Post Card From the Malabar Coast, India

Hello from southern India. Kerala is called God’s Own Country and it is all that. H ave toured Cochin, Munnar , Kottayam, and Mumbai. Here are a few photos from Cochin (Kochi) and Mumbai.

Ron Mayhew

Malabar Coast Photo

Malabar Coast Photo

The iconic fish nets of Fort Kochi, in Kerala State in southern India along the Arabian Sea. The nets are thought to have been introduced by Chinese explorers when Kubla Kahn was emperor in the late 14th century.

Malabar Coast Photo

Spices being loaded in Jew Town, Kochi, as a man on his bicycle passes by (below).

Malabar Coast Photo

Malabar Coast Photo

Malabar Coast Photo

Victoria Terminus, a World Heritage Site, is an enormous train station in central Mumbai, where some 3 million people pass through each day.

Malabar Coast Photo

Mumbai at night.

Malabar Coast Photo

Time for Marsala Chai at the Taj Hotel, Mumbai.

Next stop, the tea gardens in the Western Ghats.

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About travelerlynne

Traveler. Writer. Retired Educator.Traveling on and off the beaten path with my photographer husband. Volunteering locally as well as in Haiti and Tanzania, an enriching and humbling experience. A sun lover! Shelling, boating, fishing and watching sunsets. Growing mango, banana, key lime,and pineapple.Making smoothies and chutneys. Enjoying family and friends! Savoring each new day!
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20 Responses to Post Card From the Malabar Coast, India

  1. Letizia says:

    Gorgeous photos as always. I love the blue shutters and the photo of you and Ron- looks like a great trip so far!

  2. i’ve beeen toggling between your post and ron’s, but the slow connection has made it hard to view all of the photos.. many came through, though the comment wouldn’t go through on ron’s.. let’s try here!

    thanks for giving us sneak peeks of your trip! z

  3. Great to hear from you. Have a wonderful time and it’s so nice to see a few pictures of your travels.

  4. Gigi Galore says:

    Wow! Wonderful! Next stop here, Byron Bay chai, a gorgeous blend from our (Aussie) north coast. You guys have whet my appetite! Oh, it looks so yummy where you are and so much fun! 🙂

  5. Ron & Lynne – looks as though you’re having a fabulous time already! Just to illustrate what a small world it is, I think Shawn and I shared a pot of tea at that very table when we were in Mumbai. Wish you continued safe travels. How I’d love a thali filled with spicy fare right now. 🙂

  6. Superb photos, Lynne. So nice to see the two of you. I love a cup of chai. 🙂

  7. Madhu says:

    Your photos tell us you are having a grand time! Look forward to more.
    PS: We lived nearly a decade on those tea plantations in the Nilgiris! My sister lived in Munnar even longer! 🙂

    • I thought the tea plantations created such a lovely landscape. I knew you lived on one but didn’t know for how long. I was glad to see that plastic bags have been banned from the region. Can you imagine the mess those would make? I really enjoyed our short time there. 🙂

  8. restlessjo says:

    Missed this one! You and Ron look great! 🙂

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