Munnar to Thekkady | Spice farm tour, Tapioca and more | Episode 5
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Munnar to Thekkady | Spice farm tour, Tapioca and more | Episode 5

August 13, 2019


From Kochi to Munnar, then to Thekkady and Alleppey, is a circular route of sorts. Our journey began and ended in Kochi. From Munnar, we went to Thekkady and from there, Trivandrum. It is a long journey. In order to understand this journey,… …it is imperative that you should watch all the Kerala episodes in a chronological order. Otherwise, you may miss the important parts. When you are in Kerala, you cannot miss tapioca. Also, you will definitely enjoy your visit to a spice farm. In Kerala, we make pickle out of this outer skin of mace as well as nutmeg. Namaskar friends! Welcome to Visa2explore! This is your host, Harish Bali. If you want to visit Munnar,… …you must come here for 4 days, at least. There are a lot of places to visit here. Since we visited here for 2 days only, so, obviously, we missed a few things. If I had another day at least, I would have definitely visited…. ….Eravikulam National Park,… …and Kolukkmalai. There is a tea factory in Kolukkmalai as well as some magnificent scenery too. You need to wake up at 4 am if you want to check out the sunrise there. Since the sunrise spot is approachable only by a kachcha road,… …it takes at least 90-120 minutes from Munnar town to reach there. We missed it this time. Maybe some other time, when we come back to Munnar. Right now, we are leaving Munnar for Thekkady. This total journey is 120kms long. If you plan to visit Munnar for a longer duration…. …you can see a lot of sight-seeing activities on this board here,… …you can follow this information. On our way to Thekkady, we plan to stop for breakfast & lunch, including sight-seeing too. And night stay at Thekkady. We’ve stopped at this spot to enjoy the scenic view around. There are four different types of views available. First view is that of the tea gardens in front of us. Beyond the gardens is the lake. Beyond the lake, a dense forest and towards the horizon, the mountains. I mean to say you can stand here for an hour or more but your eyes won’t b satisfied with this view. By now, we have travelled 25kms from Munnar, on our way to Thekkady. Beautiful view! Look a the clouds above! How beautiful! We left Munnar more than an hour ago. And now we’ve reached our next halt. This is how we are enjoying our journey by taking multiple breaks on our way. After buying tickets for Rs. 30 per person, we have not entered this place. How beautiful it is to come to the God’s Own Country! So beautiful! Lake, mountains, trees! They have boating facility and the charges are written here. And the best thing is this gazebo where I am standing. It feels so good here! There is a food court right there. And there was no other option except pineapple juice, so that is what we have ordered. Sour, sweet, delicious! In Kerala, you will get lot of pineapple to eat. Though we are having pineapple for the first time in last four days. Delicious! Now we’ve reached Pooparra. The crossing that you see there, if you turn left from there…. …you will reach Kodaikanal after travelling 125 kms. We are well past the breakfast time! It is 11.30 am already. Let us go and find out about breakfast at Hotel Sreekrishna. Let me tell you what I have on my table here. Tapioca! Green chutney! I mean green chili chutney! There is coconut chutney too! I am eating tapioca for breakfast for the first time. I saw them boiling tapioca with a pinch of turmeric powder. That is why it is yellow in colour. After boiling, they tempered it with fried red chili, curry leaves and mashed it. If we eat it with this chutney, I am sure it will be tasty. So, I am going to add some chutney to my plate. They gave me this second type of chutney as well. In this chutney, I was told, there is coconut…. …green chili and the third ingredient in it is…. …mango. So, to show you, I’ve asked them for this raw tapioca as well as raw mango too. Tapioca is known as ‘Kappa’ in the local language of this region. Tapioca has a little bland flavor. And the chutney has too much of green chili. So, if you eat each bite of tapioca with a little chutney, it makes for a decent breakfast. Basically, this is starch. Tapioca root is used to make sabudana (sago). And tapioca grows in large quantities in Tamil Nadu & Kerala. This time I am having a bite of tapioca with coconut and mango chutney. You know what, I prefer eating tapioca with coconut-mango chutney….. …in comparison to the green chutney. On a personal level, I am enjoying this chutney as a combination more. This tapioca, I found out, is also considered a good combination with fish curry. Kappa with fish curry. Sir, how is the meal? It is good! Kappa is good in taste and I liked this combination better. Sir, I was looking at that table. What is there in that serving bowl? Buttermilk? Yes, buttermilk! You can eat it with rice! Okay, one buttermilk for me. Thank you! Very spicy chutney! Buttermilk for you! Ok. Thank you! Very tasty buttermilk! Curry leaves! Ginger! Sour! And so fresh! Sir, just a minute! Sir, very tasty! Curry leaves, ginger, and…. Ahh, salt! Salt! Ginger! Chili! It has chili too! It is delicious! Very, very good! You can try it with some plain rice too! Okay! Rice and buttermilk is a good meal for summer season! Yeah, I know. It is very good, very tasty! Too good! What is this Sir? This is a different version