Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

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Restauranteur Culinary Tour Host Kerala Homestay Owner Village Tourism Promoter Spice Exporter Event Manager A Foodie and A Traveller

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The Spice Circuit was privileged to host Ayngelina Brogan a renowned Food & Travel Blogger from Canada... The first blogger to be on the @the_spice_circuit and it was such a great opportunity and we hope we were able to deliver an experience that she would cherish for times.This is what she said while she bid adieu to us..."I've traveled all around the world but this was one of the most special tours. To be able to stay with a family in a village and experience a culture rather than just witnessing it. I will be back and I'm bringing others!" This means a lot to us... Thank You @ayngelina #thespicecircuit #traveltoindia #incredibleindia #indiatourism #discover_india #indiatravelgram⛪ #godsowncountrykerala #enchantingindia #foodtours #villagetours #villagetour #experientialtravel #foodandtravelblogger #foodblogger #travelblogger #thegreatindianblogtrain #keralablogexpress #condenastraveller #cnntraveller #cnbctravel #ndtvtravel #bbctravel #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravelindia #natgeotravel #travelandfoodblogger

Wilson Rajan
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7 Days 8 Hours Ago

It's indeed true, our world is made up of our own experiences and particularly travel as an experience cannot be shared at all or explained in words as at times its a feeling that surpasses all emotions. And for every traveller every destination has something different to offer, some of which are planned and some just happen and some are so touchy that they leave behind an impression for life. On our recent culinary tour of Jan 2018, it was not just about the experiences but about the bond that we made with our wonderful travellers, @_davidrhart135 Ken, @emshock31 @marthaluciusstrategist @lenskumar (who also captured this pic) and our culinary ambassador @chefkanthi For enchanting encounters and a soulful journey travel with us @the_spice_circuit #traveller #travel #traveltoindia #travelandfoodblogger #foodandtravel #travelblogger #travelbloggeres #cnbctravel #cnntravellerindia #cnntraveller #condenastraveller #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravelindia #natgeotravelindia #ndtvtravel #incredibleindia #discover_india #indiatourism #indiablogtrain #indiatravels

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

8 Days 8 Hours Ago

Travel is a bundle of experiences, some you carry back and live with them for ever and some bring about a transformation and help you start and live a new life. Many such experiences @the_spice_circuit will help you discover your true self and rekindle you soul. Travel with us for a transformational journey. #thespicecircuit #condenastraveller #cnntravellerindia #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravelindia🇮🇳 #natgeotravels #travellers #travel #nomadictravels #wanderlust #digitalnomads #travelandfoodblogger #travelblogger #travelwriter #foodandtravel #foodandtravelwriter #incredibleindia #indiatourism #discover_india #indiablogtrain

Wilson Rajan
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9 Days 8 Hours Ago

Take that journey you have always wanted to...its said that travel and change of place imparts new vigour to the mind. See the world, stuff your eyes with wonder... It's more fantastic than any of our dreams. Life is all about experiences and what better than places, people and practices that we haven't seen, known or heard of before...Get onboard @the_spice_circuit not only for an exciting adventure but also for a personal transformation. #thespicecircuit #indiagram #indiatravelgram⛪ #incredibleindia #discover_india #indiatourism #wahhindia #spicejourneys #cnntravel #condenastraveller #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravelindia #natgeotravel #cnntraveller #traveller #traveltoindia #travel #travelblogger #traveler #travelandfoodblogger #travelwriter #foodandtravel #foodandtravelblogger #worldoftravel

Wilson Rajan
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10 Days 7 Hours Ago

