Early morning in the backwaters of Kerala. A fragile ecosystem with 900 km of waterways crisscrossing a large part of Central Kerala. The canals are the lifeline, providing the source for rice and fish alike. Tranquil and quiet mornings, beautiful sunsets await you here. Experience this part of Kerala houseboat and explore fields and villages by cycle. What a wonderful world! #meandcghearth#meditation
Travelling for me has always been about people and cultures. Language is often just a smile, a banter with the eyes and a friendly gesture. There is nothing in this world that is richer than a smile, a small connection between strangers, that in this moment are strangers no more. To travel is to grow your soul. A quest that is the essence of my life since youth. #meandcghearth#meditation
“Protect our Species” is the clarion call of World Earth Day 2019, because in nature nothing exists alone. Sustainable and Responsible Tourism isn't just our belief, it's our business model. All our experiences are created around the local ecosystem, like the butterfly garden at Marari Beach Resort, the Vechoor cows at Coconut Lagoon, the wild guinea fowls at Spice Village, or the Giant Malabar Squirrels that live at Wayanad Wild. We pioneered this concept in India and continue to lead from the front. #worldearthday#meandcghearth
Spending time at one of our butterfly gardens invariably turns into a blissful state of meditation. Love the peace these delicate, small and fragile winged beauties instill on my soul. Truly a soulful experience in the lap of nature. #meandcghearth#meditation
It feels good when we hear from our guests about how much they enjoyed the old world charm, rooms, services, food and warm hospitality we have on offer. But it feels even more wonderful when our guests feel the same awe and fascination for the lesser known Tamil part of Pondicherry as they do for its French parts. Here’s what Himanshu Mishra has to say about his stay with us.⠀ ⠀ “Absolutely 5 star in its service and attitude. Loved the room, the decor, the food, the hospitality. Staff did everything to ensure that we had the most comfortable of ...
Taking help from the elements. Our photovoltaic panels take care of the power supply and the water bottling plant provides us with a plastic free environment. Stories of cghearth. #meandcghearth#cghearth
Here is what our guest from United Kingdom had to say about Eighth Bastion:⠀ “We spent two nights at the Eighth Bastion and had a memorable time here. The staff are very friendly and ever ready to help. The highlight of the hotel is undoubtedly the food and the shellfish bisque was out of this world. The chef was kind enough to share some of his recipes with us and I can’t wait to go home and try some of them. Our stay was a fantastic introduction to Kerala and I wholeheartedly recommend it.”⠀ Link in bio. #fortkochi#smallluxuryhotels ...
Yoga with Yoga Travel & Friends and Christiane Wolff. An culture, Yoga and travel program across South India. It's a beautiful program and I feel honoured to be there as a support and to build bridges between cultures. Follow us over the next 2 weeks! #meandcghearth#yoga
The fishermen at Marari have a hard life. Braving the rough seas and after a backbreaking night in the high seas they return to the shores early morning. Most often with hardly anything to show for their efforts! The landing and the auction of fish is indeed a spectacle...one not to be missed. We stayed at the Marari Beach Resort #cghearth and did the trip in the morning. #rithudmc
The story behind Kumbakonam’s origin is as divine as the town itself. The Kumbakonam translates to ‘Pot’s Corner’, Kumbha means Pot and Konam is corner.⠀ ⠀ According to legend, Lord Brahma put the seeds of creation in a pot to protect them from a deluge. When the waters receded, that pot was found floating in a pond. Shiva, in the form of a hunter, shattered it with an arrow to scatter the seeds throughout the land. Hence, the large number of sacred sites are found in the region, which came to be known as Kumbakonam.⠀ ⠀ #kumbakonam#mantrakoodam ...
With a courtyard lined with terracotta horses, the Ayyanar Temple in Chettinad is a sight to behold. Be sure to head here when you are at Visalam for an evening steeped in devotion and awe inspiring traditions. The terracotta horses are traditional votive offerings to the temple.⠀ #meandcghearth#heritagetravel