of buttermilk. It has spices in it. Coconut! Chili! Turmeric powder! All 3 mixed into the buttermilk. And it should be eaten with rice? Yes, with rice! In Kerala, it is called Pullisheri. Pullisheri. Pullisheri. In Kerala, it is called Pullisheri! Very nice Sir! Very nice! Back to tapioca. I have a feeling that if I keep on eating this combination, I will develop a taste for it. That would be because this is an interesting combination in itself. Our next destination is Kalvari Mount. We will have to travel a distance of 55kms to reach there. The road is smooth and traffic is thin. We are travelling at an average of 50kms per hour. Thekkady is still 20kms away. We’ve stopped here for a spice farm visit. This place is called Periyar Spices & Ayurvedic Garden. We’ve purchased ticket at the rate of Rs. 100 per person for the garden visit. This is a guided tour and I have with me Ms. Sheeba, who will take us around the garden. Please come! This is an All Spice plant, which emanates the qualities of all spices in one. You can check and smell for yourself the fantastic fragrance of all spices. Multiple spices’ fragrance in a single leaf. Fantastic! This is the fruit is spice Jaiphal (nutmeg). We pluck it like this. This is Jaiphal and Javitri (mace). Okay, this is the ripe fruit. See, this is javitri outside and inside is jaiphal. This is jaiphal, this is javitri and this outer skin is used to make pickle in Kerala. This is elaichi (green cardamom). This elaichi is ready in 2 months’ time. By ready, I mean, the black seeds inside the elaichi are ready. This is elaichi. This fruit if elaichi is dried in an electric machine. You get 1 kg of elaichi after drying 6 kg inside that machine. This is the Rudraksh tree in front of us, standing tall. This is rudraksh. This is fruit of rudraksh. It becomes like this after this skin is removed. You can watch the grooves on it clearly. This is a five-groove rudraksh. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5! This, you must be aware, is cocoa, from which chocolate is made. And we can also make skin moisturizer out of cocoa butter. This is cocoa fruit. And we will cut it open like this. Okay, so you will show it to us from inside. Ohh, so this looks white in color! Yes, it is white in colour! I assumed it would be brown on the inside. No! The seeds inside this white pulp are brown in color. This is butter, we use it as moisturizer, cocoa butter! And the seeds are used to make cocoa powder. The seeds are dried to make cocoa powder. Is it edible? Yes, you can eat it, definitely! It is sweet! Yes, it is sweet! You know walnut… Yes, it tastes like walnut! Its taste is similar to that of walnut! First experience! One more piece! Yes! Thank you! It is a bit sweet as well as a bit bitter! Yes, because the actual taste of cocoa is bitter. Only the cocoa butter is sweet. Point! Okay, tell me one more thing. Can we also take out the brown seed from inside. This is cocoa seed. This is used to make chocolate. Good experience! You showed us cocoa fruit from inside as well as outside. Here are two more pieces of cocoa fruit! What you are seeing in front of you is the fruit of Arabica coffee. In Coorg, we had shot a detailed documentary – coffee from farm to cup of coffee. We had covered robusta and arabica varieties in detail. If you missed that video, do watch it in detail. This is adrak (ginger) plant. See! We use its shoots to plant more ginger. That is how we get more ginger from ginger. And after we plant the shoot, it takes 9 months for the ginger to grow to its full size. This is turmeric, which we use in cooking our food. Ma’am told me that this needs to be boiled in water…. …then dried under the sun. After that it is ground, which gives us the turmeric powder. Uhh, let me smell its fragrance once. Obviously, it is turmeric, so that is what it would smell of. This is passion fruit. It is a juicy, citrus fruit, with lots of Vitamin C. Wow! Fantastic! So, can I eat it? Yes, you can! How? You need to press it. Wow!!! This is the fruit inside. This fruit is sour! After this fruit is ripe, it tastes sweet and sour, both. This is ajwain (carom seeds) plant. It grows a flower right in the center here. And from that flower, we get the carom seed. If you smell, its leaves smell the same as ajwain seeds. By the way, I am looking at ajwain leaf and ajwain plant, both, for the first time. If you smell it after crushing, it smells of ajwain. Have you seen jimikand (yam) fruit? Jimikand, I haven’t seen. You haven’t. Come, let me show it to you. See, this is jimikand. It is bigger in size than this, right? Yes, it is bigger than this. Will this grow bigger? The one growing below it is very big in size. The fruits growing above ground stay smaller. This is jimikand. Small one and big one! From this stage, this fruit can grow to weigh even 5kgs. Within this farm, they also have a spice shop. We are going into the shop. Elaichi! How much does it cost? This one is Rs. 1600 per kg and this one is Rs. 1800 per kg. And clove? Clove is for Rs. 1200 per kg. Great! So, do you sell pickles too? Yeah, sure! Please show him! This is green pepper pickle! Pepper is picked when it is still green and then made into pickle. Green pepper pickle! Green pepper pickle! Good! Oil is a major component in clove. Most of the times, the clove that you get in the market has no oil in it. Bite into a clove slightly and hold this for 20-30 seconds. I have had it in my mouth for 20 seconds. So, my tongue has turned