Tag Archives: Kerala travel

Theyyam Festival – Dance of the Gods

Published on 13/03/2015 by Yohanna ShantiTravel

Theyyam FestivalEvery year during the dry season, between November and May, there are many festivals that are celebrated in India. Kerala, the gods own country is no exception. The festivity and celebrations commence from the end of the winter harvest season until the beginning of monsoon. Among many such festivals, one of the most fascinating is Theyyam. It is a popular dance ritual form of worship at Northern Malabar region of Kerala . This is a major event that offers a feast for culture lovers. Continue reading

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Munnar Tea Trail – At the World’s Highest Organic Tea Plantation

Published on 04/02/2015 by Mahima Shantitravel

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate in MunnarNestling amidst the beautiful Western Ghats on the famous Munnar tea trail is the tiny hamlet of Kolukkumalai, considered the highest organic tea plantation in the world. With ‘kolu’ meaning big and ‘malai’ meaning mountain, Kolukkumalai roughly translates into an appropriate name for this tea estate situated at a height of over 7,900 feet above sea level. Continue reading

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South Indian Food – Discover the Taste of India

Published on 25/07/2013 by Ritu ShantiTravel

south india fish cuisineSouth India is a loosely defined region that includes the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, as well as the union territory of Pondicherry. The archipelagos of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep are considered to be a part of this region, with both being union territories.  Travelling to South India is a pleasure for foodies, as the region is known to be a haven for food lovers. Spices, curry leaves, mustard, coconut, fish, sea food, rice… these flavors and ingredients tend to dictate the South Indian palate. South Indian cuisine, compared to its Northern counterpart, is relatively spicier and hotter and includes a lot of sea food preparations. Let’s talk about some of the culinary creations characteristic of and unique to the different parts of South India. Continue reading

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