Kerala

Nature’s Mirror: The Serene Blue Muvattupuzha River at Dawn

The clam waters full up to the banks of the Muvattupuzha river of central Kerala lie like a corrugated mirror reflecting the vegetation on its banks, the clouds and sky of the early morning in a blue-and-yellow haze as upstream a light mist hangs over the bridge. This photo was taken early morning from a train as it passed over the ...

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Photo of Chalakudy KSRTC Bus Stand, Kerala

The Cute Little Chalakudy KSRTC Bus Station

View of the little KSRTC bus station cum sub-depot at Chalakudy (code: CLDY) in Thrissur district, Kerala. Seen are three ordinary buses waiting for their departure, two white-blue Venad buses and an old TATA make Ordinary bus. A Superfast is leaving the station. It provides the typical little sub-urban KSRTC bus station setting seen in Kerala, complete with the little “pettikada” ...

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Photo of the Pine Forest in Vagamon Kerala

The Ethereal Vagamon Pine Forests

The famous Vagamon Pine Forests at the edge of the Western Ghats in the Kottayam district of Kerala, a stunning rarity for a tropical place as Kerala. The forest is a valley full of acres of lofty pine trees growing on steep edges, which look out over the edge of a cliff. The place has an ethereal feeling, especially since it ...

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The Lush, Green Rolling Vagamon Hills!

A small part of the rolling green hills of Vagamon, Kottayam district, Kerala. Vagamon is a locally famous hill-station tourist destination (though not much known outside Kerala) with green meadows covering bald hills (motta kunnu), pine forests and tea estates. The hills are especially famous. You need to drive up a mountainside from Erattupetta and Teekoy (69 km east from ...

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The Blue Periyar River at Aluva

Aluva Puzha, Aluva Sky, Aluva Manappuram…

Blue everywhere during early morning as one end of the Aluva Manappuram, where the mighty Periyar river splits into two flows along calm and composed in the morning, as its banks are seen as apit of green between the blue sky and the blue river… The famous Aluva Manappuram Mahadeva Temple (Shiva Temple) can be seen along with the “Manappuram ...

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From the Highranges of Kerala: Calm Hills, Angry Clouds, Happy Flora

Angry dark clouds swirl downwards from the skies as the ancient hills rest calmly and knowingly, having seen it all. The flora happily look forward towards the mist gripping them in its cold embrace, joining them together as one in the landscape that is so alive in its silence, where the hills and valleys hold keys to secrets and mysteries ...

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