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Thrissur Homestay

Thrissur Homestay with AestheticHoliday

When you talk about Thrissur Homestay, AestheticHoliday is the first choice. AestheticHoliday is a serviced villa with all modern amenities, and it is not just a homestay. It is ideally suited for small groups of about 10 to 20 people. The ambience is ideal for small parties and we have a swimming pool in the courtyard. AestheticHoliday is situated in a 4-acre nutmeg orchard. There are 3 AC bedrooms and 2 Non-AC rooms. The majority of our clients are groups attending weddings in Thrissur or NRI families visiting their relatives in Thrissur. If you are looking for a homestay in Thrissur, do contact us.

About Thrissur Homestay

Thrissur is situated in the centre of the state of Kerala and is also known as the Cultural Capital of Kerala because of its cultural, spiritual and religious leanings throughout history. The district hosts the Thrissur Pooram carnival, the most colourful and magnificent temple festival in Kerala. The festival is held at the Thekkinkadu grounds in April or May. Thrissur has a large number of well-known temples including the Vadakkumnathan temple, Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple and Paramekkavu temple, and the Guruvayur temple as well as two famous churches, the Our Lady of Lourdes Syro-Malabar Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral and the Our Lady of Dolours Syro-Malabar Catholic Basilica. Thrissur homestay is located in this exotic location.

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Welcome to Thrissur, Kerala

Category : Thrissur

Kerala, India

Lonely Planet has named Kerala among the world’s 10 best family destinations in 2014. This is a historic moment, and an opportunity to help the reeling economy of the state badly battered by the returning expatriates. But are we (and our leaders) ready to embrace this opportunity?

Thrissur is also known as the Cultural Capital of Kerala because of its cultural, spiritual and religious leanings throughout history. AestheticHoliday is just the right place for a comfortable stay in Trichur! Spring into a well deserved break at AestheticHoliday!

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The Carluke Apple Orchard and the Thrissur Nutmeg Orchard

The Nutmeg Orchard is located at Kombodinjamakkal, 30 km from Thrissur City. AerstheticHoliday offers luxury accommodation for up to 20 people in  the middle of a tropical nutmeg garden.

Carluke Orchards

Photo Credit: Bell Eapen

The Carluke Orchard is located at 2194 Shaver Road S, Ancaster, Ontario.The Inksetter Family first planted the orchards way back in 1965.

Carluke Orchard path

Photo Credit: Bell Eapen

Audrey Examining Apples in Carluke Orchard

Photo Credit: Bell Eapen

We visited Carluke orchard last Saturday and had a great time picking the Golden Gala and Cortland apples.

Bell Tasting Apples

Sinu Picking Apples

Photo credit: Bell Eapen

They also have a country store offering local products. We tried their Raspberry pie.

Carluke Orchard

Photo Credit: Bell Eapen


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Dundurn Castle and The Thrissur Pooram



Thrissur Pooram (Malayalam: തൃശ്ശൂര്‍ പൂരം) is an annual Hindu temple festival held in Kerala, India. It is held at the Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur and is famous for pulikkali.

Dundurn National Historic Site

Dundurn Castle is a historic neoclassical mansion on York Boulevard in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Commemoration Parade

Commemoration Parade for the War of 1812

This was the magnificent home of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, one of Canada’s first premiers. Dundurn castle has more than 40 rooms on three floors.

The Living Area

The Living Area

The City of Hamilton and Six Nations community members joined today to commemorate the end of the War of 1812.

The Hamilton Military Museum

The Hamilton Military Museum

Dundurn Castle and The Hamilton Military Museum offered a free open house during the occasion.

Servant Quarters

Servant Quarters

We made use of that opportunity to see the interiors of this grand country home for the MacNab family and the servants working below stairs.

The top floor

The top floor


Scottish Rite Club of Hamilton

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The wines of Kerala – Part 2

Category : Canada , Kerala , Malayalam , Niagara

English: Nutmegs (Myristica fragrans) on a tre...

മലയാളം: ജാതിക്ക (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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The aroma of the Niagara wines reminded me of the nutmeg shells. Probably nutmeg shells are deeply imprinted in my memory database. I should tell my Mom to try making nutmeg wine!

Wines of Kerala

Wines of Kerala

Mallu winemakers traditionally use Bharani (ഭരണി ), the locally available porcelain container with a lid as French or American oak is beyond their reach. Porcelain obviously cannot bestow the fruity flavour to the wine. So we may have to find an innovative container for wine making. കറുവാപട്ട  (Cinnamon) may be a good replacement for oak, though I am not sure whether the flavour will be too much. Anyways, I am sure my Mom adds cinnamon to the wine that she makes.



