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Rain on Wedding Day – 5 Things to Consider

Your wedding is a turning point in your life. And your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life. From what you wear, to the theme of the wedding, and the venue, everything needs to be planned

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The Modern Face of Ashtamudi – RP Mall

The city of Kollam in the southern part of Kerala isn’t famous only for its historical contribution to Kerala, and to India as a whole, but also for its abundant natural beauty. It’s equally famous for the great Ashtamudi Lake

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Raviz Convention Centre - Ashtamudi Kollam

Convention Centre in Kollam

There are many instances and occasions in our day-to-day life when there is a need to gather a large number of people together in a comfortable congenial atmosphere, befitting your position and standing in society. This is the reason why

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Things to do in Kerala - The Raviz Ashtamudi

Things to do in Kerala

It’s not for nothing that Kerala is known as ‘God’s Own Country’. This southern state in India is blessed with around 600km of beautiful coastline and numerous scenic beaches. The verdant greenery of the state is sandwiched between the blue-greens

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Honeymoon Destinations in Kerala - The Raviz Ashtamudi

Honeymoon Destinations in Kerala

Kerala has been abundantly blessed by nature when it comes to natural beauty and is lovingly known as ‘God’s Own Country’. It offers the perfect background for amorous vacations and is highly favoured by honeymooners. The unending pristine beaches, romantic

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Traditional Foods of Kerala - The Raviz Ashtamudi

Traditional Foods of Kerala

Kerala is well known for its golden beaches, serene backwaters, exotic wildlife and verdant hills. Aside from these, Kerala is also famous for its cuisine and was once known as the ‘Land of Spices’ as it traded with the West

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Beach Resorts in Kerala - The Leela Raviz Kovalam

A Stay-over in Kovalam

Kovalam is an internationally famous coastal town featuring unbelievably beautiful beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists since the 1930s and has developed remarkably since those early days. Located south of Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, Kovalam

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Business Event Venue Selection Checklist

While organizing an official meet can be fun, you need to realize that there is no space for things to go wrong. A good organizer is always prepared for almost every possible misadventure that could happen at an event and

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Honeymoon Destinations in Kerala - The Raviz, Ashatmudi

Romantic Honeymoons in Ashtamudi!

Once you and your spouse have fixed the wedding date and venue, it’s that special time to start planning on the honeymoon; this is that romantic time when couples really start to get to know one another and enjoy quality

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Brunch Done Right At Leela Raviz Kovalam

Some of life’s gifts are like the orders from Amazon, you know you are responsible somehow to receive it! My brunch at Leela Raviz Kovalam was something very similar, I had started food blogging before I received an invite. It

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Corporate Outing Ideas - The Raviz Ashtamudi

Corporate Outing Ideas

Work cultures are evolving and the current trend is for companies to organize get-togethers where the employees are given a good time, making them feel great about their company. Getting office employees together for fun activities is a great way

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Tourist Attractions in Kollam - The Raviz Ashtamudi

Tourist Attractions in Kollam

Kerala has a reputation that’s hard to beat. Its culture, religions, diversity of geographical landscapes and its historical background make Kerala one of the best states for tourism. Here, the weather is always great, the people are very warm and

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Best Wedding Destination in India - The Raviz - Ashtamudi

Wedding Party Tips

Everyone dreams about their wedding day and all the things that would make it just right. Of course, it begins with the right person standing next to you, the perfect partner you want to spend the rest of your life

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Honeymoon Destinations in South India - The Raviz - Ashtamudi

Best Honeymoon Destinations in South India

There is no dearth of romantic retreats in Southern India. It could be in the form of chilly hill stations that invite cuddling or golden sands and seas that call you out for some fun and frolic in the ocean.

