With love from From God’s own country
I am writing this from Kerala, the southernmost state of India, popularly known as ‘God’s own country’, and the reasons for this sobriquet, are uncountable, which I will try to share with you in my subsequent posts. Also I cheerfully welcome all of you to take a virtual tour, through my finite vocabulary, to this beautiful little land, to experience all its novelties. I feel much blessed to be born and brought up here, and I assure that it will be a wonderful experience, if you happen to visit this place – God’s own country – at least once in your life time.
The Backwaters of Kumarakom.
Though it is the tag line of the well flourished Tourism department of the state, the title ‘God’s own Country’ suits well to this little land, in many aspects. In the geographical map of India, Kerala can be spotted as a narrow strip of land, in the south west corner, with the coastal line of Arabian Sea as the western border. Ten districts out of a total of fourteen, share boarders with Arabian Sea and the golden sandy beaches are really a treasure to our little state. Contrary to that, the Western Ghats also known as The Sahyadris, a sky touching mountain range with its lush greenery, hosting abundant flora and fauna and a number of chilling hill stations constitute the eastern border of the state. 41 out of the 44 rivers running through the state, are originated from the western ghats, and the rivers are interconnected by back waters .The monsoon, which lasts for about six months, adds its contribution to retain the greenery throughout the year.The reason why poets glorify this land as a beautiful bride dressed in green silk robe with golden border, is self explanatory.
Tea plantation, Hill Station, Munnar
In this densely populated little state, there is a uniqueness in each and every element such as the cultural heritage, traditions, mouth watering cuisines, festivals, communal harmony, agriculture, higher literacy rate, literature, movies, etc. As there is no extremes in climates for the three seasons, life goes well as such throughout the year.
Kovalam – One of the beautiful beaches in Kerala
Though the best climate to visit this place is from August to February , tourists can enjoy a ride in House Boats, even in the rainy season, as monsoon tourism is well flourished in Kerala.
This year’s summer came to an end, the first drop of monsoon touched the ground, once again I welcome you all with love.