Being a traveller is not only about travelling to unknown land but also while on travel pursue what you had always wanted to do. It could be the thrill of going Off-Road or on a Jungle Safari or be on a Bamboo Raft. It could be to dress up as per the custom of the land or eat a spicy curry or be it to learn to cook their food, or it would be to visit a certain place or to experience a particular event...just go with the flow, seep-in and surrender. Get on @the_spice_circuit to not only fullfill your desire to travel but also to partake in what each of its destination has to offer and live it to the fullest. #indiagram #incredibleindia #discover_india #wahhindia #indiatourism #traveltoindia #condenastraveller #cnntravel #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravelindia #natgeotravel #traveller #travel #travelblogger #travelwriter #foodandtravel #foodandtravelblogger #foodandtravelwriter #travelandfoodwriter #wanderlust #munnarjeepsafari #jeep

Wilson Rajan
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11 Days 7 Hours Ago

The happiness and the excitement you experience when you travel is a bundle of great joy. Wonderful sights, great experiences, loads of smiles and people, some who may touch your lives are rare to find when you stay in your comfort... Travel to see the change that you bring back home, a change that would lighten up your lives forever. Travel @the_spice_circuit to find your true self and be enlightened. #indiagram #indiastories #traveller #travelwriter #travelblogger ##travelandfoodblogger #foodandtravelwriter #incredibleindia #indiatourism #discover_india #indiaphotosociety #keralatravelgram #tourindia #travelindia #spicejourneys #spicetours #indiablogtrain #cnntravel #condenasttravel #natgeotravelindia #nationalgeographictraveller #natgeotravel #google

Wilson Rajan
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12 Days 8 Hours Ago

It's a feeling beyond expression, travelling makes you run short of words...its hard to explain your emotions because you are not just mesmerised but spellbound. This pic of the Marari Beach Resort Ayurveda Centre @cghearth taken by @lenskumar and sketched by him too is an expression of his fascination of this place. Travelling is an adrenaline rush, one which makes you live the moment and makes you do things that you could have never imagined for yourself before. Get @the_spice_circuit to just lose yourself and find a New You. #traveller #beatraveler #travel #condenastraveller #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravelindia #natgeotravel #incredibleindia #discover_india #indiagram #travellersofindia #traveller_india #southindiatravel #travelblogger #travelwriter #travelandfoodblogger #foodandtravelwriter #wanderlust #thespicecircuit #enchantingkerala #spicejourneys

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

13 Days 8 Hours Ago

Travelling amazes you in many ways, be it the landscape, the culture, the art, the tradition or the people...Travel opens up your perspective and allows you to understand, feel and live your life out of your box. Get on @the_spice_circuit for a journey full of breathtaking views, of captivating cultures, of rare heritage and tradition, of fantastic food and welcoming souls. And once you return from your sojourn, it's the taste of your experience that would linger in you and add sweetness to your life forever. #beatraveler #beatraveler #condenastraveller #natgeotravelindia #natgeotravel #nationalgeographictraveler #traveller #travel #travelandfoodblogger #foodandtravelwriter #travelwriter #travelblogger #wanderlust #incredibleindia #discover_india #indiagram #southindia #indiatourism #thespicecircuit

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

14 Days 9 Hours Ago

Travelling is indeed a love affair, the love of being in new places, with new people, having new food and doing new things. And being a love affair, travel does have its own share of demands...be open-minded, accept it the way it is, have expectations but never be disappointed, compromise and be willing to sacrifice and be ready to go where it takes you. True love is a feeling that cannot be expressed so is becoming a True Traveller, you need to take the road and experience it... You never know you may end up finding your Soul-mate. For a soulful travel get aboard @the_spice_circuit #condenastraveller #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravelindia #natgeotravel #traveller #travel #travelandfoodblogger #travelblogger #travelwriter #foodandtravelwriter #indiablogtrain #spicejourneys #southindiatours #incredibleindia #discover_india #indiatourism

Wilson Rajan
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15 Days 6 Hours Ago

