A Photo Feature on Kerala Then And Now.
The word Kerala is so famous for its lush green beauty. It really attracted the whole world.
A season (September – October) for the tourists to visit, especially this was the season Neelakurinji (Strobilantheskunthianus), the lovely flowers bloom once every twelve years on the hillside of Munnar. This is one of the prime viewing spots for tourists.
Some of the pictures Neelakurinji are given below – Image courtesy: Kerala Tourism.
PLEASANT MEMORIES OF A GOLDEN AGE – WATCH THIS VIDEO.
Watch the below-given videos to see the beauty of neelakurinji
But sad to note that the recent heavy flood (happened in 100 years) washed away most of its eye capturing beauty.
Yes, literally it happened on the 14th and the following days of August 2018.
Many lost their life savings in the heavy flood. Yes, a lifetime earnings just went away with flood water.
Helplessly the victims looked at it. No human hands could save it, it just washed away literally before their eyes.
In this photo feature, we would like to share some of the lovely scenes then and after the flood.
If anyone would like to share their experiences with any photos/videos etc you are most welcome to share. Please contact me so that we can incorporate your photos/videos with all due credits.
THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE TAKEN A FEW YEARS BACK- KERALA THEN – COURTESY – KERALA TOURISM
KSRTC (The State Transport) Service is the main transport system in villages. A typical view, from a village
People in villages use small boats for transporting vehicle and people from one shore to other. Private buses too are a common scene in cities – see the below image
A common bathing ghat on the shores of a river
Kerala then – A village woman knitting coconut leaves for laying on housetops (see the below image)
A Village House’s top is laying with knitted coconut Leaves.
Kerala Then and Now – A ferryman sailing through a pond
Toddy, A Common Beverage in Kerala Then and Now
Toddy is used as a beverage in villages, it is a common drink among people in Kerala. Watch the below-given video to know how toddy is made. Though the common warning of “Alcohol is injurious to health” is propagated well among people, still many involve in drinking on a daily basis.
Paddy field turned into a cricket field
KERALA AFTER THE FLOOD! ALL PHOTOGRAPHS BY P V ARIEL, UNLESS OTHERWISE MENTIONED
The aftermath of Kerala Flood 2018. A Place where a palatial building stood.
MUNNAR TOWN UNDER FLOOD WATER:
The aftermath of a landslide in Idukki, Kerala
A pond after the flood A scene from Idukki
AFTER ALL THESE HURDLES KERALA IS BACK TO NORMAL AND IS NOW OPEN!
It is still one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Yes, Kerala is named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Traveler, It is famous for its ecotourism initiatives and beautiful backwaters.
WELCOME TO KERALA AND ENJOY THE REAL BEAUTY!
ALSO, WATCH THE LOVELY VIDEO BELOW
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