About this book
Take a rice boat tour of Kerala's lyrical backwaters; endlessly intersecting rivers, streams and lagoons that flood the plains between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. Watch the sun set from the ramshackle port city of Fort Kochi before heading inland to see the monkeys and macaques at Periyar National Park. From winding waterways to colourful festivals, Footprint's Kerala Handbook will prove an invaluable companion.
* Practicalities section with practical tips on getting there and around.
* Background section with fascinating information on the region's unique history and culture.
* Comprehensive listings of where to eat, sleep & play including fishing and birdwatching.
* Detailed street maps for important cities and towns.
* Slim enough to fit in your pocket.
Loaded with advice and information, this concise Footprint Handbook will help you get the most out of Kerala without weighing you down.
About the author
South India-born and raised in the vibrant suburbs of Peterborough, writer and photographer David Stott acquired his taste for India in the womb. At the age of 28 he finally discovered the variety and diversity of flavours at which butter chicken had merely hinted and since his first visit he's become an annual visitor to India, steadily learning to tell his chole from his bhature and establishing a serious addiction to masala dosas along the way. David now splits his time between India and his adopted home in vibrant suburban Sydney, where the pace of life is such that he occasionally has to pinch himself to make sure he's awake.
1) Planning your trip
2) Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram and the far south; Backwaters, Fort Kochi and Ernakulam; Munnar and Idukki's high ranges; Thrissur, Palakkad and the River Nila; Malabar; Lakshadweep)