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One of the most serene yet exhilarating places I've ever been to in recent times! Sangam and Mekedatu, though are two very dry places during autumn and summer, the sheer beauty and gigantic landscapes that they are make up for it. Adding to the compensation is the beauty of the autumn fallen leaves enroute from Bangalore. All the houses lined up with monocultured brick tiles on their, top add perfect aesthetic for the village. Indeed, travelling in one thing which lets you explore more about yourself as you read through the pages of your life's chapters!
Kakkathuruthu, which roughly translates to Island of Crows in Malayalam, was indeed home to crows that easily outnumbered the 400 people who inhabited the island. Featured by the NatGeo, this place lets you witness one of the most breathtaking sunsets ever seen across the globe! So, to witness the same, I set out on a hired bike from Kochi towards Alleppey district. It's a 45-minute ride along the coastline that presents other-worldly landscapes as treat to eyes! The only way to reach the island from the mainland is by a boat that ferries to and fro. Though, my heart aches when I remember that I missed the sunset - thanks to the clouds and sun that played hide-and-seek - I still carried back with me a lot of memories! Some of them were during the time I spent talking and playing with the Father & Son duo! That evening maybe I didn't get to see one of the best sunsets on the globe, but I managed to find a small home, close to heart, in a far distant land! Travelling indeed has its own way of compensating beauty with beauty!💕
Tired of searching for a place that's good for dance, food and chilling - all at one place? Well, then your search ends here. Indigo has got some of the best music nights over the weekends starting from Friday. What's bonus?! Free entry for the couples and Ladies! Also, it's got a stunning open view eatery on the top floor where they've got a large screen for football lovers! Watch out for the best DJ tracks on the weekends! Surely not something dance and music lovers would like to miss!
Travelling, for me, has always been very little about the places I go to and a lot about the people I meet there! Rightly so, I experienced something on the same lines in the Backwaters of Kerala! During my time there, I was intrigued by the origin of Backwaters and the flooding of Kerala during monsoons. One of the main reasons of choosing Kerala for my trip has been this. Backwaters has been the most revenue generating source for a major part of tourism industry. Thanks to the floods of August 2018, the ghosts of the mishap are still haunting the tourism industry here. However, the 2 hours I spent on the boat in the Backwaters, what I saw spoke a different story altogether. In the aftermath of the floods, the people here have been hardworking as never before. They have left no stone unturned to prove that their state is back to being God's Own Country and the tourism is as lovely as ever before. The same people who were struggling in knee length waters a few months back, today struggle hard to offer us the beauty their state has embraced.
This post pretty much sums up the trip to one of the closest places to Mother Nature that I've ever been to! The Sea, the Sand, the Backwaters and the Fishermen's Hand that pulled the fishing nets; all of them that formed the composition of these pictures - did narrate a story! In the aftermath of the floods, I was lost pondering how on earth this could be that place. It surely was that place. More than the architecture in place, it was the untrammeled natural beauty that surprised me. It spoke a lot about how life is! How hope brings human back to life and work every single day after a major setback is an interesting thing! Everything indeed heals with time! How my terribly awkward attempts of speaking all the languages I knew to converse with the people here were reciprocated with acknowledging smiles instead of being scoffed at is still so afresh in my soul! The time spent here, was some of the best I spent close to nature. And to all those people who contemplate on visiting this flood hit place - well, it's always the right time to visit God's own country!