Apparently, the oak barrels are air tight with no residual air at the top. Air changes the flavour of the wine. Wine should be allowed to breath only when the bottle is opened, just like the infant takes the first birth after birth. Bharani’s are not airtight. So this may be an important limitation for wines of Kerala.

Do you have any tips to improve the taste of our wines?

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Wineries of Niagara – part 1

Wineries of Niagara

Wineries of Niagara

My Mom makes wine. Her wine was the only wine I got to drink for a long time till I got hooked to the taste of Chilean wine served on Emirates flights. I am not a connoisseur of fine wines and I may not be able to differentiate red from white if blindfolded. But ever since I tasted the real thing, I tried to convince my Mom that what she makes is not wine, but fermented grape juice.


A wine Checkerboard.

Today after tasting wines from many of the picturesque wineries strewn over the Niagara region, I learnt many new things about the art of winemaking. I am more or less sure my Mom’s sugar syrup tastes not so “winey” not because of the grapes of Thrissur being different from the grapes of Ontario or the hot humid winds from the Athirappilly waterfalls being different from dry cool winds from Niagara falls. I have some theories and some suggestions for the “mallu” winemakers.

Wine stored in oak barrels

Wine stored in oak barrels


But first, let me summarize what I learnt today: Aroma contributes to 40% of the taste. So next time smell it before you gulp it down. The taste of the wine depends on the climatic conditions during harvest. The 2012 wines are the best lot in Ontario. The wine gets its fruity flavour from the oak wine barrels. Canadian oak is hard and not suitable for this purpose. So here they get it from US or France. Both give distinct flavours. When you smell the wine, it may remind you of some fruit based on your experience or “your memory database”. Do you know which fruit it reminded me of? Will be back with this soon.

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Princess Point – Hamilton, ON.

Category : Canada



Horizon (Photo credit: beapen)












Princess Point is located in the south east corner of Cootes Paradise Marsh, and is the principle access point to the surrounding natural areas. The property is part of the Cootes Paradise Nature Sanctuary owned and managed by the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Sanctuary (Photo credit: beapen)

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Spring 2014

Category : Hamilton

The Chedoke Radial Recreational Trail is a pedestrian and bicycle pathway developed on the former right of way of the Brantford and Hamilton Electric Railway.  It is part of the Bruce Trail.  Beginning at Hillcrest Avenue, the trail runs for 2.7 kilometers southwest, crossing the Chedoke Golf Course and traversing the escarpment to Scenic Drive.  Here, the trail links with a Hamilton Region Conservation Authority Trail that crosses the Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area and ends at Highway 403.

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Scottish Rite Club of Hamilton & Frozen Niagara

Category : Canada , Hamilton

There was an open-house at Scottish Rite Club, Queen Street, Hamilton.

This ‘farmhouse’ originally built by James Mills in 1820 was later modified in 1895 by George T. Tuckett.

We ventured out in the freezing wind to have a glimpse inside this mansion.

The woodwork was elegantly rustic, and their majestic cathedral used for masonic ceremonies was breath taking. They have all-inclusive wedding packages.

Our trip to ‘frozen’ Niagara last month was enjoyable too. My video of frozen Niagara went ‘mini’ viral following news about frozen Niagara in BBC website. 

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Palli Perunnal to Festival of Lights

Category : Food

Went for the festival of lights at the waterfront yesterday, marking the beginning of Xmas celebrations. Was it impressive? Well, not for someone who has seen  കുഴികട്ടുശ്ശേരി പള്ളി പെരുന്നാൾ , അയ്യപ്പൻ കാവ്‌ ഉത്സവം and Kombodinjamakkal ചന്ദനക്കുടം.  🙂

Sinu asked me a question there, that every wife asks the husband many times. What are my favourite dishes (Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana – style)? (Excluding the ones she cooks). My answer was quick: My Mom’s chicken, Mother in law’s pork and Geeta Aunty’s Beef. Here are the reasons why: My Mom adds tomato sauce to chicken fry giving it a unique flavour. My Mother in law adds പെരുംജീരകം instead of ordinary ജീരകം to pork. Geeta Aunty uses a unique breed of beef found only in Aloor and bought from the slaughter house near Aloor gate!

 Some tastes stay with you forever!