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Kerala, South India - Land of Coconuts.

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Referred to as God's Own Country, Kerala is situated on the southwestern tip of India by the Arabian Sea. The beaches are magnificent. Visit Kerala and fall in love with its beauty and people.


Little Beach - Kannur, North Kerala.
Little Beach - Kannur, North Kerala.
Foreigners holidaying in Kerala must be encouraged to experience Kerala's old ways and learn how to live without spoiling her beauty for coming generations.



Kerala has a lot to teach the so called developed world which is searching for a way of living which will sustain the planet. Kerala is readily combining local knowledge with solar power, rain-water harvesting and bio-gas. The skills are still there to locate water from the gound. Local villagers understand soak-away systems. Farmers nurture the soil and produce crops in abundance so food is plentiful.



However, with the on-set of tourism, Keralites feel the need to offer tourists luxury hotels and all manner of ghastly beach attractions, thus concreting over and destroying the natural beauty. If this continues, the people will forget their skills.



Goa has been earning money from tourism since the 1960’s but ask them to grow rice or gather a coconut crop and they have forgotten how - in just one generation. The paradise that once was Goa has all but disappeared. Don’t let this happen to Kerala.



How to help …

Visit Kerala and demand to stay in natural surroundings.

Forget the tower block hotels and beach shops selling trivia. These always come with hawkers, beggars and rubbish. A traditional house in a village setting does not mean giving up 21st century living! Kerala’s tradition blends beautifully with modern kitchens and bathrooms.



The coastline of Kerala is superb with magnificent majestic coconut trees fanning soft white sandy beaches. There is nothing like it anywhere in the world.You can almost smell the foreign currency when you look at a Keralan beach, for the whole world would be at Kerala’s door to experience it if the welcome mat was properly displayed at the door.



Yes there is a need for seven star hotels, hypermarkets, multi-screen cinemas but there is also a need for keeping the beauty of Kerala, its delicious greenery, its backwaters and delicate landscapes.

Demand it!

Favourite spots:
Edakkad Beach House.
Edakkad Beach House.
Edakkad Beach Houses, Kannur, North Kerala.

This is a perfect place to relax in the natural beauty of Kerala.

Life moves at a slower pace.

Palm trees and peace.

What's really great:
Local baby at Edakkad, Kannur.
Local baby at Edakkad, Kannur.
I love to see the natural beaches.
I love to be with the friendly local people who welcome me into their lives.

Sights:
Ceremonial elephant at The Elephant House, Kerala.
Ceremonial elephant at The Elephant House, Kerala.
Tour through Kerala and see tea plantations, ceremonial elephants, wild life and festivals.

Accommodations:
Sunset at the on a Kerala Beach.
Sunset at the on a Kerala Beach.
I want Kerala to be kept natural - not a concrete jungle.

Nightlife:
Evening drinks.
Evening drinks.
It's good to sit out with friends and a few drinks discussing life the universe and everything. When it gets dark it is really dark. With no light polution the sky is as black as can be and the stars are magnificent.

Hangouts:
The Drive-in Beach of Muzhappilangad, Kannur, North Kerala.
The Drive-in Beach of Muzhappilangad, Kannur, North Kerala.
The Drive-in Beach of Muzhappilangad is a fishing area but it is also open for driving along its four kilometres, skimming the waves.

Great fun!

Restaurants:
Kerala travelogue picture
Local restaurants are good.

In Kerala, food is often presented on a banana leaf.

Other recommendations:
Take the train.
Take the train.
Take a train from one end of Kerala to the other - a twenty-four hour experience. The sleeper trains are very good with sheets and pillows supplied. Tea and coffee are in endless supply from the vendors on the train. Food too is good and is usually cooked on the train.

Published on Tuesday February 2th, 2010


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Sun, Apr 11 2010 - 02:17 AM rating by sujoy

U r absolutely correct . i reiterate Tagore that return jungle and take all these mansions.

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