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Indoor vs. Outdoor Weddings

The first step to planning a wedding is whether it should be a big event or just family, whether it should be indoors or outdoors. Most brides cherish the romance in getting married under the open skies; the fresh air

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Resorts in Kerala to Enjoy your Honeymoon

Resorts in Kerala to Enjoy your Honeymoon

Getting married is akin to starting your life all over again – but with a brand-new spouse. And the honeymoon immediately after is that special romantic holiday the newly-wedded takes to get to know one another more deeply as well

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Birthday Celebrations at The Raviz Resort & Spa Ashtamudi

Birthday Celebration Ideas

Birthday times are special times and you want to do your best and make it as enjoyable as possible for the birthday boy or girl – age notwithstanding! After all, when it comes to birthdays, everybody loves being pampered and

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Backwater Holiday Destinations in Kerala

Holiday Destinations in Kerala

Kerala is an amazing vibrant green state located on the south-western coast of India. It has an amazing shoreline of almost 600km facing the Arabian Sea. Moving inland, it is bordered by the Western Ghats are known for their amazing

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Engagement Party Ideas in India

Engagement Party Ideas in India

An engagement is that beautiful phase in life when you make an open declaration to the world of your intended life-partner. It is a promise you make publicly and precedes the lifelong companionship to follow in an equally beautiful wedding.

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Water themed Weddings in Kerala

Water-themed Weddings in Kerala

People are fed-up of the same old traditional wedding venues and are now getting more adventurous and heading outdoors for their special day. And with water being something that catches everyone’s eye, water-themed weddings are now the in-thing. Kerala is

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Common Mistakes to Avoid while Booking your Honeymoon

Common Mistakes to Avoid while Booking your Honeymoon

Your honeymoon is the most important holiday of a lifetime and you need to give it due importance. Just as you are dedicating a lot of time on planning your elaborate marriage, you should plan your honeymoon in the same manner too.

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Advantages of Hosting a Destination Wedding

Advantages of Hosting a Destination Wedding

Over the last decade or two, India has been witnessing a mindset change among the younger generation who want to break away from the traditional big, fat Indian wedding and wanting to go for something simpler and idyllic. Nowadays, if

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Points to Add to your Honeymoon Checklist

Points to Add to your Honeymoon Checklist

The most exciting holiday you are ever going to go on is your honeymoon! And while you are packing and preparing for the best holiday of your life, remember that you will be under the stress of the impending wedding

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Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue in Kerala

Demand for Destination Weddings

More and more people are taking the old adage ’marriages are made in heaven’ to its literal meaning and opting for heavenly, exotic wedding destinations that are far removed from the traditional house of prayer. Your wedding is the most

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Houseboats in Kerala

Houseboats in Kerala

The tourist footfall in Kerala has been on the rise for a number of years now. The verdant lush greenery of the Western Ghats on the inner state border coupled with the long golden coastline embracing the Arabian Sea and

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Neendakara Port, Kollam

Neendakara Port

One entire side of the scenic verdant state of coastal Kerala is bound by the Arabian Sea. Not only does it provide access to panoramic beaches, but a number of ports and fishing harbors too. The Neendakara fishing village and

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Famous Snake Boat Races in Kerala

Famous Snake Boat Races in Kerala

It’s not surprising that with all the great number of water bodies within the verdant state of Kerala, a water sport like ‘Vallamkali’ meaning ‘Boat game’, is very popular. This adrenaline-pumping boat race uses especially-designed snake boats or ‘Chundan Vallams’.

