Ayurveda: What is it? | Kerala Moments

Ayurveda Ayurveda is more than a trendy new word, it’s traditions are a blend of complementary or alternative medicines.  It was discovered in India thousands of years before modern medicine and there’s evidence of the need to balance the mind-body connection.  Ayurveda continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than just treating…

Summer Reads | Kerala Moments

Summer Reads Summer is upon us and what better way to relax on a beach, or lose yourself on a train or plane with a novel. Here are some of the best reads to delve into, to escape reality and inspire your imagination. Big Little Lies ~ Liane Moriarty Million copy selling author of “The Husbands…

Handshake: A Western Custom only? | Kerala Moments

The Handshake The handshake is predominantly a western world tradition and originated as a gesture of peace (proving you were unarmed).  Now, it’s one of the most common greetings in the world and many claim to be able to tell a lot about someone by their style of handshake. In light of National Handshake Day it made us…

Prunella and Tim: Great Canal Journeys

Prunella and Timothy, canal explorers! We discovered this little gem on Channel 4 and, although we love all-things-Kerala, are sorry we missed all the other fantastic episodes.  The programme follows actress Prunella Scales and her husband, actor Timothy West, exploring many countries through their canals. We watched their canal journey through Kerala, what a treat!  Following their…

Athirappilly Falls

The Beauty of Athirappilly Falls The stunning Athirappilly Falls are the largest and most famous waterfalls in Kerala India.  It is nicknamed the ‘Niagara of India’  as when in her full glory boasts white foam and roars into the Chalakudy River. Labeled as one of the best and most spectacular falls in India.  The falls are…

Ways to have a fabulous Father’s Day

Father’s Day isn’t just about soap on the rope and a pair of socks!…step out of the box and get some inspiration from these great Father’s Day activities Fishing and a gourmet picnic What better way to spend an afternoon with your feet up and a fishing rod in your hand..the sound of nature, great…

Eat Fresh In Kerala This National Fresh Fruit And Veg Month

Happy National Fresh Fruit and Veg Month It’s national #FreshFruitandVegMonth so it’s the perfect time to shed some light on the vibrant markets of Kerala. The centre of Cochin is full to bursting with a cacophony of colours, sights and sounds that are only found at the best of markets. From exotic fruits to fragrant…

Focus On Kerala This National Photograph Month

Smile! It’s National Photograph Month Do you feel like you’re going to snap with stress at work? Need a break? Then why not give Kerala a shot for an experience that is pure luxury. This National Photograph Month we are zooming in on South India’s picture perfect holiday destinations – but don’t just take our…

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Blooming Lovely!

The Garden of England Lives Up to it’s Name at The 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show What is a better indication that spring has well and truly arrived than the fact that The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is back! Far from just enjoying the beautiful gardens, it’s time for a little local pride. A number…

Viceroy’s House: Escape to North India

Viceroy’s House – India On Screen From Paul O’Grady’s trip to India “For The Love of Animals” to The Real Marigold Hotel earlier this year – India has hardly been off our screens and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Away from the television screen, the silver screen is getting in on the action…

Another Bank Holiday: Late Spring Family Fun!

Maidstone In The Merry Month Of May The late spring bank holiday is inching ever closer, even if it feels like the Easter holiday bonanza was just yesterday. We have a bank holiday on the 29th of May in the UK because it was historically the date of Whitsun or Whit Monday which is the…

National Vegetarian Week: It’s India’s Time To Shine!

Get Ready for National Vegetarian Week Get ready for National Vegetarian Week! Between the 15th and 21st of May it’s time to celebrate living meat free and getting your five a day. We think that experimenting with veg is a great way to try new things and our favourite country (Kerala of course!) is a…