Kerala has been in my list of places to travel for a long time now and finally with God’s grace I was able to visit God’s own country. Kerala is one of the few places in India which has preserved the ancient Indian culture and showcases it in a wonderful way. We visited Kerala for 3 days and made the most out of it. Every day seemed to be filled with immense joy and I was so grateful to get this opportunity to explore Kerala.
With my immense inclination towards yoga, I was determined to stay in a resort that offered yoga classes. I came across the Somatheeram Ayurvedic village at Chowara which was about 45 minutes from Trivandrum airport. Every day of our stay in this resort was unique and full of all sorts of adventures. We were welcomed with coconut water, fresh flower garlands and a basket of fruits. Starting from our super healthy buffet breakfasts, caparisoned elephant rides, Ayurvedic massages to cultural performances at night, the resort offered us so much that we just did not wish to step out. The hut style cottages covered with hay surrounded by all kinds of medicinal plants represented authentic Ayurveda vibes and we really loved our wonderful 3 day stay there.
The state of Kerala is also known for its Kerala silk sarees and designer gold jewelry. I and my mom definitely wanted to explore the markets of the Trivandrum city and shopped beautiful silk sarees and lovely jewelry from the city market. We also explored the back waters of Kerala which is beyond beautiful. A speed boat took us into the deep green waters surrounded by coconut trees and mangrove forests. The wild bird watched us while we made our way through the back waters. Our driver was super friendly and a perfect guide.
We also loved the pristine beaches of Kerala. The Somatheeram beach right next to our resort was beautiful. I could see the crabs come by into the shore with the waves and quickly try to walk back into the water. I collected some sea shells from the sea beach while the fishermen gathered around the sea early morning. The yoga by the waves under the coconut tree was a bliss. My mom also really enjoyed the ayurvedic massage which was a specialty of the Ayurveda village. We also loved drinking fresh coconut water which was available at every little corner of this southern state of India.
Our last day at the resort was unforgettable. Luckily that day was the guest honoring day at the resort which happens once a month. The day started with delicious fresh juices and south Indian delicacies. Throughout the day we gazed at artistic decorations with flowers, lamps, tree barks all around us. The caparisoned elephant and fortune telling parrots were welcomed to the beautiful space. Later in the evening we were served dinner in banana leaves which was an authentic south Indian culture experience. The local dancers performed classical dance Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Theyyam and yoga dance to please the audience and we were beyond amazed to be blessed with this beautiful day.
To sum it all up, Kerala offered us absolutely unique things that amazed us and made us fall in love with it. I wish to go back there and explore the other cities. Filled with lovely culture and people, it is definitely a place to revisit. Have you ever visited a city that has taken your breath away? Please share, I would love to read!