Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Our Land Island Backwater Resort.. India

Every once in a while, when the hectic pace of city life overwhelms you and the chaos of the urban crush threatens to consume you, it’s always wise to retreat into some much-needed solitude. Tucked away in the backwaters of Kerala is Our Land, a panacea for the soul. An island getaway from the rigmarole of daily life, Our Land sits in an island of tranquillity to the south of Alappuzha, surrounded by green paddy fields fringed with coconut palm, bamboos and banana trees that stretch as far as the eye can see.
 


Staying here was by far the highlight of our 4 weeks in India. Beautiful rooms with views over the water. Excellent and copious helpings of freshly cooked Kerala style food. Cold beer! 

A great 90 minute walk with Radeesh one morning when he identified and showed us lots of birds. Followed  the next day with a great little trip up the narrow backwaters in a canoe which gave us access to areas you would never see in a bigger boat. 

Overall an outstanding experience for 2 nights - and we would have happily stayed a little longer though there is little to do other than kickback and relax.















Our Land Resort

10 comments:

Mary Lindsay said...

OH! Chrissie, what a wonderful place you found and how lucky you have been to find such heaven and stay for a few days. Life changing I'm sure. WoW!!

Chrissie Marshall said...

I know and I keep having to look back at the pictures to try and will myself back there.

Janette said...

It looks such a fabulous place to visit and completely un-wind. Thanks for telling about it.

rabbitwhiskers said...

What an experience!! Your photographs are wonderful; so beautiful! What an incredible trip that must have been. I'm so glad that you got to go~ and grateful to you for sharing it!

Chrissie Marshall said...

Yes indeed it was an incredible trip Judy... maybe if I am lucky I can go back one day..

susan collini said...

Looks an amazing trip. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos

Chrissie Marshall said...

Glad you enjoyed them Susan sigh.. I want to be back there right now

Chrissie Marshall said...

Thanks so much for popping in Susan and yes it was all of that and more, have a great weekend x

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

How absolutely stunning and gorgeous! That must have been quite the trip you and hubby went on; once in a lifetime for sure :)

Thank you so much for sharing these great pictures with us all!

Chrissie Marshall said...

It was the highlight of the holiday for sure, riding an elephant was also quite an experience but I am in no rush to try it again, was fun though, but this place truly takes some beating.

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