The Greeks and the Romans first, then the Arabs, finally Vasco de Gama and all the major naval powers of the 16th and 17th century, have, in turns, developed this little kingdom south-west of India. What was the reason behind such adventurous and distant journeys? Spices of course, as precious as gold, and Kerala was and still is today the major producer and stockiest of it on our planet.
Visiting the plantations covering most parts of the territory is a must for anybody interested in the history of this state as well as its way of life.
Fort Cochin, the capital of colonial times , quaint and sleepy , beforehand home of the local Rajas , was progressively built by the Portuguese first , then the Dutch and finally by the British empire. Compulsory visit on your way to discover Kerala! Wandering in the narrow streets of the Jewish district , Fort Cochin hosts the oldest synagogue of Asia, and admiring the past government buildings and colonial mansions , the royal palaces of the ancient Hindu dynasties , you will reach , at sunset, the city water fronts and marvel at the site of the old and famous Chinese nets still at work.
Ayurveda , literally “ life’s science “ is one of the oldest medical science and Kerala is a major place for its practice. Numerous and qualified institutes offer a large varieties of treatments, medical stays, detox programs, massages and body cares and all major hotels host a Ayurvedic spa. The best and most relaxing way to top your Kerala’s dream holiday!