attention to the anecdotes and stories.

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What a narration... Great job and kudos!
I'm seriously adding it to my list of things to do.
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Thank you all for your feedback. I am happy that you liked the story. When I went to the trip I had no idea that I am going to write about it - and I have never before written about what I have seen or done. But when I returned, it turned out to be too much to keep inside. And I wanted to give something back to this site that has helped ma a lot to understand India. Thanks!
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ehalam, Beautiful descriptive post!
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Beautiful post, Ehalam! Enjoyed it!
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Hi

Wonderful post. Being a native of kerala, it was really an eye opener reading how an outsider views us. Pl write some more blogs, you are indeed gifted.
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#12 Jul 23rd, 2012, 17:30
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superb post
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Totaly confused how to explore the beautiful earth when one life is too short to complete my great India


Photo-Story: HARI-SILA or HARSIL Deoriatal-Chopta,
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Ehalam

I missed reading this earlier. It's a great post. I had a feeling of being 'transported' to malabar instantly and had a fantastic armchair travel experience reading it.

- Vaibhav
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What a great post, so full of overlooked info. I'll be spending about a month in TN and Kerala in January on my way back up north. Was a bit worried about cheap places to stay, no more, thanks
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Excellent thread, very informative, and very useful information, thank you for taking the time to share.

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Originally Posted by ehalam View Post The most convenient way to start the backwaters tours would be from the Payyanur railway station the quay is just 500 meters from the station. The boats operate after every 1.5 hours or so. It would be a good idea to get out in Valiyaparamba and wander around the village and the outer beach; and to continue the trip on the next boat,
I just happen to posses a rail ticket booked till Payyanur to arrive at 06:30, and booked into a hotel at Bekel later in the day, only booked till Payyanur in case we were still tired when the train arrived at Kasaragod, as there's plenty of trains back from Payyanur to Kasaragod, but thanks to this thread, I think we'll have a morning exploring the northern backwaters.

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