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Thevally Palace

Located on the scenic banks of the Ashtamudi Lake, the Thevally palace was built in 1819 during the reign of Princess Gowri Parvati Bayi and is considered as one of the most popular monuments of Kerala’s cultural renaissance. This heritage palace

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Jatayu Nature Park

It’s interesting how ancient mythology still plays such an important role in modern-day life. The Jatayu Nature Park, which has recently been renamed Jatayu Earth Center, is one such shining example. Based in Chadayamangalam in the southern district of Kollam,

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Palaruvi Waterfalls

Palaruvi Waterfalls

There is something about water that draws people towards it like magnets. And when it comes to spectacular waterfalls, the attraction is even more! The magnificent Palaruvi waterfalls in Kollam district of southern Kerala is a popular tourist spot that

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Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary

Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary

This incredibly beautiful sanctuary is spread out over 172 sq km of beautiful hills and valleys of the southern parts of the Western Ghats in Pathanapuram. This biosphere reserve falls within the Kollam district and is about 70 km from

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Traditional Kerala Dishes You Must Try Out

Traditional Kerala Dishes You Must Try Out

Imagine a state that has a huge coastline of 590km. Top that up with the presence of 49 interconnected backwaters worth a whopping large area of 46,129 hectares. Then further add a brackish water area estimated to be 1,43,696 hectares.

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Thenmala Butterfly Safari Park

Thenmala Butterfly Safari Park

Everyone aspires to live like the butterfly, beautiful and free, admired by one and all. They have been the theme of many a poem, describing their ethereal beauty since time immemorial. Kerala is lucky to have Asia’s first butterfly safari

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Places to Visit in and around Ashtamudi, Kollam

Places to Visit in and around Ashtamudi, Kollam

There comes a point in everyone’s life, when the mind says enough is enough, time to cut loose from the daily routine of four walls and take a break. And what could be more rejuvenating to the mind than the

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Beautiful Lakes in Kerala

Beautiful Lakes in Kerala

It’s been said that God must have been in a really good mood when he made Kerala. This is abundantly clear when you see the extravagant beauty spread out all over this beautiful verdant green state. This coastal state is

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Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue in Kerala

Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue

Nowadays couples are looking for unique and scenic venues to host their wedding ceremonies. The so-called destination weddings have become quite popular in India as well. In South India, Kerala has a lot of picturesque locations which are ideal venues

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Malabar's favourite brew - Sulaimani tea

Malabar’s favourite brew – Sulaimani tea

You start your morning with a tea, you take a break from work you need a tea, you go meet a friend you chat over a tea, you are struck with a headache you crave for a tea, you are

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Wedding Venue Checklist

Wedding Venue Checklist

Great, so now you are engaged and eager to move onto the next stage in your life – getting hitched! Marriages can turn out to be pretty stressful, if not planned meticulously as there are numerous factors involved. The first

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Lakeside Wedding Destinations in Kerala

Wedding Destinations in Kerala

Planning a destination wedding to Kerala might seem like a herculean challenge, especially if you have never been there before or if you live on the other side of the world, but with the company of friends and close family,

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Getting it Right with Outdoor Weddings

Getting it Right with Outdoor Weddings

Marriages are made in heaven, and the current trend these days is to get outdoors and marry right under the heavenly skies! More and more couples are opting out of the traditional indoor weddings and taking the show to where

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Boat Racing in the Kerala Backwaters

Boat Racing in the Kerala Backwaters

The verdant green land of Kerala is amply endowed with its share of backwaters and golden beaches that have become a major source of tourism since the past decade or so. The peaceful laidback way of life that is so

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The Enchanting Backwaters of Kumarakom

If there was a place called paradise on earth, it would have to be called Kumarakom! This quaint little village consisting of numerous islets nestled in the heart of the Vembanad Lake, which is the largest lake in Kerala, has

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Vacations in Kerala

Vacations in Kerala

Having been given the tag of being one of the ‘Ten paradises of the world’ by National Geographic Traveler has gone a long way of letting holiday-makers know the potentials Kerala holds as a holiday destination. With a long coastal

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Lakeside Wedding Destinations in Kerala

Lakeside Wedding Destinations

The day that you say those ‘I do’ words should be the most memorable day of your life and you should do everything possible to make the experience as memorable as it can be. Gone are the days when people

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Ecotourism in Kerala

Ecotourism in Kerala

Kerala is a state on the Malabar Coast of India with 600km of shoreline facing the Arabian Sea. God was definitely in a good mood when he was making Kerala as this beautiful state is famous for its natural beauty

