Explore the nature and the beauty of the hideout destinations in Kerala with family

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Organizing trips are always hectic and planning a trip to explore one of the most known and sought-after travel destinations with family would become even more hectic and hilarious. But then family trips not just gives you a day off the daily routines and robotic life but would also help greatly in building up a better bond and connection between the kids and the other family members which include parents, grandparents and siblings. But in my case being a nuclear family from a place like Delhi it is always a busy schedule and lifestyle that we follow and thus we don’t get enough time to spend with our kids. The condition is almost the same in every family in Delhi. Being the best-populated state, Delhi is a place that runs ahead of times. This is one main reason that we organised a family tour from Delhi to one of the best sought after hideout destination to the south, Kerala. We selected a travel package from one of the best travel operators functioning in the state, Gogeo Holidays. As the travel package that we chose did not include the travel expenses from the hometown to the Kochi international airport, we got a chance to travel on our own. After a long flight, we finally reached the Kochi international airport by around 10 am. After meeting up with the travel operators or travel representatives and the driver cum travel guide we started with the family holiday trip of the day.

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As per our itinerary organised we were to enjoy a 3-day 2-night trip with destinations like Kochi and Munnar. After moving out from the Kochi international airport we were taken to the hotel that was pre-booked for us. Located to the center of the city the hotel did give us the closest access to almost all the travel destinations and attractions in the city. Kochi was nothing that different from the capital city Delhi; filled with a number of buildings and busy streets Kochi was a city that resembles Delhi is some or the other manner. The only difference that I could actually spot at Kochi was that the city holds within a number of off-beat travel destinations and hideout spots with fascinating beauty of nature. After checking in at the hotel and then resting at the place for a while by around 3 pm we started with the family holiday trip of the day. Listed below are some of the best travel destinations in Kochi that we loved exploring to a greater extent.

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Mangalavanam bird sanctuary

Located to the centre of the city inside the high court premises the Mangalavanam bird sanctuary is one of the most fascinating hideout travel destinations in Kerala which is a perfect spot to enjoy in a family trip to Kerala. This fascinating bird sanctuary is one of the best places in Kochi that shows out the true beauty, nature and the biodiversity that the place holds within. Holding within some of the best species of migratory birds the Mangalavanam bird sanctuary offers the travellers especially the nature lovers and the bird watchers with the best visual treat. Filled with a number of best mangrove plantations the place offers the family tourist with a peaceful and calm atmosphere where they could sit back and relax. Delhi even after being a similar city, Delhi lacks natural beauty and hideout spots where the family travellers could spend some time alone with the kids.

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Marine Drive, Kochi

Located to the centre of Kochi, Marine drive is one of the other best family travel destinations in Kerala that grabs the attention of the travelers to a greater extent. Not a travel destination to be precise, the marine drive is actually a walkway but as the place is located closer to the sea, is one of the best destinations from where you could enjoy the best view of the sunset and the sunrise. The place could be counted as a family travel destination in Kochi as most of the travelers visiting the place are families. The place also holds in a number of roadside shops from where the travelers could taste the flavors of the roadside foods in Kerala. Even though Delhi is a city with a number of walkways, the view of the sunrise and the sunset at Kochi is something different. The sky is clearer in Kochi as compared to Delhi due to the fewer amounts of pollutants in the air. This is one main thing that makes the sunset and the sunrise in Kerala much more beautiful and breathtaking.

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Santa Cruz Basilica

If planning to explore the beach destination at Fort Kochi, you must pay a visit to the Santa Cruz Basilica. Located at Fort Kochi, this is one of the finest pilgrim centres in India that is explored by travelers from different parts that too throughout the year. Built by the Portuguese this ancient church is now one of the best heritage travel destinations in Kerala. In the year 2014, the church had completed its 5 centuries of existence, thus the church is not just the oldest in the state but is the oldest in the whole country. Located close to the St. Francis Church, the Santa Cruz Basilica at presents functions as the cathedral church of the Diocese of the place. To be more adequate located at the K.B. Jacob Road, the church is a Roman Catholic Cathedral. Being a holy destination and a place of great historical significance, the cathedral exhibits a true artistic splendor. The architectural structure of the place exhibits the pure phase and color of the medieval era. The cathedral holds within a number of best attractions which includes the pastel colored interiors, the whitewashed exteriors, the different paintings and the murals belonging to the Gothic style. The place holds in 7 large canvas paintings, well-stained glass windows and different columns that are decorated beautifully with frescoes. The ceiling of the church holds within a number of beautiful paintings which exhibits the Cruces of Christ. Santa Cruz Basilica holds in an important significance among the Christian population residing in the area. Being one of the well-known pilgrim centres in Kerala with historical importance the place is mostly explored by family travelers and is one of the most prominent travel destinations in most of the tour packages that are being organised.

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Even though Delhi is also known to have a number of best architectural structures, most of them are being destroyed by the pollutants in the air or was destroyed long back. But the historic destinations and the wonders that one could explore in Kerala are so full of life even after so much of centuries. By the time we finished exploring the place and we reached back to the hotel it was 8 pm. After having the dinner from the place which was complimentary we decided to sleep as we had to move on to our next travel destination which is Munnar, the next day morning. We were woken up by the alarm by 7.30 am the next day morning. After having the breakfast we checked out of the hotel and met the driver so that we could start our family trip to Munnar. Filled with the true beauty of nature and blessed with a scenic and moderate climate Munnar is a literal heaven for families. The place could be a real hide-out travel destination for the travelers from Delhi because they could enjoy one of the best seasons in the place. Delhi in short and precise words is a place that is well populated and polluted due to which the climatic condition of the place is hot and humid mostly, the travelers from the state could enjoy a really relaxing and rejuvenating time in the travel destinations and the hill stations of Kerala where there is a moderate climate that prevails throughout the year. After a long drive of about 3 to 4 hours, we finally reached Munnar by 12.30 pm. As the drive to the hotel booked was a bit long and as it would take more time we decided to visit some of the best and must-visit travel destinations in the place which are located en-route to the hotel. Our family holiday trip at Munnar was organised for 2-days and on the 2nd day, by evening we  wind up the trip. After exploring the fascinating attractions of Munnar we were taken back to Kochi from where we boarded the flight. The experience we had Kerala was the best and I would definitely suggest the place for a family trip to the south

The Travel Diaries of Idukki and Alleppey

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If you are more of an explorer then you should head off to Kerala. Trust me, you will never stop exploring. I tell this to you from my personal experience. I mean, the place is literally divine. Well, this gorgeous state is named ‘God’s own country’ for a reason! Every time I travel down south to Kerala I am lucky enough to encounter some amazing people, good food and above all fabulous destinations to explore and experience. Kerala never fails to arouse my curiosity. The land has every sort of travel destinations. It is like an all-in-one package; literally a traveler’s paradise. From waterfalls and green hillocks to beaches and historical sites, the land has loads to offer. So, during my last trip to Kerala as per my travel planner, Dream Holiday‘s suggestion, I booked a tour package to Kerala from my hometown, Delhi. I am so glad that I chose it because such packages came with great offers for us Delhites. This time my trip was focused on two beautiful districts, Idukki and Alleppey. Both the districts offer you something very unique. If Idukki houses luscious green hills and spice cultivation, then Alleppey is home to pristine backwaters and sprawling paddy fields. Each spot is different from the other yet uniquely ravishing. Here are some of the tourist spots of Idukki and Alleppey that are absolutely stunning. These places shouldn’t be missed at any cost.

Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

 

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Sprawling up to an area of 70 sq. km, the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is a place that attracts a large number of tourists. The sanctuary is set at an altitude of 450 to 748 meters and is basically the stretch of forest that lies between Cheruthoni and Periyar rivers. The forest is home to a large variety of flora and fauna. The entire sanctuary offers great vistas for the travelers along with a pristine lake set amidst the lush green thicket of trees. The sanctuary is open for visitors from 9 AM to 6 PM on every day of the week. You should not miss an opportunity to visit the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary as the wildlife safari conducted here is considered the best.

Idukki Arch Dam

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Idukki’s Arch Dam is familiar to each and every Indian, such is the popularity of this particular dam. Being Asia’s first and the world’s second arch dam, the Idukki Dam is a massive structure overlooking the Periyar River. The Idukki Arch Dam is constructed across the hills of Kuruvan and Kurathi and towers to a height of 550ft. This dam is built amongst ravishing sceneries and a tranquility that is quite enchanting. When viewed from a distance, the lake formed by the reservoir brings in a shade of the deepest and the most beautiful blue that you can’t take your eyes off the bewitching sight that it offers. The Arch Dam is so popular that even the cheapest of tour packages to Kerala include it.

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Idukki is a beautiful district that is blessed by panoramic views that are simply breathtaking. The Calvary Mount is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Idukki. The picturesque sceneries offered by this place is literally owned by it as you won’t see such exquisite bird’s eye view in any other location. The vistas of the Calvary Mount stretches from the Idukki reservoir to Ayyappancovil. The Calvary Mount also houses a lovely lake beside it which adds to the immense natural beauty that it already possessed. No trip to Idukki is complete without visiting the Calvary Mount.

Kuttanad

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 Kuttanad is often called the ‘Rice Bowl of Kerala’. As the name suggests, the main occupation in the area is rice cultivation and farming. The other occupations in the area include duck farming, coconut cultivation, toddy tapping, and fishing. The picturesque location is adorned by paddy fields and pristine backwaters. Kuttanad is one of those places where farming is carried out below sea level. Kuttanad is extremely popular among foodies for the wide range of delicacies that they offer. the secret yet famous recipes are loved by a large population of tourists. In short, a trip to Alleppey is never complete without visiting Kuttanad.
arthungal churchArthungal Church also known as the  St. Sebastian Forane Church is undoubtedly one of the most famous churches in Kerala, which invites hundreds of devotees every single year. The church is situated 1.2 km away from the town of Cherthala. The 10-day festival called Arthungal Perunnal conducted every year is extremely famous all around Kerala. The church is influenced by the Portuguese architecture as well which has brought out conclusions that the Portuguese built the structure in the 16th century. After their pilgrimage to the Sabarimala Temple, the Hindu devotees too, visit the Arthungal Church. If you are a staunch believer, you ought to visit the church.
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karumadikuttanKarumadikuttan is actually a granite Buddha statue located in Karumady, a place near Alapuzha. The black color of the statue gave its name Karumadikuttan. The statue is of utmost importance and is protected by the Archaeological Department. It is believed that the Buddhist Monks from China sculpted it during their visit to Alleppey. But today, only a part of the statue remains. The statue is very interesting and thousands of tourists visit the statue every year. The popularity of the Buddhist statue keeps increasing and is one of the major attraction of the district. Do add it in your itinerary.
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Chettikulangara Devi Temple is so famous that there are songs made based on the temple and its annual festival named Chettikulangara Bharani. The temple is situated in the Chettinkulangara Taluk of Mavelikara. The Chettikulangara Bharani is the most famous attraction of the temple. The annual festival is conducted every year during the months of February and March. The colorful programmes and the narration of the folklore are the most interesting part of the festival. Chettikulangara Bharani ought not to be missed at any cost. It is one of the most famous festivals in the state. Make sure you include it in your travel itinerary.

Andaman, the Land with the Best Blend of Beauty in Nature, Marine World and History

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It is not just the nature and the beauty of the greenery or the history and culture that attracts the travellers to a tourist destination; even the seasons and the climate do play a very important role in influencing the travellers to the land. But when talking about the beach capital Andaman and Nicobar islands, it is just the pure beauty of nature and the fascinating beach destinations that entertain and entice the travellers to a greater extent. Being a travel destination with a moderate and cool climate throughout the year, the place facilitates and supports travel and tourism throughout the year. This is one main reason that Andaman sees travellers rushing to the place at any time of the year. According to the surveys conducted it is mostly the travellers from places like Chennai that trip to this beach paradise in larger numbers, thus a number of best tour packages are also being organised from Chennai and such places to Andaman. One of the other main reason for the travel operators like Andaman tour travels to organise tour packages from these cities are due to the airways and waterways that are directly connected to the capital city of Port Blair. Not just travellers from Chennai but most of the domestic travellers and tourist prefer to avail packages from Chennai due to the same reasons. When it comes to domestic travellers tripping to the land the choice of the travel destinations and the point of interest vary greatly as compared to the national and international travellers. Listed below are some of the main travel destinations and the best travel attractions at the place that most of the domestic travellers touring love to explore the most.

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Port Blair: The capital city

Not just the capital city bust also one of the best and most visited travel destinations in Andaman that holds in the virgin beauty of nature and history, Port Blair is one of the most explore travel spot in Andaman by the domestic travellers from Chennai. The one thing that makes the place the best travel attraction and a must-visit spot for domestic travellers is the availability of a number of historic attractions in the place. The place holds within the memories from the past which takes you to the period of Indian freedom fights. Listed below are some of the best attractions in Port Blair that makes the place one of the must-visit spots and the most explored travel destination by the travellers from Chennai.

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Cellular Jail: The Archaeological Wonder

Mostly referred to as the Kaala Pani Jail, the cellular jail is one of the must-visit travel destinations in Port Blair as the place holds in the cruelest memories of the Indian freedom fight. The place was one of the most feared prisons that come under the union territory of India. Built by the Britishers during the time of the Indian freedom fight the cellular was a place where most of the freedom fighters of India were a prisoner. They had to face a number of inhuman punishments that was implemented in the jail so as to suppress the freedom fights. Once the most feared jails, the cellular jail is now a national museum that showcases the different exhibits of the land. One of the other main attractions of the cellular jail is the light and sound show that are being organised at nights that recreates the memories of the freedom fights. Most of the domestic travellers from Chennai and such places travel to explore the cellular jail so as to bring the feel of patriotism within oneself. Apart from being a memorable historic travel destination, the jail is also one of the best archaeological and architectural wonders that the island of port Blair holds within.

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Chidiya Tapu: The Land of Exotic Birds

For all the nature lovers and bird watchers travelling to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Chidiya Tapu is one of the must-visit travel destinations. The beach destination Chidiya Tapu is one of the best places in Andaman and Nicobar island where one could spot the best verities of exotic birds, the place being one of the best beach destinations with unexploited beauty of nature is the best spot where nature lovers and couples could spend some alone time undisturbed by the population and the rush of the city. Apart from the availability of a number of best verified exotic bird populations the place is also known to offer the best sunrise. One of the best times when the birdwatchers and the nature lovers could visit the place is at morning when the activities of the birds are high whereas the best time for the travellers to enjoy the beautiful sunset is by an evening around 4 pm. Most of the travellers from Chennai love to explore this fascinating travel destination as the place not just holds in the beauty of the migratory birds but also offers the travellers with the best view of the setting sun, leaving the night sky bathed in saffron red.

