Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth.

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10th Jan 2018

KERALA THE GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

(ALL The picture i had taken with my mobile phone LENOVO Z2 PLUS) I have an instagram page as well

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I was Super Excited beacuse i was going to Kerala for the first time. It was a 5 day long trip. Before Boarding the flight i watched many videos on kerala tourism and i was so excited because the scenes i watched in the videos were really beautiful and mesmerizing.

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Before Landing in Cochin

The view from the aircraft was a little foggy because it was winter time. But seeing the view from the plane i was sure that i will enjoy this trip and it will be my one time experience.

Day 1

After Landing in Cochin

Photo of Cochin International Airport (COK), Airport Road, Kochi, Kerala, India by Mukund Sankhla

I took this picture the moment we landed in the God's Own Country and OMG!. The weather in Kerala was awesomely amazing as you can see in the picture the sky was in its perfect Blue color not even a shade lighter or darker. The Air in Kerala was so pure and Pollution free that i could really feel the purity of Air in each breath that i was taking. It was January and there were no signs of winter.

At the Cochin Airport

Photo of Cochin International Airport (COK), Airport Road, Kochi, Kerala, India by Mukund Sankhla

I was wearing a jacket because i took my flight from Delhi and in delhi the temperature was too Cold.

Towards Our First Destination MUNNAR.

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Mukund Sankhla

I was really happy and really Excited because i was finally in Kerala. The city i wish to go someday. Our First destination was (MUNNAR). Munnar was 107 kms away From Cochin Airport and it was a 3.6 hours drive till MUNNAR. The Roads of kerala were very neat and clean. The scenes while driving was really breathtaking and full of greenery. The Roads barely had traffic and drive was very smooth. We had booked everything before coming to Kerala because its really convenient and efficient i also want to suggest everyone if anybody is going for a trip so book everything in advance because it is really time saving and it saves you from getting cheated.

Somewhere in the middel of our destination.

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Mukund Sankhla

This picture which i had taken with my father when we stopped at some waterfall midway to our Hotel.

7 SPRINGS PLANTATION RESORT

Photo of Seven Springs Plantation Resort, Kallar - Mankulam Rd, Letchmi Estate, Munnar, Kerala, India by Mukund Sankhla

This was our resort it was really beautiful because it was surrounded by greenery all over. Place was really quite and calming the place where the resort was really cuts you from the world and bring you really close to the nature. Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Munnar is situated at around 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) above mean sea level,[2] in the Western Ghats mountain range. Munnar is also called the "Kashmir of South India".

THE VIEW FROM MY ROOMS WINDOW

Photo of Seven Springs Plantation Resort, Kallar - Mankulam Rd, Letchmi Estate, Munnar, Kerala, India by Mukund Sankhla

This is the view from my rooms window the room was really good and it was of descent size the beds were really comfy. They had some rides for kids to chill as you can see in this picture. So after getting into my room i unpacked my bag and just went to sleep because i was very tired.

IN THE NIGHT

Photo of Seven Springs Plantation Resort, Kallar - Mankulam Rd, Letchmi Estate, Munnar, Kerala, India by Mukund Sankhla

After a good sleep of 3 hours i saw that it was dark outside so i went out of the room to chill with my group.

LITTLE BIT OF CHIT CHAT

Photo of Seven Springs Plantation Resort, Kallar - Mankulam Rd, Letchmi Estate, Munnar, Kerala, India by Mukund Sankhla

The view of the resort in the night was more beautiful then in the daytime i am really sorry for the bad quality of this picture this picture is not justifying the view which i was enjoying. In daytime its not that cool but in the night it falls a little bit . So after some chit chats we went for dinner and after that we went to sleep because tomorrow we had to woke up early because we had planned some activities. Whole night i was dreaming about how will be my next day.

Day 2

DAY 02

Photo of Seven Springs Plantation Resort, Kallar - Mankulam Rd, Letchmi Estate, Munnar, Kerala, India by Mukund Sankhla

I was ready early in the morning to have breakfast and to click some pictures .

