Thursday, April 30, 2015

Kerala Tour - 2 Nights & 3 Days

Cochin- Athirapally- Alleppey- Cochin

Day :- 1 Cochin – Athirapally (80 kms / 2 hrs)

On arrival at the Cochin airport or railway station. You will be continuing the drive to Athirapally. Athirapally, the land of rivers and forests has something to boast of, the splendorous, 80-feet high and 330-feet wide, waterfalls which has rightfully earned the title – the Niagara Falls of India. Check in to the hotel and rest of the day enjoy the beauty and stunning glory of nature in the Athirampilly waterfalls and the forest. Overnight stay at Athirampilly.

Day :- 2 Athirapally – Alleppey (112 kms / 3 hrs)

Check out of the hotel after breakfast for the onward journey to Alleppey. Alleppey, the backwater kingdom, with a labyrinth of waterways crisscrossing the district making it more of nature’s blue strokes to be traversed with the famous houseboats, originally called Kettuvallam. Check in to the houseboat for an overnight stay in the houseboat starting from 12 noon with a welcome drink. The boat departs for a slow progress through the vast backwaters, passing small islands. You would be able to see the village life at close quarters. You can also swim in the backwaters at certain locations. Have lunch, tea & snacks, dinner in the boat. Overnight stay in the houseboat.

Day :- 3 Alleppey – Cochin (80 kms / 2 hrs)

Check out from the houseboat at 9 am after breakfast for the onward journey to the airport or the railway station.

 Package Cost :-   Per Person

Type

Home Stays

Budget Hotel

Deluxe

Luxury

Rate

7,526

8,556

11,855

15,464

 Package Includes:

  •  Well appointed rooms on the above mentioned categories on twin sharing basis.
  • Daily breakfast .
  • A/c car  for all the surface transfers & sightseeing. Drivers allowance, toll & parking. 
  • Service tax extra @ 3.09% of the total bill amount.

 Package Excludes:

  • Houseboat
  • Any meals other than those mentioned above.
  • Any Airfare/Train fare.
  • Any transportation which is not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Any portage at Airport and Hotels, tips, insurance, beverages, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature.
  • Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Expenses caused by the factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, road blocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, etc…

For Further details :-

http://www.meenatraveldesk.com/package/cochin-athirapally-alleppey-cochin-2n-3d/

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Why do we have Death?

Hey Guys!!!!

Sorry, I did not write yesterday as a mark of respect to my neighbour aunty of 86 yrs who passed away yesterday early morning.

Bringing me to the thought of death. Death is one situation we are not comfortable with. But death is one truth we will have to face in our life regularly. Then the question arise.

Why is it we have death?
A :- Because we have birth?

How are we born?
A :- Well, that's complicated. But I know one thing, Physical Life happens from nothing.

If physical life happens from physical nothing, there is a time frame for each life and after that time frame, its important to return back to where it has come - to nothing.

What is physical?

A :- The things which can be defined with our five senses.

Now why should it return back to where it has come?

A :- I can give you several example, look at the working of the day and night, after night (physical nothing), the day comes and then the night follows. Its in circles, its a continuing process. Look at the water, water when heated it evaporates to steam (physical nothing) and when cooled it becomes water again. So its part of nature that it has to return back to the source (nothing).

Death is in a sense, not completely gone, its just that we cannot see the person in the physical sense or through the five senses.

We cannot feel the person through five senses but he/she is there because matter does not get destroyed, it changes from one form to another.

In short at a certain time for a certain period, we move from one form to the other. So why are we feeling lost when " " "Death" happens to our loved ones. There is no need to be sad, just be supportive and strong during the transition.

Until then, take care.

Meena



Thursday, April 23, 2015

How Rain is Formed

Dear Guys


Sorry, I was a bit late in getting myself to write something. To be frank, I was enjoying the rain, you know the heavy sprinkling of water and getting oneself wet. But this was not that simple it was really big rain (as the elders say, Torrential Rain). And my weakness during rain is to drink steaming coffee by watching the rain. Do you know, at that moments, I feel melancholic, thoughts flow, dreams are woven and during this rain, I thought about writing a story, about my best character in my heart - Antsy. And today's story is about How Rain is Formed.


