Travel safe

Despite the travel restrictions and bans, those ready and willing to travel, for leisure or work should make it a point to fly.

Not being able to travel for a long period of time can totally suffocate us. For those who are used to traveling around, these are testing times. Luckily, most of the countries are relaxing travel restrictions and bans enabling people to move around more freely than how it was a few months ago.

However, making sure to follow all the mandatory travel rules will smoothen your journey and avoid undue time delays.

Prior to reaching the airport:

  • Check your passport validity
  • Check your visa status and validity
  • Update the details on required portals
  • Check the vaccination rules
  • Follow the RT PCR instructions
  • Check the quarantine rules at the destination

Kalady, Kerala

A small but busy town in n Ernakulum district of Kerala. More famous for being the birthplace of Sri Adi Shankaracharya, exponent of Advaita Vedanta, the town now is a fast devoloping location.

places to visit in and around include several tourist destinations. The iconic Adi Shankara Keerthi Stambha, Sree Shankaracharaya University of Sanskrit, Adi Shankara Temple, Crocodile Ghat, St. Thomas Mount, The Kanjoor Church are some of them.

Thrilling experiences in Dubai.

When you are in Dubai the adventure seeker in you can enjoy a lot.

Hot Air Balloon Ride that’s a popular sport now. Enjoying the splendid views from thousands of feet above is an exceptional experience.

Skydiving can leave you with an adrenaline rush experience. The free fall feel feet at either the Palm or the Desert drop zone can last for a long time.

Skiing in the snow is a dream for many. Ski Dubai is one of the best indoor resorts in Dubai that offers you such an experience and much more.

Desert Safari is inescapable part of a visit to UAE. Ranging from SUVs, quad bikes, sand-boarding, dune buggies or camel rides, you have several options to choose from.

Water sports are multifold too. Parasailing, Jet & water Skiing, Kayaking, scuba diving, boating and the list of entertainments go on.

No dearth in thrilling experiences in Dubai.

Dubai Beach Holidays

Three days of holidays have been declared in UAE to mark the Commemoration Day and National Day. Followed by the weekend, five days long break is awaiting the public sector in UAE.

A relaxed outing at a beach in Dubai can be just refreshing. Since Dubai has no dearth in beautiful beaches, you only have to pick the spot. Jumeirah Beach, Kite Beach, Dubai Creek, JBR Beach, Al Mamzar Beach, Dubai Ladies Club and La Mer Beach are some of the top beaches in Dubai.

Theyyam -The Enigmatic Ritual

Meaning God, Theyyam is God’s dance rich with piety, rituals, and folklores. Believed to have been originated more than 1500 years ago, it is rooted in ancient Dravidian culture. Native to the northern parts of Kerala, Theyyam is still a predominant practice of piety in those regions. Theyyam is a religiously ritual art and simultaneously a Godly dance form. Men (mostly) from specific cast groups of the region assume the form of God and become Theyyam. The tradition is handed down from generations after generations in those families. Even from a very young age grooming begins to be a Theyyam.

For an outsider it is difficult to comprehend the meaning and depth of Theyyam. Yet, the trance of Theyyam astounds you to the core. What a normal spectator perceives as a colorful art form, a believer embraces as tangible God in trance. One such anciently mythical and divinely flamboyant religious ritual form is Theyyam.

Madurai Meenakshi Temple

The most prominent location in Madurai city in Tamil Nadu state, India revolves around The Meenakshi temple. Madurai Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple was built by King Kulasekara Pandya (1190-1216 CE). The historical structure has been attracting devotees and tourists in thousands over the years.

It is dedicated to Meenakshi, an incarnation of Parvati, and her consort, Sundareshwar, an incarnation of Shiva.

Madurai airport is hardly 10 KM away and visiting this historically amazing place is a memorable experience.

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary _ Mysore

Mysore city in South India is a tourists’ paradise. No wonder people from around the world can be spotted in this scenic city throughout the year.

Among the many attractions is a piece of paradise located a few kilometers away from the town – Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. If you are a bird lover or fascinated by the splendor of nature, this is a must visit location for you.

Nearly 200 species of birds will feast your eyes. Make sure you are visiting the spot between November-February when the migratory birds flock in.

With pleasant climate and easy transport availability, it is a lovely city to visit.

North East India

If you have never been to North East India, you are missing a lot. The seven states – the seven sisters as they are known – are so full of nature’s beauty and bounty.

Each state will have tales of history, traditions, and pride to share. Being mostly tribal lands, the natives are more attuned to less city culture. With a close intimacy to the nature and their traditions, each clan has its own way of living and being.

The hilly and forest terrain in most of these states imply normal and smooth mode of transportation is less likely. However, passing times have brought developments and modernization all over. There are not international airports too besides national highways and a few railway lines.

High altitude and more hills and forests and less pollution make sure the climate is always pleasant in these regions. During winter, the weather can be extreme and can be unbearable for outsiders.

Visit the city of Mysore

Mysore (now Mysuru) is a beautiful and peaceful city in the state of Karnataka, India. Known as the cultural capital of the state, the city is well known for Mysore Silk, Mysore Masala Dosa, Mysore Pak Sweet and Mysore Beetle Leaves. Its transport service is appreciated by those who have visited the city. Pleasant climate, lush green surroundings and plenty to sight-see around makes it a worth visiting place. Mysore Palace, Zoo, Chamundi Hills, Brindavan Gardens, St. Philomena Church and Jaganmohan Palace are a few in the list.

Picnic spot – Bhoothathankettu

Dams and waterbodies are spectacular locations for a one-day picnic. Bhoothathankettu dam is one such beautiful tourist spot located in Kerala, India. The naturally charming location offers activities like trekking, boating, fishing and sightseeing. Since the place is not very far from Cochin International Airport, access to dam and surrounding area is pretty easy. Certainly, a worth visiting place for families. Even for those who wish to spend a quiet evening.