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Neil Island: The Vegetable Bowl of Andaman

Located to the south most ends of Andaman and Nicobar Island, Neil Island is one of the smallest in the Andaman cluster of islands. One of the best attractions of the place is the least explored coral reefs; marine life, beaches and lush greenery which most puff the travellers love to explore the best. Even after being one of the best travel destinations in Andaman, the Neil Island, unlike the Have-lock Island, is one of the most peaceful destinations which is a perfect spot for honeymoon couples and travellers who trip in search of a place with a blend of nature and peace. The Neil Island is not just the beach capital but is also a place that is being termed as the vegetable bowl of Andaman. The place is one of the best spots where travellers could sit back and enjoy a relaxing vacation far from the hustle of a busy life one of the main reason for the place to be the most explored by the travellers from Chennai is due to the availability of innumerable beaches in the island that holds within the true beauty of nature and the wild. Listed below are some of the best travel attractions in Neil Island.

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Bharatpur Beach: The Land of White Sand Shorelines

Out of all the beach destinations in Andaman, Bharatpur Beach is one of the most known and famous ones among travellers and national tourists. One of the main attractions of the place is the different number of water adventures that are being offered at the place. Most of the travellers and the tourist from around the world and Chennai traveled to the place so as to explore the marine life and to enjoy the best water adventures that are being offered at the place. Bharatpur Beach is also known among the travellers for the different water adventure that the place offers for travellers. This is one main reason for the place to be one of the most prominent travel destinations that are being included in most of the Andaman and Nicobar tour packages organised. Coral watching, glass bottom boat rides, swimming are all some of the main adventures that are being offered at Bharatpur Beach. One of the other main attractions of the place is the availability of the rich greenery, the rich vegetation and the different colorful fish verities.

 

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Natural Bridge: The Natural Wonders

Talking about the best attractions of Neil Island, the natural beach would top the list. Mostly referred to as the Howrah Bridge, the place is a naturally made rock that looks more like a bridge. One of the other best parts of a trip to explore the bridge is that one could also enjoy trekking during the trip. To reach the bridge the travellers are to enjoy a trek crossing a forest. The place is one of the least explored in most of the domestic travels organised from Chennai and such places. It is not the beauty of the bridge that attracts the attention of the travellers to the place but the wild, the forest and the trekking that one could enjoy so as to reach to the place also entertain the travellers to a greater extent.

 

Not just the Neil island and the Port Blair, Andaman holds in a number of travel destinations and islands like the Have-lock island, the barren island and more that attracts the attention of the travellers and entertain the tourists to a greater extent. In addition, the place also offers a number of best water adventures like the sea walking, jet skiing, banana boat rides, deep sea diving, scuba diving and more. Filled with the beauty of nature and the charm of the marine world the Andaman an Nicobar island is one of the most explore travel destinations as per the national geographic travellers. Holding in the potential to entertain the travellers from every corner of the world, the Andaman and Nicobar Island is one of the best spots for any tourists.

HOME REMEDIES FOR TREATING YOUR AILMENT

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The kidney is one of the most important organs of the body. The main function of the kidney is to remove waste from the blood, form urine and to balance the fluids of the body. For a healthy body, a proper functioning kidney is very much important. But sadly, kidney stones has become one of the most common mmdiseases in the world. A major population of India is affected by this condition called kidney stones. It is a very painful condition wherein the patient ought to be given proper care. It can even lead to weight loss, fever and nausea. Kidney stones are formed when the body does not get enough water to flush out the toxins. The by-products formed may get accumulated which results in the formation of kidney stones. The stones can vary in size; at times it may be the size of a pea and can range up to that of a golf ball. The stones are composed of calcium oxalate and are crystalline in nature. There are many Ayurvedic treatments to cure kidney stones. Ayurveda is that style of alternative medicine that helps you to get rid of disease or condition completely. Ayurveda is a gradual process where a holistic approach is followed. According to this age-old science, a disease can’t be cured completely by concentrating on the affected area alone but on the entire body as a whole, including the mind. Ayurvedic treatments include a proper diet, massages done by proficient practitioners and herbal oils and medicines. So, following Ayurvedic principles can help you get rid of kidney stones in the most effective manner. Make sure you receive treatments from authentic Ayurvedic Treatment Centers like Aura Spa which is situated in the birthplace of Ayurveda, Kerala. You can definitely curb kidney stones through some effective home remedies which can be done at home. Here are some of the remedies that you can try at home.

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Basil: Basil helps in maintaining the balance of uric acid, mineral and fluid in the kidneys. Basil is a great cure for kidney stones. One could prepare tea using basil or its juice by adding a bit of honey and consume it. Such a method if followed regularly can bring great changes by removing stones from the urinary tract thereby improving the health of your kidney. Add about 5 to 6 leaves of basil in hot water and leave it for 10 minutes, after which you can strain the water and drink it. You could even add a drop or two of honey for a better taste. For making the juice of basil, crush some leaves and press it through a sieve. You can also chew them every morning to get rid of the kidney stones. Basil is an effective remedy. Authentic treatment centers specially those based in Kerala, have it included in almost all its Ayurveda packages dedicated to curing kidney stones. Basil works like magic and you should definitely try using basil as a remedy.

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Water: The first and foremost thing to be kept in mind is to have loads of water in order to restrict kidney stones. The primary aim is to keep yourselves hydrated in order to flush out the toxins that cause stones in the kidney. As the amount of fluids increase, the stones can be removed conveniently. The health of your kidneys can be detected by the intake of water. Water is very much important to cure kidney stones. The patient needs to make sure that he/she consumes an ample amount of water to see some changes and get effective results.

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Lemon Juice with olive oil: Lemon juice is one magical remedy for many ailments including kidney stones. The concoction of lemon juice and olive oil may not be much popular but the remedy is found to be very effective. There is a reason why such an odd mixture is considered very effective as a remedy to remove kidney stones. The lemon juice in the mixture helps in breaking down the stones while olive oil functions as a perfect lubricant for the stones to pass through. Anyone suffering from such an ailment should consider drinking this concoction every day without fail.

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Coconut Water: Drinking coconut water on a hot day can be very much refreshing. This drink is very much healthy and serves many purposes. Coconut water is something that is easily available in India especially Kerala. This drink is one of the best remedies for the dissolution of kidney stones. Drinking it regularly has proven to be effective in managing kidney stones. The kidney stones are flushed out from the body through urine. Moreover, it is effective in bringing a relief to the burning sensation while passing urine. Do try to drink this magical beverage to get rid of kidney stones.

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Lady Finger: Lady Finger or okra is a vegetable that is filled with nutrients. Lady’s finger is commonly found everywhere. The specialty of this vegetable is its high magnesium content. Moreover, the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties keep the kidneys much healthy. Ladyfinger is very effective in treating kidney stones. It is an important part of Ayurvedic remedies for curing kidney stones. As a home remedy, you can include ladyfinger in your diet. Try including lady’s finger regularly in your diet and see the difference for yourself. Lady’s finger is one of the best effective remedies to cure kidney stones.

