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Inspirational Quote of the Week - Pele

February 26, 2016

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Description : Pele is one of the most iconic football players and he rose to the top with sheer hard work and passion towards his field. This quote by him has inspired me to work harder in my passion, i.e. fashion designing. He is a perfect example to show that, if one follows their passion with hard work and love, they will succeed.

A Peep Into Heavenly Pleasures At Poovar Island Resort, Kovalam!

February 25, 2016

Hey friends. Thanks for visiting my blog, and inspiring me to write and share my experiences. As you all know, being a fashion designer I have to bring uniqueness in my work. And I get motivated by travelling. I have been to various places all over India and have thoroughly experienced the beauty of the nation; however my heart keeps craving for more.

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Last week I decided to check out some natural place in Kerala and after a lot of browsing I decided to visit Kovalam. There are many interesting places here that I came across on web such as The Lighthouse, Vellayani Lake, Karamana River, Edakallu, Valiyathura Pier, and lots more. I wanted to visit every such place.

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It was time for me to book a hotel, and I chose Poovar Island resort. It was recommended by lot of my friends and it had high rating on various travel websites. After reaching Kovalam, I took a cab and directly went to the hotel. Just one word popped from my mouth, and it was Wow!

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There were beautiful cottages all over and a perfect setting of backwaters of Kerala and the coconut trees all over. The view from the hotel was breathtaking indeed, nature all around, colourful dusk and dawn and a warm aroma and fragrance of the Kerala culture.

There are 78 cottages of various kinds, and I took a floating cottage for myself as I wanted to experience nature close. The architecture and furniture was in Kerala style, a thatched roof, and all the amenities provided.

Floating Cottages at Poovar Island Resort Kovalam | Image Resource :

The dining area of the Poovar Island Resort was exotic. Fresh sea food served in authentic way, I never had such a pleasant and amazing dining experience. There was even Sunset Bar and Ayurveda restaurant.

One of my favourite aspects of the resort was of course the Ayurvedic experience, which was a delight at the resort. The list of therapies was varied, and it really made me spellbound. I wanted to experience the best of all in my entire trip. Some of them which I liked were steam bath, choorna abhyangam, sirodhara, and rejuvenation massage.

Kerala Ayurvedic Therapies | Image Resource :

Well, my overall trip was refreshing to me, and I gained a lot of inspiration from various things in Kovalam for my work. I recommend this resort to all my readers!

Yummy dish of the day : Payasam Kerala

February 19, 2016

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Description : The Payasam is a dish which is prepared in every household of Kerala during any festive occasions. It is a dish made from rice cooked in coconut milk. Sugar or jaggery is added for sweetness. Shaved coconut is used as a garnish and it is served in a bowl with a dollop of ghee.

Travel Photo of the Week : Aveda Resort & Spa Kerala

February 16, 2016

Aveda Resort & Spa Kerala | Image Resource :

Description : The Aveda Resort & Spa is located in the Kumarakom district of Kerala. It is a star property known for its spa and massage centre with experts trained in the ayurvedic style of body treatments. They also arrange for the guests to visit the bird sanctuary, and travel in houseboats at Lake Vembanad.


Republic Day Wishes 2016

January 25, 2016

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Description : Political freedom is the cornerstone of the Indian Constitution. Our Constitution is essentially formed and shaped for the common man.  Our Constitution guarantees that India remains a secular State and also ensures dignity to every human being. It puts our human rights above all.

Rejuvenating And Refreshing Things To Do In Munnar

January 23, 2016

Hello Friends. Your buddy and fashion designer Ketki Shah is back again to share some amazing travel experiences. I am actually just back from Gods Own Country and just could not wait to share the awesome time that I spent there. I had been planning this trip since long and finally had the opportunity and the time to visit Kerala. The first destination was none other than the beautiful hill station Munnar.

Beautiful View of Munnar | Image Resource :

The place is beautiful and the flora and fauna is amazing. There are several places that I visited. I have captured several beautiful pictures of this lovely hill station in my camera. Munnar has lots to offer to the tourists who travel here. Some of the best things to do in Munnar include bird watching, tea tasting and rejuvenating your body and mind.

Bird Watching Experience in Munnar | Image Resource :

Amazing things to do in Munnar

The hotel where I had checked in asked me to go to visit the Wildlife sanctuary to get firsthand experience of seeing the Shola grassland and the exotic birds. I got the trip organised through a local agent in order to prevent the hassles of getting to the place. I was lucky to catch a glimpse of  Wayanad Laughing Thrush and Crimsonbacked Sunbird.

Wayanad Laughing Thrush at Munnar Wildlife sanctuary | Image Resource :

From there I headed to the Kolukkumalai Estate Rd, Suryanelli, and Idukki. Tea tasting is one of the best things to do in Munnar. This is one of the highest tea plantations in the world. Here I got a chance to see the plantation, processing of tea etc. Finally I sipped some tasty and completely refreshing tea with many flavors at the counter that the factory had and also purchased few packets for family and friends.

Kolukkumalai Estate Munnar | Image Resource :

After a long day of sightseeing it was time to rejuvenate. This is the reason I headed for Chinnakanal Mirino Hills Rd, Chinnakanal. Here I enjoyed Sirodhara Ayurvedic treatment. It helped me feel fresh and rejuvenated. All the stress just vanished and there was a feeling of calmness and tranquility. The massages are administered by male and female staffs respectively.

Enjoyed Sirodhara Ayurvedic treatment in Munnar  | Image Resource :

These were some of the few things that I enjoyed in Munnar. Of course I did plenty of shopping and also relished some authentic Kerala food on a banana leaf. It was awesome! With beautiful memories of Munnar I came back happy, relaxed and rejuvenated with a bag full of golden memories!


Happy Makar Sankranti

January 15, 2016

Makar Sankranti | Image Resource :

Description : Makar Sankranti is celebrated to derive spiritual benefits. It is a day to clear our differences with each other. It symbolizes love for all and that is the reason why people come closer to each other on this day. This day is a great opportunity to imbibe positive energy in us and in our surroundings.

Travel Photo of the Week : Diana Heights Airport Hotel Kochi

January 12, 2016

Diana Heights Airport Hotel Kochi | Image Resource :

Description : I along with my family got a chance to stay at Diana International Airport Hotel, Kochi on our way back from our Kerala trip as our flight got delayed. It is a luxury hotel available at very affordable price. I loved the complementary cab service given by the hotel to drop us at the airport.


Travel Thought of the Week

December 30, 2015

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This saying has a lot of meaning and though you may travel the whole wide world the true happiness comes when you come to your sweet home finally and rest your head on your old familiar pillow! But only when you travel far and wide, you will also realize the beauty and joy of your own home and place of dwelling.

Merry christmas to You

December 25, 2015

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I wish everyone a merry Christmas and may Santa fulfils all your dreams. This time of the year is my favourite part; I go for shopping with my friends and have ample of free time to pamper myself. I could not travel much this year due to my work commitments, but I am hoping to find some more leisure time around the New Year.

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