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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Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

1 Day 3 Hours Ago

The UnHoteliers, whom we befriended on Instagram gave us the opportunity to host them over a 10-Nights Homestay Circuit across Kerala and we hope they will cherish this for times. As part of the circuit they @unhotelier were with us for 2 Nights to experience a Village Stay. And it was our privilege to take them around; the Local Cashew Factory; the Farmers Market; boating at the largest fresh water lake of Kerala, a Rubber Plantation Tour and a visit to the Paddy Fields and yes a taste of Keralan delicalies prepared by my mother and sister. Apart from the personal bond that we have developed, @the_spice_circuit looks forward to a collaboration with the @unhotelier to offer a travel experience that's isn't just out of the box but one which will refresh, rejuvenate, re-energise and drive travellers to re-discover our lands. #thespicecircuit #unhotel #villagestay #homestaykerala #homestay #experientialtravel #experientialtourism #keralatour #keralatourism #keralablogexpress #keralatravel #keralatravelgram #incredibleindia #indiatourism #discover_india #_travelersofindia #culinarytraveler #rejuvenate #refresh #reenergize #reenergise

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

3 Days 4 Hours Ago

Finally got to meet the Ex-Head Chef of Hoppers, London @chef_pillai truly a Chef par excellence not only in his culinary skills but for the wonderful human being he is...so soft spoken, so welcoming and so grounded. Have been following his works for some time and my admiration for him has grown in leaps since he made the decision to shift back to India... London's Loss is not only Kollam's but Kerala's Gain and for the plans that he has with @theraviz I am sure the food landscapes in @kerala is going to witness a sea of change in the very near future. I met Chef this 18th along with the founders of @unhotelier who were so thrilled and excited to meet him and experience his food and presence. For a man who has achieved so many milestones, being there to escort us personally for a property tour and decide on our food talks so much of his humility... We @the_spice_circuit salute his decision to be back home for good and wish him success and laurels ahead. Thank You @chef_pillai ...a great friend of @chefkanthi and a great motivation for all of us. #greatchef #hoppers @ldn_restaurants #kollam #travelandfoodblogger #traveller #travel #cheftraveller #cntraveller #outlookresponsibletourisum #natgeotravelindia #condenastraveller #nationalgeographictraveler #travelwriter #travelblogger #cheftravel #cheftraveller #culinarytour #gastronomictour #keralatourism #keralablogexpress

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

11 Days 1 Hour Ago

A land of arts and festivals, Kerala is well known for its diverse forms of performing arts. The various communities in Kerala contribute to its rich and colorful culture. In the arena of arts and festivals Kathakali is the best exposure of visual treat. And as a dance form, Mohiniyattam which has a tradition over hundreds of years is attractive.Chakkiar Koothu and Ottamthullal are satirical form of art.  Theyyam is another very popular ritual and art form of north Kerala and is very colorful.  And Panchavadhyam, which is a combination of five instruments, is a very typical and interesting orchestra of Kerala. The heritage of Kerala has been rooted with the art and culture and these ancient facets are the back born of Kerala. While @the_spice_circuit sink in its art and cultural richness. #thespicecircuit #kerala #keralaart #keralaartform #keralafestival #keralaculture #keralatourism #keralatravelgram #godsowncountrykerala ##keralatour #keralatravel #traveller #travel #indiatourism #incredibleindia #discover_india #_travelersofindia #passionpassport #lonelyplanetindia #lonelyplanet #cntraveller #condenastraveller #outlooktraveller #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravelindia #keraladance #culinarytraveler #gastronomictour

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

14 Days 10 Hours Ago

Much as the Coconut flesh is delicious and nutritious, the coconut shell has its uses too. Coconut shells can be used in so many ways, it's no wonder that the coconut tree is referred to as the tree of life. Useful, decorative, and affordable are a few words that can accurately describe the nature of coconut trees and shells. Finding ways to repurpose coconut shells can prove an eco-friendly way to create a few things for the house. While @the_spice_circuit culinary tour To @keralagodsowncountry get to see its many uses; that as a catalyst to fire up a wood stove to being used as a kitchen spoon or just as a bowl to collect the rubber sap...and it's not just the shell but every bit of the tree and it's fruit that are of great use. #thespicecircuit #coconutshell #coconuttree #treeoflife #coconuts #traveller #travel #passionpassport #truetravellers #purposefultraveller #learnwhileyoutravel

