Organics Millets International Trade Fair 2019-Curtain Raiser

It seems like just the other day that the Organics and Millets International Trade Fair 2018, had its unveiling on Nov 6th, 2017.

Oct 5th, 2018 brought to us the Curtain raiser for the upcoming OMITF2019, scheduled for Jan 18th-20th, 2019 (Fri-Sun) at the unchanged venue of the beautiful Bangalore Palace.

The imposing Shangri-La hotel with its bird’s eye view of the palace, was an apt venue for the occasion.

 

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Abad Turtle Beach – KTM2018

Abad Turtle Beach resort lies alongside the white sands of the Marari beach of Mararikulam, a quiet little fishing village on the coast of the Arabian sea, in the district of Alleppy (Alappuzha),  Kerala, India. The village gets its name from the Mararikulam Mahadevar temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is also known as Marari and who is revered as the chief deity of the village.

After our tour of Kumily, a 5 hour drive brought us to Mararikulam where we were hosted by the Abad Turtle Beach. This was a part of our media tour which was organised as a run up to the Kerala Travel Mart KTM2018 held in Cochin, Kerala, India from Sep 28th-30th, 2018.

Read on to see what this property holds in store for the beach loving tourist.

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Kumily, Thekkady – things to do – KTM2018

As a part of my tour with the media group of the Kerala Travel Mart 2018, held in Cochin, Kerala, India from Sep 28th-30th, 2018, we sojourned for a couple of days in the tiny town of Kumily which is located in the Cardamom hills in the district of Idukki in Kerala, India.

This highland region is well known for its cool climes and makes for a popular tourist destination. It is also a land where spices abound and one can find a vast range of them being cultivated and sold here.

It also has the Periyar National Park in its vicinity, which is known to be a tiger and elephant reserve.

During our two day stay at the Spice Village, we visited the nearby attractions of the Periyar lake, a local Spice garden, tea plantations and rubber estates.

We also had the pleasure of viewing a Kathakali (a well known Indian dance form) performance and a very skilled display of Kalaripayattu, the local martial arts.

Come visualize the experience through my lens and story.

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Spice Village (CGH Earth) – KTM2018

‘If there is a heaven on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here’

Emperor Jahangir might have called Kashmir a heaven on earth but there are many versions of paradise and it is no exaggeration that the Spice Village resort was truly my kind of garden of Eden.

Spice Village is a part of the CGH Earth Hotels group. It is located in the village of Kumily, Thekkady in the highlands of the Idukki district of Kerala, India.

I was delighted to be a guest of the Spice Village resort during my media tour which was organised as a run up to the Kerala Travel Mart KTM2018 held in Cochin, Kerala, India from Sep 28th-30th, 2018.

We arrived at the resort at lunch time after a 5 hour drive from our earlier stay at Kumarakom Lake Resort.

Enjoy this paradisaical garden with me as I relive my memories of a resort that pleased me greatly in so many ways.

 

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Kumarakom Lake Resort – KTM2018

The Kumarakom Lake Resort is a Uber luxurious property set  alongside the banks of the mighty Lake Vembanad in the Kottayam district of Kerala.

I had the utter pleasure of being hosted by the resort during my media tour which was organised as a run up to the Kerala Travel Mart KTM2018 held in Cochin, Kerala, India from Sep 28th-30th, 2018.

We arrived at the resort late noon after our earlier houseboat cruise with Rainbow cruises.

Come and experience the lavish hospitality and aesthetic splendor of the Kumarakom Lake Resort and follow me as I trail through its meandering landscape.

 

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