The perfect finish to our tour... A Brahmin Wedding. The first of our culinary tour of 15 Nights across Kerala and Tamil Nadu was destined to end at a high note. A chance invite from my new friend Vishwanth and with our tour ending a day before, we couldn't resist the opportunity of being part of an Indian wedding. With @_davidrhart135 @marthaluciusstrategist and @chefkanthi we attended the ceremony on 22nd Jan and were treated to a breakast consisting of Pongal and Idli served along with Sambar and Coconut Chutney, something of the likes I havent had ever before. Not to forget the Almond Halwa and the refreshing South Indian Filter Coffee. But of all the colours and the tradition one won our hearts was Vishwanth's mother, who when she saw us leaving left the wedding and rushed to personally handover to us sweets and parting gifts. These small gestures touch our hearts and while @the_spice_circuit you will get to meet and be with many such mothers and ladies whose humility and compassion will dent your souls. Be a True Traveller #thespicecircuit #brahminwedding #pongal #southindianbreakfast #chennaiwedding #chennaidiaries #mother #culinarytour #spicejourneys #soulfultravel #traveller #travel #travelblogger #travelwriter #travelandfoodblogger #foodandtravelwriter #cheftravel #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravel #natgeotravelindia

Wilson Rajan
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16 Days 7 Hours Ago

A sleepy beach town off the Bay of Bengal characterised by its post colonial French influence, Pondicherry is blessed with a mix of two cultures; the sea side French quarter and the northern Tamil quarter both categorised based on their distinct architecture. But apart from the architecture, food, the ease and peace this city has, one gets to discover his/her spiritual side at Auroville...the City of Dawn. Take a tour of this international city with a resident, have a lunch at their solar kitchen which uses locally grown organic vegetables. meditate at the Matri Mandir the soul of Auroville and dwelve deeper within your inner self. On Feb 28, 1968, more than 5000 people from 124 countries assembled here carrying flags and soil from their home countries, it was on this day Auroville was officially founded. The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity - in diversity. Today it is recognised as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness, also concerned with - and practically researching into - sustainable living and the future cultural, environmental, social and spiritual needs of mankind. It's indeed a soulful experiences to be here, during the last tour @the_spice_circuit one of our travellers @_davidrhart135 was immensely touched with the energy of this place. Find a purpose, travel with us as a True Traveller #thespicecircuit #pondicherry #puducherry #frenchcapitalofindia #frenchquarters #tamilquarters #auroville #matrimandir #soulfuljourney #cityofdawn #traveller #travelwriter #travelblogger #travelandfoodblogger #foodandtravelblogger #spiritualjourney #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravelindia #natgeotravel #culinarytour

Wilson Rajan
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17 Days 7 Hours Ago

Shore Temple is a standing testimonial to the regal heritage of India. Built in the 7th century, Shore Temple depicts the royal taste of Pallava dynasty. This work of genius was recognized and listed amongst the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1984. Shore Temple is no more a living temple. The structure of the temple makes one to contemplate and perhaps, it was erected basically as a work of art. The Pallavas were known to be the great patrons of art and were keen to create their own style of temple architecture. This structure which has stood the test of times is a symbol of India rich past, it's phenomenal art and marvellous architecture. Be a Traveller @the_spice_circuit and get to experience many such stories and symbols that would leave you awe stuck with India. #shoretemple #pallavadynasty #unescoworldheritagesites #mahabalipuram #traveller #travel #travelblogger #travelwriter #travelandfoodblogger #culturetour #periodtour #arttours #heritagetours #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravelindia #natgeotravel

Wilson Rajan
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18 Days 7 Hours Ago

