Azheekkal

Azheekkal , Kollam
Waves splashing at Azheekkal , Kollam

Azheekkal is a little known – unspoilt seashore near the Amritananda Ashram, Kollam.

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Ambalapuzha Temple

Ambalapuzha temple tank
Ambalapuzha temple tank

The Sri Krishna Temple at Ambalapuzha in Kerala is famous not only for the deity but also for the paal payasam. When we visited recently we were too late for the paayasam, but had good darshan and could see the temple tank in all its pristine glory.

You are seeing this upside down.

Ponmudi

Ponmudi, Kerala
Ponmudi, Kerala

Pomnudi is just 55 km from Trivandrum. It is picturesque and unspoilt at an altitude of 1100 metres. A nice weekend outing from the city.

Fort at Anchuthengu

Ramparts of fort Anjengo
Ramparts of fort Anjengo

Ramparts of the Fort at Anchuthengu (Anjengo) Kerala, built by British East India Company in 1696.

Malabar Paratha

Dough for paratha getting ready
Dough for paratha getting ready

Paratha is a staple item in Kerala today. However, the Kerala paratha is different from the Parantha of North India. For one, it made solely of maida. It is also made from spirally rolled dough.

Sunset over Bolgatty

Sunset over Bolghatty island
Sunset over Bolghatty island

Nikon D7000 | Tamron 18-200 @38 mm | f / 4.5 | 1/640 sec |ISO 125 |

A common sight

party Office
party Office

Party Office, graffiti and idle men – a common sight around the Biennale venue.

The Main Venue of KMB 2018

Aspinwall House
Aspinwall House

Aspinwall house was a disused warehouse.

The way the Kochin Biennale is organized it looks tailor-made for this event.

On the Banks of Meenachil River

Altar of a 1000 year old church in Kerala
Altar of a 1000-year-old church in Kerala. The Pala St. Thomas Cathedral

Meenachil is a 78 km long river which flows through Kottayam district of Kerala. It has spiritual, economic and ecological significance to the locals. However, outsiders may not know much about this river unless we link it with the Aymenem village of ‘God of Small Things’ which is situated on this river, or with Kumarakom, where the river discharges into the Vembanad Lake.

Main entrance of Kidangoor Sri Subramanian Swamy
Main entrance of Kidangoor Sri Subramanian Swamy temple

The name Meenachil is derived from Goddess Meenakshi. Several temples, churches, and mosques dot the banks of this river, reflecting the eclectic history of India.

I have put together some images which showcase the landmarks as well as everyday life on the banks of Meenachil.

Please have a look at this album of about 50 images. click here. Be sure to view in fullscreen.

On the images click on ‘i’ for caption and more information.