a little numb. It is because of the properties of clove oil. Which means, it is a good quality clove. Yes, Sir! This clove has a strong flavor. Very good! I’ve got 3 things for myself from here. Saunth (dried ginger)! This is the perfect remedy for a sore throat. Pickle! I liked it. And third thing is 100 gms of clove. Thank you! There should be no time limit on a journey. I mean we leave at 9.30 am and cover 100kms in 2 hours. I like to travel at my own convenience. It is 5.15 pm now. We stopped at several places on our way and this is one of those stops. To eat some snacks. Banana fry with onion pakora (fritter)! While travelling in Kerala, you will notice during the peak time of 3pm to 5pm,… …to eat banana fry as a snack. And this what you see here is Kalonji (onion seeds). I wanted to eat banana fry for evening snack for the past four days. And I am really enjoying eating it today. It goes without saying it is my first time eating banana fry. The way banana is fried after being dipped into the batter made with besan (chickpea flour),… …it tastes good! Banana is very sweet and on frying, it tastes delicious. Mmm! Very tasty! The banana is sliced beautifully and… (laughter) Very good! Whenever you come to Kerala, make sure you don’t miss this. Very tasty! Let us go stand on that side now. If you are a nature lover,… …what would be better than… …to stand here and enjoy this beautiful view… ….and enjoy this onion pakora too. And if you get some tea too with it, then that would be a perfect tea time. This is good as well. But the banana fry’s taste is in a different league altogether. This is good! Right now, we need to go another 18kms to reach Thekkady. We will have our tea and then start again from here. Brother, a cup of tea and…. …they have some more varieties of snacks available here. Till what time in the evening is your shop open? 8 o’ clock. 8 o’ clock. Yes, finally, we’ve reached Thekkady. It is 7 pm now and we had left Munnar at 9.30 am today. After multiple stops on the way, we covered 120 kms… of this journey at leisure. The market is still open. We are going to go for dinner first. After that we will go to our hotel. We’ve reached the Grandma’s Cafe for dinner. As soon as you enter, you realize that their interiors are quite different and unique. There is an old cycle dangling there. An old-fashioned sewing machine. Anyways, let us check out what is available for dinner. We will eat one mushroom dish with Kerala parotta. So, I also want to see how do you cook this dish. Okay, to cook this dish, they added some fennel seeds to hot coconut oil. Fantastic! Curry leaves! Okay, so I’ve spotted two differences so far! Coconut oil and curry leaves! Also coconut! This is how mushroom is cooked Kerala-style. After the onions are browned a bit, he added tomatoes, salt and some turmeric powder. Coriander powder! After the spice mixture is cooked well, he added chopped mushrooms. I feel this dish is going to be very tasty. The reason for that could be – use of coconut oil, for one. Second, the whole spices, garam masala, that is used in it. Since spices grow in Kerala,… Fantastic! After being cooked, the texture of this mushroom looks amazing. Mmm! First of all, this combination works well together. And second thing… …garam masala and coconut oil are the two game-changing factors in this preparation. That is something I gauged from the first bite itself. Mmm! Fennel seeds! Tempered with coconut oil and with that… …we cannot miss the flavor of curry leaves. When mushroom is cooked in North India, they don’t use curry leaves usually. Coriander leaves are used instead. However, here, we have been seeing for the past four days, how curry leaves are frequently used. There are curry leaves in every dish. Now it is going to be like… …when I go back home, I am going to miss eating curry leaves in my food. This is because I’ve now become quite used to to curry leaves. One more thing,… …worth mentioning…. …is the little bits of raw coconut also added to the dish while tempering. You get those bits too in your bite. In this journey of mine, I cannot help but notice,… ,…while talking to my fellow travellers and the restaurant owners,… …that people generally do not prefer eating dishes cooked with coconut oil. Here, I am not talking about locals, but tourists. But, in reality, you need to eat it more than once and develop a taste. It is quite delicious. This is a good experience. To enjoy food like this. With an open mind! Complete thumbs up to this preparation. After enjoying our dinner earlier, we’ve now reached our hotel. It is 9 pm now. We had left at 9.30 am today and now it is 9 pm. We really enjoyed our day today. If you have some experiences related to this specific leg of journey or to Kerala, in general,… …do share the same with us through your comments. Tomorrow we are going to do some local sight-seeing in Thekkady. That you will see in a different episode. There is slight drizzle outside. The weather is cloudy and windy. And that makes it pleasant to stay here in Thekkady. We will meet soon with a new episode. Till then, goodbye! See you soon! In our next episode, you will see… …what all we did in Thekkady. For your reference,… …the martial art form, Kalari, originated in Kerala. It is one of the oldest forms of martial arts. It is a must to go for an Ayurvedic massage while on a tour in Kerala. We will meet soon with a new and exciting journey. Till then goodbye! See you soon! Ohhh! Oh God! So cute!

