Mother Nature at her Fiercest | Kerala Moments

Mother Nature The catastrophic storms that have hit the world lately have caused devastation over the last few months.  Mother Nature’s presence can be felt worldwide for the beauty and the sometimes havoc that’s caused with extreme weather.  2017 has certainly been one to remember… Hurricane Irma A colossal destructive storm that will go down in history is:…

Seasons in Kerala | Kerala Moments

Seasons in Kerala Now that Autumn has officially arrived we’re comparing it to the climate in Kerala.  We are always asked; when is the best time to travel?  Some people like to avoid the heat and some embrace it.  Unlike the UK, Kerala only has 3 seasons: Summer, Monsoon and Winter.  There is no Spring or Autumn season.  Kerala…

August Bank Holiday | Kerala Moments

August Bank Holiday The August Bank Holiday is almost here and officially marks the end of Summer (sigh!)  Let’s make the most (regardless of the weather) of the weekend… A trip to the beach, the sound of waves, the sea air and all the smells we associate with the seaside.  The beach will of course still…

Onam Festival Kerala | Kerala Moments

Onam Festival Kerala One of the many celebrations in Kerala is the Onam Festival.  It’s a Hindu celebration and is the biggest festival in Southern India.  Onam Festival falls during the Malayali month of Chingam (Aug – Sep) and marks the homecoming of King Mahabali.  Onam (harvest festival in Kerala) is the official state festival of Kerala…

Lost Property | Kerala Moments

Lost Property Strangest items left at an airport….. We’ve all been known to leave items behind at an airport at some point over our travels. Airports can be stressful places, that seldom bring out the best in us.  In-between check ins, security and navigating your way around, it’s no wonder some items get lost along the way….

Spices | Kerala Moments

Spices Indian cuisine is characterized by the abundant amount of colourful and fragrant spices. Kerala is most known  for the production and export of Pepper, also known as ‘The King of Spices’ one of the most sought after and popular spices. You can experience a spice plantation in Thekkady, tucked between the towering Western Ghats and the…

Beautiful Kerala Tours | Kerala Moments

We have added some new beautiful Kerala tours to our itinerary, whether you are travelling alone or with your family, our Kerala tours are bespoke and tailored to suit your own individual requirements. Authentic Classical Tour During our Classical Tours you will have the chance to visit Cochin, Thekkady, Kumarakom and Marari.  Visit the fragrant…

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…