After my previous visit to Kerala for my friend's engagement, I have visited the picturesque state several times. I love Kerala for its beauty and lush greenery. I always prefer to take a train to Kerala. I get the chance to click lovely sceneries and landscapes as the train moves. I have a camera with high pixilation that enables me to take high-quality pictures without blurring. I mostly use these photos in my travelogues and blogs. Last Year, I participated in a national level photography contest and won the third place. I had submitted photos taken in the farms of Kerala. As I sit in the train, I love to watch cranes fly across farms.
Scenic views of Kerala | Image Resources : azeemazeez.com, flickr.com/photos/81493566@N00/2239112650/
There is a lot of scope for street shopping in almost all states of Kerala. I have shopped ornaments like chains, earrings, and bracelets from the capital city-Trivandrum. I still use a stone studded bracelet that I got there for a fifteen rupee. The inexpensiveness of items fascinated me. I could shop a lot of things with a thousand rupee note which wouldn't have been possible had I shopped at a mall. I had visited Ernakulam recently where I bought lovely artifacts and showpieces. One showpiece worthy of mention is the 'Kathakali'. I bought two large showpieces of the Kathakali and have placed them in our living room. Kerala is the only place where I am able to shop things even when I experience a tight budget.
Street Shopping Kerala | Image Resources : flickr.com
When I go to Kerala, one thing that I don't miss out are the churches and temples. I visited a number of churches in the Kottayam district of Kerala. The churches are large and most of them that I have visited are Catholic churches. Temples of Kerala are yet another delight to visit. The intricate architecture of the temples are lovely. I like the sandal paste that they give devotees. I have been to Sri Padhmanabhaswamy Temple and a number of other temples near the East Fort and West Fort. I have trekked across certain hills in Munnar. I also had adventure and fun with my friends on a recent trip to Top Slip which leads to the Parambikulam Sanctuary. It was an unforgettable experience.
Sri Padhmanabhaswamy Temple & Parambikulam Sanctuary | Image Resources : flickr.com, hindudevotionalblog.com, wikimedia.org
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Hello, I am Ayushi Manroa. I love travelling and have also dabbled in photography. Being a student, I mostly end up back-packing! I started this blog to record my travelogues about the amazing places that I have been to. Be it frolicking in Goa, taking a dip in the Ganges, trekking in Coorg or hitching a ride up the Western Ghats, it is all listed here along with some of my best shots. Hope you like it. Happy reading!