There has always been something very inquisitively interesting about India that drew wanderers from all over the world. While the monuments in New Delhi and the buzz of Mumbai is what most people know about India, a visit to the colorfully crowded peninsula is grossly incomplete without a visit to Kerala.
Here, you will never miss the great beaches, the wonderful people, and – wait for it- the incredibly delicious food. There is also enough food for the mind of the eternally curious explorer and enough rejuvenating therapies for the health fanatics. With traditional art forms still alive, Kerala seems to be one of the very few places in the fast developing third world that has managed to retain its culture and identity.
A travel from the north to the west of the state would take you through a delightful experience of sheer variety. Journeys through food and art forms are essentially journeys through history. The influences of rulers from afar are apparent in interesting yet minimalistic ways.
The beaches of Kerala, with their meditative silence and lush green, breathe fresh air into your soul. Any talk about the state ought to include a worthy mention about its traditional form of medicine the Ayurveda. Ayurvedic treatments that span days, weeks, and even months are available at reasonable costs. Balancing of doshas and the rejuvenation of cells – through nasyams, virechanams, udwarthanams, and abhyangams – give you enough fuel for a hectic year ahead.
In Kerala, the art forms teach you that stories can be told without a word being uttered, the women teach you that fish can be cooked in wonderful ways, and every single being shatter all your ideas about tranquility.
There is always something visitors can teach to hosts. Kerala is an exception. There is nothing to be taught, but a lifetime of lessons to learn and experiences to relish in.