How Rain is Formed


     It was unlike any other day for little Antsy, who was getting pesky due to heat and humidity. She really wanted to take a dip in the pool. She put on her bathing suit of golden brown and righted herself with her antlers and her fore legs. She walked daintily to the swimming pool, a small bottle cap half filled with water and plunged herself in the water, which was a little warmer than expected but still below the surface it was a little cool. She immersed herself in the water soaking herself in its cool. She dozed off in the water and she felt light like a cloud going up and up in the air and that felt very good. But then she started feeling suffocated and opened her eyes to find there was no water and no trees or water or what!!!!

"What!!!! Where Am I?" Antsy started wriggling and flapping her six legs so vigorously, that nothing changed. She passed several clouds. She looked at them in wonder.

"Clouds!!! Unbelievable. Forget it, I am out of this pool." But no dreams can make this happen. She was still in the clouds. Antsy could not control her terror. She started screaming. Then seeing that there is no point in crying, she became silent, but that too didn't make sense.

"But what am I supposed to do when I am in the clouds?"

"Why don't you try making contact with other clouds?" Antsy whirled around to look who is talking to her in the clouds and her eyes widened when she saw the apparition in front of her a white robed old man with long beard and twinkling eyes, smiling at her.

"Hello Sir!!!! How come you are not falling off from the clouds?" 

"I am the Cloud Papa weaving around the clouds to give rain to Earthlings"

"Ohhhhh but how come I am here, rain is water and not ants, isn't it?" Cloud Papa chuckled and said

"Most assuredly, but when the water becomes steam or in the form of air due to severe heat which we call water vapour, they start to rise up and up and join together to form clouds. When I weave the clouds which is done by cooling the water vapour, several particles are present along with it, they also become part of the clouds, but this is the first time, I am seeing a live ant. Its a pleasure to meet you young lady, how come you are here?"

"Well, I thought you might give me the answer. Since I am alive, let me put it simply that I am the odd one here. But still I am confused sir, how will it rain from this cloud, where I do not even see even a single drop of water?"

"That is simple, as the clouds become heavier with more water and dust particles and the atmosphere becomes cooler, the clouds would be condensed and water droplets are formed and these water drops cannot be held in the cloud for long, it falls down as rain."

"Ooooh but, how will I return back to my place. I will not know where to go after I return to Earth." Cloud Papa smiled and nodded his head.

"Child, there is only one life, that doesn't mean, that you will have to live in the same house for years to come with the same people, same friends and same neighbours. That is good. But if circumstances force you out of that safe cocoon, then take life as it comes, meet the people, accept them as they are, be friendly to all and above all, do not lose courage that you would fail and you are alone."

"Thank you sir. I will try. But when am I going down because if you think I can live without food here, then you are mistaken." Cloud Papa chuckled and acknowledged.

"Very True, you are lucky, today is too hot. So there is enough water in the clouds to bring rain immediately. So are you ready? Hold on tight on one of the drops, I am going to shake the clouds." 

"Thank you sir. Nice meeting you. Good Day." So saying, Antsy just got herself stuck on a water drop and closed her eyes shut tightly. Within no time, she was falling down with nothing to hold on except her 6 legs and two antlers flailing wildly in the air and she screaming her throat out, luckily she fell over a leaf, which gave Antsy a soft landing. With a sigh of relief she held on to the little perch until the rain stopped and then slowly she started walking with not much casualties but with a heart full of courage to face the world.


The End
*****

Now you know how rain is formed. How was the story? Rate it between 1-5

Take care and hope to get a new story tomorrow.

Love
Meena



Monday, April 20, 2015

How Do we Prioritize?

Hey Guys!!!!

I know its long since I have written something, its not because I purposefully abstained from it but my one and the only flaw - laziness took control of me. Sorry, I know that's not a convincing one. But its true. Now, I have decided to overcome it. 

I have decided to write, but what to write? I do not know and that too daily, that's one hell of a glitch I am in. So let's put some priority.

The list of priorities can be as follows:-


  1. Whom should we prioritize or
  2. About What or 
  3. About Which Subject.
My answer :-
  1. Kids
  2. Their Learning Subjects
  3. Any Subjects
And after answering this  above question, we can get to the next level

  1. How would you go about it?
My answer :- 

I don't know.

But that doesn't mean you would not know. So after answering the question, you have the blue print of your goal.

So guys, go for it.

Let me check on my issue today and for sure would decide by evening. So see you tomorrow.

Take care

Meena