Recently “trailstainedfingers” had a stay with us at Mekosha Ayurveda Resort and featured us on their blog sharing their experience at Mekosha: Ayurveda Spasuites Retreat. The pristine Varkala Beach was our first introduction to Kerala, one of India’s most celebrated travel destinations. That was over five years ago. Today, Ayurvedic retreats have mushroomed all over God’s own country and every three to five star hotel boasts of Ayurvedic massages. Yet, the newly opened Mekosha stands in a space of its own for its close attention to self-pampering in a retreat hidden away from everything but the  river, trees and birds. Our stay at this spa was also special because it let us savour the sunset at Varkala once again.

Extract from their blog on Mekosha Ayurveda Resort

“We’d recommend Mekosha for senior citizens, those suffering from chronic ailments and anyone wanting a break from the hectic pace of life. It’s the ideal place for rejuvenation, relaxation, and reflection. We also loved the hour-long sojourn along Attigal River in a motorboat where we marvelled at reclining coconut trees, round kutta boats and myriad birds including the flaming red Kerala eagle. We will also cherish the conversations and exchanges we had with the other guests, including a sweet old couple from the UK and the quiet afternoon walks along the riverside path.”

We arrived post sundown and drove through the darkness from Trivandrum airport to Mekosha. It only took us an hour. We dined in the candle light even though we were already stuffed with evening snacks supplied by Air India. The F&B manager and chef Anoob provided us idiyappam (coiled rice noodles) with vegetable curry and payasam. I was amazed at how low-fat the food seemed, and yet so fresh and tasty. It was just like home food, and the ideal evening meal.

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