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I am not able to believe myself. While in Indore this week, I undertook an adventure ride – my first on a zip-line. A FOAF’s (Friend of a friend) farmhouse which I was lucky to get invited had two zip lines, a shorter distance one for beginners’ to practise and get rid of their fear, and the second was over a longer distance and on top of a running canal below. Normally, I am terrified by at the idea of adventure sports and rides like Roller Coasters, but today for some strange reason I opted in to try the zip lines…

We were staying in Bekal (Kerala) for the Theyyam Festivals. I had been to Bekal and the surroundings a few years ago (my earlier post with photographs), still who will want to miss seeing the beautiful Bekal Fort once more. One of the days we went to see the Bekal Fort – constructed by Shivappa Nayaka in 1650 AD, Bekal served as an important military station of Tipu Sultan. Then in the evening, we went to Muzhappilangad Beach near Kannur – India’s longest and probably the only drive-in beach, where you can drive on the water – is it a good idea? I am not sure,…

Kaliyattam at the Pulikunnu Shree Ivar Bhagavathi temple

Seeing online the colourful photographs of Theyyam festival that happens during winter months in Kerala, a few of my friends and I decided to travel there. Called “Dance of Gods”, the Theyyam celebrations mainly happen in the Northern Malabar regions…