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Backwaters Destinations in India

Backwaters Destinations in India

Tropical countries like India offer you holiday destinations that are suitable for every genre of the populace. You have a choice to choose from the exotic white palm-fringed beaches to beautiful green hill stations to magnificent heritage sites to tickle

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Memorable Beach Wedding Destinations in India

Memorable Beach Wedding Destinations in India

There is something truly magical about wedding ceremonies that brings out the goose bumps on your skin and activates those tear glands when they are not supposed to! The traditions, the vows, the soul-searching music and the beautiful flowers along

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The Kerala Backwaters

The Kerala Backwaters

While beautiful green hills and palm-fringed pearly beaches can be found in many parts of India, it’s the backwaters that make Kerala unique; these are mystical channels of meandering waterways, rivers, lakes, lagoons, deltas and estuaries that run along the

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Houseboat Cruising through the Kumarakom Backwaters

The famed backwaters of Kerala stretch from Kollam and extend all the way to Alappuzha through the Kottayam district where a vast network of canals and rivers drain into Kerala’s largest lake, the Vembanad Lake. This magnificent lake is located at

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An Outing to Ashtamudi and the Snake Boat Races

An Outing to Ashtamudi and the Snake Boat Races

Need a change from the daily rigors of the rat race of city life? A change from the daily grind amid the bleak cemented walls and glass panes of artificial life? Maybe a trip back to where nature meant us

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Getting up to the sounds of Lake Ashtamudi in the morning

A Bird’s Eye View of Ashtamudi

There is something about Kerala that draws the eyes; the colors here are more vibrant and alive and everything seems to be colored in jewel hues. A riot of blues and greens is what comes to mind when we think

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Trees of Ashtamudi

Trees of Ashtamudi

Kollam is the city to aim for if you are planning to visit Ashtamudi. The Ashtamudi Lake and its famous backwater cruises are what comes to mind first whenever we think of Ashtamudi. It’s the most visited backwaters with tourists thronging in,

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Meditation Goals at The Raviz Ashtamudi

Have meditation goals? Ashtamudi might be the place for you!

Spectacular beaches, placid backwaters, cascading waterfalls and dense greenery are the best ways to describe the state of Kerala, located in the south-western part of India. With the Arabian Sea on one side and the Western Ghats on the inner

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Sasthamkotta Lake – Queen of Lakes

There is something to be said about water bodies and the charm and appeal they have to the mind and soul of mankind. For some reason known only to our searching souls, the sight of serene blue waters works like

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Must try seafood dishes in Ashtamudi

There is a popular saying that ‘the world is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page’. So pack your bags and head out to the southern state of Kerala, also known as the greenest state

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How coir is an essential part of Ashtamudi!

Often referred to as the ‘Spice Garden of India? Kerala is rich in natural resources that have long attracted visitors from across the seas. It’s even believed that it was in the present–day Kollam that seafarers first set foot on

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Economy of the Ashtamudi Lake Area

Economy of the Ashtamudi Lake Area

Kollam, or Quilon as it was earlier known, is an old port city located on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake. It was the ancient commercial capital of Kerala and of the south-western coast of India with a flourishing coastline

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Churches in Ashtamudi

Churches in Ashtamudi

Kollam or Quilon as it was earlier known is an old seaport city off the coast of the Laccadive Sea coast of Kerala, India. It rests on the right banks of the Ashtamudi Lake which is famous for its beautiful backwaters and

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Ashramam Picnic Village

One of the prime locations of Kollam city is Ashramam. It is one among the 55 wards of the Kollam district and stands on the banks of the internationally famous Ashtamudi Lake. The lake is famed for its natural beauty and

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Estuaries of Paravur

When God was making the district of Kollam, he must have been in a particularly good mood! This is because Kollam is one of the most beautifully endowed districts in Kerala, the state of India that’s often referred to as

