Embraced by the Arabian Sea on one side and adorned by the Western Ghats on the other, Kerala, perched on the Malabar Coast, is truly 'God's own land'. I paid homage to this beautiful land in the month of December. I was ready with my itinerary, but what I wasn't prepared for was the splash of greenery all around me! Right from my arrival at Kochi late noon, to my ascent up the lush green plantations of Munnar, the crisp, refreshing air and the breathtaking scenery outside the car made me simply stare in amazement all through. The journey featured the city streets of Kochi (Cochin), the exceptionally clean village roads and some picturesque hilly landscapes, all in a matter of four hours. As we made our way to this quaint little hill station, wrapped up in a thick, luscious green carpet placed effortlessly in the lap of the Anaimudi peak, we stopped midway for a steaming cup of "kaapi". The best coffee you can ever get in the whole of India, and I continued towards the hotel, staring out in awe.