Sun Set Boat Ride

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The evening of Jan. 17th 2017 we took a Sun Set Boat Ride in the Kochi Harbor. This was our final activity in Southern India.  Later that evening we began the long trip home.

Dhoby Khana

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Jan. 17th 2017.  After visiting the Mattancherry Palace we made a stop at the Dhoby Khana (laundry) run by Tamils.  All of the work is done by hand. 

Mattancherry Palace

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On Jan. 18th 2017 we visited the Mattancherry PalaceCochinKeralaIndia. The palace was built in 1555 and  renovated in 1663.   The building was full of historical murals.  Photos in the palace were not allowed.

 

 

Kathakali Dance Performance

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On the evening of Jan. 17th 2017 we viewed a Kathakali Dance Performance. Kathakali (Malayalamകഥകളി, kathakaḷi) is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance. We were allowed to take photos as the performers got ready as well as during the demonstration and performance.

Jewish Town – Synagogue – Kochi

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Jan. 17fh 2017 – We traveled by bus from Thottapally to Kochi and visited the Jewish Town and Synagogue.  Photos were not allowed in the Synagogue.

Cruising the BackWaters of Thottapally

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On Jan. 16th we spent the day on our house boat cruising the backwaters of Thottapally.  It was a wonderful, very picturesque day and we made two stops to visit local towns.

Thottapally House Boat

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On Jan. 15th 2017 we flew from Bangalore to Cochin (Kochi) and then took a bus to meet our lodging at Thottapally, a Back Water House Boat.   We were told the rooms were small and to leave as much luggage as possible on the bus.  When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised to find out how large the rooms were and that they were air conditioned.

Sikh Temple in Bangalore, India

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Jan. 14th 2017 after visiting the Botanical Gardens of Bangalore our next stop was at a Sikh Temple, Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Bangalore.

 

Bangalore Botanical Gardens

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On Jan. 14th 2017 we traveled form Mysore to Bangalore.  Our first stop was the Botanical Gardens.

Local Market – Mysore, India

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We were leaving Mysore on the morning of Jan. 14th 2017 and on the way out of town we stopped at the local Market.