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How Kettuvallams (Houseboats) Originated in Kerala?

How Kettuvallams (Houseboats) Originated in Kerala?

Alappuzha aka Alleppey is the citadel of houseboats and there are more than 120 houseboats in this beautiful beach town. A houseboat/Kettuvallam vacation is a perfect idea to enjoy the beauty of Alappuzha and also to become a part of Kerala culture. A Kerala Tour is complete only with an…

8 Signs – The Body is Demanding an Ayurvedic Cleansing!

8 Signs – The Body is Demanding an Ayurvedic Cleansing!

Ayurveda, “The Science of Life” is the world’s oldest healing system. As per this healing practice, cleansing is powerful and vital to stay healthy and fit. This cleansing process is referred to as Panchakarma. The purpose of cleansing is to balance the mind and body by removing doshas or toxins. …

A Peek into Vallarpadam Church’s Past

A Peek into Vallarpadam Church’s Past

I grew up listening to the stories of Vallarpadathamma and the miraculous, “Vallarpadam Church.” Ours is a beautiful little town that lies closer to Kochi backwaters and we used to rush to Vallarpadathamma irrespective of joy or agony. Since childhood, the church has been a part of my life. I…

The Best Season for a Honeymoon trip to Kerala

The Best Season for a Honeymoon trip to Kerala

A land full of rivers, lush greenery, exotic beaches, and welcoming people, Kerala is a great place for tourists. The unique culture and history of the land also attract travelers to it. The mild climate is another alluring factor. It is best to visit the place between October and February…

7 Exciting Boat Races in Kerala

7 Exciting Boat Races in Kerala

Kerala is blessed with beautiful backwaters. Tourists from all around the world yearn to visit the land to enjoy a relaxing vacation near its placid waters.  Many also prefer a tranquil boat ride through it. But the real excitement lies in the traditional boat races of the land. Vallam kali,…

Karkidakam: History and Importance! 

Karkidakam: History and Importance! 

I was scrolling through Facebook. Suddenly, I found a post that interested me. It is the month of Karkidakam and the post was about Karkidakam, posted by my friend. She has uploaded a few pictures and has given a detailed description of the traditions they follow during the month of…

A look into the potentials of Ayurveda in the time of  Covid-19

A look into the potentials of Ayurveda in the time of  Covid-19

“Ayurveda is not a chemistry-based science. It includes ecology, geology, biology, botany, and many other modern sciences which are disconnected. Trusting Ayurveda as an overall approach is trusting that all sciences are deeply connected.” Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya Novel CoronaVirus  or COVID-19 has hit the world  at the most unexpected time…

10 Benefits of Ayurvedic Massage

10 Benefits of Ayurvedic Massage

Health tourism is a growing trend among travelers. Tourists travel from distant lands to enjoy the benefits of different treatment systems in various parts of the world. If you would like to enjoy such a retreat, the south Indian state of Kerala awaits you with Ayurvedic treatment and massages. Ayurveda…

Ayurveda: The ancient wisdom of India

Ayurveda: The ancient wisdom of India

The world is grasped with a great fear of COVID-19. Nothing of such a magnitude has affected the planet before. The modern medicine and healthcare system, that were deemed infallible, stumbled in the wake of the unprecedented pandemic. Panic and confusion fill the common people as we do not know…

COVID-19 response: A success story from Kerala

COVID-19 response: A success story from Kerala

There is no argument to the fact that the world was brought down to its knees by the COVID-19 disease. Who would have thought that an invisible microbe will lock all humans in the world into their homes, bring the great economies to a screeching halt and even cause years-long…