Though it might have its origins before, bronze sculpture was raised to its recognition between the 9th-13th centuries by the imperial Chola dynasty. Often known as Panchaloha idols which literally mean five metals, a term for time-honoured idol making and includes metal such as Silver, Copper, Zinc, Tin and Gold. A true Panchaloha idol is not only artistic; it is truly a work of alchemy. Originally considered as temple art, it is handled by artisans with extraordinary care and devotion. The Shilpa Shastra (texts that prescribe standards for traditional Indian iconography/science of sculpture) is still referred as the basic guide to achieve perfect anatomical proportions for the sculptures. Astoundingly they still employ the same lost wax process used in the Chola period!  Sutras like Mauli Sutra (measurements done on the basis of string) are the guidelines in this traditional craft making. A true metal bronze sculpture when correctly made; energises your space and imparts a positive vibe to your environment. @the_spice_circuit you become a traveller as you get to meet artisans who are still carrying forward the legacy which brought things to life because of an extraordinary human touch. #chola #bronzecasting #bronzestatues #panchaloha #choladynasty #bronzesculpture #shilpashastra #thanjavur #incredibleindia #discover_india #indiatourism #traveller #travel #travelblogger #travelwriter #travelandfoodblogger #foodandtravelwriters #culturetour #arttour #heritagetour #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravelindia #natgeotravel #tamilnadutourism

Wilson Rajan
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19 Days 8 Hours Ago

The Chettinad region consisted of 96 villages in 1947, out of which around 75 villages still exist today. Starting as traders, the Chettiar’s travels took them to various states in South East Asia, such as Sri Lanka, Singapore, Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia. The story of the Chettiars is a fantastic one, spanning centuries, covering their growth from traders and merchants of salt, gems, textiles and jewellery to their entry into banking and finance in the 19th century. The most endearing symbol of the Chettiar era has been the Chettinad homes. From cuisine, architecture, furniture and customs, the rich and well-travelled Chettiars evolved a unique style combining western and eastern sensibilities. @the_spice_circuit you become a True Traveller... Get on one of our journeys to Chettinad and Karaikudi for an experience found nowhere else in the world. #truetraveller #chettinadu #karaikudi #chettiars #chettinadcuisine #chettinadfood #traveller #travel #travelblogger #travelwriter #travelandfoodblogger #travelandfoodwriter #foodblogger #natgeotravelindia #natgeotravel #nationalgeographictraveler #chettiar

Wilson Rajan
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20 Days 7 Hours Ago

Madurai has been a major settlement for 2 millennia and is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is famous for the temples built by Pandyan and Madurai Nayak kings in the Dravidian style of architecture. Known as the 'Athens of the East', it is India's most outstanding Hindu pilgrimage centres. It is also known as the 'City of Junctions', 'City of Jasmine', 'Temple City', and the 'City that never sleeps'. The Meenakshi Amman Temple is the heart and soul of the city and has great mythological and historical significance. Spread over 14 acres, this temple is unique not only in its architectural and artisan excellence but for its immense peace and spiritual aura that surrounds it... a day isn't enough to experience it's grandeur and grace, it may take a lifetime to seep and sync in. The temple signifies the importance of woman in a Tamil Hindu family. Be a True Traveller, get @the_spice_circuit and experience the culture, art, heritage and tradition of South India. #madurai #meenakshitemple #cityofjasmine #templecity #incredibleindia #discover_india #indiatourism #truetraveller #travel #traveller #travelblogger #travelwriter #travelandfoodblogger #travelandfoodwriter #natgeotravelindia #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravel #culturetour

Wilson Rajan
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21 Days 8 Hours Ago

Nestled at the bottom of the cliff this long stretch of stunningly picturseque stretch of sparkling sand is the Varkala Beach. It is also called the Papanasham Beach as it is believed that a dip in its waters washes away all the sin's in one's life. The setting of this beach is striking with a long winding stretch of cliff and views that extend over the Arabian Sea. A paved footpath runs along the length of the cliff, bordered by coconut palms, quaint shops, beach shacks, restaurants, hotels and guest houses. Be a traveller...experience a dramatic sunset, relax and rejuvenate @the_spice_circuit #varkala #cliffsidebeachclub #sunset #sparklingbeach #bestbeaches #keralatourism #godsowncountrykerala #incredibleindia #discover_india #indiatourism #traveller #travel #travelwriter #travelblogger #travelandfoodblogger #travelandfoodwriter #foodandtravel #natgeotravelindia #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeo #rejuvenate

