Kerala

Kerala, nature, spices of life and Ayurveda

  • Calicutsightseeing including visit to local market, temple streets, Sweetmeat Street andsurroundings, learn Uru making in Beypore.
  • CochinSightseeing of Cochin visiting Fort Cochin area, the Dutch Palace, Jewish synagogue StFrancis and Mattancherry. In evening witness making of a kolom in front of a BrahminsHouse, Ms Balamani has this daily ritual. Also visit the house of Konkini Family and explore the local markets of Mattan cherry or Fort Cochin area. Live action of boatmen bringing in their fresh catch of fishes for auction and see a Kathakali dance performance.
  • MunnarWith a Munnar local guide take a leisure walk through the plantations with Picnic Lunch and tea culture tour guide, see plantation & picking methods. Visit Tea Museum and vegetable & fruit markets.
  • AlleppeyIn Alleppey Town Embark on the houseboat famously known as Kettuvalam to experience the backwaters. Overnight stay at the Houseboat. The special premium mansion rooms are perched at the edge of 120 ft. cliff with the most magnificent views of the Arabian Sea. Sightseeing of Trivandrum including Padmanabha Swami Temple (non- Hindus cannot enter), Kuthiramalika Palace near to Temple, Napier Museum (Closed on Mon/Wed mornings), Sri Chitra Art Gallery (Closed on Mon/Wed mornings), the Zoological gardens and Reptile House, and the Observatory followed by the Vizhinjam Port.
  • PeriyarIn Periyar enjoy Kalaripayattu – the oldest of martial arts form and experience of village life around Kumily and exposure to variety of vegetables & flowers and spices grown locally.
  • Wayanadvisit a Shiva Temple & a local tea shop to have “Suliemani Tea”, walk down further to Uravu an NGO to see working of women with Bamboo & Artefacts, visit Thrikkaipetta village with live Lunch with local vegetables & cuisine then see the Heritage & Tribal Museum. Head to Govindan’s house to try our hand in old archery in a tribal way.
  • PalakkadFamily home experiential stay, see the cocoa plantation and the full process from the trees to the shipping chocolate factory and then visit Green Valley Oils which is a coconut oil extraction plant and learn about the method to extract the coconut oil and the process till it is bottled before shipping. Understand how Neera is harvested, chilled and filtered. Local person will explain in detail on how paddy culture is done.
  • Kumarakomlunch at Evergreen Kootickal estate with an interactive session with Mr. George Abraham, planter and author of the book “Path to the Hills” and Gentleman’s Train to Western Ghat. Then continue visiting Churches of Valiya Pally & Cherriapalli near Kottayam and the Butterfly garden within the hotel periphery. Take a day free to explore the rejuvenation therapies at the hotel. Trivandrum – Kanyakumari visit Suchindram Temple dedicated to the Monkey God, Lord Hanuman, see the Kanyakumari Devi Temple and Gandhi Memorial and Vivekananda Memorial Rock.

Markets

Vegetables, fruits and flowers abound

Kochi

Kathaka show

Kochi

Chinese fishing nets

Allepey

Backwaters, overnight stay

Munnar

Tea gradens

Among the so many Indian spices of life, which where a major attraction to foreigners centuries ago, there is this beautiful cardamome seed widely used that you might be able to taste in its freshest flavor, green and undried….so fresh ans flavorful.

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