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Horse gram: Horse gram is another effective remedy for curing kidney stones. This pulse contains a lot of nutrients that are much effective as a remedy for kidney stones. As per Ayurveda, it is a food of great value. It is often called the miracle pulse due to its several health benefits. Horse gram is a pulse that is recommended for various conditions like gallbladder stones and kidney stones as well. Horse gram breaks the stones and helps you eliminate it through urine. Horse gram ought to be included in your diet to get rid of kidney stones. You could add some spices and make it into a delicious dish. But do make it a point to add it in your diet in order to get rid of kidney stones.

Ayurveda, the Magical Herbal Therapy Offering Medication for Thyroid Related Infirmities

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Blessed with a unique treatment method Kerala is one of the only states to the south which is known to practice the ancient form of treatment, Ayurveda. Being a state which known to practice Ayurveda for the last 5000 years, Ayurveda has become a part of the tradition of the state. The state now being blessed with rich Ayurvedic history houses a number of treatment centres which offers the patients with the best effect of herbal treatment. With the change in lifestyle and the way of living, the new generation is getting greatly affected by a number of ailments. Depression, hormonal imbalance, sleeplessness are all part of the change in lifestyle of the younger generation. Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism are one such ailment which is mostly caused due to the unhealthy lifestyle which is followed now by the younger generation. Ayurveda being one of the most effective herbal treatments with a number of therapies offers different treatment methods for thyroid related ailments. The Ayurvedic treatments offered in Kerala for thyroid related ailments does not just aim at treating the main cause of the ailments but also aims at strengthening the overall health condition of the patient. The thyroid is an ailment which directly affects the metabolism rate of the patient and slows down or fastens the functioning of heart-brain muscles and other body parts. But in some cases, the thyroid gland produces a large number of thyroid hormones which is referred to as hyperthyroidism and when the gland produces a lesser amount of thyroid hormones it is referred to as hypothyroidism. According to Ayurveda, there are a number of reasons for the cause of the thyroid related ailment. Some of the main reasons and treatments are listed below.
Hypothyroidism – Main Symptoms and Treatments

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As per Ayurveda, the main reason for the cause of Hypothyroidism is the dis-functioning of Kapha and Pitta Doshas. Some of the symptoms of this ailment include a decrease in pulse rates, sluggishness of bodily functions, constipation, and hoarseness of voice, dry skin, and depress muscular activity, sensitivity to cold and recurrent infections. Treatment for Hypothyroidism mainly includes the intake of a number of medicines in which Kaanchanaara Guggulu and Punarnawaadi Guggulu are the most effective Ayurvedic medicines. In mild cases, patients will be treated with the bark of Kaanchanaara Punarvana plant twice a day. Food material which contains higher iodine content is more preferred like white onion, potatoes, fish, asparagus, shellfish etc. are more preferred. Patients affected with Hypothyroidism should avoid the use of food like sweet potatoes, cauliflower, spinach, mustard greens and cabbage as it slows down the functioning of thyroids.
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Kerala being a land that houses a number of Ayurvedic treatment centres offer a number of different therapies to treat thyroid related ailments. Some of the most included therapies in Ayurvedic packages offered to treat Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism are listed below.

  •  Head Massage

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It is mostly seen that the people who are affected with Hypothyroidism develop gout. This ailment results in the production of uric acid which in turn would hurt the joints and results in arthritis. Most of the Ayurvedic treatment centres like Aura Spa make use of Ricinus Communis Linn or the root of Eranda to treat this ailment. A herbal medicine named Amrutadi Taila is made with the root of Eranda which is used for external application on head and is used orally.

  • Nasya Therapy

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The therapy better known as Nasya Karma is one of the most used methods to treat thyroid related ailments. The treatment involves the use of medicated powder and oil which is allowed to pass into the nasal passage. Nasyam is a part of Panchakarma treatment and is one of the best Ayurvedic therapies which are used to detoxify the body and increase the immunity to restore the balance of the body. A special vessel called Neti pot is used in this treatment method to pour the medicated oil into the nostrils. By tilting the head at a particular angle the oil is allowed to move through one nostril and comes out from the other nostril. According to the Ayurvedic inscriptions children, elderly and pregnant women who are affected by ailments like fever, diarrhoea and inflammation are not allowed to undergo this treatment.

  • Dough Basti treatment

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A container which is made from the black bean is called Dough Basti in which warm herbal oil is allowed to stay over the thyroid glands. This treatment is not just effective in treating the thyroid related ailments but is also effective in treating the blocked throat chakra. Different oils are used to treat the ailment depending on the body constitution and the types of a thyroid problem.

· Foot Massage

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According to Ayurvedic practitioners, there are points in your feet that are directly connected with the throat and Vishuddhi chakra. By massaging those particular points with medicated oils for about min you could manage the thyroid related ailments to an extent. These points are located on the inner edge of your feet ball which is massaged in a circular motion with medicated oils.

  •  Dhara and Shirodhara

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The treatment method where medicated oils are allowed to pour down through the affected area using the Dhara pots is referred to as the Dhara treatment. While treating thyroid with Shirodhara warm medicated oils is poured through the forehead of the patient as a continuous stream. This treatment is very helpful in promoting the proper functioning of the immune system, the nervous system and the psychological processes of the body. The treatment would we useful by changing the number of hormones released by the thyroid and also improves the symptoms that come with the ailment.

· Foods to avoid

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The imbalance of water and fat is considered as the main reason for the enlarged thyroid according to Ayurveda. food products like sweet potatoes, cabbage, maize, broccoli, soy, pearl millet, lima beans and cauliflower should be avoided by people who are affected with hypothyroidism while people affected with hyperthyroidism should avoid vegetable oil, red meat, added sugars, enriched milk, caffeine and iodine rich foods.

  • Ayurvedic medicine for Thyroid

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In Ayurveda one of the most effective herbs to treat for thyroid is purple mountain ebony which is mostly known as Bauhinia variegate in Ayurveda. Punarvana, Gokshura, Googol, Jatamansi, Kanchanar, Brahmi, Shilajit and Guggulu are some of the other effective Ayurvedic herbs used.

With the Ayurvedic centres in Kerala offering herbal treatments for almost every ailment, the Kerala tourism department is now promoting Ayurvedic tourism by introducing new Ayurvedic packages which include treatment packages on the basis of ailments. Ayurvedic treatment packages for thyroid are one of the most seen in treatment centres. As being a state which offers the best effective Ayurvedic treatment for a number of major and minor ailments, Kerala would be one of the preferred destinations for people who wish to cure thyroid and such ailments with best effects and no side effects.

 

A Honeymoon Trip to Kerala Exploring the Best Treasures of the Land

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A beautiful climate, scenic view, picturesque scenery, and a romantic ambiance is all that a newlywed couple needs when it comes to a honeymoon trip. Apart from organizing a trip, it is mostly the selection of the travel destination that leaves the honeymoon couples in uncertainty. But the things were a bit different in my case; we had a very clear idea of the selection of the travel destinations for our honeymoon trip but were uncertain of the selection of travel operators. When it comes to the selection of a honeymoon destination with a beautiful climate, scenic view, picturesque scenery, and a romantic ambiance, Kerala to the south have always topped the list and thus our travel destination was already fixed. It was after searching for a while that we finally decided out travel operators which were  Dream Holidays who offered us a honeymoon tour package to Kerala in a budget price including all the destinations we like to enjoy and a number of activities that we like to get indulged in while enjoying our honeymoon in Kerala. Our honeymoon trip was organized to be on the 25th of November, as the travel package that we chose did not include the flight tickets from our hometown to the Trivandrum international airport we were all on our own until we reached the capital city. After checking out of the airport, we met the travel operators who then introduced us to the guide who was to accompany us throughout the honeymoon trip. After reaching Trivandrum we first decided to check-in to the hotel then take some rest and then start the honeymoon trip at the place.