Wilson Rajan
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22 Days 7 Hours Ago

A trip to Kerala is incomplete without a cruise across the tranquil backwaters of Alleppey and a night at the Houseboat.Also known as the Venice of the East, Alleppey is inlaid with channels that support thriving backwater tourism. And if you are @spiceroutes_luxurycruises one of the most premium houseboats then you get an air-conditioned viewing lounge cum dining and bedrooms so tastefully done that it would beat some of the star hotels and yes you have a Chef on board with other two crew at your service always. While you cruise and experience village life upfront, you can stop over and taste fresh toddy and buy crabs, lobsters & shrimps and the Chef would cook it for you the way you want. One could also indulge in cooking along with the Chef if you wish to. Sunset and sunrise, quacking ducks and the sound of the motorised local ferries, the sight of the local fishermen and the breathtaking views of the Kuttanad paddy fields, the swaying coconut trees and plantains are an unparallel experience. Be a Traveller @the_spice_circuit and take home memories to cherish forever. #alleppey #backwaters #alleppeybackwaters #backwatercruise #houseboat #veniceoftheeast #traveller #travel #travelblogger #travelwriter #travelandfoodblogger #foodandtravelblogger #travelandfoodwriter #foodandtravelwriter #natgeotravelindia #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravel #incredibleindia #discover_india #indiatourism #godsowncountry #keralatourism

Wilson Rajan
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23 Days 7 Hours Ago

The Spice Circuit - Palamoottil Pandakasala Homestay is a place to experience village life upfront. Slow travellers have a great opportunity to just seep into the place; work in the kitchen garden; watch the cattle and poultry in the backyard; take a cycle or bike or just walk through the village by lanes, across paddy fields and tiny shops; get invited in the neighborhood for tea or just attend the evening ritual at the nearby temple or church. Apart from all these you get to cook with Ponnamma Rajan, the mother of the house, learn to use spices and pick up a few recipes. You can also shop from her very own spicery which includes; whole spices, masala powders, chutneys, pickles and even cashews and some village art. And there is lots to explore around; Sasthamcottah temple and lake, Munroe Islands, Jatayu's Earth Center, Thenmala Adventure Sports & Waterfalls and even Varkala Beach and Alleppey...all within 2 hours of travel. Pack up and be a Traveller @the_spice_circuit #slowtravel #slowtraveller #slowtravelling #slowtravellers #spicetours #spicejourney #homestays #villagetourism #villagehomestays #villagetours #villagelife #spicetravel #travel #traveller #travelandfoodblogger #foodandtravelwriter #travelwriter #travelblogger #natgeotravelindia #natgeotravel #nationalgeographictraveler #incredibleindia #discover_india #indiatourism

Wilson Rajan
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24 Days 7 Hours Ago

These local artists from Sashtamcotta were the ones who played the Chenda (a cylindrical percussion instrument used widely in Kerala) on the inaugural night of The Spice Circuit-Palamoottil Pandakasala Homestay. That night my Mom told me of how much my late father (P C Rajan) loved this art form...the reverberating sound of the Chenda did bring memories of the times when he was among us... A man who loved to host family and friends, the one who waited for his children and grandchildren's visit, for whom he had a small farm with cow & goats, hens & ducks and dogs just to appease them and lure them to come often. For a man who loved festivals and celebrations that night was indeed a festival... Yes it was Sankranti/Pongal/Lohri/Bihu day...and our first set of travellers Ken, @emshock31 @_davidrhart135 @marthaluciusstrategist along with @chefkanthi and @lenskumar did a small pookalam and lit the lamp. Its his blessings and prayers of my Mom and the support of @chefkanthi that made our first homestay see the light of the day. Be a Traveller, get @the_spice_circuit to experience an homestay where you become the family. #incredibleindia #discover_india #indiatourism #villagetourism #responsibletourism #familytravel #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravel #natgeotravelindia #travelandfoodblogger #travelwriter #traveller #travel #travelblogger #blogger #foodandtravelwriter #homestay #villagehomestay

