Kerala, a state in South India along the Malabar coast, which is also known as “God’s Own Country” is a beautiful place to step in amidst the nature beauty that your heart will admire. The same has been with me when I stepped into this majestic place, my heart skipped a beat and my head bows in reverence to the Almighty for one of his wonderful creations. Really, it’s a paradise on earth. The landscape is amazing, nature has bestowed its positive vibes gifting the place with nature’s pride, the place been more famous for backwaters, beaches, lagoons, natural beauty, heavy vegetation, forests, Ayurveda spa & health resorts.
Greenery in abundance and the place has also its nickname, the Spice Garden Of India & The Land of Coconut Trees; the beaches are lined by dense groves of coconut trees.
The beauty of this place has charmed me so much that every year I descend on this heaven of earth along with my family to enjoy the nature in my holidays and true, it beats my stress and the Ayurveda therapy rejuvenates my soul.
I request my readers to plan a holiday to this, “God’s Own Country” for once and enjoy the majestic creations in the lap of nature.
Modes Of Travel:
By Air: Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala & Cochin is well connected with International & national airports & Calicut has international services. So you can fly to the destination.
By Roads & Railways: All the major cities & towns are well connected with roads & railway services from all corners of India.
Peak Season For Tourists:
If I am asked, I am ever ready to visit this place. The best time to visit Kerala is from September to March, after the Indian Monsoons and before the advent of Summers.
Munnar: is a hill station and famous for tea plantations and you can enjoy the bliss of trekking and there are renowned wildlife sanctuaries, namely, Idduki Wildlife Sanctuary, The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, & Chinmar Wildlife Sanctuary and Nyayamakad renowned for breathtaking waterfalls.
The rate of literacy is very high in Kerala, but the inhabitants of this land follow the truly traditional way of Indian life.
By the Hooks
On seeing this ritual, you will get weird feelings.
This ritual art form is performed in Kali temples of Kerala, which is fascinating and hair-raising… Dancers dress up as Garuda, the vehicle of Lord Vishnu who quenched the goddess Kali’s thirst with blood after slaying Darika the demon. After the dance performance, they hang like eagles (Garudan Thookam) from a shaft, by hooking the flesh on the backs! These hanging ‘Garudas’ are taken around the city in a colorful procession. This ritual is carried out on Makara Bharani Day and Kumbha Bharani Day. (Inputs from online web)
Do share your experiences with me. I am sure to hear from you all of this wonderland and you will thank me profusely.
Information Gathered n Reported By Ila Varma.
(Information validated by facts by online web data and image sources Google from Kerala Tourism)