This is the first in a series of travel posts that I will publish during my visit to India & Sri Lanka in December 2019.
If you fly into Mumbai it is definitely worth spending a couple of days there.
I have put a picture of the Gateway of India above. It was a nice day when I visited this monument and it is one of the city’s biggest attractions.
The next best place I visited in Mumbai was Chowpatty beach. This was a lot better and cleaner than I expected it to be.
There are quite a few food and drink vendors at the back, as well as travelling salesmen who come up to you when you are sitting down. So you are never far away from something tasty to eat or drink when you are there.
After Mumbai, I headed to Kerala and this was the part of the trip that I was looking forward to the most. Kerala’s slogan is Gods own Country and this is certainly an extremely beautiful part of the world.
My first stop in Kerala was Kochi, staying in the Fort Kochi part of the city. My next stop was Alleppy, the beach there was amazing and I have posted a sunset picture of it below.
If you visit Alleppy, one of the biggest attractions in the area is the backwaters. Which you can easily visit by boat from this location.
I have posted two pictures of the tour that I did into the Alleppy backwaters above. I did a day tour, which included breakfast and lunch. But you can do overnight tours.
The lunch that I got on the day tour was absolutely incredible. It was not just some of the best Indian food that I have ever had, but possibly one of the best meals I have ever had.
What you need to know
This article looked into highlights from week 1 of my travels in India.
I would recommend visiting Mumbai at least once as it is a mind blowing city. But after a couple of days, that will probably be enough as it is quite intense.
I would definitely recommend visiting Kerala as it is extremely beautiful, the people are super friendly and the food is amazing.
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By Barnaby Nash
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