HAVING BREAKFAST

Photo of Seven Springs Plantation Resort, Kallar - Mankulam Rd, Letchmi Estate, Munnar, Kerala, India by Mukund Sankhla

SO they have like a really cute and small dining area where everyone comes to have breakfast lunch and dinner. They have fix menu for everyday and they have really tasty and healthy breakfast.

MY BREAKFAST PLATE

Photo of Seven Springs Plantation Resort, Kallar - Mankulam Rd, Letchmi Estate, Munnar, Kerala, India by Mukund Sankhla

So this was my breakfast on DAY02 before leaving for the tour of that day . It was really tasty and one thing i liked that was the cutlery it was really clean and cute.

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

OUTSIDE THE RESORT SOME OF OUR GROUP MEMBERS

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

Some clicks before leaving for the day.

JEEP SAFARI

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

SO we have decided to take this jeep safari as our first activity for the day. This Jeep safari was really in affordable price and the safari guy told us that it will cover two to three places first was (Off Roading) and after that they will take us to some kind of (waterfall) and after that The ECO Point .

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

THE OFF ROADING WAS REALLY THRILLING

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla
Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

This picture can tell you how was the off roading it was really thrilling and adventures we really enjoyed it..

THE SECOND STOP WATERFALL

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So after the thrilling ride we headed towards to see the waterfall and oh my my!! i was so excited to see the waterfall because i haven't seen a waterfall before in real life and i was really want to swim in the river.

END OF EXCITEMENT

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

ACCORDING TO THIS WARNING SIGN BOARD i won't be able to swim ....

TOWARDS THE WATERFALLS

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

We stopped here in the way towards the waterfall to takes some pictues.

Finally the water fall

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

After half an hour of searching we finally found the waterfall. And you guys will be surprised when i will tell you how we found the waterfall . We found the waterfall by following its sound trails hahaha i know its funny the feeling i had after founding waterfall was really great its like i have achieved something that the and OMG!! the sound of the waterfall was really calming my mind.

IDUKKI DAM

Photo of Idukki Dam, Idukki Township, Kerala by Mukund Sankhla

So after enjoying the waterfall we went to see the IDUKKI DAM . The Idukki Dam is a double curvature Arch dam constructed across the Periyar River in a narrow gorge between two granite hills locally known as Kuravan and Kurathi in Kerala, India. At 168.91 metres (554.2 ft), it is one of the highest arch dams in Asia. It is constructed and owned by the Kerala State Electricity Board. It supports a 780 MW hydroelectric power station in Moolamattom, which started generating power on 4 October 1975.The dam type is a concrete, double curvature parabolic, thin arc dam.

SUSPENSION BRIDGE

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So this was the suspension bridge all i know is that Britishers made this. This bridge was made before india got its independence.

CHENNAI EXPRESS STYLE

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So this was our fourth location this is the place where chennai express (the movie) got shot. So i want to have a picture in bollywood style so i told my father to pose for the picture.

ECO POINT

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So after seeing the chennai express shooting location we went to see the ECO point and i don't have to tell what is an ECO point LOL.

ZINDAGI NA MILEGIN DOBARA MOMENT

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

The location was so good and quite i fall in love with the place. And i don't know why i was getting a vibe like the movie zindagi milegi na dobara the song from that film was going in my mind in loop it was amazing to be there.

Adventure Island

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

We don't really want to go to an adventure park but we have kids with us so we have to go..

SHOOTING

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

The first activity we have done was shooting.

I REALLY CANT TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHO ARE THE KIDS

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

After entering the Adventure island i noticed that adults were enjoying more than kids but its totally fine because before they were also kids.

TEA PLANTATION ACTIVITY

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

SOME TOUGH ACTIVITIES

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So After the day full of physical activities we headed back to our resort we had dinner and we went to sleep.

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

Day 03 it was our last day in Munnar and we were going to our new location Thekkady.

AS USUAL

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

AS Usual i had idli sambhar and uttappam but though they many dishes but i liked this more that i had it twice..LOL

CHAI TIME IS THE BEST TIME

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

To start the day i had chai because i am really a chai lover and the was really really amazing.

