The intoxicating beauty of Kerala, South India
Visiting Kerala is for anybody looking to cleanse both mind and body; to step away from the modern hectic world and just live at a different pace.
In contrast to the movement of the North, the South is prolific and profoundly rooted in nature and healing. As David Smyth, Director of Forward Travel explains, “South India has a completely different culture, food and language to North India. Kerala is known to the locals as ‘God’s own country’, from the mountains, to the green hills covered in tea estates, to wandering the backwaters gazing on a traditional way of life.”
The journey begins in Kochi, taking in the sights and experiences of Kerala including The Pardesi Synagogue, constructed in 1567, Periyar, with its spice plantations and wildlife and Munnar, with many tea plantations and estates.
Naturally, there are also choices to visit one of the many relaxing and rejuvenating yoga and Ayurveda retreats. “Ayurveda is an age old traditional form of medical treatment using herbs and spices. It has become famous worldwide as a way to relax and detox from the modern world we live in. By eating healthy and combining with yoga, Ayurveda is a great way to reset the body and soul,” David says.
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