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Its Mega boat race time in Kerala…

Its Mega boat race time in Kerala...

Its that time of the year again when the tranquil backwaters of Kerala are transformed into an arena of frenzied sporting activity…a time when 70 meter long banana boats, manned by more than 100 oarsmen each compete in the world’s largest team sport event. Read on…

A peek into the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala!

A peek into the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala!

For those who are wildlife and nature enthusiasts or those who are just plain curious, Kerala has a lot to offer. The Periyar Tiger reserve in Thekkady, Periyar is one of the twenty seven tiger reserves in India and is home to a diversity of flora and fauna and is also the home to the
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Experience the Kerala Breakfast!

Experience the Kerala Breakfast!

Breakfast menus can vary from region to region across the planet, depending on the fruit, vegetables, spices and other resources available in that particular area.  Given that Kerala is the land of spices and produces some really exotic fruits and vegetables, - a Keralan breakfast, not surprisingly, is a sumptuous gastronomic affair. Kerala cuisine is
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Kerala, the land of spices!

Kerala, the land of spices!

Kerala is the land of spices, as someone rightly observed on their holiday to this beautiful state. Nestled in the lush green highlands of Periyar, these spice plantations never failed to attract visitors and admirers- be it Vasco da Gama, the famous Portuguese explorer, the Arabs, or the British. An urge to own the vast
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Rick Stein’s India - Exclusive Cuisine Tour from Kerala Travel Centre

Rick Stein's India - Exclusive Cuisine Tour from Kerala Travel Centre

As part of a series on BBC, award winning chef Rick Stein recently embarked on a journey through South India to discover the secret of the  perfect Indian curry and to trace the origins of Indian dishes and spices that are popular the world over. Stein’s journey in South India started in the ancient temple
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All that glitters IS Gold in Kerala.

All that glitters IS Gold in Kerala.

(Photo credit: the Hindu) The shiny yellow metal that never tarnishes-Gold. From thousands of years, gold has attracted man to it like bees to honey. From Midas, the greedy king who wanted to turn everything he touched into gold to countless rulers who accepted and gave away gold as gifts, from the common man who
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In Kerala, Ayurveda now goes digital!

In Kerala, Ayurveda now goes digital!

Ayurveda is a science famously native to the subcontinent of India and is the study of traditional forms of medicine. Also known as the ‘Science of Life’, Ayurveda was introduced and further developed by wizened saints and ‘vaidyas’ or traditional doctors. Ayurveda is popular for using natural methods for healing and attracts thousands of tourists
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Kerala’s magical Coconut Hair Oil

Kerala's magical Coconut Hair Oil

Waking up with dry, frizzy hair is no big surprise for me. I’d tried every trick in the book to make my hair a little presentable, but to no avail. I was fed up. To add to my misery, I was on a holiday in Kerala with my friends and had no intention to create
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Aromatic and different - the “Masala Chai” from Kerala!

Aromatic and different - the

(Image credit: applemint.com) The weather at home was ever-changing. One moment it rained and the next moment, the sun shone. It was sweltering during the day, chilly during the night. As my body tried to accommodate itself according to the weather changes, the inevitable happened. I woke up in the middle of the night feeling
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Make your own Kerala Banana Goodies!

Make your own Kerala Banana Goodies!

The local cuisine in Kerala is famously exotic, with unusual names that sound magical, an assortment of ingredients and a taste that the tongue craves for years to follow. The dishes on most menus are unique combinations of various spices, vegetables or even fruit. The Banana Pakora is one such recipe. Sweet, raw banana deep
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