8. By the backwatersPoovar was a holiday I gifted myself. It was pure indulgence, but it’s good to pamper yourself every once in a while.We were on a road trip in Kerala in March 2017, where our last stop was Poovar, a tiny island sandwiched between the backwaters of Kerala and the Arabian Sea. We stayed at the Estuary Island Resort which was all things fancy - right from a swim in the pool under the moonlight to buffets on a floating restaurant. We also squeezed in a 30min massage after a stroll on their private beach. And if that wasn’t all, we took a drop to our car park by speed boat through Poovar’s backwaters. The resort was a world in itself, away from the hectic lives we lead in the city.