Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Coastal Treat - Fall 2010

Nirvāna is a central concept in Indian religions - ohh yes I enjoyed a bounty of the phenomenon recently. To free ourselves (me and my wife) from the mundane, we managed an escape to Bekal, a small coastal hamlet located at the tip of Kerala bordering Karnataka. Interestingly, the resort cottage we had booked was a namesake of the phenomenon...not bad.

Some 500 odd kms from Bangalore westwards, the blue Arabian sea makes rough roaring sounds when it hits the giant rocks in the shoreline of Bekal. A sound that proved to be soothing, wiping away the toxis decibels accumulated in a week of travel inside a city - huff, such a relief. Striking differences in the small beaches were noticeable in Bekal as it was hard to find tourists even to click a picture of us a positive way, its heaven for someone looking to relax. Sun played hide and seek throughout the day as heavy monsoon winds hovered above the west coast regularly.

Opposite to the resort was the Bekal Fort, which was noticeable for more than one reason. Apart from being the largest in Kerala, the fort has a Hanuman Temple inside and an ancient Muslim Mosque nearby - bearing testimony of harmony. Googling would yield more information as fort premises has nil information about its history (though its caretaken by Arch. Survey of India).

The West Coastal Railway passing through most of the north Malabar presents a great spectacle. During our journey back to Bangalore, we chose to board a train to Mangalore and it was refreshing matching our expectations. Well, locomotives with their respective shed livery and Indian Railways has always fascinated me.

Small private beach areas and serene surroundings definitely makes up for the sub-standard connectivity to Bangalore and limited fooding and lodging facilities.

Will update about upcoming trips.


5 Responses to “Coastal Treat - Fall 2010”

Guruvardhan said...
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:42:00 PM

Wow.. must have been good... So the Chakraborthy's are discovering India..hehe sounds interesting.. keep us posted.. and the wiki link to the fort.. Looks great..!

RockSta said...
Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:21:00 PM

Please put up some pics of the fort and the scenery around it (if you have taken any). This one goes on the "definitely must visit" list of mine. Thanks for the info and keep blogging.

Debanjan said...
Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:27:00 PM

oh yes....just hit Holiday IQ online...its one of the most reliable sources of review for travelers.

'A' Corner said...
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'A' Corner said...
Thursday, September 23, 2010 11:57:00 AM

Will check it out soon.. Its a shame to be born & brought-up in Kerala and yet being ignorant of such a wonderful place :(

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