100 Comments

  • Reply Dilli Ka Sunny January 22, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    MUJHE BHI BOHUT ACHA LAGTA HAI FOOD VLOGS BANANA

  • Reply Vishaal Khairnar January 22, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Watching 2nd time…. Very informative and one of the best video….

  • Reply Lalit Bhushan January 22, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Harish bhai humney bhi enjoy kiya video dekh kar…

  • Reply johnson January 22, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    ****HB *****listening to your voice is so soothing..very enjoyable and positive************
    16:00 This lady's explanation is A1*********

  • Reply Anjali Sharma January 22, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Awesome, Happy journey

  • Reply Kamlesh Chotaliya January 22, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Harish bhai namskar very nice muje lagta he me kerala ghoom raha hu

  • Reply Ravi Sub January 22, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Good video…………………

  • Reply Arkajyoti Bhattacharjee January 22, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Liking all the episodes great work sir

  • Reply Arvind Ramanathan January 22, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Loved the travelogue. Kerala is perhaps the most beautiful and picturesque state in India(along with Sikkim, Rajasthan and Mizoram)…It has plains, hills, backwaters, beaches, forests and everything in between. The food reflects the land and the climate as well. You made some astute observations regarding the spices and oils….kudos. Also recommend you visit Kozhikode, Trissur and Kottayam…the foods there have local delicacies and are must try. Please try appam, Idiappam-Kadala, Avial, Olan, the different kinds of Payasam and please go on a Alapuzha house boat tour…the boat operator will catch fresh fish from the backwaters and cook it fresh for you on the boat….this is by far the best travelogue and food sojourn…love it and keep it up. You are India's answer to Anthony Bourdain.

  • Reply Andrew Strauss January 22, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    I am big fan of you.# Harish Bali Sir You Make a Also Awesome Food Vlog

  • Reply sonu kumar January 23, 2019 at 4:40 am

    All time Best Episode bahut hi maja aya dekhne m thanks Harish Bali

  • Reply N Kishor Pandya January 23, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Maja aa gaya aur Kya baat he,aaj tho Kai ese spices ke podho ke darshan ho gae jo kabhi Dekhe nahi jinka use roj karte he,jese elaichi,ajwain ex.wakia Vedio banana hr Kisi ke bas ki baat nahi,na sirf nature ke darshan saath hi Aap Jo knowledge saath de rahe he awesome sir.very thankful to u Aap ese hi Vedio banate rahe,subhkamnaye.

