Kerala is cocooning well insulated between the Gat-mountains in the East and the azure coasts of the Arabian Sea. The tropical coast of Kerala is the dreamy destination for many in Southern India. The culture here, is a testimony of tradition, friendship and general acceptance.
During our visit to “God’s own Country”, we shall delve into the real way of life which is incomplete without the famous House Boats or “Kettuvallan”. A Kettuvallan is a local boat made off Bamboo bound together with Palm leaves. Cruising through the backwaters like many have done for generations, we will pass by small villages and witness the community lives. When we dwell on the deck it’s the perfect place to enjoy spectacular sunsets on inland waterways while our cook makes a delicious meal.
We discover in Cochin the Portuguese colonial influences in their beautiful architecture that they have left. The Biennale takes place during our visit in Cochin. We discover special installations and monumental works on surprising locations nicely integrated into the atmosphere of this special city. International artists are invited. According to Tate Modern this Biennale is ' the best ever seen ' with, among others, Hans Op de beeck and Anish Kapoor.
We enjoy white beaches, Ayurveda, tea plantations, jungle and all this topped with a delicious smell of delicious spices and a very friendly South Indian population.