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Mr Jinto P C
Front Office Executive
The Nattika Ayurveda Beach Resort

Discover Thrissur’s Heritage Amidst Healing

Nestled along the pristine shores of Nattika Beach, our resort beckons travellers seeking not only rejuvenation but also an authentic cultural immersion. As you embark on your Ayurvedic journey, allow us to guide you through the vibrant tapestry of Thrissur’s traditions, history, and soul-stirring experiences. At Nattika Beach Ayurvedic Resort, we believe that wellness extends beyond physical health. It encompasses the mind, spirit, and connection to our surroundings. Our serene beachfront location provides the ideal backdrop for Ayurvedic treatments, allowing guests to unwind while absorbing the essence of Kerala’s culture.

Our resort bridges the gap between travellers and the local community. Strike up conversations with the friendly folks—you’ll find their stories as captivating as the ancient tales of Kerala. Listen to narratives passed down through generations. From mythical sagas to personal anecdotes, these interactions reveal the heart of Thrissur’s culture. Wander through the narrow lanes of Thrissur. Each alleyway whispers secrets of the past, lined with age-worn walls and overhanging eaves.

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The old houses, with their wooden beams and red-tiled roofs, stand as living remnants of a bygone era. Imagine the lives lived within these walls—the laughter, tears, and celebrations. Step into the workshop where skilled artisans carve intricate designs from teak and rosewood. Admire the elephant figurines, temple doors, and traditional furniture taking shape. Coir, extracted from coconut husks, finds new life in mars, baskets, and ropes. Watch as nimble hands weave intricate patterns—a testament to Kerala’s craftsmanship. Visit the artists at work. Their brushes bring mythological scenes and vibrant landscapes to life on temple walls and canvas.

Cultural Encounters Await

Vadakkumnathan Temple:
Join our guided tour to the Vadakkumnathan Temple, an ancient marvel dedicated to Lord Shiva. Witness the intricate woodwork, towering gopurams, and the sacred koothambalam where classical dances come alive. Learn about the temple’s role in Thrissur’s cultural fabric and its significance during festivals like Thrissur Pooram.

Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours:
Explore the Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours, a Gothic masterpiece near our resort. Admire the soaring belfries, murals, and icons that narrate stories of faith and resilience. Discover how this basilica reflects Kerala’s historical and religious fusion.

Ayurveda Museum:
Visit the Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum within our resort premises. Immerse yourself in Ayurveda’s history, principles, and healing practices. Understand how Ayurveda is intricately woven into Kerala’s cultural fabric.

Punnathur Kotta Elephant Sanctuary :
The sanctuary is situated in Guruvayur, a town in Thrissur district, Kerala. It spans over 10 acres and is adjacent to the Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple. The sanctuary is closely associated with the temple, which is one of the most revered pilgrimage sites for Hindus in Kerala. The sanctuary houses a significant number of captive elephants—often referred to as “Guruvayur Keshavan” elephants. These gentle giants are part of the temple’s daily ceremonies, including the Deeparadhana (evening lamp ceremony) and Aanayoottu (feeding of elephants). The sanctuary provides a safe and comfortable environment for the elephants. Visitors can observe the daily routines, feeding, and bathing sessions. Educational programs raise awareness about elephant welfare, their role in Kerala’s culture, and the need for responsible tourism. the Punnathur Kotta Elephant Sanctuary isn’t just a place to see elephants.The sight of elephants splashing in water, their trunks reaching for food, and their majestic presence leaves a lasting impressionit’s a living testament to Kerala’s deep-rooted cultural traditions and reverence for these magnificent creatures.

Cheruthuruthy Eco-Garden and Art Museum:
Hidden gem in Kerala, offering a unique blend of natural beauty, art, and culture. The eco-garden spans 23 acres and is nestled amidst greenery. Guests can take leisurely walks, breathe in the fresh air, and appreciate the natural surroundings. The garden reflects Kerala’s rich cultural heritage. Explore the landscaped pathways, sculptures, and serene water features. The museum houses a collection of sculptures, paintings, and artifacts. Guests can admire the intricate craftsmanship and learn about Kerala’s artistic legacy. Look out for exhibits related to Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, and other classical dance forms. These art forms are integral to Kerala’s cultural identity.. The museum occasionally hosts workshops where guests can try their hand at traditional art techniques like mural painting or pottery. Keep an eye out for live performances—perhaps a Kathakali demonstration or a Mohiniyattam recital.. Find a quiet spot within the eco-garden or near the museum. Reflect on the art, culture, and natural beauty surrounding you. Remember, Cheruthuruthy Eco-Garden and Art Museum is more than just a place—it’s an immersive experience that celebrates Kerala’s soulful heritage.

