Kerala, you beauty #SouthIndiaSurprise

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Photo of Athirappilly, Vettilappara, Pariyaram, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran

Being a South Indian, and particularly an keralite, it's very difficult for me to describe the beauty of this state down south (pun intended :p). Well, everybody describes this place as God's own country and I couldn't agree more. Kerala is a mix of culture, diversity, all it's folk tales, backwater, rivers, temples, festivals and all that lush greenery everywhere. If you really want to relax and calm down in your life, basically to take a breather, this is where you have to be. Let me just give you glimpse of what is it in Kerala that is sooo special. Join me won't you -

1) Traditional Dance forms of Kerala

The intensity in the expression is so captivating.

Photo of Kerala, you beauty #SouthIndiaSurprise by Iswarya Sudhakaran

Kathakali

Photo of Kerala, you beauty #SouthIndiaSurprise by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Kerala, you beauty #SouthIndiaSurprise by Iswarya Sudhakaran

The eyes tells a tale on its own

Photo of Kerala, you beauty #SouthIndiaSurprise by Iswarya Sudhakaran

They tell a story through their performances, basically with mudras and their facial expressions.

2) Temples

So peaceful that too in the presence of God.

Photo of Kerala, you beauty #SouthIndiaSurprise by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Kerala, you beauty #SouthIndiaSurprise by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Kerala, you beauty #SouthIndiaSurprise by Iswarya Sudhakaran

Can you feel the energy of the crowd? I can!

Photo of Paramekkavu Bhagavathi Temple, Keerankulangara, Thrissur, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Kuttanellur Bhagavathi Temple, Service Road, Hill Gardens Housing Colony, Kuttanellur, Thrissur, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran

The Sree Padmanabaswamy Temple

Photo of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, West Nada, Fort, East Fort, Pazhavangadi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran

Kerala is full of temples and the feels of this place is so calming and the history behind each temples are endearing.

3) Poorams - Temple Festivals

Such beautiful ornaments for the elephants to be part of the Pooram

Photo of Kerala, you beauty #SouthIndiaSurprise by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Kerala, you beauty #SouthIndiaSurprise by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Kerala, you beauty #SouthIndiaSurprise by Iswarya Sudhakaran

The vibrant and colorful umbrellas

Photo of Kerala, you beauty #SouthIndiaSurprise by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Kerala, you beauty #SouthIndiaSurprise by Iswarya Sudhakaran

Poorams are a speciality of Kerala, especially in the district Thrissur, where the biggest Pooram of the whole state in conducted, the mighty Thrissur Pooram. The effort the temple committee puts into this Pooram is highly commedable.

4) Food Delicacy

The famous Kerala Porotta and beef fry

Photo of Kerala, you beauty #SouthIndiaSurprise by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Kerala, you beauty #SouthIndiaSurprise by Iswarya Sudhakaran

Nadan Onnu (Basic Kerala meal)

Photo of Kerala, you beauty #SouthIndiaSurprise by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Kerala, you beauty #SouthIndiaSurprise by Iswarya Sudhakaran

5) Dams

The stillness of water and smoke of clouds above the hills are so enchanting

Photo of Pothundi Dam, Kerala by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Idukki Dam, Idukki Township, Kerala by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Kundala Dam, Munnar, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Peechi Dam, Peechi, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran

6) Hill Stations

Cloud 9!

Photo of Kottapara Hilltop, Vannapuram - Mullaringadu Road, Mullaringadu, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Ponmudi Hill Station, Ponmudi, Kerala by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Nelliyampathy Hill View 1, Nelliyampathy Road, Sitargundu Estate, Kollengode South, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Munnar Hill Station, Munnar - Top Station Highway, Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Munnar Hill Station, Munnar - Top Station Highway, Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran

7) Waterfalls & Rivers

Ahhh Kerala you beauty!

Photo of Athirappilly Water Falls, Pariyaram, Kerala by Iswarya Sudhakaran

Also known as the Niagara falls of India

Photo of Athirappilly Water Falls, Pariyaram, Kerala by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Athirapilly River Resort, Viripaara Road, Konnakuzhi- Athirapilly, Pariyaram, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Athirapilly River Resort, Viripaara Road, Konnakuzhi- Athirapilly, Pariyaram, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Athirapilly River Resort, Viripaara Road, Konnakuzhi- Athirapilly, Pariyaram, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran

8) Beaches

Beaches are fun, where ever they are!

Photo of Kovalam Beach, Kovalam, Tamil Nadu, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Kuzhupilly Beach, Beach Road, Cherai, Kochi, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Snehatheeram Beach, Thalikulam, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran

9) Some random pictures from all around Kerala

Alapuzha House Boat

Photo of Houseboat Alappuzha, Finishing Point Road, Punnamada, Finishing Point, Alappuzha, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Houseboat Alappuzha, Finishing Point Road, Punnamada, Finishing Point, Alappuzha, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran

Hanging bridge

Photo of Thumboormuzhy Dam, Ayyampuzha, Kerala by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Thumboormuzhy Dam, Ayyampuzha, Kerala by Iswarya Sudhakaran

One of the largest church in Thrissur

Photo of Puthenpally, Thrissur, Erinjery Angady, Pallikkulam, Thrissur, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran

Tea estate in Wayanad

Photo of Wayanad, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Kumarakom, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Kumarakom, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran
Photo of Kumarakom, Kerala, India by Iswarya Sudhakaran

Step well

Photo of Peralassery Temple Pond, Peralassery, Kerala by Iswarya Sudhakaran

Did I enchant you with this display. This is just a trailer, Picture abhi bhi baaki hai mere dost. Trust me, this place will rejuvenate you from the mundane lifestyle.

If you are seriously frustrated with your life in general or maybe for all those people who wants to start their New year on a refreshing and relaxing note, Kerala is here to welcome you always.

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