Saturday, April 1, 2023

Unwinding in Paradise: A Two-Day trip to Thalikulam Beach Resort, Kerala

Are you planning a budgeted family vacation and looking for the perfect spot to unwind and create unforgettable memories? Look no further, Coco Palm Thallikullam Beach View Resort, where you can relax and enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean.

Located in the heart of a quaint coastal town, Beach View Resort offers an array of amenities that are perfect for families. The resort offers a range of accommodations to suit the needs of every family. A cozy room for two or a spacious suite for the 4 entire family, the resort can accodomate. There were 2 individual wooden house, and all rooms come equipped with TVs, free Wi-Fi, books, and comfortable bedding, ensuring that you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Must say, I truly relished the shower experience, as it offered five different flows to match my mood.

Our stay was exceptionally delightful, and Jagan, the coordinator, was helpful in acquainting us with the surroundings. The homemade breakfast provided was amazing. The location was breathtakingly beautiful, and the beach was pristine. We spent our days relaxing on the beach and taking a refreshing dip in the sea.

A 3-min walk from Coco Palm  we saw Arsha Yoga Gurukulam Trust, a tranquil and peaceful environment, surrounded by nature, where they teach yoga. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or just starting on your yoga journey, the Arsha Yoga Gurukulam Trust is a must try. 

Day 2: Nalumanikattu Children's Park and Kayakking Club: A Hidden Gem in Kerala

We were looking for a fun and exciting way to spend our Sunday, and just about 15 kilometers away from Our resort, we came across Nalumanikattu Children's Park and Kayakking Club. The Nalumanikattu park is set amidst coconut groves, with a beautiful lake that stretches across the length of the park. They also have a Kayakking Club nearby that offers a kayaking for both beginners and experienced kayakers. As we had limited time and young children with us, we were unable to choose kayaking. Considering the preferences of all individuals in our family, we decided to opt for boating. 

There's a children's play area as well as a mini zoo with a variety of animals. Our kids had a leisurely stroll around the park and had a good fun. 

If you are family looking for a fun day out, or an individual seeking an adventure then boating or kayaking at the Nalumanikattu Children's Park is an experience you won't forget.

Exploring the Wonders of Marine World Public Aquarium: A Journey Underwater.

In the afternoon, that too on the scorching hot day, we visited the Marine World Public Aquarium, located near Panchavadi Beach. However, to our relief, the moment we stepped inside, we were welcomed by air conditioning.

If you have a fondness for marine life, this place is perfect for you. It is truly exceptional. The admission fee is Rs. 350 for senior citizens, Rs. 400 for adults, and Rs. 350 for children over the age of three.

I was thrilled to witness the vast variety of remarkable creatures at the aquarium. Along with the admission ticket, there was also a complimentary fish spa that provided a soothing effect on my feet and skin.

Visiting the entire aquarium may take approximately 1.5 to 3 hours, so it's advisable to plan your lunch accordingly. Although there were attractions like a kids' play area and 12D theaters outside, we could not indulge in them due to time constraints.

Finally, if you're looking for a fun and affordable way to spend a weekend in Kerala, then the plan  outlined here is a good one. Beach resort with the above activities is a hidden gem that's just waiting to be discovered. So pack your bags, grab your sunscreen, and get ready for an adventure you won't forget!

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Mother's Love: The Balancing Act

My dearest son,
As I write this letter, you are just three years old and still have a long way to go before you read these words. However, I want to tell you a story about a time when I struggled as a working mom, and I hope it will help you understand how much I love you.

When you were a little baby, I had to go back to work. I remember the first day I left you in daycare; you cried and clung to me, and I felt like the worst mother in the world. I had to walk away from you, but my heart was breaking into a million pieces.

As the days went by, I had to go to work, and you had to spend long hours in daycare. I knew it was hard for you, and it was hard for me too. When I came to pick you up, you were often the last one left, sleeping on the sofa, tired and lonely. It broke my heart to see you like that, and I wished I could be there for you all the time.

Sometimes, when all the other kids had been picked up, you would still wait there, without any expectation, just hoping that I would come. Seeing you waiting for me like that made me cry inside, and I felt like I was failing you as a mother.

But my dear son, I want you to know that you were always in my thoughts. Every minute of every day, I thought of you and wished I could be there for you. And on the weekends, when I was finally free, I made sure that we spent every moment together. We went to the park, we played games, we cuddled on the couch, and we laughed together. Those weekends were precious to me, and I cherished them more than anything in the world.

Now, as you read these words, I hope you understand how much I love you. I hope you know that every moment I spent away from you was filled with pain and guilt, but I did it because I had to provide for our family. And I hope you can see how hard I worked to balance my career and my role as your mother.

But most of all, I hope you can feel the love that I have for you, a love that will never fade, no matter how many years pass by. You are my precious son, and I am so proud of the man you have become.

With all my love,