THE LAST PICTURE IN MUNNAR

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So before leaving we had taken this picture at 7 Springs it was really great experience staying there in munnar i refer all of you if you are going to munnar this is the best resort in really good and affordable price. DISCLAIMER (They didn't paid me for the promotion) Just kidding..LOL

TEA PLANTATION

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub (bush) native to East Asia. So this picture is taken when we were moving towards thekkady. Thekkady is 91.3 KMS away from Munnar . It took us around 3 hours of drive approx.

NATURAL FLASH LIGHT

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

The sun was too bright that we had to put our hands on our heads to get some shade from the sunlight but this selfie looks cool this way also..

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SKILLS

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So because the sunlight was so good and we some time before we could for thekkady i tested some of my photographic skills..

Beautiful Tea Plants

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

SOME BREAK

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So after 1 (1/2) of drive we took some rest it was 12 in the afternoon and as usual i had tea.

THE ELEPHANT RIDE

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So before thekkady we have decided to have some fun because we were driving for the whole day and everyone is getting a lil bit frustrated. So we had elephant ride and we feeded elephants. DISCLAIMER (Elephants were not been harmed while taking this picture or at the time of riding). Sorry just being professional LOL.

BABY ELEPHANT

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

You won't believe me that this big guy standing in the picture was the baby elephant i swear. He was really huge and cute.

Eating after the adventure

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So after the elephant ride we were really starving and want something to eat and the other hotel was a lil bit far so we decided to eat before we reach our resort.

Food'

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

The restaurant was pretty good they have descent food..

THE Mysterious picture

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

I don't really remember where i had took this picture may be between munnar and thekkady.

OUR WHOLE GROUP

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So finally this was our whole group photo We were 15 people in total.

HOTEL GRAND THEKKADY

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So Finally we made it to our resort. WE really enjoyed the journey between Munnar to Thekkady it was really adventures though tiring but no complaints because we enjoyed.

THE RECEPTION AREA

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So this was the reception area it was relly looking ROYAL i would say because they have great royal furniture all over the place they have great wall paintings etc..

ART

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

This type of wall paintings were all over the resort and the was giving the resort a really authenticated look.

ART

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

They have paintings of their culture as well.

ONE MORE.

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

OUR ROOM

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

This was our room and this is the first picture that i had took in my room.

THE CLASSY ROOM

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

They have really big rooms with beautiful and authentic furniture the connectivity was really great and they provide you wifi with the room keys.

THE KING SIZE PICTURE

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So this is one of my favorite click from this trip this picture is taken on our DAY 4 before leaving for the PERIYAR TIGER RESERVE.

PERIYAR TIGER RESERVE

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So we first we have decided to go to the Tea factory to see how tea is made but after that we changed our mind and we a bus for tiger reserve because we all were curious to see tigers because we had already seen the tea plantation.

SOME INFORMATION ABOUT (PERIYAR TIGER RESERVE)

Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (PNP) is a protected area near Thekkady in the district of Idukki, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta in Kerala, India. It is notable as an elephant reserve and a tiger reserve. The protected area covers an area of 925 km2 (357 sq mi). 305 km2 (118 sq mi) of the core zone was declared as the Periyar National Park in 1982. The park is a repository of rare, endemic and endangered flora and fauna and forms the major watershed of two important rivers of Kerala, the Periyar and the Pamba.

SOME AWESOME SHOTS AT TIGER RESERVE

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So these were the boats which were going to take us deep into the tiger reserve.

THIS CLICK IS REALLY CLOSE TO MY HEART

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

The temperature at that was a little bit cold and cloudy and these picture which i had taken can tell you how was our feeling at that time. I was feeling like we were in a movie and everything was looking so surreal.

Some PHOTOGRAPHY skills

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

SLOWLY SLOWLY

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

AFTER SITTING IN THE Boat

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

They had given us the safety jackets to protect ourselfs getting drowned or some situation like that.

SOME IMPORTANT instructions

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So after the ride we went to our resort the ride was really awesome and adventures it was a lifetime experience i refer to all to pls do go to tiger reserve and have fun. After returning to resort back we had foodand went to sleep because it was really late and we have to be ready early tomorrow because we had to check out from the resort to leave for alleppey.

DAY05

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

The dinning area was really cool they have decorated it fantastically and the breakfast was delicious and they also have fruits in the Menu which is kind of a good thing to have juices with your breakfast.

