Issue 47 | September 2014
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT.LTD.
Dear Partner,

Namaskaram !!!

The thumping sounds and stunning visuals of the Onam festival are still on in Kerala. The magnificent snake boats of kerala are still not done with the races and regatta, offering a future thought of moving September into the active season in the international tourism calendar.

Stay updated with the international marketing events of Kerala Tourism for 2014-15 period, as Kerala Travel Mart is all set to welcome the delegates for the prolific B2B meet for Tourism. Also we keep you updated with the a not so good news which may not leave everyone in high “spirits”.

Take a short tour to a not so popular picnic & trekking spot near Kottayam with a curious name, on to a majestic feast with 60 odd traditional delicacies spanning over 2 months at Aranmula, the central kerala town. Move on, to take a quick glance at the unique “kavadiyattom” performance with strong tamil routes attached to it.

Time to tickle your taste buds …. a local mutton delicacy with a coconut-ty flavour. Read on… in the Southern routes section where we present you an auspicious and holy conch-shell with lot of religious significance and later take your for a quick visit of another spectacle, a regatta happening in the Payippad river in Alleppey district.

Get up close with a business magnet hailing from Kerala hailed as the most successful business personalities from India & the Middle east , the name of his chain of hyper markets … LuLu might ring a bell to many.
Wishing you a great read ahead !!!

Cheers!!!
Team Dakshin Routes
 
         
Kerala Tourism International fairs and partnership meet calendar
Kerala Tourism will be featured at the below mentioned international fairs and roadshows as part of its marketing campaign >> MORE
 
Kerala all set for KTM’2014

Gods own country is all set to welcome the delegates for Kerala Travel Mart (KTM 2014) scheduled to be held at Kochi >> MORE
 
Liquor policy revamp in kerala

The Government of Kerala in a surprise move has come up with severe measures to control the usage of hard liquor in the state. >> MORE
 
 
DAKSHIN SPOTLIGHT
Ilaveezha Poonchira
  Ilaveezha Poonchira is a tourist destination located in Kottayam district near Kanjar. Ilaveezha Poonchira spread over thousands of acres and surrounded by three enchanting hillocks - Mankunnu, Kodayathoormala and Thonippara. This delightful picnic spot located in the midst of beautiful hillocks near Kanjar, is also ideal for trekking. >> MORE
 
DAKSHIN FESTIVAL FOCUS
Aranmula Valla Sadya
  Ever heard of a ritual feast that lasts for more than sixty days and with more than sixty exquisite dishes to relish? Proceed to the centuries old Sree Parthasarathy temple in the village of Aranmula in Pathanamthitta during the months of August-September and partake in the popular Vallasadya, the longest mass ritual feast in the world. >> MORE
DAKSHIN CULTURE & CUISINE
 
 
DAKSHIN ART CORNER
Kavadiyattom
Kavadiyattam, a colourful ritual art from south india, more poular in tamil nadu is a votive offering to Lord Subramanya. Basically of Tamil origin, Kavadiyattam is also widely prevalent in the Subramanya ( Muruga) temples all over Kerala during the festival seasons. >> MORE
 
DAKSHIN CUISINE SPOTLIGHT
Mutton Coconut Fry
Method of preparation
Clean mutton and cut them into cubes. On a gentle fire cook the mutton with ginger garlic paste and whole garam masala, till soft and tender. Slice the coconut kernel into small pieces >> MORE
DAKSHIN POT POURRI
 
 
SOUTHERN ROOTS
Shankh
Shankh or Shankham is considered as a sacred and auspicious object in Hindu rituals largely used in temples. “Shankham” comes from the two Sanskrit words “Shum” which means something good and the “Kham” meaning water. Hence the meaning of “Shankam” is “The conch holding the sacred water”. >> MORE
 
HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH
Payippadu Jalolsavam (Boat Race)
A grand spectacle, held annually on the Payippad River during the onam festival season, this boat race is noted for the largest participation of snake boats after the famed Nehru Trophy boat race at Alleppey. The boat race is marked by synergy, speed and rigour. >> MORE
 
DAKSHIN PERSONALITY
M. A Yusuf Ali
  Mr. Yusuffali M.A., Managing Director of Emke LuLu Group ranks today among the top Non resident Indian Business personalities. The Group has diversified into many significant areas under his dynamic stewardship, retail being the most prominent of them. Hailing from Nattika inThrissur district of Kerala >> MORE
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