Kerala Backwater

God’s Own Country Kerala – Visiting Munnar and Kochi

Geography

The Kerala Ghats are extremely tall 500-2700 in the east, the Arabian Sea in the west and network by forty-four rivers. Kerala is divided into three geographical regions: Highlands, which slope down from the Western Ghats the Midlands of rising and falling hills and valleys into the steady coastline. Inter-connected with rivers and canals. The Western Ghats are more than 120 km from the sea.

History

Kerala’s history is linked with its commerce, which recent times revolve around its spice trade. Celebrated as the ancient Kerala played host to travelers, Spice Coast of India, and traders from crossways the world including the Romans, Greeks Chinese, Arabs, Dutch, Portuguese, British, French and approximately all of them have left their mark on this land in some form or the other literature.

Seasons

Kerala is a coast running tropical land with the entire length and the Western Ghats forming a defensive obstacle against the dry winds from the north. The monsoons (June-September & October-November) and summer (February-May) are the seasons clearly practiced here, whereas winter is only a minor drop in temperature from the normal range of 28-32°C.

People and Life

Kerala is one of India’s most progressive states regarding the quality of life and social welfare. The State boasts one of India’s top literacy rates, highest life suspense, and lowest child humanity rates. The literacy rate for women is highest. In all of Asia. Enjoying a unique multinational viewpoint, the people of Kerala, at all levels, have greater access to opportunities services and as well as a greater governance.

Popular Destinations

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Munnar

It is situated of three mountain streams nallathanni, Mudrapuzha, and Kendall. 1,600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the British Government in South India. Picture book, tea plantation, and holiday facilities, this popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forests. Munnar as well has the utmost peak in South India, towers Alamode over 2,695 is an ideal spot for trekking.

 Eravikulam National Park

One of the central attractions of Munnar is the Eravikulam National Park. This park is famous for its scarce citizen. Spread over an area of 97 sq. km., this park is also species of rare animals, birds, and butterflies. A great place for trekking, the park offers a glorious view of the tea plantations, and also the rolling hills caress by mists of blankets. The park becomes a hot destination when the hill slopes get covered in a blue carpet, resulting from the flowering of Neelakurinji.

Tea Museum

Munnar has a heritage of its own when it comes to the origins and growth of tea plantations. The growth of tea plantations in Kerala’s high ranges, a museum entirely was opened some years ago by Tata Tea in Munnar. The Tea Museum houses photographs and machines having a story about the growth of tea plantations in Munnar. The museum located at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea in Munnar.

Kochi/Fort Kochi

It is a region in Kochi City where you have no better alternative than setting out on foot. Breathe, Relax, deep and come out in soft shoes, cotton, and straw hat. At apiece and every nook of this island in history, there is something hilarious awaiting you. Retaining the specimen of an era and still proud of those days. If you can stink the past, nothing can stop you from walking through streets.

The next spot to watch is Thakur House, which stands vertically as a concrete variety of the majestic era. The building is purely graceful. Known as Hill bungalow.   It was the home of the managers of the National Bank of India through the British rule. Now, it belongs to the Thakur and Company tea trading firm.

The Vasco-da-Gama plaza is nearby. A narrow path, this is an ideal place to relax. A lot of delicious seafood and tender coconuts are simply attractive. Feed your eyes on the Chinese fishing nets, being lowered. These nets had been erect here between 1350 and 1450 by the traders from the court of Kublai Khan.

Festivals

Festivals are true celebrations in god’s country. The occasion is the simplicity of Kerala lifestyle. The well-known festival of Kerala is Onam. Festivals of Kerala covers the tradition and art & culture of the land.

Arattupuzha Pooram

Considered to be the mother of all pooram festivals in Kerala. It is the annual festival at arattupuzha temple in the rich visual spectacle. The premises of the temple which is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa and believed to more than 3000 years old.

 Onam

A celebration of equality, justice, and prosperity is the state festival of Kerala. Respect of colors, caste grander. The whole state joins the festival to celebrate the returning King Mahabali to meet his “Prajas”. During this season the whole Kerala splash. The festival is ten days. The month of August/September is starting from Atham, the front of houses, offices, yards and public places are decked with floral arrangements. Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala is the celebration of the heart.

Museums

Hill Palace Museum

The hill palace Kerala’s first heritage museum noted for royal collections of Maharaja Kochi.  Today it is the largest logical museum in Kerala. Built in 1865, the palace consists of 49 buildings in traditional styles. Over 52 acres of beautifully landscaped land which houses a deer park, facilities for horse riding. On display, the museum is oil paintings, murals, sculptures in stone, coins. You can also see the belongings of Kochi royal family and royal furniture including the simhasana.

Also exhibited 200 antique pieces of pottery and ceramic vases from Japan and China. Stone Age, wooden temple, granite, memorials, plaster cast models. The object of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa of the valley civilization. The museum also houses a gallery of art.

Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum

The Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum locates at Thiruvananthapuram region in Kerala. Therefore children of all age groups will enjoy the huge collection of almost 2000 dolls, stamps, and masks displayed here.

Art Museum

The art museum, situated at Thrissur. The museum displays collections of wood carvings, metal sculptures, stone figures, jewelers and some Chinese and Japanese artifacts. Spot around many places in Thrissur Can also see in the museum.

(Post by Shruti B)