Our favourite photos of God’s Own Country, Kerala.
Kerala, the slender state on South-India’s South-Western Malabar Coast, is known as God’s Own Country. We can’t dispute the nickname: though small, the Kerala is home to heavenly nature and incredible variety. On events like the Malabar Rampage, we marvel at Kerala’s coastline, forested hills, and canals. Here are some of our favourite photos of Kerala and its citizens.
The Kerala backwaters are connection series of canals, rivers, lakes, and lagoons. This photo, taken in Allapuzah, the so-called “Venice of the East”, we see a local slowly navigating the tranquil waters.
The backwaters are lined with boathouses, which are the ideal place to stay for a night in Kerala, or just for a brief tour. This peaceful photo was taken in Kumarakom.
This photo, taken in Wayanad district in the North-East of the state, shows the gentle pace of life for many.
Space and Time
Many visitors seek out Kerala for the peace and quiet of its countryside. It’s hard to look at this photo, taken in Poovar, and not feel immediately relaxed.
Kerala is famous for its trading history, with many centuries of connections with places all over the world. One relic of this history is Kochi’s collection of ancient Chinese fishing nets.
We love this shot of a local fisherman in Kochi at the end of a hard day’s work.
Kerala is not without its share of glorious beaches. It may not share the fame of Goa’s golden sands, but this just means you’re more likely to find an empty cove.
One final aspect of Kerala’s diverse nature are its many rolling hills, most famously the Western Ghats. Many hillsides are covered in bright green tea. This photo was taken further North, at Chembra Peaks in Wayanad.