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

16 Days 5 Hours Ago

An exotic fruit grown in tropical regions of the world, a native to South India, Jackfruit has a spiky outer skin and is green or yellow in color. It is the largest tree fruit in the world and can reach up to 80 pounds (35 kg) in weight. Having a subtle sweet and fruity flavor, Jackfruit is said to taste similar to a combination of fruits, including apples, pineapples, mangoes and bananas. Vegans and vegetarians often use this fruit as a meat substitute due to its texture. It's very nutritious and has several health benefits and apart from being eating ripe, the raw fruit including its seed is used in a number of exotic recipes.  While @the_spice_circuit relish some of its most popular preparations.  #thespicecircuit #jackfruit #jackfruitrecipes #jackfruits #tropical #tropicalfruit #keralatourism #keralablogexpress #godsowncountrykerala #traveller #travel #travelandfoodblogger #travelblogger #foodandtravelwriter #lonelyplanetindia #lonelyplanet #cntraveller #condenastraveller #cnntravellerindia #nationalgeographictraveler #outlooktraveller #natgeotravelindia #natgeotravel #incredibleindia #indiatravelgram #_travelersofindia #discover_india #indiatourism #indiablogger

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

17 Days 6 Hours Ago

God's gift to beat the sultry heat of the tropics...Tender Coconut Water. No doubt it's delicious, nutritious and wholesome, but which is the best variety for yielding tasty coconut water? According to scientists among the various coconut varieties, Chowghat Orange Dwarf from Kerala is considered the best. Chowghat Orange Dwarf gives 300 to 350 ml of tender coconut water. The round nuts are orange in colour. The trees flower in 3.5 years and bear nuts in 4.5 years. They bear 100 nuts per annum. Nuts are plucked in six to seven months for their tender water purpose. Tender coconut water is good for oral rehydration, kills intestinal worms, and is rich in sugar, minerals, vitamins and amino acids.  While @the_spice_circuit palamoottil pandakasala homestay get to drink the most sweetest of these tender coconuts. #thespicecircuit #tendercoconut #coconutwater #homestay #keralahomestay #keralablogexpress #godsowncountrykerala #keralatourism #keralatravelgram #keralatraveldiaries #incredibleindia #indiatourism #discover_india #_travelersofindia #indiatravelgram #condenastraveller #cntraveler #nationalgeographictraveler #outlooktraveller #travelandfoodblogger #travelblogger #traveller #travelwise #travel #passionpassport

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

18 Days 4 Hours Ago

The cashew tree is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed and the cashew apple. Native to northeastern Brazil, the Portuguese colonists in Brazil began exporting cashew nuts as early as the 1550s. Major production of cashews occurs in Vietnam, Nigeria, India, and Ivory Coast. The cashew nut, often simply called a cashew, is widely consumed. It is eaten on its own, used in Indian gravies and recipes, or processed into cashew cheese or butter. The shell of the cashew seed yields derivatives that can be used in many applications including lubricants, waterproofing and paints.  The cashew apple is a light reddish to yellow fruit, whose pulp can be processed into a sweet, astringent fruit drink or distilled into liquor. While @the_spice_circuit get to see the tree and it's fruit and visit a local factory to know of how it's processed. #thespicecircuit #cashewcheese #cashewbutter #cashewnuts #cashewfactory #cashewapple #cashews #keralablogexpress #keralatourism #keralahomestays #incredibleindia #discover_india #_travelersofindia #indiatourism #condenastraveller #cnntraveller #cntraveller #nationalgeographictraveler #outlooktraveller #traveller #travel #passionpassport #wanderwisely #traveldeeper #culinarytour #foodtour #culinaryjourney

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

19 Days 4 Hours Ago

While a rising sun is a symbol of hope and of new beginning a setting sun sends out a message that everything that comes to life shall rise to its peak and then descend to end. Just as in our lives...we bring cheer when we are born and as we grow we demonstrate our nature similar to that of the sun... Rise up in our lives to shine bright and succeed or sometimes hide like him behind the clouds and surrender. But it's the values that we inbibe through our life, it's our attitude, it's our conviction and our good conscious that will allow us to shine even if there are dark clouds of challenges that confront our journey. And it's these values that determines the fate of how one will finally set in his/her life...leaving behind an aura that is as captivating as of this setting sun in the pic taken by @lenskumar a refection of the meaning and purpose your life was off, not just to you but to those around you. Catch these moments while @the_spice_circuit and find your soul over one of our culinary sojourns. #thespicecircuit #sunset #settingsun #shine #lifewithapurpose #traveller #traveller #cntraveller #condenastraveller #outlooktraveller #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravelindia #travelblogger #_travelersofindia #incredibleindia #indiatourism #discover_india #soulfultraveler #soulfuljourney #soulfultravel #culinarytravel

