Backwaters and Ayurveda Tour

Company : Volunteering Journeys
Location : Kerala, South India
Duration: < 1 week to 1 week
Approx Costs: 0 to 250 £ Pound (UK)

Explore the world renown Kerala Backwaters, enjoy a traditional lunch with a local host family, walk through the paddies and learn about local vegetation ad life on the backwaters village.

The backwaters tour of Kerala is famed to be one of the top 10 things to see in the world according to the lonely planet guides. The backwaters are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast. It is famous for its overwhelming greenery  and unique beauty.

The tour can be customized to as many days as you like. If it is a one day tour it will involve spending the day on the backwaters and staying overnight in a local fishing village. This experience is truly unique as we will be keeping you in a tourist free rural backwaters island. You will get to interact with the local families, take a village walk and see life of the locals. Along the way you will learn about the backwaters and see that it is an integral part of life in Kerala, as well as local village life, culture, customs and even fruits and vegetables that grow here.  In the evening you can also go canoeing and fishing and enjoy a breath taking sunset by the gorgeous backwaters.

At the end of your trip you will also be treated to a free Ayurveda consultation and an Ayurveda massage. Ayurveda is the oldest school of medicine and Kerala has some of the world’s best Ayurveda treatments on offer. Ayurveda is based on the belief that all life forms have a “dosha”, which is a unique mix of energies known as “vata”, “pitta” and “kapha”. Ayurveda includes the techniques of detoxification, diet, herbal prescriptions, yoga, meditation and massage therapy individualized for every person’s dosha. An ayurvedic massage helps eliminate toxins through purification, strengthens the muscle tone, relaxes and rejuvenates the body.

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