Events organised by Consulate General of India, Guangzhou
The Consulate General of India in Guangzhou is celebrating the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on 9 January 2017.
RBI has released guidelines regarding Extension of deadline for deposit of Demonetized banknotes at RBI ( Mumbai , Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Nagpur) for resident Indians abroad till 31 March and NRIs till 30 June 2017.
The Ministry of Tourism has introduced a 24x7 Toll Free Multi-Lingual Tourist Help Line to facilitate visits of foreign tourist visiting India.
International Day of Yoga
The 2nd International Day of India (IDY) in Southern China was celebrated in five cities jointly organized by the Consulate General of India, Guangzhou with the local Municipality governments and other Yoga Institutes.
Known as “God’s own country”, the state of Kerala is bestowed with a pleasant and equable tropical climate throughout the year.
Bestowed with a pleasant and equable climate throughout the year, Kerala is a tropical land with the coast running down its entire length and the Western Ghats forming a protective barrier against the dry winds from up north. The monsoons (June-September & October-November) and summer (February-May) are the seasons markedly experienced here, while winter is only a slight drop in temperature from the normal range of 28-32 degree celsius.
Kerala's history is closely linked with its commerce, which until recent times revolved around its spice trade. Celebrated as the Spice Coast of India, ancient Kerala played host to travellers and traders from across the world including the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, French and the British. Almost all of them have left their imprint on this land in some form or the other - architecture, cuisine, literature.
Kerala Backwaters and Houseboats: A cruise in houseboats (Kettuvallam or boat tied with coir ropes) in the backwaters of Kerala is a remarkable experience, an opportunity to enjoy and contain an unhurried pace of life. The Kerala Backwaters are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast (known as the Malabar Coast) of Kerala state in southern India. The network includes five large lakes (including Ashtamudi Kayal and Vembanad Kayal) linked by 1500 km of canals, both manmade and natural, fed by 38 rivers, and extending virtually the entire length of Kerala state. The backwaters were formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range. Floating along on cool tranquil water one can experience at hand the unusual representation of Kerala life. Nowadays environment friendliness has become the yardstick gauging the efficiency of transportation.
Ayurvedic Treatments in Kerala: Kerala is also the place where the tradition of Ayurveda goes back to 4500 BC. And Panchakarma is the king of Ayurvedic treatments. Panchakarma translates as 'five actions' in Sanskrit and is a culmination of various Ayurvedic treatments, from massage to nasal drops, over a minimum of seven days. The idea is that the mind and body are cleansed of toxins. Some of the world’s most experienced practitioners operate in the state of Kerala. There is perhaps no other place in the world that provides the perfect natural setting for Ayurveda's healing touch as does Kerala. Kerala's tropical forests are home to over 900 different Ayurvedic herbs and medicinal plants and Agasthyakoodam, a peak in the southern part, nurtures some of the rarest varieties - most of them endemic to the region.
Information on Ayurveda centers in Kerala: http://www.keralatourism.org/ayurveda/ayurclassified.php
Elephant Festival: The Kerala Elephant festival is celebrated every year sometime between mid-April to Mid-May as per the Malayalam Calendar at the Vadakkumnathan Temple in Thrissur, Kerala. This annual festival is referred to as “Thrissur Pooram” and is regarded as the festival of all festivals in Kerala. The festival features a procession of around 30 colourfully decorated elephants. These temple elephants are decorated with gold plated forehead ornament called “Nettipattom”, and are further adorned with bells and necklaces. The Mahouts and Priests mounted on the elephants hold silk parasols called Muthukuda and sway large white Yak tail whisks called “Venchamaram” and Large peacock feather fans called “Aalavattom” to the rhythm of the “Panchavadyam”.Other attractions include drum concerts, ornamental parasol displays, and fireworks. The festival is a huge cultural event that runs through the night with exuberant celebrations. The Thrissur Pooram runs for a marathon 36 hours, with an intense crescendo of fireworks at around 2.30 a.m. Foreigners can catch the action from special viewing platforms.
Location: Southwestern tip of India 位置：印度西南端