Hi All, this is a picture heavy post on travel and food combined together. So, if you are a foodie, keep reading and if you are interested in Travel, please scroll to the end, because that's where the good stuff is 🙂
When I hear the name 'Thalassery', the first thing that comes to mind is lip smacking taste of Biryani. At least that's what comes to my mind.
Thalassery, also known as Tellicherry, is one of the important town on the west coast of Kerala. We went on a one-day tip from Kannur. The stopped first at the Thalassery fort, which turned out to a disappointment. The Thalassery has a rich history but cannot be witnessed due to being unkempt. The place reeked of rotting fish and the fort itself was surrounded by too many modern structures, making it difficult to enjoy it. I know that the fort is bang on the shore and one is expected to come across the fishy stench, but the stench I faced there was quite revolting.
Here are some pics of the fort.
So, after disappointed with the fort, we headed out to the town and came across a small restaurant on the main road outside the fort. We were starving by this time so didn't wait to get to a big restaurant. The place we went to was quite simple, but clean. We ordered meals and while we were waiting for it, we heard some one order biryani. We then realised that we were in Thalassery and hadn't ordered biryani. We requested the owner to cancel our orders and asked him to biryani.
What happened next was truly mouthwatering. The waiter had brought 3 plates of steaming biryani that smelled divine. My son and I being a huge biryani fan dived into it and started relishing the food. By the time we finished our food we were too full to even move. The one thing is regret the most is that I forgot to take pictures of the Biryani. Sorry folks!! I forget everything when I see biryani. I couldn't resist calling the owner and complementing his chef and his hotel for providing such a sumptuous food. I promised him that the next time I visit Thalassery I would surely come to his restaurant.
We didn't make big plans when visiting Thalassery as we just wanted to unwind and chill out. So, we made plans to head out to the Dharmadam Island/ beach. Trust my words, this place is worth the time and effort to be there.
The Dharmadam beach is on the left of the sea inlet and the drive-in beach is on the right. The Dharmadam Island is a small island full of coconut trees and green bushes, covering an area of 5 acres, and is situated 100 meters away from the main land. The island is a beautiful sight to see from the Beach.
It is said that, during low tide, one can just walk to the island from the beach. We wanted to do this and waited for almost 3 hours for the water to recede, but it was still not shallow/safe enough for us to walk over. Too bad we couldn't do it but more that the island, I was bowled over by the pristine beach. The murky, almost-blackish sand was littered with huge varieties of shell. I had collected bags and bags of them as I loooooooooooove shell picking. The is probably one of the reasons I'm crazy about this place.
The Dharmadam beach is located between Kannur and Thalassery and the beach stretches for around five kilometers, allowing people to drive through most parts of the shore. The beach is about 5 km. long and is Kerala’s only drive-in beach.
I'm gonna let the pictures speak on my behalf. This place is anyone who is looking for non-crowded, non-commercialised and idyllic beach to spend their time.
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