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Lush green coconut groves, sunny beaches and meandering backwaters has made Kerala the most visited attraction in the country. The fishing villages with boats standing in the harbor, roaming through the palm fringed backwaters and many other activities provide superb view on a clear day of Kerala.
Kerala is an enchantingly beautiful, emerald green sliver of land, flanked by the Western Ghats on one side, the Arabian Sea on the other, and strewn with rivers, lagoons, backwaters and rich vegetation in between.
For the tourist, Kerala offers nature in form of the blue Lagoons at Veli, the Hill stations of Ponmudi and Munnar, the backwaters of Quilon and Allepppey, the greenland plantations in the highranges, the wildlife, the high mountain peaks, picturesque valleys, the magnificent forts and intricately decorated temples. All of which offer you a unique experience.
Kerala have some of the most fabulous beaches of world specifically Alappuzha Beach, Kovalam Beach, Varkala Beach. The beaches of Kerala have clean sands bound by everlasting rows of palm trees. This adds to the magic created by sunbathing, boating and swimming in these waters.
Apart from natural beauty, you can also experience the healing touch of the Kerala's ancient medical science, in the most serene ambiances. And relax, recoup and rejuvenate yourself. Kerala is also the land of classical art & craft. Tourist visiting Kerla enjoys the uniqueness of Kathakali dance. For the lovers of art and culture Kerala offers much more. The cultural heritage of Kerala is very rich and its performing arts have cast a magic spell on travellers from time immemorial.
Ayurveda in Kerala
Kerala's climate, its natural abundance of forests, with a wealth of herbs and medicinal plants and the cool monsoon season are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative packages. In fact, today, Kerala is the only State in India which practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication and is known as the home of the most perfected herbal health care system.
Kerala ayurveda system stresses on the prevention of body ailments in addition to curing them. Ayurveda tours in Kerala India provide you a chance to refresh yourself, eliminate all toxic imbalances from the body and regain resistance and attain good health, in a natural way. Apart from treating various diseases, Kerala possess distinct types of rejuvenation therapies.
Kerala Ayurveda Threpies:
Rasayana Chikitsa: It tones up the skin and rejuvenates and strengthens all the tissues so as to achieve ideal health and longevity. Increases the vitality of your body and improves mental clarity and thereby increases the resistance of the body. It includes head and face massage with medicated oils and creams, body massage with herbal oil or powder, by hand and foot, intake of rejuvenate medicines and medicated steam bath. Herbal baths are also used.
Body Immunisation And Longevity Treatment: 'Kayakalpa Chikitsa' prime treatment for retarding the aging process, arresting the degeneration of body cells and immunization of the system. The treatment includes intake of 'Rasayana', special Ayurvedic medicines and diet along with comprehensive body care programs. The program is most effective for either sex if undertaken before the age of 50.
Body Sudation: 'Sweda Karma' medicated steam baths eliminate impurities from the body, improve the tone and complexion of the skin, reduce fat and are recommended for certain rheumatic diseases, particularly for pain. Precious herbs and herbal leaves are boiled and the steam is passed over the entire body for 10 to 20 minutes daily. Hand massage with herbal oils or herbal powder improves blood circulation and tones up the muscles.
This festival of Pongal falls in the month of January after the winter solstice and as such this Pongal festival marks the favorable course of the Sun. During the four day festival, different varieties of Rangoli are drawn in front of the houses early in the morning.
The first day is celebrated as the Bhogi Pongal and is usually meant for domestic activities and of being together with the family members. This first day is celebrated in honor of Lord Indra, the supreme ruler of clouds that give rains. Homage is paid to Lord Indra for the abundance of harvest, thereby bringing plenty and prosperity to the land.
The second day of Pongal is known as Surya Pongal and is dedicated to the Sun God. On this day the granaries are full, sun shines brightly, trees are in full bloom, bird-songs resound in the air and hearts overflow with happiness that get translated into colorful and joyous celebrations.
The third day is Mattu Pongal which is the festival of cattle. To the village people cow, the giver of milk and the bull which draws the plough in the fields are very valuable and therefore the farmers honor their dumb friends by celebrating it as a day of thanks-giving to them. On the Mattu Pongal day Lord Ganesh and Goddess Parvati are worshipped and Pongal is offered to them in the `puja'.
Fourth day is known as Kaanum Pongal. On this day, people go out for places and enjoy this day. This is a day to spend time and entertainment outside.
Pongal is a festival when god is praised with a simple faith and sincerity. Old vices are all washed out and all that is good is welcomed in this New year. This festival is of all living things, of man, his beast and his crop and of the birds that fly in the sky making man look up to the heaven in joy and thankfulness to God
Thrissur Pooram is the spectacular festival of light and color, percussion and elephants. It is the most colorful temple festival of Kerala, which attracts large masses of devotees and spectators from all part of the state and Globe
Celebrated in April-May, it consists of processions of rich caparisoned elephants from various neighboring temples to the Vadakunnatha Temple. This is a two century old festival of procession of caparisoned elephants and enthralling performances in a never ending succession is an 36 hours marathon event of incredible beauty, a feast for the eye and the ear, unfolding between 6 am to 12 noon the other day. Different from the usual temple festival, Thrissur Pooram is participated and conducted by people across all barriers of religion and caste.
The most impressive processions are those from the Krishna Temple at Thiruvambadi and the Devi Temple at Paramekkavu, both situated in the town itself. The hours-long dazzling fire works submerge the Thrissur city of Kerala in an ocean of color. The commissioning of elephants and parasols is done in the utmost secrecy by each party to excel the other. Commencing in the early hours of the morning, the celebrations last till the break of dawn, the next day
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