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Getting up to the sounds of Lake Ashtamudi in the morning

Getting up to the sounds of Lake Ashtamudi in the morning

As our world rotates, it’s a constant replay of day and night and night and day; a never ending cycle till eternity. There is something about the beginning of the day that makes it more special, a time so pure,

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Honeymooning in Ashtamudi

Honeymooning in Ashtamudi

Marriages are made in heaven and what better way to create the first few memories of your togetherness than in the ‘Lovers Paradise’. Kerala surely is the place to be in if you are looking for a romantic holiday destination

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Karimeen Pollichathu

Malayalees, the indigenes of Kerala, are famous for their love of fish when it comes to their cuisine. And the delectable dish called karimeen pollichathu can set every malayalee tongue watering at the very mention of the name! This star

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Mosques in Ashtamudi

Mosques in Ashtamudi

Blue skies, azure seas, serene backwaters, emerald vegetation all add to the mystic of Kollam, a land peppered by ancient Hindu temples, mystical churches and mosques, and a hospitality industry that’s always in top gear to pamper the thousands of

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Nutritional benefits of fresh water fishes

Nutritional benefits of fresh water fishes

The great resources of our rivers, oceans and lakes not only provide recreational activities to rejuvenate the soul, they have also been providing important sustenance in the form of fish for thousands of years. However, today there is a growing

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Sardar Vallabhai Patel Police Museum

If you are interested in museums, and want to trace the history of the police force, then the Sardar Vallabhai Patel Police Museum is the place to visit in Kollam, set in the beautiful green state of Kerala, better known

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Thirumullavaram Beach

Thirumullavaram Beach

A day spent lazing at the beach is the perfect way to restore the soul. One can stroll on the sunny sands, sunbath, frolic in the pristine blue waters, meditate or simply laze in a hammock with a favorite book

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The Thangassery Lighthouse

The Thangassery Lighthouse

The nooks and corners of the age-old city of Kollam reek of the history of its past colonial masters. It was initially an enclave of the Portuguese, Dutch and the British in this succession order. Today, however, the city of

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Temples in Ashtamudi

Temples in Ashtamudi

The picturesque Ashtamudi Lake attracts tourists in their thousands every year for its unforgettable backwater cruises, and other attractions associated with its vast wetlands and surrounding beaches. The lake, which is a fusion of eight smaller lakes, never ceases to

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Watching the sunset over Ashtamudi Lake from a Boat

Watching the sunset over Ashtamudi Lake from a Boat

As day and night meet fleetingly at twilight like estranged lovers during sunset, there seems to be an enchanted moment of merging that eclipses the beauty of the past twenty-four hours. It arouses a sense of yearning and passion within

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Bird Watching in Ashtamudi

Bird Watching in Ashtamudi

The backwaters are the most popular tourist destinations in Kerala. The Ashtamudi Lake, so called because of its eight arms or channels, forms the gateway to the backwaters. This 16km long lake is the second largest lake in the green

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Getting On An Inland Water Cruise To Munroe Island

Getting On An Inland Water Cruise To Munroe Island

As urban life gets more and more centered around itself, city dwellers are increasingly taking off on nature trips to keep in touch with their inner selves. The soothing colors of greenery and the gentle music of moving water are

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Kerala Cuisines at The Raviz

Kerala Cuisine

When you think of Kerala, you think of silky backwaters, mellow beaches, stunning sunsets, unforgettable houseboat cruises and the rejuvenating Kerala Ayurvedic spa. But Kerala is much more than just that! A trip to Kerala is never complete until you

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Watching the Sun go down from the Kollam Beach

Watching the Sun go down from the Kollam Beach

Sunlight, the most precious gold to be found on earth, yet we lose it at the end of each day as night takes over. The stars take their place on the dark curtain of the sky, the leaves hush down

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