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Our honeymoon trip included some of the best travel destinations in the state which starts from the capital city of the state which is Trivandrum. The honeymoon itinerary that was prepared for us started from Trivandrum from where we travel to Alleppey by road the next day, after being at Alleppey for a day we move to our next travel destination which is Kochi where we visit the Athirapilly Waterfalls, after spending a day in Kochi we move to our last travel destination which is Kozhikode from where we take the flight back to our hometown. Explaining our whole honeymoon trip is something very hectic and so given below are the travel destinations that we explored in our honeymoon and some of the best things about the place.

Thiruvananthapuram

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Being the capital city of the state, this place can’t be avoided during a honeymoon trip to Kerala. Mahatma Gandhi called this place as the Evergreen City of India. Kovalam beach and Varkala beach, two of the most wonderful beaches in Kerala are located in Thiruvananthapuram which is a must-visit spot for the honeymoon couples traveling to Trivandrum. The tourist and the travelers tripping to Kovalam will be surprised to see the beautiful alignment of coconut trees here. There are many other beaches in Thiruvananthapuram which makes this place a heaven for travelers. In addition, the city offers the travelers with the cheapest accommodation as well as tour packages. One of the richest temples in the world Shree Padmanabha Swami temple is an additional asset to Trivandrum. Agasthyamala, Ponmudi hills, Poovar are other major sports in Trivandrum.

Alleppey

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Alleppey was our 2nd travel destination on our honeymoon trip in Kerala. The drive from Trivandrum to Alleppey is about 4 hrs which were actually long and a bit hectic. When it comes to the unique travel attractions in Kerala, the backwaters of Alleppey would top the list. The place is one of the must-visit travel destinations in Kerala for all the honeymooners touring to the state. It is mostly nature, the greenery, the complex inland waters, and the backwater industries in the land that attracts and entertains the travelers to a greater extent. The backwater cuisines and the houseboat servicing in the land add to the experiences that any travelers could enjoy in the land. The backwater village life, the backwater tours are all an added charm to the travel attractions in Alleppey.

Kochi

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Located to the heart of Kerala, Kochi is one the busiest port city in Kerala, that holds within a number of hidden destinations with natural beauty and charm which attracts the attention of the honeymoon travelers to a greater extent. Traveling from Alleppey to Kochi will just take time duration of 1.30 hrs. The place holds in a number of best travel attractions which holds in nature, beauty and historic attractions like the Mangalavanam bird sanctuary, the hill palace museum, the mine drive, the Fort Kochi beach and much more. Kochi holds within a number of attractions which could fascinate and attract all the honeymoon couples and the travelers touring. Kochi, being the heart of the state the place even after being one of the best metropolitan cities is one of the best demanding when it comes to the travel destinations in Kerala. The pace is one of the best options for travelers who are in search of a blend of nature and historic beauty.

Athirapilly Waterfalls

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Kerala is gifted with one of the most beautiful waterfalls of the entire country, Athirapilly Waterfalls. Located in the Athirapilly Taluk of Thrissur district, this waterfall is one of the largest in the state. The place holds in such visual beauty that it has to be enjoyed at least once in your lifetime. While tripping through the wildlife destinations in Athirapilly you can spot a great variety of animal species. A visit to the falls would be one of the best parts of the honeymoon trip to Kerala; in addition, you get to explore the Vazhachal waterfalls, during your trip to Athirapilly. Tourism promotion council of Thrissur District have arranged jungle safari trips too. This majestic waterfall has also been the location for various Malayalam movies and is still a favorite spot for the filmmakers.

Beypore

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 Located in the district of Kozhikode, mostly referred to as the ship Building paradise of Kerala by the locals in the area, Beypore has been the honeymooner’s favorite spot. The Arabian transportation vessel or better known as Uru is one of the topmost attractions of this place. For all the nature lovers and birdwatchers, the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary would be one of another attraction that travelers and honeymooners visiting Kozhikode could explore. Apart from the beauty of nature and the wild, the other attraction that Kozhikode holds within is the cuisine that the place offers. Most of the honeymooners and travelers visiting Beypore mostly fascinated by the Malabar cuisine that the place offers than the beauty and the charm of the travel destinations in the land. Offering the travelers and the tourist with the best of cuisine and travel attractions the place is yet another must-visit spot in most of the tour packages organized to Kerala.

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 Exploring Kerala is one of the best adventures that any traveler touring to the southern part of India can enjoy. Our honeymoon trip in Kerala came to an after exploring some of the best travel destinations in Kozhikode, after which we took our flight from the Kozhikode airport to our hometown. Our honeymoon in Kerala was worthy in all ways as the trip offered us with the best experience letting us explore all the attractions and wonders in the land and also allowed us to indulge in a few adventure activities. Holding the beauty, the charm and the vibrancy of tradition and history Kerala is a true paradise for travelers.

Best Tips to Enjoy a Budget-Friendly and Cheap Trip to Kerala

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To the south undoubtedly Kerala is one of the most fascinating travel destinations that entertains and attracts the attention of travelers with the immense beauty of the best travel destinations. But even after being one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the country most of the travelers find it inconvenient to travel to explore the tourist destinations in Kerala one of the main reason for this sudden change in interest is the increasing travel package rates. With the increasing demand for travel and tourism in Kerala, the rate of the travel packages is also increasing to a greater extent. Even though the state holds within a number of best travel operator like Dream Holidays who offers a  number special and cheap tour packages to Kerala, the foreign travelers find it difficult to trip to some of the best and most known travel destinations in Kerala like Munnar, Wayanad and more. Considering the decrease of travels to the state the state government with a number of travel operators has now organized a number of low price packages that would allow the travelers to explore and enjoy the beauty of the travel destination in Kerala at cheap and affordable rates. Apart from the selection of a travel package at an affordable rate, there are a number of things that one can look into before traveling to Kerala so as to keep the travel rates at a budget level. Listed below are some of the best ways in which one can travel exploring Kerala at cheap rates.

Set Your Priorities

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Before planning a trip it is important that you figure out the priorities. It is necessary that the travelers get to have a clear idea of the different travel destinations, the place they wish to explore and the different adventure that they wish to enjoy while in the land. Kerala to the south is one of the best travel destinations with a number of travel destinations and adventure options. One of the best ways in which you can actually reduce the travel cost is by knowing and having a clear idea of your needs and priorities and then setting the travel budget level.

Work With a Travel Agent

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In most cases working or organizing the trip with a travel agent would be one of the best ways in which you could save some amount on the tour. Travel agents mostly help you save in a number of ways. As they know more of the travel destinations and they are more updated of the sales and the changing rates in the travel packages and accommodation, the travel operators would help you to save a great deal of amount on a trip to Kerala. Moreover, this is one of the best ways in which you can enjoy a tension free and relaxing holiday at Kerala at cheap rates.

