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Beach holiday in Kannur: Photo Essay
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

 By Sudha Mathew

Last month I was feeling quite run down with health issues and an illicitly multiplying pile of work. On the spur of the moment, the husband and I decided to go for a weekend break. Our yardstick was a destination that was not too far away, could be reached easily and hadn’t been explored by us before. We narrowed it to Thottada in Kannur, mostly influenced by the fact that it was Theyyam season. Theyyam was something that I had been longing to experience for the last couple of years. Being such a last minute plan, we couldn’t get train tickets. The single flight from Bangalore to Calicut was very inconvenient so we booked luxury bus tickets. I detest traveling long distance by bus, especially in India so you can imagine how desperate I was for a holiday to agree to it.

Despite the bus journey, the holiday was soul soothing and brain relaxing, the exact medicine I needed for my frazzled body and mind. The theyyam ritual was more magical than the visuals that I had carried for so long in my head. The soft sandy crescent shaped stretch encompassing Kizhunna and Ezhara beach knocked my socks off (metaphorically since it was too hot to wear much, leave alone socks). We stayed in a simple beach house about 10 metres from the sea. The beach was an almost virgin expanse with only a few mussel fishermen who paid us no attention. I spent most of the weekend sitting on the verandah staring at the sea. Sometimes for a change, I’d walk on the beach staring at the sea. I could go on with descriptions of my Kannur beach holiday but quoting from popular wisdom, “a picture says a thousand words.” I will leave the rest of the talking to my photo blog on Ezhara beach in Kannur.

Beach holiday in Kannur -Ezhara beach at sunrise
Ezhara beach at sunrise
Beach holiday in Kannur - me on the beach
Who wouldn’t be happy in a place like this?
Beach holiday in Kannur - Kannur beach house
Our beach house. Beware of falling coconuts
Beach holiday in Kannur - Fishermen at Ezhara beach
These fishermen had left before 5 am and were back at 9 am.
Beach holiday in Kannur - Crab with unusual blue claws
Crab with unusual blue claws
Beach holiday in Kannur - ray fish
The catch included this ray fish
Beach holiday in Kannur - Cat
Cat hoping for scraps of fish
Beach holiday in Kannur - Sunset at Kizhunna beach
Glorious sunset at Kizhunna beach
Beach holiday in Kannur- Solitary contemplation at Ezhara beach
Solitary contemplation at Ezhara beach
Beach holiday in Kannur - House on Ezhara beach
Wish I could have stayed on at this cottage overlooking the beach

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Which is your favourite beach and what makes it so awesome?

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In case you are wondering at Theyyam missing in this photo essay, stay tuned for the next blog which will be all about Theyyam.

Cheers

Sudha


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4 comments
    Comments ( 4 4)
  • Dana Carmel @ Time Travel Plans

    April 1, 2013

    I love the beach. There’s nothing like being near the ocean – it helps me to regain my perspective. My favorite beach is definitely 7 Mile Beach in Negril. It’s where I met my husband, and I always feel right at home there. The beach house you stayed in looks divine, by the way!

  • sudha

    April 1, 2013

    Hey Dana, I know what you mean about regaining perspective by the ocean. This trip helped me do that. Thank you for stopping by.

  • Amit

    March 14, 2015

    Sudha,

    I have become fan of your blog. Every other blog writes about big and crowded holiday destination, but yours is completely different. As I am reading through and watching the picture, I am feeling right there amid all the beauty and nature.
    Thanks for the ride.

    –Amit

  • sudha

    March 16, 2015

    Amit, it was a while ago but your comment brought back memories of an unforgettable trip. So a thank you from me to you also.

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About me

The wise man travels to discover himself - JR Lowell

 

My name is Sudha Mathew. I'm an ex-banker who quit the rat race after a decade to follow my passion for travel and to combine it with my experience in understanding client requirements and exceeding their expectations.

 

While our content is mostly about the holiday experience, the accommodation and services, there's so much more to a journey. I have discovered a whole new me through travel. So I've reserved this corner of the website to share the unexpected aspects of travel. This space is also to hear from you about your journeys and discoveries. Bon Voyage!

 
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