After leaving Alapphuza, we traveled to a divey little city called Chalakudy and found ourselves an even divey-er little hotel for the night, which turned out to be super convenient as it was right next door to the bus station that we needed. We jumped on a local bus the next morning to make the 30-odd km journey to find Athirapally Waterfalls. Turns out that day was Indian Independence Day, so whenever we stopped on the bus we had locals throwing candy to us through the window.
The waterfalls themselves were beautiful – huge and lots of water due to monsoon, monkeys running around generally causing havoc and Indian local guys bathing in the river. We even managed to find ourselves a little park ranger type guy who guided us down a little secret path, jumping from stone to stone over the river and to a little spot down the river with no people, a great view and a spot for the boys to swim.
We’ve spent the last few days in Goa, starting in Calagunte (which was chaos thanks to a long weekend) and now a little town called Anjuna, about 16km up the coast from Calagunte. Hanging out here for a few days before taking off inland for a place called Hampi. Looking forward to seeing some of India that’s not just the coastline that caters for foreigners.