Go During a Destination’s Off-Season

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Kerala is a land with one of the best geographical condition and thus the state support tourism throughout the year. Being a place with moderate climate throughout the year travelers are allowed to explore the different travel destinations in Kerala at any time of the year. To enjoy the best of nature at a low cost and cheap rate it is best to travel to explore the destinations in Kerala during the off seasons. That is because, during the off-season, the travel rates, the travel package rates, the accommodation rates in the place and more would be lower than those offered during the peak seasons. Thus to enjoy the best of Kerala at cheap travel rates it is the best that you travel during the off-season.

Stay Within Driving Distance

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Saying in general, shorter is the travel distance cheaper is the travel packages and the travel price to Kerala. Domestic travelers from nearby destinations like Chennai, Bangalore and such could either take airways or even roadways so that they could save in flight and transportation charges. Moreover, you can even choose the accommodation to the center of your travel destination offering you an easy reach to almost all the travel destinations in the place. This would not just reduce your travel time but will also help you save in travel rates. Travelers can also choose the private mode of transportation which are even cheaper and budget friendly.

Don’t Procrastinate

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After planning a trip it would be best if you don’t keep things for the last moment, i.e. it would be best to make the bookings and all the arrangements as soon as possible so that you would get the best offers and other discounts in packets and packages. Not just the packages you can even save in ticket booking, flight charges, and hotel bookings. And when planning a trip to Kerala it is very important that you make the booking in advance so that you get the best offers applied during the time.

Think Beyond Flying

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It is very obvious that most of the travelers choose to travel via flight even when there are a number of other options. This is mostly one of the most expensive ways of traveling. If it is to reduce the travel rates it is the best that you choose the most inexpensive modes of travel as in the railways or the roadways. Even if it is the flight, travelers are free to make the bookings in advance so that they could get the flight tickets at a lower cost.

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Filled with a number of fascinating travel destinations and natural beauty, Kerala is one of the most fascinating spots to the south. To make the trip to Kerala the best effective and cheap it is the best the travelers choose the offbeat travel spots in Kerala with immense beauty and nature. As Kerala is one of the best nature spots almost all the travel destination in the land is filled with the charm and the beauty of the wild. With a number of best attractions and unique elements, Kerala is one of the must-visit travel destinations in the country.

 

 

 

The Ravishing Paths of Kerala that are Less Trodden

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Kerala is not just about Munnar and Alappuzha alone. There are loads of tourist spots in Kerala other than what you usually see in websites and pictures. If you really research into the tourist destinations of Kerala you will be amazed to find out that the state is way more than you actually see. There is an endless list of destinations that have a great potential to be popular all over the world as a tourist destination. It is more fun exploring the unexplored and untrodden paths. Travelling becomes more meaningful when you take a different turn and find undiscovered paths to true bliss. But there are very few travel planners that offer packages to offbeat destinations in Kerala. Well, you don’t have to worry. You can always avail for customized travel packages to Kerala. Travel planners like SeasonzIndia Holidays offer customized tour packages to Kerala at prices that are quite affordable. Anyway, do make it a priority next time to visit ravishing offbeat destinations of this state which has been blessed abundantly by nature. Here is a list of the most loved offbeat destinations in Kerala where you will be able to spend cherishable moments with your loved ones.
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Illikal Kalu: Illikal Kalu is one of the most amazing tourist destinations, not just in Kottayam but the entire state of Kerala. If adventure is what you love, then you should definitely give this place a try. It is literally a gem of Kottayam and the dream of explorers. The peak is set at a height of 3400 ft above sea level and is considered the highest peak in the Western Ghats. A long winding road leads to Illikal Kalu and in order to reach the destination you will have to trek another 3 km. This place is the abode of tranquility. The distant skies suddenly seem closer adorned by a slight cover of mist displaying a tinge of blue and grey as though God himself rubbed the colors vaguely on his canvas, which is the sky. You simply can’t miss a beautiful place such as this. You can reach Illikal by the Pala-Erattupeta- Thekkoya- Adukkom route. Once you reach the stop you will have to hire a private vehicle to reach Illikal Kalu. Illikal Kalu basically consists of three peculiar shaped hills. The hill named Kuda Kalu ( it is named so due to its shape which resembles a huge mushroom) is very famous for the medicinal herb called Neela koduveli which grows on this hill. The Neela Koduveli which is a blue color flower is said to have high medicinal values. Many people have come in search of Neela Koduveli in the past to attain supernatural powers. There have been films made based on the supernatural powers of Neela Koduveli. But whether this saying is true or not is yet to be found out. The second hill also called Koonu Kallu due to the presence of little hunches on its sides also houses a bridge called ‘Narakapalam’ (meaning ‘bridge to hell’ in the native language), near it. In order to reach this particular hill, you will have to cross the Narakapalam. It is always advisable to be extra cautious when trodding through the bridge as it is very slippery and could lead to accidents. Though challenging the experience will be one of a kind that will gift your memories to be cherished dearly for an entire lifetime. Illikal Kalu not only gives you a travelling experience but also a rejuvenated state of mind!
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Chempara Peak: Chempara Peak is situated amidst the Western Ghats and is the highest peak in the district of Wayanad. The Chempara Peak is situated 8 km south of the town of Kalpetta in Wayanad. One can reach the hills only by foot and by no other means. You will have to walk almost 5 km from a tiny town called Meppady till you reach the peak. But in order to trek, you will have to get the permission of the forest authority. On the way to the peak, you will be greeted by some very stunning views. The most attractive feature is a naturally formed heart-shaped lake that is such a splendid sight that will blow your mind. You can also avail for necessary provisions for trekking from the forest office in Meppady. Do not miss visiting Chempara Peak, the experience is going to be a very beautiful one.
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Kumarakom: Did you know that India’s longest lake was in Kerala? Vembanadu Lake is situated in Kerala and spreads towards 3 districts in the state namely; Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Kottayam. Kumarakom is a village located in the Kottayam district and borders the Vembanadu Lake. The village of Kumarakom is blessed abundantly by Nature. This village is full of life and luscious greenery. It houses a variety of flora and fauna. The famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, which spreads up to 14 hectares of land, is home to various migratory birds like the Siberian stork and wild duck. One can also get a chance to see birds like the waterfowls, darters, herons and cuckoos. The Vembanadu Lake also houses a rich thriving marine life that consists of fishes like pearl spots, tiger prawns and other varieties of prawns. Kumarakom should not be missed at all, if you do then you are sure to regret it. The happening village is adorned by luscious greenery from the swaying paddy fields, the golden sun reflected on the rippling waves of Vembanadu Lake and the sprawling coconut groves. Kumarakom is one of the favorite honeymoon spots in Kerala. There are many travel planners in Kerala who offer honeymoon packages to Kumarakom alone. So, one can imagine the popularity of Kumarakom among st honeymooners. If you have recently entered wedlock, then Kumarakom would definitely be one of the best places to visit. You will be completely mesmerized by the natural beauty of this little village. You should make sure that you add this wonderful village into your travel itinerary.

