Kerala, India – A Visit to God’s Own Country

 

So, where is your next vacation? If you want to visit a place with lots of scenic beauty and excellent photo opportunities, then Kerala in India is the right place for you. Kerala is well known for its rich tradition and culture and is one of the well-known tourist places in India.

Do take your camera if you are visiting Kerala. Otherwise, you will miss capturing some of the best moments of your life. So, let us see the different places you should visit when you are traveling to Kerala.

1. The Backwaters- Alleppey

No trip to Kerala is complete without visiting the scenic Backwaters at Alleppey. You can take a houseboat ride for a day and night. You can enjoy the backwaters with Kerala style food with fish and other delicacies. If you are interested, you can even try fishing also.

It is also an excellent opportunity to create some stunning landscapes with the backwaters and lands. Carry your ND filters and CPL filters also. You will find it useful. Sunset is the best time to photograph with the magical golden rays of the sun striking the water surface. You can make use of these travel photography tips to improve your travel photographs.

If you are coming by flight, you can get down at Cochin Aiport and take a taxi from there. The best time to visit will be during the winter season, November to February.

2. The Magic of Western Ghats

You should definitely visit Munnar and Thekkady to explore the scenic beauty of Western Ghats. They are the two well-known tourist spots in Kerala. If nature and wildlife photography is your interest, then you would definitely love this place. You will get some stunning landscape scenes to shoot here.

If you are a bird watcher or a bird photographer, then you should definitely explore Munnar and Thekkady for the Western Ghats endemic species. There is a flower known as “Neelakurunji” which blooms once in 12 years, and Munnar is the best place to photograph this beautiful flower species. The entire mountains will be covered with the Neelakurunji flowers. It will look like a blue mountain if you view from the top. You can hire a taxi to reach Munnar from Cochin Airport. Munnar is also known for its tea plantations. So, don’t forget to get a pack of tea when you are visiting this place.

Thekkady is an excellent destination for exploring Indian Wildlife. You will have a good chance of spotting Asiatic elephants, lion-tailed macaque, wild Gaurs, wild Boars, Spotted Deer, and Sambhar Deer. If you are lucky, then you can get a glimpse of the great Indian Tiger too. You can also find many good birds in Thekkady. If you are a trekker, then you can also do trekking inside the forest, after taking permissions from the forest department. It is a good destination for nature and wildlife photographers. So, carry your telephoto lens also, if Thekkady is in your list.

Once you travel and explore different parts of Kerala, you will come to know, why it is called God’s Own Country.

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