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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Glimpses of Kerala in Monsoon

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On Sunday I took a trip to Palakkad district in Kerala. I drove from Coimbatore to Kozhinjampara, Chittor, Tattamangalam, Kollengode, Payyalore, Kunissery, Chathapuram,Kalpathy & Lakshminarayanapuram. I visited the Brahmin Agraharams in the villages in most of these places. The sky was heavily overcast & it was raining intermittently - in fact Kerala had been lashed by heavy rains for the past two weeks . The journey took me through interior Kerala countryside. There was lush greenery everywhere. One could see abundance of coconut palms, banana plantations, inundated paddy fields, rivers, ponds, paddy birds & glimpses of the Western Ghats (mountains). The atmosphere was exhilirating and energising. The scenery was magnificent & breathtaking. I could not resist the temptation of stopping my car ever so often to inhale the fresh air & take some memorable shots.


42 comments:

  1. I miss all these. Even my native is in Karnataka coastal...Miss the rainy season...the different shades of green in nature...thanks Sir.. for sharing the photos.

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  2. Memorable shots indeed. I have yet to go to Kerala and your pictures make me want to go there now.

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  3. You are certainly right to describe your surroundings on this trip as "lush, green countryside." Beautiful photos!

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  4. I was in Kozhikode & Trissur last week...Very similar scenes :)

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  5. we have seen Allappey and Kottayam and they are heavenly. With miles of rice fields on one side and sea on the other, it is green and blue all the way.. Lovely pictures and great memories flashback time...
    ERR

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  6. Lush green countryside is perfect!!

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  7. My brother Ram,
    Beautiful pictures indeed!! I always credit the Almighty first when I see the earth blooming in such beauty. Once again, I really ADORE your work my friend. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. the paddies and the greenery are just beautiful!

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  9. no wonder it is Gods own country......
    lovely state...
    and beautifully captured.

    regards
    anu

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  10. Hello Ram,

    The photos are captivating and the write up is excellent. I am sure this post will boost up Kerala tourism tremendously.

    Best wishes,
    Joseph

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  11. Beautiful shots of the paddies. It makes me wonder how anyone can wear long garments while working in the water. And were they barefoot or wearing rubber slippers?

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  12. This countryside is beautiful,and so much rain,great for the rice fields.Glad you stopped to take so many interesting photos!
    Enjoy your week,
    Ruby

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  13. Beautiful monsoon shots, greenery everywhere.

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  14. Beautiful collection! Reminds me of my Gandma's place in Mangalore!

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  15. Wow!!! Kerala looks most beautiful when it rains.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  16. Wonderful shots of the wet season. Very beautiful part of the world.

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  17. Greens are very beautiful. The farmers are planting rice in the large paddy field. I see this scene in our country in the rainy season.

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  18. Nice weather for growing, great photos.

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  19. Really I get mad when I see the green paddy fields as also the transplanting operations. The agraharam has come so well.

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  20. This looks so green and fresh - what a great trip to take! Hope your week is equally nice!

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  21. Visited Kerala during the monsoons 6 years ago. Must say it was an unbelievable experience.

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  22. Remarkable blog. Interesting notes. ;P
    I like him here!!! ;)
    I am inviting to me: http://photographyismyexistence.blogspot.com/
    I am greeting I wish the nice evening! ^^

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  23. The expressions "raining intermittently", "heavy rains" - arouse my envy. Here, in Israel we have no rain except in winter , and even then -usually not much.

    Kudos to you for your awsome pictures of water and greenery displayed in this post!

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  24. Kerela is one of the most beautiful places in India. Lots of beauty and unspoiled land. Very nice shots, Ram-sir!

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  25. glad to see so much greenery and the fact that it still exists in God's own country :) nice clicks :)

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  26. Lovely green of gods own land:) So Soothing!

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  27. Lovely.. Feel like visiting Kerala..

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  28. lovely kerala!!! i also love to write travel stories.. plz visit. http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com/

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  29. WOW, how incredibly poetic and serene is this scenery?! I am at a loss for words Ram, these photos are breathtaking!!!

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  30. Rice fields are so beautiful. Fantastic shots!

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  31. I think among the placves in India, it's Kerala that mimics southeast asia the most in terms of its geographical characteristics, vegetation, etc. Those rice paddies always soothes the soul. :)

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  32. That is a beautiful post of a beautifully lush State

    You may be pleased to know that I am back in India with a friend, doing exactly what you are doing on your blog - only my temple visits will not be vicarious anymore - So thanks for the inspiration - We may not be able to cover a whole lot, but the chipping away starts soon - can't wait!!!

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  33. @Now Serving: Back to India for good or on a vacation? Have a wonderful tour !

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  35. Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on Monsoon in Kerala | Kerala Tourism

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