A Family Trip Exploring the Raging Metropolitan City and the Queen of Hill Stations

 

kerlatourpackagesNature heals, yes its true nature holds within all the potential to heal a broken person. Here I am not talking about the Ayurvedic elements or the medical phase of nature or the world. The idea is very simple you travel around different places with natural beauty and freshness mostly so that you can escape from the reality or heal yourself from the pressure and the mental traumas that you have been through for the last many years. In my case the travel was not alone; I was travelling with my daughter to her favorite travel destination Kerala. Located to the southernmost end of India, Kerala is one of the most fab travel destinations that are filled with the goodness of nature and wild. The place holds within a number of best attractions and unique elements that makes the place one of the favorites for nature lovers and admirers. It was a year after the death of my husband that I and my daughter planned a Kerala trip. It was not our first visit to the land, we have been to the place a number of times before with my husband, and this trip was to recollect all the good memories we had of the place. Kerala is one of the best family travel destinations have always offered us the best family experience every time we visited the place. We mostly used to avail the tour package to Kerala that was organised by a travel operator names Gogeo holidays functioning in the land. But this time it was just the both of us and thus we decided to travel on our own more over we knew some of the best places to stay and the modes to reach to the place that we were to explore.

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As per our plan, this family trip was organised with an itinerary which included Munnar as one of the main travel destination and Kochi as one of the stop-over destinations. We flagged off the trip on the 13th of November by around 8 am. After a long flight, we finally reached the Kochi international airport by around 12 am which was literally noon. As out a first place to explore was Kochi and as it was a stop-over destination I was completely fine with a landing at the place by noon. After getting the luggage from the airport the first thing that both of us look for was a cab and for our luck, we had a cab waiting in the stand. It was on our way to Kochi that the thought of getting an accommodation crossed my mind. As our last family trip was organised by travel operator we need not bather of the accommodation and such as the complete accommodation part was handled by the travel operators but this time as we were not accompanied by a travel operator it was my responsibility to looking for a decent budget accommodation. The last time I visited Kochi with my family, we stayed in a hotel named broad bean which offered us decent accommodation at a pocket-friendly rate so this time I asked the driver to take us to the same hotel. By around 12.45 pm we reached the hotel, after completing the check-in formality at the hotel we decided to take a small power nap as the both of us were really tired from the travel.

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Later we woke up by around 3.30 pm with the alarm sound that my daughter set in my phone. By around 4 pm after having the tea from the hotel we moved on to explore some of the nearby travel destinations. As the hotel was located in the center of the city most of the travel destinations where close by. The first destination that we explored at Kochi was the Mangalavanam bird sanctuary. Located to the center of the city within the high court premises, the place was one of the best destinations where one could spot nature at its best. The place was mostly filled with mangrove plantations and thus gave an ambiance of a forest. The place was mostly filled with birds which are migratory. And thus it becomes one of the literal paradises for bird watchers. One of the other attractions in the place was the tree house from where you get to enjoy the best view of the forest and the plantations and the lake nearby. The place was one of the best spots where families could spend a refreshing and happening moment. After being at the place for a while we moved on to our next travel spot which was the marine drive. Like Mumbai Kochi too had its own marine drive that offered the travelers with the best view of the sea. One could see the beauty of the sea and the Chinese fishing nets in the area which is a sight worth enjoying. You could notice that it is mostly families that arrive at the place as you get to enjoy one of the best evenings seeing the sunset and tasting the roadside food in the area. Like all the others we too enjoyed a refreshing sunset in the place and then got back to the hotel after having the dinner from a restaurant on the way.

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The next day morning we were woken up by the reminder call that we asked for at the reception. After refreshing, we got down to the hotel to have the breakfast which was complimentary. By around 10 am we checked-out of the hotel and then availed a cab from the hotel which was to take us to our next travel destination which was Munnar the queen of hill stations. Located to the western ghats of Kerala, Munnar is one of the most fascinating travel destinations that have always been one of the favorite travel spots for most of the travelers from around the world. It is a 3 to 4 hrs drive from Kochi to Munnar and we reached the place by around 12.30 pm. Instead of checking-in directly into the hotel, we decided to fit travel around exploring some of the travel destinations in the area and the check-in into the hotel by the end of the day. On our way to Munnar, our first stop was at the Cheeyappara Waterfalls which was en-route to the hills. The beauty of nature and the wild surrounding the hills is something that is admirable. Most of the traveler who was there at the place was families who were enjoying their day with their kids; the sight was worth enjoying altogether. After being in the falls for a while enjoying a bath we moved on with the trip. Our next travel destination was the eco-point in Munnar which was a place that was sandwiched between two hills producing the phenomena of echoing. It is mainly this natural phenomenon that is happening in the area that gave the place its name. With a small lake and valleys surrounding the eco-point was a perfect destination where families could enjoy some quality time together. Apart from the beauty of nature and the climate, the place also offers travelers with a number of adventures like boating, horse riding and more. As my daughter insisted on enjoying boating and horse rides both of us enjoyed the same. After being in the place enjoying some family time we moved on to our next spot which is the Munnar tea plantations. Filled with the gleaming beauty of nature and the tea plantations, most of the peaks in Munnar are filled with tea plantations. The place offers the travelers with the best view and a perfect spot for photographers. The climate and the mist in the area add to the mood. By the time we finished wandering through the plantations taking some pictures, it was already getting dark so we decided to check-in to the hotel. After a drive of another 45 minutes, we reached the hotel where we checked in and had the dinner after refreshing. As it was a trying day we slept real soon.

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The next day morning we woke up by around 9 am. After refreshing and having the dinner we checked-out of the hotel BT 11 am.  As it was our last day at the place we only had very few travel destinations to explore. The first place we went was to the Munnar tea museum which according to me would be a must-visit spot for all family holiday and travel packages organised to the misty hills in Kerala. The Munnar tea museum exhibited different verities of tea which starts from the white medicinal tea to the kid’s favorite chocolate tea. The both of us tasted almost all the verities and my daughter loved the chocolate so on our way back we bought a few chocolate tea bags and green tea bags. From the tea museum, the next destination that we moved on to was the top stations. Travelling for an hour we finally reached the top station from where we started our trek so that we could reach the viewpoint. Even though my daughter found the task very easy, it was really hard for me. Comparatively climbing down to the viewpoint was easier whereas climbing up was a real task. The view of the cloudy mist and the wild below was one of the best scenery that one can enjoy while at Munnar. It took us about an hour to climb back to the top station. The sandalwood forest was our last travel destination on the trip even though we didn’t have much time to explore the place we just had a small visit. By the time we started back to Kochi, it was 6 pm. After a very long ride back we finally reached the Kochi international airport by around 9.30 pm. From where we took the flight back home.

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To be honest, Kerala is one fascinating travel destination for the family. The place not just holds within the beauty of nature but also have a very peaceful and calm climate that helps us relax and enjoy the time with one another. It is mainly the climate and the refreshing air in the best travel destinations in Kerala that helps in making a bond within families. The travel destinations in Kerala are not just about nature and hill stations but the place has much more to add-in to the list of attractions. The traditional centres, the cultural centres, the eco-friendly destinations, the backwaters, the beach destinations are all some of the other elements in the land that attract the attention of the travelers. Most of the tour packages that are being organised to Kerala would include almost all the attractions and travel elements. Offering the travelers with the best of attractions and being a state with the best potential in tourism Kerala is a must visit the spot to the south.  