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

20 Days 10 Hours Ago

Clay tile roofing is one of the oldest and most used types of roofing in the world. There has been evidence found of its use dating back to 10,000 BC, and in locations from North America, to Egypt, to Rome. One of its many advantages is it's durability. Secondly, it is available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors thereby adding more character and interest to the appearance of your home.  It also has reflective properties, which help to increase the efficiency of heating and cooling systems. This type of material is not susceptible to mold or rot, and does not shrink and expand with the temperature like wood. Experience the charm of these tiles @the_spice_circuit Palamoottil Pandakasala homestay. #thespicecircuit  #claytileroof #homestay #homedecor #villagetourism #villagelife #liveinavillage #keralatour #keralatourism #keralatravel #keralatravelgram #keralablogexpress #keraladiaries #godsowncountrykerala #incredibleindia #indiatourism #discover_india #_travelersofindia #travelandfoodblogger #traveller #travel #cntraveller #condenastraveller #nationalgeographictraveler #outlooktraveller #homestaykerala

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

21 Days 3 Hours Ago

Labour of the day... Deshelled 80 coconuts for making coconut oil. These will be broken up into half's and sun-dried till they come out on their own from their thick shells and then the coconut flesh will be cut into bits and sun dried for a week or two until they are good to be sent to the mill to extract oil from them. Coconut is one tree whose every bit is used for something or the other...while @the_spice_circuit witness it's many uses. And when at Palamoottil Pandakasala, our homestay get a coconut oil head massage, or relish a karimeen (pearl spot fish) fried in it and also get to take home some...use just a bit of it to temper your food and let the flavours of Kerala stay with you for times. #coconutoil #coconut #keralacuisine #keralafood #godsowncountrykerala #keralablogexpress #keralatour #keralatravelgram #incredibleindia #discover_india #_travelersofindia #indiatourism #foodblogger #travelandfoodblogger #travelblogger #condenastraveller #cntraveller #nationalgeographictraveler #outlooktraveller #keralatourism #traveller #travel #culinarytourism #gastronomictour #culinarytour #foodtour #thespicecircuit

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

22 Days 2 Hours Ago

Picking and plucking vegetables from your own garden is so rewarding & satisfying. The Asparagus Beans, Bitter Guard and Green Chillies seen here are from Mrs Rajan's kitchen garden @the_spice_circuit Palamoottil Pandakasala Homestay. Truly organic, pesticide free and straight from the garden... Fresh to the core these would be part of our meal for tonight and tomorrow...it could be yours too. While you do the Kerala Circuit with us, experience a home amidst a village, where you will not only cook with the mother of the house but also learn of the various sustainable efforts that are part of the village lifestyle. #kitchengarden #homestay #keralahomestay #sooranad #thespicecircuit #keralatravel #keralatourism #keralatravelgram #keralafood #keralacuisine #culinarytourism #culinarytour #foodtour #gastronomictour #culinaryjourney #culinarytraveler #culinarytravel #traveller #travelblogger #foodandtravelwriters #foodandtravelblogger #condenastraveller #cntraveller #nationalgeographictraveler #outlooktraveller #natgeotravelindia #incredibleindia #indiatourism #_travelersofindia #discover_india

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

23 Days 17 Hours Ago

The youngest in the family, the most pampered and the life of the house - Chris, left for India tonight to be with his Grandma. The last week has been a tough passage for him and this evening was his hardest... saying goodbye to his Mum and Sis, a sorrowful departure...he hasn't lived away from us ever and the coming couple of weeks and months are not only going to be a test for him but for the family. I sincerely pray that he is able to adapt and accommodate himself into the new environment, new school and with new people. I hope he will be of strength and support to my Mum and a good reason for the extended family to often visit her. I am also looking forward to see him as the young star @the_spice_circuit the welcome face of our Homestay. Wish him luck! #family

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

24 Days 18 Hours Ago

The country pavilion of @srilankantourism @arabian_travel_market was a great attraction and we @the_spice_circuit are highly excited for our pioneering culinary tour to the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean' scheduled from 7th to 15th October, 2018. The 8 Nights and 9 Days tour of this magical island nation will not only celebrate its gastronomic legacy but also showcase it's history, heritage and heroics of its people. Welcome to Sri Lanka...limited slots, to register or for more info writr to us at: sales@spicecircuit.com #thespicecircuit #srilankatravel #srilankatour #srilankatourism #srilanka🇱🇰 #srilankatrip #srilankadiaries #srilankacuisine #toursrilanka #culinarytour #culinarytourism #culinarytraveler #culinarytraveling #gastronomicjourney #gastronomictour #foodtour #travelandfoodblogger #traveller #travel #srilankaatm18

