The soul of kerala sex
After the gruelling winter we Brits had endured, the warming rays worked their magic almost instantly on my annual bout of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
It got me thinking: could this be the perfect spot for a total life detox?
With around 35million residents (that’s small fry for India – Rajasthan has just shy of 69million), it’s one of the smallest states in the country.
Coastal Kerala spans about 350 miles of the Arabian sea, which means that beaches, waves and towering palm trees are never far away.
The 6 days package takes you to the elf of Kerala with the perfect blend of picturesque beauty.
Until earlier this year, I’d never actually heard of Kerala.
The weather, though hot, was far more manageable than I had expected, wavering from the low to mid 30s for the duration of our trip.I ate a medley of 17 different foods spread across a large banana leaf (easily rivalling the meals I’d enjoyed in Kochi) before climbing aboard a canoe and heading down the narrow backwaters.For an hour, as the sun was beginning to set, we passed swollen paddy fields, colourful houses and squealing children, occasionally taking photos but mostly just soaking it all in.Those working at the centuries-old Chinese Fishing Nets (well worth a stroll past), the outdoor markets, the narrow shops and the eateries were all equally as open to smiling, as they were a chat.Unlike London, where a smile from a stranger may have you wondering what you’ve got on your face, in Kerala it seemed to simply mean ‘hey’. Something else that put a smile on my face was the shopping.