  • Reply Mohammed Aleem January 23, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Sir upload your thekkady video

  • Reply Abhishek Singh January 23, 2019 at 6:13 am

    केरल जाके आप भी साउथ वाले भाइयों की तरह हिंदी बोलने लगे। 😂😂😂😂👍👍👍👍

  • Reply Punita Bali January 23, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Awesome

  • Reply Karshan odedra January 23, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Congratulations Harish bhai for 4 Lac subscribers!!!

  • Reply Abhishek Anand January 23, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Sir have you quit your job for traveling? How do you manage time and fund all this?

  • Reply Jagdeep Singh January 23, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    sir Wednesday ka video nahin aya ji.

  • Reply dada vas January 23, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    your channel is best choice to view to get all beautiful locations of india and offcourse traditional food..:)

  • Reply Optimistic Relativist January 23, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Very nice…your unconditional love for food , travel and nature is inspiring

  • Reply santosh vasist January 24, 2019 at 5:29 am

    Harish sir, how was the condition of road and other tourist spot through out kerala post the recent floods?

  • Reply Amit Verma January 24, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Hi, Nice videos and explanation, one thing missing is stay details. I'm going to Munnar this weekend. Could you please share some hotel details. Thanks in Advance…

  • Reply Reji Cr January 24, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Thank you for visiting grandma's cafe🤗

  • Reply Technical Tea January 24, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Very good sir, nature and banana fry perfect…

  • Reply Truth Calling January 24, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Coco fruit I saw it in Charlie The Ice cream factory mein dekha tha

  • Reply deep blue January 24, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    You are missing varkala

  • Reply Girl28 January 25, 2019 at 3:18 am

    Great videos. I especially appreciate how respectful you are. It’s nice to see such a great attitude.

  • Reply Lalit Kumar January 25, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    2020 TAK INTERNATIONAL

  • Reply Tjs Brahm January 25, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Very nice..your videos are brilliant…

  • Reply nasim saifi January 26, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Worst video quality

  • Reply Sid g January 26, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Nice video sir

  • Reply ARKAPRABHA chakrabarty January 26, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Sir butter milk bala seen pa apki halat kharap hogaya tha

  • Reply Karunesh Sharma January 26, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    स्वादिष्ट भोजन

  • Reply Ayank Kumar January 27, 2019 at 9:05 am

    👌👌👌

  • Reply Payal Nagpal January 27, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    To eat in Jamshedpur
    Dosa / idly at Karnail Singh hotel, sakchi
    Dosa/ idly at Anand Hotel, Bistupur
    Dosa / idly at Kerala canteen
    Chowmin, litti chokha, gol gappe/ chaat

  • Reply Payal Nagpal January 27, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    To eat in Odisha
    Fish fry / curry with traditional meal
    Chicken kasa, chowmin, Chaat, gol gappe/ gupchup , dahi bara alu dam, jhaal mudi, dalma , badi churra , saaga bhaja

  • Reply RAJLAXMI DAS January 27, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Mind blowing job sir

  • Reply RAJESH KALAPPURAKKAL January 28, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    VERY GOOD SHE SPEAKS GOOD HINDI

  • Reply rakesh kumar sethi January 30, 2019 at 2:08 am

    When u Wii come odisha definitely test the odisha 's most famous PAKHALA & special CHHENAPIDA & RASGOLLA….

  • Reply ayona ghosh January 30, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Hi harish jii

  • Reply ayona ghosh January 30, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    I miss u Harish ji…😍

  • Reply ayona ghosh January 30, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Eh comments kaun like kata hein ?? Ap karte hein ya koi aur??????

