Issue 40 | January 2014
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT.LTD.
Dear Partner,

Namaskaram !!!

Hope 2014 has started on a great note for you !!!

The dream run for Kerala Tourism continues with the latest feather in its cap being the UNWTO Ulysses award, get on to your bikes to take an adventurous route in the MTB Kerala starting on 15 FEB, cycle on and stop at the Samudrika at Willingdon Island Cochin, which has been announced as the venue for the Kerala Travel Mart’14 from 18-20 SEP.

Slide into the Pinavoorkudi caves a unheard tourist spot for the adventurous, emerge at the Parippally Gajamela a grand spectacle enacted by 50 caparisoned elephants , walk into the rhythmic beats of the Desathu Kali.

Time for meal break and savour the delicious prawns and mango curry of Kerala and get your head cleaned up through Nasyam , an age old treatment technique of Ayurveda.

Read on and peek into the recently opened Ayurveda Museum at Ollur near Thrissur , before paying rich tributes to one of the Thespian of South India Movie Industry Shri Akkineni Nageswara Rao who passed away recently at the age of 91 years.

Can’t resist a detail read, here we set you free into this month’s edition of Dakshin Mirror for exploring the intricacies South India has to offer.

Cheers !!!

Team Dakshin Routes
 
         
Kerala Wins UNWTO Ulysses Award for sustainable Tourism
Kerala Tourism has been conferred the United Nations Award for creating innovative initiatives for sustainable tourism >> MORE
 
International Mountain Biking event -MTB Kerala

The second edition of MTB Kerala, an international mountain biking initiative of Kerala Tourism, hosted by Kerala >> MORE
 
Kerala Travel Mart’14- Venue announced

The Venue for the Kerala Travel Mart from 18-20 SEP’14 has been officially declared. The 03 day International Mart >> MORE
 
 
DAKSHIN SPOTLIGHT
Pinavoorkudi
  Pinavoorkudi is a tribal village situated around 14 KM from Kuttambuzha around 70 km from Cochin. Its known for the 3 Tier Cave atop the hill. Vistors would need to walk and climb through the surrounding rain forest and rocky hills to get here >> MORE
 
DAKSHIN FESTIVAL FOCUS
Parippally Gajamela (Elephant Festival)
  02 MAR’14 at the Kodimoottil Bhagavathy Temple, at a small town named Parippally in the district Kollam, in South Kerala. It is indeed an amazing sight to watch around 50 elephants with high tinseled silk parasols swaying white tufts and peacock feather fans >> MORE
DAKSHIN CULTURE & CUISINE
 
 
DAKSHIN ART CORNER
Desathu Kali
Kannyarkali or Malamakkali is an age old folk art of Hinuds practised by the Nair community of the Palakkad area in northern kerala. It owes its origin to the pursuit of martial arts in this region which was under constant threat of attack from neighbouring kingdom. >> MORE
 
DAKSHIN CUISINE SPOTLIGHT
Konju Manga Curry (Prawns & Mango Curry)
Cover the prawns, mango slices with just enough water to submerge in an pot( preferably earthern pot) Add in the chilly powder & turmeric powder. Bring to boil. Make a fine paste of the shallots, Desiccated coconut >> MORE
DAKSHIN POT POURRI
 
 
DAKSHIN SPOTLIGHT
Nasyam
Nasyam is a very important treatment procedure in Ayurveda ( the science of Life) . Nostrils are regarded as the doorway to brain and this treatment is done through the nostrils. >> MORE
 
DAKSHIN HIGHLIGHT
Ayurveda Museum
Check out this museum established and maintained by one of the leading names in Ayurveda – the Ashtavaidyan Thaikkattu Mooss Vaidyaratnam Group of Institutions >> MORE
 
DAKSHIN PERSONALITY
Akkineni Nageswara Rao (1924-2014)
  The spian of Telugu Movie industry and Legendary Telugu film actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, passed away on the 22nd JAN’14. The 91-year-old doyen of the Telugu film industry is survived by three daughters and two sons, including actor Nagarjuna, and grand-children. His body was taken out in a procession on and later cremated with police honours. >> MORE
GUEST COMMENTS
 
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  South India Tour - fabulous in short. Nice selection of accommodation everywhere and very local. Thaali meal of South India on the leaf was the best part, eating with hands never thought we could do it. Very good driver, Ashok, polite friendly and helpful, our regards to him. He is a Gem. All guides knowledgable and good language. >> MORE

 
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