 

Ayurvedic Tourism a Trending Sector in Kerala Tourism

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Kerala is a land known for its natural beauty worldwide. Nature has blessed the land with a rich decoration of a number of beautiful golden beaches, blue and green mountain ranges, historical monuments, lagoons, wildlife sanctuaries, backwaters, temples, churches and mosques. Kerala is a land known as the land of boat races, Kathakali, Elephant shows, martial arts and more. These are the major elements that promote tourism in the land making Kerala, a well-known tourist destination. The Kerala tourism department has played an important role in the development of the tourism sector of the state by establishing tourism as a major development factor in the state. With the rapid development of tourism in Kerala, the state tourism department has a number of different trends in tourism Ayurvedic tourism is one among them. Ayurvedic or medical tourism in Kerala is going through a significant stage of development where the Kerala government with the help of Ayurvedic treatment centres which includes Aura Spa, Arya Vaidya Sala and much more are taking different steps to develop Ayurvedic tourism in the land. Thousands of travelers mainly foreigners trip to Kerala with the local idea of rejuvenation that is incarnated in the Ayurveda system of treatment. One of the major factors that are resulting in the decreasing rates of Ayurvedic tourism in the state is the expensive Kerala Ayurvedic packages which are not affordable for travelers. Taking this difficulty in consideration the Kerala tourism department is now proposing new treatment rates which the travelers would find affordable and within the budget.

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For most travelers holidays are the stress-busters. Although the Ayurvedic treatment would last for a minimum of a month there are a number of short-term courses which are particularly meant for tourist who are in a hurry. There are a number of foreign travelers who support Ayurveda and take up short Ayurvedic courses during the holiday that will later help them run Ayurvedic parlous abroad. The minimum time of the stay in the land during the source would vary from one week to fourteen days. Structuring the treatment demands according to the trend in the market the government of Kerala with tourism department and the Ayurvedic treatment centres in Kerala have put in some budget packages which includes treatments like body purification course, rejuvenation, slimming programme, stress management, beauty care, Dhara, yoga and massage combination. With the increase in the demand for Ayurvedic treatments in Kerala, there a number of hotels and resorts offering Ayurvedic treatment with a primary intention to attract tourist. Some of the top five Ayurvedic resorts in Kerala where tourist mostly foreigner could enjoy rejuvenation and reformations with the best packages which are offered under the Ayurvedic tourism are:

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Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort: This Ayurvedic resort located on a hillock which is a few km south of the Kovalam beach is said to be the world’s first Ayurvedic resort. Established in 1985, this resort has now emerged as one of the best destinations which help in putting up a tradition of Ayurvedic holidays and medical tours among the travelers. The tranquility of the resort located by the sea, freshness of traditional Ayurvedic treatments and a healthy routine would help people unwind in the place. The scenic beauty of this Ayurvedic resort in Kerala with its treatment facilities made the place one of the best and most visited destinations in most Ayurvedic tour packages. Acute health condition like paralysis, varying blood pressure, arthritis, cholesterol and breathing problems like asthma are first analysed by a team of experts and doctors who then aid the patient with a number of healing exercises and diets.

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The massages and treatment offered at the resort serve for more than a short-term purpose some sessions would extend till days while some don’t. Some of the major treatment offered in the land is Pizhichil which is a special message which uses a variety of lukewarm herbal oils which is very effective in treating diseases like paralysis and nervous disorders. Every Pizhichil sessions would last for a minimum of 60 to 90 minutes which would continue for a span of 7 to 21 days. Patients with diabetes and obesity can also choose for the best Abhyangam combination which is a type of massage that would last for another 45 min a day. ‘Nasyam’, ‘Kizhi’ and ‘Snehapanam’ are some of the many treatments offered at the resort which has been proven to be capable of curing a number of skin diseases like leukaemia and sports injuries. Yoga class boat trips are also offered in the place which is added in the Ayurveda packages offered at Somatheeram.

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Aura Ayurvedic treatment center and spa: Aura Ayurvedic spa and resort is one of the best and well established Ayurveda center located to the hill stations of Munnar. The place provides the visitors with a refreshing and holistic atmosphere which helps them maintain a positive aura. Located in the misty hills of Munnar the place is one of the Ayurvedic resort in Kerala and a prominent destination in Ayurvedic tourism. some of the major treatments offered to the travelers visiting the Ayurvedic center includes Ayurvedic therapies like Abhyangam with Shirodhara, Abhyangam with Kizhi, Sarvanga choorna mridangam with Abhyangam, Sarvanga Abhyangam with swedham, Siroabhygyam with Mukha Abhyangam, Pada Abhyangam with Siro Abhyangam, Pitta Abhyangam or Back massage, Ardha Abhyangam, Relaxation massage, Pizhichil, Kalari thirumu or Kalari massage, Shirodhara, Mukha Lepam or Herbal Facial, Nasyam, Deep Tissue massage, Pichu, Foot Reflexology and Kizhi. A vacation here in the hills of Munnar will provide you with the best experience of rejuvenation of body mind and soul and regeneration. The place is the best for the travelers to relax. The resort also offers the travelers visiting the place with a number of other facilities which includes multi-cuisine restaurants, swimming pool with kid’s pool, yoga and meditation classes, cooking classes, trekking, nature walk, moon terrace for barbeque, banquet & conference facility, large natural pond with pedal boating, campfire, fishing, bird watching, plantation tour, indoor and outdoor games.

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Kairali Ayurvedic Health Village: The enchanting the immense beauty of the Western Ghats and the lush green flora explains the mesmerizing town of Palakkad located in Kerala which houses one of the best Ayurvedic treatment centres, The Kairali Ayurvedic Health Resort. This Ayurvedic healing village offers the visitors with the best treatment and herbal massages at the Ayurvedic resorts and Ayurveda hospitals which are located in Kerala. A highly trained and committed team of therapists and doctors promises the visitors with the best and high-quality treatments. A number of beauty care packages are prepared to treat a number of very common diseases like respiratory problems, skin diseases stress and eye ailments. Some of the main attractions of the place include yoga, yoga training sessions and a number of different and attractive Training & Workshop. This Ayurvedic health village offers a number of treatment packages which attracts the tourist mostly over-sea tourist the most. Some of the best treatments offered by the health village includes Treatment for Sinusitis & Migraine, Holistic Treatment for Rejuvenation & Detoxification, Treatment for Hypertension, Weight Loss Programme, Preventive & Regenerative Treatment, Treatment to Remove Stress & Strain, Treatment for Nervous Disability, Treatment for Arthritis & Spondylitis, Treatment for Bronchial Diseases, Treatment for Rheumatism, Beauty Care & Eye Care, Treatment for Slip Disc and more.

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One of the main factors that influenced the development of Ayurvedic tourism in Kerala is the rich history of the land which points towards this ancient treatment method which is used in healing a number of major diseases in the past. Ayurveda is a stream of medication which aims at treating the cause of the disease and thereby re-establishes the balance of the body and the system with a number of remedies, herbal massages, Yoga, Meditation and approaches to a holistic lifestyle. According to Ayurveda, a human body is composed of 3 main elements namely the physical, astral, causal which means the body, mind and soul. keeping in reference of Ayurveda it is believed that during 500-600 B.C, a number sages like Agastya, Kashaya, Charaka, Sushrutha and others had reference to diseases, health practices and medicines from Vedas to Samhitas. It is believed that from the Samhitas the knowledge of Ayurveda has been passed down from generations to generations for a preventative and curative approaches to health. It is to get a flavor and magic of this hereditary treatment that a number of tourists visit the land. The Kerala tourism department combined with the health department of the state put on a number of projects and efforts to develop this trend of Ayurvedic tourism in the land. Ayurveda is not just a method of healing with a number of herbal medicines but is an entire philosophy of life and the health department of Kerala is allowing the travelers from around the world to experience this philosophy of life.