CHARAKA'S TRAVEL
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    India & Kerala
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“Life is like a book of mysteries, which we do not understand if we do not travel. Everyone should travel to find their own way o mystery and wisdom. That is perhaps the key; learn to travel, learn to trust everything that comes in your path.”

~ Dr.George Eassey

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Photo: Sea Eymere

In Sanskrit the word Ayurveda means Science of Life and Caraka is a term for a wandering scholars. One of the greatest Ayurvedic physicians of all time was called Charaka, he was constantly travelling far and wide in Ancient India, healing and teaching.

Our philosophy is Art of Travel. Ayurveda Trails is art expression of healthy life style inspired by Indian ancient healing traditions. For us Ayurveda is also symbol of personal evolution, the way how we can heal our body, mind & soul.

For everyone is this journey different and we respect it. Our team of ayurvedic doctors, yoga, meditation & travel experts will guide you through World of Ayurveda and help you to choose right Ayurvedic Resort & Retreat in India and in Sri Lanka.

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"Art of Travel" is based on a philosophy of three words:
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SPIRIT TO DISCOVER

What makes people extraordinary is their spirit! Spirit is inspiring energy present in every creative activity. We are discovering people, whose spirit can inspire others. They are artists, photographers, historians, ayurveda doctors, yoga teachers, spiritual experts, astrologers, ecologists, travelers, simply everyone. Spirits are our local experts who share their stories with us and based on them we arrange your travel in style!

STORY TO SHARE

Life is like a book of mysteries, which we do not understand if we do not travel. Stories written by our local experts are transformed into the trails, which connect not only places on the map, but also creating meaningful connections with local people, who make your travel stories to come alive! Trails are the journeys to rediscover old routes and to explore new ones. Lets write new chapter inspired by local history, art and myths!

STYLE TO EXPERIENCE

Style does not mean luxury, it is experience. It does not matter if you stay in boutique hotel or in tree house, if you dine in awarded restaurant or eat sandwich on the street, because your choice makes you special. Your individual style is your artistic signature, which makes journey different for each person, and we respect these differences. Experiences in style make your travel authentic, different and real; from them memories are made of!

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FEATURED TRAILS

AYURVEDA TRAILS

 INNER GODDESSES

CULINARY TRAILS

MEDITATION TRAILS

FESTIVAL BLISS

ART TRAILS


COVER PHOTO: Joel Einhorn
PHOTOS: Sea Eymere, Zuzana Zwiebel, Ajay Menon - Papaya Media, Sudhith Xavier - Route Cochin, Kerala Tourism

Our Experts

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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Ayurveda Trails Calendar

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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Ayurveda Trails

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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Yoga Trails

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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Astrology Trails

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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Vastu Trails

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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Spiritual Trails

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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Traditional Art Trails

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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Travel To India

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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Travel To Sri Lanka

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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TEST 2017

Payyanur Kolkali (literally, stick dance of Payyanur) is a folk art form that is believed to have existed for more than a millennium. Charadukuthikali is a type of Kolkali popular at Payyanur and nearby areas. This art form originated from Kalaripayattu, the martial art form of Kerala. The dancers will have the 'kola' or the stick in their hands attached to a string and as they move around in tune with the song and weave patterns. Aspinwall had an opportunity to witness this amazing art form performed by Mahadevadesai Vayanasala Kolkali Sangham, Payyanur.

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Video: Kochi-Muziris Biennale - Mahadevadesai Vayanasala Kolkali Sangham, Payyanur.

"Here is an art form that is an intrinsic part of life in Payyannur and in turn one that finds its roots in life in the locale. Back home it's almost customary to learn the art form when you are a child itself. I myself am one of the lucky ones to have learnt it. Yet, not much is known about it beyond the walls of the town. Payyannur Kolkali is something that I hold close to my heart. I was always troubled by the fact that not much of authentic study has been done on the art form. Also, for decades now it has been outshined by other more popular versions of Kolkali, particularly the Mappila Kolkali. We wanted to bring this ancient version of the Kolkali into the limelight."

SURESH PODUVAL, author of documentary 'Oru Deshathinte Kala' traces the history and nuances of Payyannur Kolkali. 

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Photo: Kochi-Muziris Biennale

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"It's a temple art form and is also a martial art form. Its songs, for instance, revolves around the legends surrounding the Payyannur Subramanya Swamy temple. The art form is customarily performed in Vettakorumakan temples in the locality as the deity Oorpazhasi is said to be very fond of watching it. It's a martial art form because it is believed to have been taught to create a rhythmic sense in children who learnt Kathakali in the many kalaris in the locale. Kalaripayattu practitioners have for long played Payyannur Kolkali as a relaxation technique."

SURESH PODUVAL, author of documentary 'Oru Deshathinte Kala' traces the history and nuances of Payyannur Kolkali. 

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Photo: Kochi-Muziris Biennale

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"Payyannur Kolkali has similarities to the movements in Thiruvathirakali and Kaikottikali but it is most closely related to Poorakali in its steps and bodily expressions and in its music too."

SURESH PODUVAL, author of documentary 'Oru Deshathinte Kala' traces the history and nuances of Payyannur Kolkali. 

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Photo: Kochi-Muziris Biennale


PHOTO: Kochi-Muziris Biennale
TEXT: Kochi-Muziris Biennale & The Hindu
VIDEO: Kochi-Muziris Biennale

NAMASTE

In Asian culture, people greet each other by joining their palms and termed as 'Namaste' or more politely 'Namaskar'.  When we greet one another with Namaste, it means, 'may our minds meet'! The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds!

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