Perhaps one of the most famous windows in contemporary English literature is that of 10 Baker Street. It was a perfect sighting spot for Sherlock Holmes to observe the world around him. However, he was lucky to be in an era in which there was no traffic.
The Alwaye palace is situated on the banks of the Periyar River with beautiful circular verandas overlooking the river. This old palace building is now The Alwaye Guest House, which is one of the loveliest in the State.