Thrissur Pooram :
Guests at Nattika Beach Ayurvedic Resort have a golden opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant cultural extravaganza of Thrissur Pooram.a grand spectacle that transcends mere celebration, awaits them In April or May, the heart of Thrissur city bursts forth with colour, music, and fervour. Ten temples, each representing a unique deity, converge in a harmonious dance of devotion. Vibrantly caparisoned elephants’ parade through the streets, their majestic presence captivating all who witness their regal stride. The air resonates with the rhythm of chenda, kurumkuzhal, kombu, and elathalam—instruments that echo Kerala’s soul. Guests will witness the exhilarating spectacle of quick and rhythmic parasol changes—a symphony of vibrant colors. Thousands of spectators join the euphoria as a traditional orchestra fills the air, its beats reverberating through the collective heart of the crowd. The grand finale illuminates the night sky, painting constellations with bursts of light. People from all walks of life come together, transcending barriers of caste, creed, and religion. The streets echo with laughter and joy as families and friends exchange greetings, savoring traditional Kerala delicacies. They stand along the procession route, witnessing majestic elephants adorned with golden umbrellas and colorful silks. Their hands join the crowd’s rhythmic wave to the traditional orchestra—a shared heartbeat. They marvel at the mesmerizing fireworks, etching memories that will linger long after Thrissur Pooram ends.Thrissur Pooram is a magnificent celebration that brings people together, and guests at Nattika Beach Ayurvedic Resort can be part of this unforgettable experience.

Exploring local markets in Thrissur is a delightful way for guests to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture and discover unique treasures. Here are some suggestions for your guests at Nattika Beach Ayurvedic Resort:

  • Chalai Market (Thrissur City): Chalai Market is a bustling bazaar where locals and visitors converge. It’s a sensory feast with colorful stalls, aromatic spices, and fresh produce. Guests can buy fragrant Kerala spices like cardamom, black pepper, and cinnamon. These make excellent souvenirs. Chalai Market offers a variety of traditional Kerala textiles, including Kasavu sarees (white sarees with golden borders) and mundus (dhotis). Encourage guests to taste seasonal fruits like jackfruit, mangoes, and banana varieties..
  • Puthenpally Market (Near Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours):Located near the basilica, Puthenpally Market is a charming local market. Guests can find handcrafted items like coconut shell products, wooden toys, and bamboo artifacts. Suggest trying traditional snacks such as achappam (rose cookies), murukku, and kuzhalappam (savory snacks).
  • Kerala Artisans’ Village (Vellarakkad):While not exactly a market, this village showcases Kerala’s traditional crafts. Guests can watch skilled artisans create bronze lamps, pottery, and coir products. Recommend picking up hand woven coir mats, cane baskets, or brassware.
  • Thrissur Pooram Exhibition Ground(During Thrissur Pooram Festival): If your guests visit during the Thrissur Pooram festival (usually in April/May), they’ll find a vibrant exhibition ground. The fair features stalls selling everything from jewelry to clothing to toys. Encourage guests to admire the intricately carved elephant statues.
At Nattika Beach Ayurvedic Resort, we don’t just offer treatments; we invite you to embrace Thrissur’s soulful heritage. Let the rhythmic waves of Nattika Beach carry you into a world where wellness and culture intertwine. In the union of wellness and culture, Nattika Beach Ayurvedic Resort invites you to not just be a guest but a participant—a seeker of balance, a witness to tradition, and a traveller on a soulful journey.. Explore the harmonious blend of wellness and culture at Nattika Beach Ayurvedic Resort, where every moment becomes a celebration of Kerala’s soul!