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The Top and Best Yoga Retreats and Activities in Kerala

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Yoga retreat

In Kerala, Yoga is really a way of life. Yoga is not just a book or a set of exercises but a living science that will open up to you gradually as you experience stronger and more fulfilling. This Yoga tour program is specially designed to introduce newcomers to meditation, yoga, and spirituality. Those who have already started their journey with yoga and meditation will widen their experience. 

yoga and nature
A blissful morning view

Yoga and Kochi Tour

Start your day with an early morning yoga session and a healthy breakfast later,at the hotel. Proceed to Fort Kochi and experience Ethnic tour – start with the visit of the famous Chinese Fishing Nets of Cochin. The huge cantilevered Chinese fishing nets that droop towards the waters like over-sized hammocks have become a hallmark that represents Fort Kochi on every postcard.

Next visit is at the St.Francis CSI Church, the oldest European church in India built in 1503, where the Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama was originally buried and pass by the finest Santa cruz Basilica.

Tuk tuk – the most popular mode of transport among the localities, go along with your local tour. Enjoy Lunch at a Local Restaurant.

Streets of Kochi

Local shopping of tourist in Kochi

Continue through the small streets of Mattanchery, and arrive at the Fruit market on Palace road where locals get a variety of fresh and organic produces at bargains prices. Don’t miss a stop at the Spice Market, where exotic odors of the finest ginger, cloves, cardamom, turmeric and pepper emanate from the spice warehouses lining the street. Make a pause and have one “meter tea” at one of the tea stall. There is now an opportunity to interact with a Brahmin Family. The Brahmin are the highest of the four Hindu castes of priests and scholars of Vedic literature, their traditional occupation is to conduct rites at marriages, births and other auspicious occasions. Visit the Jewish Synagogue at the heart of the Jew Town. Finally stop at the Dutch Palace and witness its beautiful mural paintings from the 17th century.

Outskirts of Alleppey : an Exotic Village Tour

Yoga on the beach side

Start your morning with yoga session . Go on an Exotic Village Tour walk through the man made country side foot paths. By the side of narrow canals for 15-20 minutes and reach a junction called “Cherunkal”. On the way you can see many houses of old and different types. By the side of fish farms rearing prawns and the greenly lush paddy fields. Enjoy Bird watching -of different types of water birds and their chirpings.

Follow with a Cycling Tour – From Cherunkal, move on to the next point called Vellathode and reach there within 20 minutes. On the way you can enjoy the glorious greenery of the village and its serenity and beauty. At the end of the cycling you reach a village market. All kinds of local fishes and vegetables will be there for sale.

Local Market ; A perfect place to spot the local living

In and around this market, you can have the taste of local food and a tea from the local shops. The market is by the side of backwaters and a country boat will be waiting for you for the cruise. A sweet & Fresh tender coconut welcome you on board. The cruise will be non mechanized country boat which is pull manually. This journey takes 2 hours and get you to the next village called ‘Thazhuppu’. Kingfishers just popping in, see the green country side, swaying palm trees and people warm and friendly.

Lunch with Local Family

A walk to a family meal experience- interactions with the family. The exchange of ideas – an enriching Experience with local Nasarani food for Lunch.

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