Thekkady could be a better place for Yoga tourism – says YAT2018 delegates
Yoga ambassadors endorse the possibilities of Yoga tourism in Thekkady. Yoga exponents from 22 countries were gathered together in Thekkady as part of the Yoga Ambassadors Tour 2018, organized by Association of Tourism Trade Organization India (ATTOI), in association with Ministry of Ayush and Kerala Tourism.
Thekkady, known as the land of spices has attracted the yoga ambassadors in that aspect also. Barbara Kleymann from Germany asserted, “Thekkady is an apt place for promoting yoga tourism.” “Beautiful nature, fresh air, better accommodation facilities – everything that complements yoga practice is present in Thekkady.” Barbara is running an institution in Germany helping yoga aspirants to visit India. She told that she would advise the German tourists to opt Thekkady, when they plan to visit India.
It was a mind boggling experience for the yoga ambassadors to visit Thekkadi. From the reception at Kumali to the reception in Carmelia Haven, the love and warmth showered by Thekkady touched their hearts. Thekkady Tourism Coordination Committee and Thekkady Destination Promotion Council were the hosts in Thekkady. The boat ride in the Thekkady lake and breakfast in Lake Palace were unique experiences for them.
The plantain leaf feast provided by Carmelia Haven was a fresh experience for the yoga ambassadors. Kerala style vegetarian meals were prepared with the vegetables grown in the hotel premises. Chef Aju was the head to prepare the feast. Jose, Director of Carmelia Haven and Jiju James, Thekkady Destination Promotion Council General Secretary, supervised the lunch program.
The first ever yoga tour in the world has commenced on 19th June, officially inaugurated by Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State, (I/C), Ministry of AYUSH Government of India, at Leela Raviz, Kovalam, will conclude on 21st June – The International Yoga Day at Kochi.