Alleppey, the Coir Capital of India

Alleppey, the Coir Capital of India

An enchanting ride through the inviting backwaters of Alleppey is not sole attraction of this land. As sun turns everything in to ember shades, fisher women sing symphonies while turning the bundles tied on to their waists, into twisted thin coir ropes.

Coir industry is about 200 years old and blooms in the coastal hamlets of the country, Alleppey in Kerala in particular.

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Hampi in Karnataka calls for a visit

Hampi in Karnataka calls for a visit

My love for visiting heritage-rich destinations this time took me to Hampi. Defined by UNESCO as as World Heritage Site, Hampi undoubtedly is one of the grandest creations of the medieval times. Known for its architectural excellence, Hampi radiates an old world charm. Rock cut structures, temples, forts and animal stables that are scattered around this surreal town make Hampi as one of the most thronged places in Karnataka, and a quick getaway from Bangalore.

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