Saturday, December 20, 2014

5 Days in God's Own Country (Kerala, India)

India. When we say India, we think about Taj Mahal, Gandhi, snake charmers, elephants... we could go on and on but God's Own Country? It's something new!

In Dubai, the place in India you keep hearing about is Kerala because most of the Indians here are from that place. Kerala is located in the southwestern edge of the Indian subcontinent and it's worth exploring.

Happy that I had the chance to visit this place for 5 days because 

"The deeper you go into the country, the further back in time. The REAL India, the way it is, not the way perhaps like to be or pretend to be."

Day 1:  The building in where I stayed and the views around it.

Day 2:  Somewhere in Ernakulam

 Day 3:  Fort Kochi and its Chinese fishing net; Portuguese-Dutch Palace in Mattancherry

Day 4:  Impressive views in Munnar - waterfalls, tea plantation, eucalyptus tree, mountains, lake and all things green. A step closer to nature.

 Day 5: Wonderla Amusement park in Kochi - all the thrillers, water or land based rides and everything's fun! 

 and me stepping closer to nature saying Namaste Hindustan! ;-)