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Take time out to focus on your wellness through boxing, yoga, and Ayurveda. This is a boxing fitness retreat like no other. It is a time to kick-start your healthier lifestyle or progress your boxing skills. From the moment you arrive at Indian Summer House you will be immersed in a supportive environment of like-minded people taking time out to focus on their wellness.
Indian Summer House guests appreciate the overwhelming calm that descends as you cross through the Temple Pavilion and into this intimate holiday haven. Renowned landscape artist, Made Wijaya, is responsible for bringing your novel ideas to life with his vision for a luxury villa that marries old with new, order with options.
Other local artisans have contributed beautiful outdoor sculptures and ponds as well as stunning handcrafted timber ceilings and radiating rafters inspired by acclaimed temple architect, Prashant. They believe the best part is what lies beneath the surface - the distinctive core of Kerala’s majestic Indian Summer House is energy and harmony.
The secluded residence reveals a seamless blend of Keralan colonial architecture with a contemporary feel created by interior designer Russell Grainger. All this while remaining respectful of Vastu - the Hindu system of architecture.
You will call up the boatman and ask him to canoe you across the Muvattapuzha River, take a short walk through the rubber and tapioca fields to the favorite tea house. Mohanan, wife, and family have been running this teahouse for many years and you will enjoy its vintage beauty. Mohanan freshly prepares great tea, great pazham puri (banana fritters), tapioca chips, and parrippu vada. You can sit under the ripening bananas with locals and traveling salesmen who can share tales of this magical place.
The chef will take you on a tour of the local markets and then you can join him in creating the evening meal. Or you are welcome to choose something from the menu or perhaps there is a particular South Indian dish that you are hankering to make. Please inquire when booking and the organizer can incorporate a lesson or two during your stay.
One other local experience at the discretion of Vandepol Villas, which may include: a temple visit, market tour, waterfall/cave visit, rubber tapping, Toddy tasting...
Due to Kerala’s diversity, there are a variety of festivals throughout the year. If there something you are interested in, let them know. Otherwise, they will keep you updated with all that is happening in town and get you involved.
Join in for an early breakfast with the auto-rickshaw drivers. You need to be there before 8:00 a.m. This tiny cafe serves up a stunning Kerala breakfast to keep the drivers satisfied until lunch. Join a shared table, order Cappi or Chai, and then choose your bread: Parotha, Appam, Idly, a few side dishes: mung beans, egg roast, beef fry, and a range of other delicacies.
A Tharavadu is simply a heritage home and this one has been in Mini’s extended family since the 1800s. Neelakanta Theerthapada is a Swami (Indian philosopher) who was born around 1870 and he lived and worked here, famous for healing snake bites. You are fortunate to have access to this property and his artifacts and scriptures for guests to view by arrangement.
Generally, one of the aunties will be visiting the temple, usually early morning or towards sunset. You are welcome to join them and enjoy the community spirit that surrounds the local temple. Join in the activities or arrange a special Puja for your family and share the rich Temple Payasam with the staff.
Riju the owner of Arsha Study Centre's mission is to cultivate the seed for health and inner harmony in every human being. The institution always strives to bring out excellence in the participant through Ayurveda (yoga, meditation, massage, nutrition) by providing fundamental knowledge, increasing practical orientation, uplifting efficiency, and maintaining discipline in thought and action.
Dennis was introduced to martial arts at a very young age. Not only is he an amateur boxer in Hong Kong, but he is also trained in MMA. Dennis loves training and challenging himself to new heights and using the insights he gains along the way to help his clients train more effectively and efficiently. Dennis believes everyone should exercise and participate in sports as it boosts confidence and reinforces positive thinking. Dennis trains endurance sport, boxing, metabolic specialist (weight loss/gain), MMA, pre-post natal, private stretch speed, agility, and weightlifting.
This retreat takes place in Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India. Muvattupuzha is the meeting point of the three rivers Thodupuzha, Kali, and Kothamangalam and was once an important spice trade route by water and road from the highlands to the port of Cochin. Agriculture is the main livelihood of the locals and the area is well known for pineapple production as well as banana, coconut, and pepper. They are just 45 minutes from Cochin International Airport (COK) on the road to Munnar, which is well-known for its majestic tea and spice plantations.
All meals are included in the price. Nutritionally balanced and tantalising meals will be served in accordance with your dietary requirements, both Western and Keralan cuisine. You will also work with your Ayurveda practitioner if required. The chef has received many accolades from the guests.
Enjoy one or two Bollywood dance classes in the privacy of the property. Impress your friends when you get home with your new moves. VANDEPOL VILLAS AND TOURS PVT LTD suggests two shorter classes during your stay.
Traditional Bharanatayan and Mohiniyattam dance is very popular amongst young girls in Kerala. For the boys, Kalaripayattu dating from 300 B.C. is a traditional Keralan martial art and is also very popular. They love to come and perform. Their makeup and costumes are extraordinary and the precision is effortless.
Here, you can enjoy a variety of activities including cycling, kayaking on the river, and a journey into the bird sanctuary across the river. There is a chance to see wild elephants in the evenings. They can provide lunch and snacks. This is just 45 minutes from Indian Summer House and the activities are dependent upon your request and the timing will vary accordingly. Price quoted for a full day.
VANDEPOL VILLAS AND TOURS PVT LTD loves Fort Kochi and visits here whenever they can. The architecture here is heavily influenced by European architecture and consists of fine houses built by rich traders from the British era. The Dutch cottages are a sight to behold. And Fort Kochi has become a unique arts precinct for India where the Biennale is held.
Have your henna applied in the afternoon by the pool to be admired by throughout your India journey. Typically applied at wedding celebrations, they may mistake you for a new bride. And now, it is becoming popular for boys as well.
Alleppy is a district of immense natural beauty. Caressed by the Arabian Sea in the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons, and fresh-water rivers crisscrossing it, this backwater country shelters some unique animal and birdlife. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed an exclusive place in the maritime history of Kerala.
Famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products, and coir industry, the singularity of this land is the region called Kuttanad - a land of lush paddy fields referred to as the ‘Rice Bowl of Kerala’ and one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.
By introducing over 52 brands for the very first time to Kerala, Lulu Mall has changed the way people shop in Kerala. Currently home to 176 operations outlets, the mall has achieved 92 percent occupancy. Lulu Mall, a division of the much famed Lulu Group headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is one of the largest as well as the first of its kind in India.
Your day will include some or all of the following and maybe more:
Enjoy Kerala’s famous seafood in a poolside setting on your last evening with them when the chef fires up the barbecue - Aussie style. Cooling off with a refreshing swim with only the stars and the fireflies lighting up the sky.
Treat yourself to the grandstand view of Lake Vembanad, one of the largest lakes in the country at this Private Sailing Club. This makes it one of the best locations to let your hair down and raise the sails. Laze away an afternoon on this secluded private retreat.
Kerala is home to over 150 migratory birds from the latter part of October through to March or April. Thattekad Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary is very close to us and they have excellent guided tours. This is an early morning tour just 30 minutes from Indian Summer House. You will have a guide and they will provide tea and snacks.
Formerly known as Vegaland, this is just a 30-minute drive from Indian Summer House and you will be thrown into a totally fun day out on the many water rides throughout the park. As a family, you have spent hours at this place just enjoying the coolness of the water, watching people, and having a break from the heat.
In addition to the complimentary Ayurveda treatments, please inquire about all treatments or speak with your Ayurveda practitioner on arrival.
Cochin International Airport
Please book your flights to arrive at Cochin International Airport (COK). The organizer will pick you up from the airport, the pick-up is included in the price.
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