Seasons Greetings | Kerala Moments

Seasons Greetings Christmas lights are officially being switched on throughout the country with major cities like London leading the way.  What other events do we have to look forward to this holiday season?… Christmas markets have sprung up everywhere over the last few years and we must say… we love them!  In Kent, almost every town has…

Did You Know?… Kerala Facts | Kerala Moments

Kerala Facts You’ve booked your holiday to Kerala for the first time and are prepared for the travelling and the clothing you should wear, is there any other helpful information you may need to know?  Here’s some facts on this beautiful area of India: Smoking ban: Although you can import up to a 100 cigarettes in India…

Guy Fawkes 2017 | Kerala Moments

Remember, Remember the 5th November…. This Sunday (and the few days surrounding it), the skies will be lit with multicoloured fireworks to signify ‘Guy Fawkes Night’. Perhaps one of the most significant dates in Autumn; back gardens and public parks will be filled with the crackle of blazing bonfires and bang of glittering fireworks this…

Traditional Clothing of Kerala | Kerala Moments

Traditional Kerala Travellers going to Kerala may want to immerse themselves in the culture there and dress themselves in the traditional clothing that Keralans wear.  However, do people there still embrace their own customary clothing? Traditional clothing of women in Kerala is the ‘Kerala Saree’ or the mundum neriyathum.  This is in two pieces, one is draped on the…

Halloween Half Term | Kerala Moments

Halloween Half Term It’s that time of the year again, the leaves are falling and it’s getting closer to Halloween!  Half term has arrived for some of the school children but there’s plenty to keep them occupied…. Pick Your Own Pumpkin It has become very popular to pick your own pumpkin and it’s a fun family…

Private Driver in India | Kerala Moments

Why should you use a private driver in India? In India it’s not advised to drive a vehicle yourself and when you look at ‘car rental’ it is almost presumed that you are renting a driver with the car.  There are many reasons for this… The roads in India are notoriously difficult to navigate and extremely busy. …

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…