In every walk with nature, once receives far more than s/he seeks - John Muir There's nothing but nature that can calm the tempests of stress in our lives. Southern India with its more than 1000-km coastline, and nearly a hundred rivers; with its 1000's of km of the Western Ghats (one of the 9 biodiversity hotspots) and the resultant plains of fertile soil supporting a strong agriculture based economy, presents an opportunity to forget life's stringent demand.

At Kochi, visit a crab farm, watch coir yarn-making live, visit plantations of about 12 Acres' size and see different kinds of plantations like coconut, betel nuts, pepper, jackfruit etc.

Visit Kumbalangi, a typical Kerala village near Kochi; the 16sqkm village is home to farmers, labourers, toddy tappers, coir spinners and more. Interact with them and observe their grind of life

At Kumarakom, spend time at the nearby bird sanctuary, an ornithologists' paradise and take a close look at the Siberian Stork, Agret, Darter, Heron, Teal, among others

Experiences | Natural