Wilson Rajan
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25 Days 7 Hours Ago

If there is one man whom we need to thank the most is this...Kishen the one who drove us for more than 2000 kms across Kerala and Tamilnadu on our first gastronomic tour of Jan 2018. It's was not just his knowledge of the roads and the 13 destinations we stayed and went around but his expertise on the steering, not for once did we feel unsafe or tired for that matter even when we travelled on long stretches of 4 to 6 hours. Ever willing to assist, smooth and steady on the roads and always similing, a large part of our tour success we owe it to him...Thanks Kishen! Great destinations, best of stays, the right mix of activities and the most comfortable of the vehicle to travel...all of these are just not enough if you don't have the right people to manage them... Hence people matter. Meet many such wonderful individuals while @the_spice_circuit Be a Traveller and experience our spice tours which come with an extraordinary human touch. #incredibleindia #discover_india #indiatourism #traveller #travel #travelblogger #travelwriter #cheftraveller #culinaryjourney #culinarytour #gastronomictours #indiaonroad #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravelindia #natgeo

Wilson Rajan
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26 Days 8 Hours Ago

The humility of this gentle fisherman of Mararikulam is so touching. I have met him thrice during my visits to Marari Beach Resort and I admire how @cghearth the neighbourhood and it's inhabitants co-exist in such harmony. Be it the sourcing of local produce at fair prices or be it providing employment to deserving locals first or be it by setting an example of how vegetables can be successfully grown in sandy sea side land or by favouring and promoting local art... It takes a heart and a deep sense of gratitude to show such respect and love to where you belong. And the best part is that this great feeling filters down top-bottom @cghearth ...I saw the Owner in each Staff that we interacted and came across with...Thanks to one and all for your courtesy & hospitality. @the_spice_circuit find yourself transforming into a TrueTraveller #incredibleindia #discover_india #indiatourism #ownership #traveller #travel #travelblogger #travelwriter #travelandfoodblogger #foodandtravelblogger #travelandfoodwriter #foodandtravelwriter #culinarytour #gastronomicjourney #culinaryjourney

Wilson Rajan
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27 Days 8 Hours Ago

A 30 min trek with Thatta, the young at 71 Gardener @naturezoneresorts gets you on a platform which is around 2200 meters above sea level and offers a mesmerising 360 degree view of the Munnar mountainscape. Yes you are on a peak and your emotions & feelings just take a leap to a soaring high which is beyond words to describe. You are in harmony with nature and at great peace...meditate and be touched with the profoundness of the creator. For many such soulful experiences get on @the_spice_circuit and be a True Traveller. #munnar #incredibleindia #discover_india #spicetours #naturetours #traveller #travels #travelwriters #travelbloggers #foodandtravelmx #travelandfoodblogger #foodandtravelblog #foodandtravelwriters #natgeotravel #natgeotravelindia #nationalgeographictraveler #tourindia #indiatourism #hillstation

Wilson Rajan
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28 Days 8 Hours Ago

So what do you do when you have so much variety to choose from? It's hard and it's tougher when you are at it for the very first time. It's precisely for this reason that when you travel @the_spice_circuit as a group of 12 to 14, you have one among Brighton's most celebrated Chef @chefkanthi onboard with you. Not just because ours are tailored gastronomic tours but also for the reason that the most vital component of your journey, the food is thoroughly relished and enjoyed. Be it the interactive culinary sessions or the demonstrative meal or community cooking the Chef as the culinary ambassador inscribes his signature on all of it. And he is always besides you to help choose a dish or make your meal or even when you need an insight or tip A tour where it's owner and chef travels with you is special because he ensures that the taste of India lingers in you for times to come. Get on @the_spice_circuit and be a Traveller. #cheftraveller #cheftravel #travelandfood #travelandfoodblogger #travel #travellersnotebook #traveller #travelandfoodwriter #foodandtravel #foodandtravelwriter #foodandtravelblogger #spicetours #spicejourneys #incredibleindia #discover_india #indiatourism