  • Reply Rajesh kumar Verma January 31, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Harish Sir amazing video NICE

  • Reply Sayantan Das January 31, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Hi sir …..
    I am a big fan of you …
    Can you plzzzz come in kolkata(actually I am from Kolkata)
    If you come I will guide you….!!!
    Plz come sir
    My what's app no.-7003477699. And contact no. also

  • Reply Jaspal Singh January 31, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    You are living your life, that’s great 👍🏻

  • Reply Shyamsundar Dhond February 3, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Very nice sir

  • Reply Velrajan Velrajan February 4, 2019 at 9:47 am

    i don't know hindi but i like your video 🤩

  • Reply Komal Kashikar February 4, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Lovd ur videos always. Feel good after watching ur videos always.😀😀😀

  • Reply Hemshankar kumar February 5, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    what gives u enerrgy … telecasting episode so well … without missing any thing …

  • Reply rohit thakur February 6, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Sir apki sabhi videos bohat bohat achi hoti hai 👌👌👌👌😊

  • Reply rpsuresh2 Rp February 6, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Amazing💕😍

  • Reply Ranjita Choudhury Ranjita Choudhury February 7, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️👍👍👍👍👍

  • Reply Ali Khan February 9, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Harish Bhai , my whole family watch your show and enjoy. In your yearly concluding remarks you said that you will not respond to all comments due to health issues. We wish you best of health and fitness.One reason i can guess for your deteriorating health is that you never left any gravy or chattni at any place and even eat it with spoon. second you always search for what in addition is offered as free.the happiness comes to your face after eating something as free is priceless/mind-blowing Your eager search for getting something as free is really commendable. its just the lighter part, Never mind and keep making good videos.

  • Reply Sumit Singh February 10, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Excellent trip… I am getting feeling as if I am traveling with you and experiencing local cuisines.

  • Reply John Eli February 11, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Kappa and red colored fish curry is classic Kerala food 😋

  • Reply चौधरी हरयाणा के February 12, 2019 at 6:52 am

    इतनी मिर्च ना खाया करो महाराज ना त बवासीर हो जागा।।

  • Reply Rahul R February 13, 2019 at 7:48 am

    sir can u plz give the contact of taxi service address for kerala tour

  • Reply Rajesh's biking RS vlog February 14, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Sir appna itna masala curry khata Ho.. To apko Kanhu Gas ka problem nahi hota ha..?

  • Reply Kushal Kumar February 17, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Sir in which episode you have shown coffee factory ?

  • Reply Kushal Kumar February 17, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Please guide me to watch .

  • Reply Gargi Srivastav March 1, 2019 at 6:36 am

    बहुत से वीडियो देखे
    और बहुत नामी लोगों के भी
    लेकिन आप का बताने का तरीका बहुत अच्छा लगा
    जब आप खाते हुए बताते है तो हमें भी स्वाद आने लगता है

  • Reply Gaurav Kumar March 6, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    We went to kerala last week for four days. We stayed –
    two nights in munnar,
    one night in allepey,
    one night in kovalam.
    Day 1 – Reached Munnar from Cochi by busin the morning. Booked cloud valley hotel in the munnar city as we didn't go thru our own vehicle. Rented an auto for 800inr per day. Did our brunch from hotel gurubhavan, karimeen fish(very famous in kerala) and went for sightseeing. Covered photo point, matupetty dam, elephant ride, speed boating, echo point, top station, tea gardens, movie shooting locations, and in the evening went for sword show which was fascinating.
    Day 2 – Rented the same auto for 1000rs for whole day. Covered many waterfalls, tea gardens, pothemedu viewpoint and enjoyed kathakali performance in the evening.
    Day 3 – Went allepey from munnar in the morning, reached allepey in the afternoon. Checked it in our houseboat in the afternoon. Served delicious lunch on boat. Enjoyed boat ride through the backwaters, went on an island, bought some fish for dinner, ayurvedic massage is also famous there for relaxation, went sunset point on the boat, did photography. And in the evening served snacks. Night we stayed in a port and fininshed our dinner.
    Day 4 – Checked out from boat in the morning and catch our bus for trivandrum. Reached trivandrum in afternoon and went to kovalam beach which is arount 10km from trivandrum from auto. Kovalam beach reached fininshed our lunch on a seaside restaturant with traditional seafood. And enjoyed the evening in the lighthouse and kovalam beach. The beach is full of foreigners.
    I have captured the whole trip thru my cam
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy0VHzcJhlo

  • Reply Satish Bhardwaj March 9, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Great…, without expanding any money u show us bahut keemati things

  • Reply Harpal Singh March 13, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Waah 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Reply mahima rani March 14, 2019 at 7:25 am

    The banana pakora is sweet ?