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

2018-04-21 03:14:18

Few places in the world can offer the traveller such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location.  Within a mere area of  65,610 kilometres lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330 kilometres of coastline - much of it pristine beach - 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, to a culture that extends back to over 2,500 years.  Welcome to Sri Lanka, an island of magical proportions, once known as Serendib, Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and Ceylon.  Limited slots, to reserve your space write to us at: sales@spicecircuit.com Take this journey with @the_spice_circuit and experience being a Traveller. #srilankatour #srilankatourism #srilanka #srilankatraveldiary #srilankatravelsecrets #srilanka🇱🇰 #culinarytourism #culinarytour #foodtour #travelandfoodblogger #foodblogger #travelblogger #condenastraveller #outlooktraveller #cntraveller #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravel #passionpassport #discoversrilanka #thespicecircuit

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

2018-04-20 08:18:56

This October @the_spice_circuit travels across Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and most likely to Karnataka (during November), We are calling for foodies and travellers from across the globe, those who would like to explore these Dravidian land specially to experience its regional cuisine and in parallel also know of their history and heritage; witness their natural and cultural splendour and engage with the people and their traditions. You may either take up this culinary journey One on or do a back to back tour of One or Two or more. Apart from the mentioned dates, you may let us know of your specific dates and we will customise a memorable journey for you. To get on the circuit, write to us at: sales@spicecircuit.com  #srilankatourism #srilankatravel #tamilnadutourism #keralatourism #karnatatourism #incredibleindia #indiatourism #discover_india #_travelersofindia #culinarytourism #culinarytour #culinarytraveler #traveller #travel #travelandfoodblogger #travelblogger #condenastraveller #cntraveller #outlooktraveller #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravelindia

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

2018-04-19 05:05:30

Host to some of India's largest and most powerful dynasties, the state has across the centuries, carried a legacy of art and culture. This southern state is a tapestry of colours, cultures, flavours and landscapes. Sedate plains suddenly rise to dizzying mist covered hilly heights, languid rivers that flow past cities; cities that sometimes escape into the deep forests and sometimes stretch their arms wide open to embrace the sea. Coming soon @the_spice_circuit this culinary sojourn to Karnatala is going to be an enchanting journey...a perfect amalgamation of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The high point of which is going to be the vineyard tour. #thespicecircuit #karnatakatourism #karnataka #karnataka_tourism #incredibleindia #indiatourism #discover_india #_travelersofindia #traveller #travel #travelandfoodblogger #culinarytour #culinarytourism #foodtour #vineyard #vineyardtour #vineyardtours #vineyardlunch #winetasting #wine

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

2018-04-18 05:26:56

Looking forward to this one big travel event and to connect with the right set of industry experts, travel professionals, tour agents, tourism officials, service providers and it's other stakeholders. This would also be an opportunity to meet up with our associates and a few friends from the trade and I sincerely hope to add a few more people to this list. For us @the_spice_circuit it's all about people...people who are passionate about what they do; people who will go out of the way to not only deliver but to add a factor of wow; people who care and are highly responsible; people who create, nurture hold onto and value relationships for life @arabian_travel_market I will be looking for such People who will not only add strength to us but also act as catalyst to sustain and enlarge our culinary tours, homestays, restaurants and it's related businesses. #arabiantravelmarket #travelprofessional #culinarytourism #culinarytour #culinarytravel #traveller #travel #foodtourist #foodtour #incredibleindia #indiatourism #discover_india #keralablogexpress #condenastraveller #cntraveller #outlooktraveller #nationalgeographictraveler #homestay #keralahomestays

Wilson Rajan
(@wilson.rajan)

2018-04-17 06:38:25

The Spice Circuit culinary tour of Kerala spanning 9 Nights and 10 days during 21st to 30th October, 2018 is one promising itinerary which would not only deliver a high on the culinary aspect but unravel to you the diversity and splendor of God's Own Country. From a beach with a fishermen's village in the foreground to the old town heritage and history; through the summer capital of the British Raj into the Periyar lake and its wildlife; cruising through the serene and scintillating backwaters to the once cashew capital of the world; a life in the village amidst a family that just loves to host its travelers...Small groups of 12-16 only, sign up early @the_spice_circuit and take a journey...one that you would cherish for your lifetime. #thespicecircuit #traveller #rravel #keralatravelgram #keralatourism #godsowncountrykerala #discover_india #_travelersofindia #incredibleindia #indiatourism #keralablogexpress #culinarytourism #culinarytravel #culinarytour #cntraveller #condenastraveller #outlooktraveller #nationalgeographictraveler #natgeotravelindia #travelandfoodblogger #travelblogger