Wilson Rajan
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29 Days 6 Hours Ago

Our tailored gastronomic tours are a culinary extravaganza where the traveller gets a first hand experience of the use of spices, taste of regional delicacies and indulges in preparing their own meals too. They also partake in customised meals be it an ayurvedic Thali or a treat served on a banana leaf or a set seafood BBQ plate. But besides all these they get to dine in properties which not only serves good food but have a great soul to them too...one such was the @thedrawingroomkochi ... By the Seaside where @emshock31 spotted a Camel strawl by to the surprise of us all; Ken @_davidrhart135 @marthaluciusstrategist @chefkanthi @lenskumar Get on @the_spice_circuit and be a Traveller #travel #traveller #travelblogger #travelwriter #travelandfoodblogger #foodandtravelwriter #foodblogger #foodwriters #cheftravel #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravel #natgeotravelindia #incredibleindia #discover_india #spicetour #spicejourneys

Wilson Rajan
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2018-01-25 06:53:12

A Community Meal... the first experience for our travellers to hands-on cooking... plucking vegetables from the 4-acre organic farm @cghearth Marari, to all the pre-prep, a brief on spices and it's use to seasoning and finishing the dishes...a great culinary experience with plenty of learnings and a well earned delicious dinner for Ken, @emshock31 @_davidrhart135 @marthaluciusstrategist @chefkanthi @lenskumar Be a Traveller, get on a journey of your lifetime @the_spice_circuit #incredibleindia #discoverindia #foodbloggers #foodwriter #travel #traveller #travelbloggers #travelwriters #cheftraveller #communitykitchen #travelandfood #natgeotravel #natgeotravelindia #nationalgeographictraveler

Wilson Rajan
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2018-01-17 23:35:04

Grandeur, glamour and gloss at its best at the Chidambara Vilas, Chettinad. Get there to feel it. To live it take a journey as a Traveller with @the_spice_circuit #incredibleindia #discover_india #travellers #chettinad #spicetours #travelblogger #travelwriters #travelandfoodblogger #travel #travelandfoodwriter #foodandtravel

Wilson Rajan
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2018-01-08 20:30:08

So what makes a perfect tour? I have often asked myself this question and have always believed that the best destination and the right hotel or resort make the perfect tour. But it's not just about these, it's all about the people; the staff at the various properties that one stays; the team involved in logistics, back end support, the guides and everyone that one comes across as part of the tour are who actually deliver a perfect tour. So when we put-together the first of our tailored gastronomic tours we made sure we choose the best destinations; stays; logistics and a great team to run the tour. But you know what, it's only when we took off with our pioneering circuit on the 6th of Jan 2018 that we realised that it's the Traveller who makes the tour a perfect one.The Traveller is the soul of a tour...its his/her expectations, it's their initiative and involvement, it's their open mindedness with which they approach the journey that determines the fate of a tour. We are blessed to have four wonderful Americans; @_davidhart135 @emshock31 @marthaluciusstrategist on our first Spice journeys and on the end of the first three days that we stayed at the Marari Beach Resort it all looks that they are going to steer this journey to one memorable feat. Thanks to the team of @cghearth particularly Chef Saiju, Mr Shibu Bhaskar, Mr Issac, Dhanish, Chef Sreeja, Sephanya, Arun and each and everyone that we interacted with.And a big thanks to @lenskumar Shaji, Shine and Kishan for being with us through the journey so far. People Matter! Don't be a Tourist, BE A TRAVELLER @the_spice_circuit #incredibleindia #discover_india #natgeotravel #natgeotravelindia #nationalgeographictraveler #tripadvisor #traveller #travelwriter #travelandfoodwriter #foodandtravelwriter #travelblogger #foodblogger