  • Reply Fatima Naqvi March 18, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Achi aur new information for me, acha laga dekh kay…

  • Reply Onlineoffers Pandu March 19, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Aaap ka explanation pe fhida hogaya bhayyaaaaa..😀👌

  • Reply shuvayu chakraborty March 26, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Sir why do you eat the wrong things at the right place… Saw in kolkata videos too… Kerala porotta goes best with chicken… One apt reason as to why kolkata or kochin doesn't open up to North Indians

  • Reply bakshu shaik April 2, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    muner fales super hay my canoor gaya muner nay dekha appk videos super hay but food is bad

  • Reply RUPESH KUMAR April 6, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Awesome

  • Reply UT Baroi April 7, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Too Good
    😊

  • Reply Pradip Chitte April 14, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Nice

  • Reply Maheboob Khan April 15, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Hi sir aap knha se ho

  • Reply ywoishiki chowdhury April 24, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    From this programme I first time know about coco butter and coco seed.spice garden is very nice. But sir why don't you let us see about vanilla.

  • Reply Sachin Kamat April 27, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Best video 👌👌must watch

  • Reply Saajith Saajith May 4, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Amazing man
    ……. by the way u foucos on food ratherthan veiws. Anyway being malAbari i feel cool. Thnx lot

  • Reply Nagendrasingh Chandel May 5, 2019 at 6:20 am

    Kachra…

  • Reply Nagendrasingh Chandel May 5, 2019 at 6:20 am

    Bakwas good show

  • Reply Jitu Pradhan May 6, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Kerela is Beauty Full area

  • Reply Precious DeVere May 8, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Excellent video!

  • Reply Precious DeVere May 8, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Cardomon I love an essential spice in ones tiffin box

  • Reply newguyat77 May 10, 2019 at 4:47 am

    the way in which the lady explained in Hindi..brilliant

  • Reply krishna kartik May 30, 2019 at 10:20 am

    one of the best youtube channel…thank u sir

  • Reply Deepes Vr May 30, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    100% literacy in Kerala . more hygiene conscientious ,two times bathing habit is seen only in Kerala people .

  • Reply rakesh r June 2, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Kolukkumalai and meeshapuli mala are Unbelievable spots…!

  • Reply Jinto Kunjumon June 4, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    ❤god's own country(kerala)

  • Reply Agam Khatik June 10, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Sir ji apne kuch kam hai

  • Reply B k June 12, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Hi Bali ji you can use drone for this type of scene..

  • Reply sunny jacob June 24, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    I wonder if you can rank all states on the basis of sight seeing,cost,comfort , weather, people and whatever so that people can make an educated guess which place suits them and they should visit when they plan a trip.

  • Reply Govind Shrivastava June 27, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Sir me video ko like karta hu
    Sir kya aap muje apna WhatsApp no. de sakte he kya

  • Reply eminent aceef July 1, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Home ground of TEA mey Black Tea for 250 gms Rs.400.00 kuch zyada hi mahenga nhi laga ?

  • Reply AKASH MAURYA July 3, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Sir aap ka explation krne ka tarika bahut accha hai.

  • Reply aaj ka bharat July 16, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    आपकी लैंग्वेज समझ रहे हैं

  • Reply vikram kumar July 17, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    sir apka ek ek episode maine bar bar dekha jab mujhe bukh nahi lagti to dekhta hu

  • Reply Saurabh srivastava July 19, 2019 at 9:13 am

    People from Kerala are so sweet.

  • Reply Maheshwari Matcha July 24, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Hello everyone,I'm going to munnar,sept month anyone suggest me budget trip plan…..

  • Reply pravin Parmar July 28, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Amazing

  • Reply Jatin Jain July 29, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Mujhe kerala aake bahut achha laga
    Nice..

  • Reply Jayashree Shreedharan July 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Kerala is mesmerizing some parts like❤ munnar cochin alleppy etc

  • Reply rahul sinha August 2, 2019 at 9:00 am

    This is what you called beauty of my nation we all are one Punjab,Sindh,Gujrat,Maratha,Dravid,Utkal,Banga.we have so many foods to explore from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Gandhi nagar to ita nagar.🙏🏻😘

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