Kerala – The Treasure of Nature

Jeweled with a pleasant and calm climate round 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. With almost 600 Km of the glorious Arabian sea in its neighborhood, Kerala is South India’s most serene state.

Mostly famous for its seafood cuisines, you can experience a ‘laid back’ India as a getaway from your hectic routine. Rejuvenation is something one can be assured of while going back from this ‘State of Backwaters’. Kerala has a lot to offer for everyone who comes in. Just setting foot on this swath of soul-quenching, palm-shaded green will slow your subcontinental stride to a blissed-out amble. A world away from the frenzy of elsewhere your search for a place with pleasure for your eyes & soul will surely end here. Nothing can beat the earthly combination of greenery around, water flowing next to walkways, taste bud tickling food & a horizon of vibrant colors.

For those who come to relax, go for walks on the serene beaches soaking themselves in the pleasant cool breeze blowing from over the surface of the sea. The ‘many’ exciting things to do are taking a ride on the elephant back with the famous ‘coconut water’.
The list is endless; Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife, waterfalls, sprawling plantations and paddy fields, Ayurvedic health holidays, enchanting art forms and magical festivals.

Best Places to visit:-

Alleppey (Alappuzha) is a large network of canals and one of the major centers for backwater boat trips. This place is where narrow canals, rivers, lakes, lagoons, and land meet are aptly called “Alleppey backwaters”. Kerala’s main backwaters stretch north, east, and south of Alleppey while Vembanadh Lake, Kerala’s largest, reaches all the way to Kochi. A backwater cruise trip makes one belief for why Kerala is known to be ‘God’s own country’. This cruise takes you through the Vembanad Lake, the biggest freshwater lake in Kerala on the lakes and rivers, along canals past scenic islands offering sublime views of coconut and paddy fields, fishing nets, toddy tapers at work, flocks of ducks swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky and typical Kerala village houses.

Munnar:- 
Considered as South India’s largest tea plantation region, Munnar is situated in a confluence of 3 mountain streams- Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala. It has also served as the summer capital of the erstwhile British rulers in South India. Located at a height of 1600 km above the sea level is a popular resort town for its sprawling tea plantation and winding lanes.

 


One of the interesting sights of this valley is the flower ‘Neelakurinji’ because it blooms every 12 years, and this is the time when the hills appear all blue for the color of the flower. The low mountain scenery is such magnificent – you’re often up above the clouds watching veils of mist clinging to the mountaintops.

Varkala:

 

Varkala is a coastal town and municipality located 50 Km north-west of Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. It is essentially a town of a 2000-year-old temple of Janardhana Swami, and the main Papanasham Beach (next to it) is a holy place where Hindus come to make offerings for passed loved ones, assisted by priests.

 

 

 

 

Varkala is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea. Perched almost perilously along the edge of 15m-high red laterite cliffs, the North Cliff part of Varkala has a naturally beautiful setting that has steadily grown into Kerala’s most popular backpacker hang-out.

 

 

Edakkal caves, Wayanad:

Twenty-five kilometers away from Kalpetta lays two caves that showcase nature’s skill and philosophy on architecture. These caves are located 1,200 m above the sea level on Ambukutty Mala. The name ‘Edakkal’ literally means ‘a stone in between’. There are two chambers inside the cave; the lower chamber is 18 ft long, 12 ft wide and 10 ft high and the upper chamber is 96 ft long, 22 ft wide and 18 ft high. Edakkal caves are famous for its pictorial paintings (cave paintings), which are considered to be of 6000 B C. To reach these caves, one has to trek through the Ambukutty Mala which take around 45 minutes and it’s definitely a memorable trip to these historic caves.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerala, the state with the highest literacy rate has much more to offer. The intense decor on God’s own land appears to be done by the god, himself.

Once in a lifetime, being in nature’s lap is something each of us misses, and should do to find what we are missing. Let’s explore our country’s hidden treasure first before saying moving seven seas across.

 

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