In God’s own backwaters ..

This was a totally unplanned trip, with Allepey featuring nowhere in our tour to Munnar. After spending two days in the hills, we suddenly decided that we ought to see the famed backwaters too. After some last minute adjustments, we took a bus from Munnar and started for Cochin. Cochin was a beautiful city, alas! We reached there at nightfall. All we could do was to grab a quick dinner before the restaurants closed and bolt ourselves in the hotel we managed to find. I plan to go back someday to Cochin to see the island fort and naval...

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