Wilson Rajan
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2018-01-01 21:06:32

Fruits and Juices...the best to start the day with and a must to have while one is on a extensive travel. The very first of the Spice Circuit's tailored gastronomic tours start on the 6th of Jan and we are highly excited to be hosting Ken, Megan, David and Martha and escorting them will be @chefkanthi , promising cinematographer @lenskumar and me. Keep track of us as we navigate through the most promising and not so know destinations in Kerala and Tamilnadu. Be a traveller @the_spice_circuit #incredibleindia #discover_india #fruitdiet #fruitsandjuices #healthytour

Wilson Rajan
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2018-01-01 04:05:48

Happy New Year 2018.

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

2017-12-30 22:08:14

What a way to end the year...The Spice Circuit's first tour to the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean', Sri Lanka is underway. The tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time.  It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoilt. Few places in the world can offer the traveller such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences in such a compact location.  Discover this island of magical proportions with The Spice Circuit and our Lankan Partner Tropical Ceylon. Don't be a tourist, be a traveller @the_spice_circuit #srilankatravel #srilanka #srilankatourism #tropicalceylon #pearloftheindianocean #travelandfoodblogger #foodandtravelbloggers #foodandtravelwriters #travelandfoodwriter #travelblogger #travelwriter #travellers #natgeotravel #nationalgeographictraveller

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

2017-12-29 21:19:48

Kalaripayattu is a martial art, which originated as a style in Kerala, southern India. It is considered to be one of the oldest surviving fighting systems still in existence in the world. Begining with an oil massage of the entire body until it is agile and supple, feats like chattom (jumping), ottam (running) and marichil (somersault) form an integral parts of Kararipayattu. Weapons like swords, daggers, spears, maces, bows and arrows are also used to practice this art form. Watch one of its demonstration while on the circuit. Don't be a tourist, be a traveller @the_souce_circuit #kalaripayattu #culturetrip #arttravel #travellers #nationalgeographictraveller #natgeotravel #condenast #incredibleindia #discover_india #martialarts #travelwriter #travelblogger #godsowncountry🌴🌴 #spicejourneys #spicetours

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

2017-12-28 22:06:35

Kathakali is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance. It is a "story play" genre of art, but one distinguished by the elaborately colourful make-up, costumes and facemasks. Kathakali is primarily a Hindu performance art of Kerala. The fully developed style of Kathakali originated around the 17th century, but its roots in the temple and folk arts are traceable to at least the 1st millennium CE. A Kathakali performance, like all classical dance arts of India, synthesizes music, vocal performers, choreography and hand and facial gestures together to express ideas. Get on the circuit to experience this flamboyant art form and know more about it. Don't be a tourist, be a traveller @the_spice_circuit #kathakali #keraladanceforms #godsowncountry🌴🌴 #travellers #nomadictraveler #wanderlust #arttravel #culturetravelling #natgeotravel #nationalgeographictraveller #travel #travelblogger #travelwriter #incredibleindia #discover_india

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

2017-12-27 21:22:49

He is the Face of India...the sentry at the Chettinadu Palace...gentle yet full of confidence; captivating yet highly hospitable. Atithi Devo Bhava’, which means that a guest is akin to god, is one of India’s most ancient maxims. And a motto that most Indians follow with utmost dedication and compassion. It's is said that there are few places as hospitable as India...get on the circuit to experience South India like never before. Don't be a tourist, be a traveller @the_spice_circuit #discover_india #incredibleindia #atithidevobhava #travellers #travelwriter #travelblogger #wanderluster #nomadictravels #godsowncountry🌴🌴 #tamilnadu #natgeotravel #nationalgeographictraveller #travellersoftheworld #worldtraveler #worldtraveller #worldtravellers