Issue 38 | December 2013
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT.LTD.
Dear Partner,

Namaskaram !!!

Much pleased to share the happy news that Kerala has been named by the travel guide lonely planet as one among the world’s 10 best destinations for taking the family for a holiday and has joined the likes of New York City, Denmark, Prague, Iceland, Italy and Hawaii.

Adding more colour to the celebrations, Kerala’s efforts to revive the Spice Route project gets backed by the UNESCO, and the state has been honoured by the visit of Prince Charles who chose to celebrate his 65th birthday in the Gods Own country and not finished yet Gulf Air resumes operations to Thiruvananthapuram ( TRV) by mid Dec.

Keep reading about the less discovered tropical beach town in northern Kerala, Neeleshwar. Get ready for the Theyyam festival at Perumtitta and listen through the beats of Pandimelam. Not finished yet, Fish Mappas , a syrican Christian delicacy is ready to be served for you while you get the measurements right with the Idangazhi.

All ears to the thumping sound of foot at the Chuvadi fest near Cochin and get up close with a special lady who overcame the loss of a leg to become a leading classical dance star.

Wishing you a joyful read ahead !!!

Cheers !!!
Team Dakshin Routes
 
         
Unesco To Back Kerala For Spice Route Project

Kerala Tourism’s ambitious plan to bring the ancient Spice Route back to life for helping modern day travellers >> MORE
 
Prince Charles Chooses Kerala to celebrate 65th Birthday
An endorsement of the international status of the Kerala among the world’s top destinations for a unique holiday experience >> MORE
 
Gulf Air to resume Operations to Thiruvananthapuram from 15 DEC’13
Gulf Air has announced that it would be resuming its flights to Thiruvananthapuram in India with 5 weekly flights to Trivandrum >> MORE
 
 
DAKSHIN SPOTLIGHT
Neeleshwar
  Neeleshwar is a small beach town, situated on the northern coast of Kerala (Malabar) near to Bekal, a developing destination in North Kerala in the Kasargod District . Neeleshwar has only recently made its way onto the traveller's map after the opening of few private beach resorts. >> MORE
 
DAKSHIN FESTIVAL FOCUS
Theyyam Festival At Perumthitta
  The annual ten day Theyyam festival of Perumthitta Tharavadu Kottamkuzhy of Kasaragod district is held from the 06-15 DEC’2013 at Perumthitta near Chandrapuram in Kasaragod district. Ranked amongst the prominent Theyyam festivals in Kerala It becomes the stage for a variety of Theyyams like Elayoor Theyyam, Panchoorla Theyyam.... >> MORE
DAKSHIN CULTURE & CUISINE
 
 
DAKSHIN ART CORNER
Pandi Melam
Yet another classical Persussion concert or melam (ensemble) from Kerala , Pandi melam led by the ethnic Kerala instrument called the chenda and accompanied by ilathalam (cymbals), kuzhal and Kombu. A full-length Pandi .... >> MORE
 
DAKSHIN CUISINE SPOTLIGHT
Fish Mappas
Mappas is a coconut based curry made with fish,coconut milk, Coccum,spices and tomatoes. Ideally made with Pearl spot(karimeen), king fish,butter fish or pomfret. Any fish fillets too can be tried also. >> MORE
DAKSHIN POT POURRI
 
 
SOUTHERN ROOTS
Idangazhi
Idangazhi is one of the traditional Kerala measurement that is used to measure the rice and other grains. The measuring vessels are normally cylindrical in shape, made of wood with bronze belt running around the body. >> MORE
 
DAKSHIN HIGHLIGHT
Chuvadi Fest (26-30 Dec’13)
Like to enjoy a 16th century Kerala art form that closely resembles European Operas ? Venture to the small village named Gothuruthu near Cochin, where the Chuvadi Fest gives you ample opportunities to watch this age old dance-drama called Chavittu nadakam which will surely leave you spellbound... >> MORE
 
DAKSHIN PERSONALITY
Sudha Chandran
  Sudha Chandran is an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer from India and a noted film and television actress, who turned to acting following the loss of a leg in an accident in May 1981 near Trichy, Tamil Nadu. The 1984 Telugu film Mayuri, in which she plays herself, was inspired by her lifetime story. She came to be known as “Mayuri girl” after that. >> MORE
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  We arrived back from our tour of Kerala on Thursday and just wanted to thank you for arranging a fantastic experience! Everything from our arrival at the airport to departure was perfectly organised and we had a fabulous time seeing the wonderful sights of Kerala. >> MORE

 
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