Popularly referred to as the “king of spices”, pepper has a long history of being used as a seasoning, a preservative and even currency.
It is every traveller’s prerogative to take back something from the places he or she has visited. This may include memories, ideas, material things or maybe even a new perspective on life itself.
Chocolate Dosa is a kid special recipe, can be served for breakfast or as a snack. Take a bowl and add Dosa batter, butter, milk, salt,sugar and mix it.
The word Sathram means ‘a resting place’ in Malayalam. The place called Sathram in Thekkady was traditionally used by pilgrims and devotees of Lord Ayappan on their way to the Sabarimala Temple. It was a resting point for these pilgrims before they began their 10 km long arduous trek through the dense forests all the way up to the famous temple to pay their homage to Lord Ayyappa.
Have you ever noticed a beehive? How it always seem so busy, so full of activity and life? Well it is just one of the most fascinating works of creation on this beautiful earth. It takes an entire community of bees for a beehive to thrive and grow. Every single bee has a very important role in making the beehive what it truly is – an eco system that forms the basis of greater things. Take a wedding for instance. It results in a union called marriage. A whole cycle of events transpire to create what we humans like to call ‘a match made in the heavens.’
Mosquitoes are one of the most ancient pests that have plagued mankind since times immemorial. The word “mosquito” (formed by mosca and diminutive -ito) is Spanish for “little fly”.
Vermicomposting is the process of turning food waste into rich fertilizer using natural decomposition and worms. A well-established and balanced worm farm will produce a constant supply of fresh compost as food waste is processed through it.
One of Thekkady’s most unexplored activities is the vast and varied cycling tails that exist in the region. For cycling enthusiasts of all kinds, the region offers some of the most fascinating and challenging cycling trails. One can take a ride on one of these trails and enjoy the raw, unspoiled beauty of the wilderness and local sights and sounds.
This is an activity that one can indulge in by oneself. A self guided soft trekking program, the activity begins from the building premises of the “Office of the Deputy Director, Periyar Foundation”.
This is a mountain top whose name literally means ‘mountain of the Cross’. It is an enjoyable trek for those who are up for a light hiking session.