I know that I digress from my fashion and make-up theme once in a while, but I believe anything beautiful must be shared. We visited Kerala last December with our family. We primarily visited 3 places - Munnar, Allepey and Kochi. My brother-in-law and I together took some 3000 photographs (I did not put an extra zero by mistake). I was supposed to actually choose the best 50 and put them in an album. But it was an impossible task to choose just 50 photos of such a beautiful place! Hence that project is yet to be completed! But here I am, atleast working through to complete the other project - sharing some snaps on my blog. I decided to break this in 2 parts so as to not give you an overdose of natural beauty.
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The Overall Experience
Kerala is a very beautiful place with hills, tea-gardens, backwater and the old city charm. However, I felt it could get a little boring unless you're in a group or love taking photos or you're a poet/ writer or probably on a honeymoon. What I mean is it's definitely not a partying place, neither is there much to shop. It's all about natural beauty, uninterrupted relaxation and serenity. But since I was in a group and I love taking photographs, I had a great time!
Destination 1: Munnar
We landed at Kochi and headed straight to Munnar. This is the 'hill-station' of Kerala. And since I was in the middle of super chilly Delhi winters in Decemeber, hill-station made me think of an even colder place. So I packed some (you know my 'some') warm clothes, but they were mostly unused. Nevertheless, it wasn't called hill-station for nothing, it did have beautiful hills covered with tea plantations!
Munnar is very pretty with tea-gardens. The other places of tourist interest include a huge spice garden, Maattupatti Lake and a dam. The spice garden was expensive to buy spices from, but it did offer an exciting (?) elephant ride. And you can go for a boat ride near the lake (The activities per say).
Here's the view. Some snaps actually look like studio background, but they're real, courtesy not me but the place itself :). The pictures featuring me here have been taken by my brother-in-law who was exploring his newly acquired DSLR and also inspired me to put my non-DSLR, yet a good camera to some good use :)
The Studio View
The Tea Garden
The Landscape View
The Longest Morning Walk
The King of the Spice Garden
A Super Poisonous Plant in the Garden
My Love for Details
The Maattupatti Lake
The Joy Ride
Horses Taking a Break
My Random Photography
Do let me know what you think.
Breathtaking views of Allepey coming soon....