Ancient Port City to Mountain Jungle
April 25, 2011 • Spiritual Adventures
Today we leave the ancient historic port city of Fort Kochi and head east, inland towards the Sahyadri Mountains,. It is a long but beautiful drive. It takes about 6 to 7 hours to drive up to the small town of Thekkady or Periyar and we took the less common route via Mavady Hills. This particular route is extremely scenic as we wind our way up the hills passing gorgeous valleys and waterfalls.
We make a stop to visit a friend of mine, Colonel Jose. Colonel runs a lovely retreat home in the Mavady Hills of Kerala. Hidden in the forest his home is perched on a small cliff with windows staring out onto the tree tops. Surrounding his home is a collection of tropical evergreen trees, a small rubber plantation and a gorgeous river with a crystal clear pool to dip in on a hot Indian summer’s day. If you are looking for a place to getaway you should seriously consider Colonel’s Retreat.
Tamil Nadu, the land of the Tamils, was dominated by the Dravidian culture for 2500 years. The cuisine is distinctly different from that of the north, and is based primarily on rice rather than wheat and an abundant use of coconut. With a largely vegetarian population like much of India, Tamil Na...Read More
Madurai’s Meenakshi Temple in South India, Hinduism’s grandest citadel to the goddess, is a sacred place of pilgrimage for Hindus the world over and one of the most famous temples in India. This temple, centuries old and hand carved out of granite, covers an area of 16.5 acres. In Mad...Read More
An invitation to join Jasmine Grace on a Vedic Adventure in South India from Nov 29 to Dec 10, 2017. “On my upcoming fifth trip to India, I feel it is a deep honor to guide beautiful beings through the soul-stirring and beautiful land of India. In true Dandapani style, this is no ordinary yoga&he...Read More
Every year I conduct a retreat in Asia which is open to the public. These journeys are opportunities for people to get away from their daily routines, study with me in a deeper way and embark on a journey of self-transformation. In February of 2017 I’ll be guiding a group of individuals on ...Read More