COFFE SHOP

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

The distance between THEKKADY and Alleppey is approx (137.6 KMS) it was a drive of 3 hours and 21 minutes. So after some time we took a break we stopped at some coffee shop this picture i have taken on the entrance of the coffee shop.

The cool coffee shop

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

This sculupture was the main attraction of the coffee shop. And oh my my the vibes of that coffee was amazing i was feeling like i am in Europe or in some country like that.

The interior furniture was pritty dope .

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

We had some quality time there.

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

ART GALLERY

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So the coffee shop we were in has its own art gallery that i had never seen before in any coffee shop and that's pretty cool i think and the coffee shop owner told me that the can buy the paintings if they want. The Art gallery makes this coffee shop different from any other coffee shop. So i had some conversation with the owner about how he think'ed about having a art gallery in a coffee shop. So the owner told me that painting was his passion and he had a coffee shop and he wanted to show people his talent so he came up with an idea of mixing both the things and it worked. So when he don't have any work in the coffee shop he paints in the free time. I have never seen anyone like him who was so efficient and really hardworking like him. And the main thing that the coffee was brilliant.

Some more paintings

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

I want to tell everyone that if you are going to kerala you should definitely visit this coffee shop.

Alappuzha Beach

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So after the little stoppage at the coffee shop we directly went to the beach because we have to see the sunset on beach because this is our last day in kerala and i did't want to miss the sunset because i want to click photographs.

Some pictures

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

"Dilon mein tum apni Betaabiyan leke chal rahe hoToh zinda ho tum" "Nazar mein khwabon ki Bijliyan leke chal rahe hoToh zinda ho tum"

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

I personally loved this picture that i had taken.

" Shaam bhi thi dhuaa dhuaa Husn bhi thaa udaas udaas Dil ko kayi kahiniyaa yaad si aake rehgai"

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

While taking this picture the dialogue from the film ZNMD (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara) " Shaam bhi thi dhuaa dhuaa Husn bhi thaa udaas udaas Dil ko kayi kahiniyaa yaad si aake rehgai". was going in my head continuously.

The treasure

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These are some shell which i have taken from the sea..

DINNER TIME

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So after having fun on the beach we finally reached our resort. And i was too tired to click some picture of the room so i decided to take the pictures next day in the morning.

LOW LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

This was the only picture that i took before sleeping at the resort.

The Lakeshore Resort

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

Day 05 The Lakeshore Resort was our last resort to stay because it was our last day in kerala i was a lil bit emotional and sad because i don't want to go home back because i was fallen in love with kerala.

HEALTHY BREAKFAST

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So after getting fresh N up we had breakfast. So this was the last day of our tour so i clicked some more picture before leaving because the view from the resort was amazing.

So here are some clicks from the resort.

THE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THIS TRIP

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla
Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla
Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla
Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

Kerala aye or nariyal paani nhi piyaa toh kya khaakh kerala aye

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

THE LAST CLICK

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

This was the last picture in the room before leaving for the airpot.

THE GROUPFIE

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So this was our group at the lakeshore resort.

SAARTHI

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

So they both were our saarthi for this kerla trip and the guy standing in the middle was MANNU Bhaiya who was with us from the day one we landed in kerala. We started our journey together when we were totally strangers and ended up being friends. During travelling we between the destinations we shared our memories with each other and had lot of fun. He told me many incidences which he had as a tour guide in kerala and shared my incidences which had as a delhi teenage boy.

WE made a lot of memories in kerala it was a once in a lifetime experience for all of us. And i am feeling very happy to share my memories with all of you guys who wants to travel to kerala so that you can enjoy fully when you visit kerala and make memories that i have made.

I want to thank Tripoto community for giving us (the travellers) the platform where they can share there memories and experiences with the world.

GOING HOME

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla

Finally going back to home it was a great journey for me and i am taking all the experiences and adventurous memories with me.

Photo of Kerala The God's Own Country or a heaven on Earth. by Mukund Sankhla
Day 5

Bye Bye Kerala hope to see you again!!!!

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This was absolutely breathtaking. Your kerala trip was amazing. ❤️♥️♥️
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