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Kerala Then And Now The God’s own Country

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Last updated on April 2, 2020

Kerala then and now

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.


Neelakurinji flowers
Neelakurinji a farside view

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.

A village girl moving by the side of the vast paddy fields

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.


KSRTC (The State Transport) Service is the main transport system in villages. A typical view, from a village

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The major transport system in Kerala.  The Kerala Road Transport Bus moves through 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

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Kerala then and now

A common bathing ghat on the shores of a river


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A Village Post Office

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Kerala then – A village woman  knitting coconut leaves for laying on housetops (see the below image)

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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.

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A toddy tapper cycling through the vast coconut farms
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A Toddy Shop. A common scene in some villages


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Paddy field turned into a cricket field

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A tea shop owner making tea.


India, Aftermath of the Kerala Flood 2018

The aftermath of Kerala Flood 2018. A Place where a palatial building stood.

Image by Godly Paul Verghese, Pulikeezh, Thiruvalla.
Kerala Flood victims are rescued by the rescue operators. Image by Godly Paul Verghese, Pulikeezh, Thiruvalla.
The aftermath of a landslide in Munnar



The aftermath of a landslide in Idukki, KeralaMunnar, India

A pond after the flood A scene from Idukki

A scene from Munnar, Kerala

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Another scene of the aftermath of flood 2018


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.



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Neelakurinji Flower in Munnar
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Kerala Now – Munnar Today (an image from a recent visit to Kerala by the author)

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Kerala Then and Now Photo by P V Ariel

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An Eye capturing Scene from Perumthenaruvi Pathanamthitta Kerala

A view from Perumthenaruvi, Pathanamthitta, image by P V Ariel

Watch the video – Perumthenaruvi Waterfall, Pathanamthitta, Kerala

Perunthenaruvi (River of Honey) waterfall is situated in the forest region of the famous pilgrim center Sabarimala, in Pathanamthitta District in Kerala.

More Images are posted shortly on these pages…

Published on: Jan 18, 2019, at 01:59

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  1. Manuel Gonzalez
    Manuel Gonzalez

    Amazing pictures!
    Sad to see the flood hit scenes.
    Well captured pics.
    You have a great blog with lot of pics and information. This is my first visit to your website.
    Kerala is my dream to visit in future.
    Keep sharing such information.

    October 16, 2018
  2. Andy Mandy
    Andy Mandy

    This is a very beautiful post. I was searching for such information.
    Thanks for sharing the past and present of the lovely state called Kerala.
    The photographs are well captured and eye capturing.
    Sad to see the aftermath flood images you shared. What a sorry stage!
    Glad to know that now Kerala is back to normalcy. Thanks for sharing all these details and videos concerned the God’s own country. You are doing very good work. Good Wishes.

    October 16, 2018
    • Hi Andy,
      Thanks for the kind response to this post.
      Good to know that you liked it.
      Yes, Kerala is back to its old glory!
      This is the best time to get more benefits thru the visit.
      Visit and enjoy the beauty of God’s own country! Now is the season of Neelakurinj, the rare and lovely flowers blossoming. It happens once in 12 years.
      Keep visiting!
      Keep Reading!
      Please make note of the comment policy of philipscom.
      ~ P V
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      October 17, 2018
  3. Really nice article and good coverage, keep up the good work.
    This is my first visit to your page.
    Keep sharing.

    October 16, 2018
  4. Bushra P
    Bushra P

    The photo feature is really wonderful. I heard about Kerala the God’s own country!
    It is really good to see the images and videos you posted in this article.
    Images of Kerala the yesteryears are really, eye capturing, of course, the current images too are lovely.
    Thanks for the great efforts you put in to bring out such a lot of information via this post.
    Keep informed about the new developments happening in the New Kerala. It is really good to know that Kerala is now open for world tourists.

    October 18, 2018
  5. Online Income
    Online Income

    This is a very beautiful post. I was searching for such information.
    Thanks for sharing the past and present of the lovely state called Kerala.
    The photographs are well captured and eye capturing.
    Sad to see the aftermath flood images you shared. What a sorry stage!
    Glad to know that now Kerala is back to normalcy.Thanks for sharing all these details and videos concerned the God’s own country. You are doing very good work. Good Wishes.

    October 18, 2018
  6. Glory Pachnanda
    Glory Pachnanda

    I read your article, you’re describing of expression about Kerela is excellent and the most valuable thing is, your attracting topic declaration. I really enjoyed and great effort.
    Thanks for sharing!

    January 29, 2019
  7. Chowgule

    Hey PV,
    let me put it this way: “Kerala’s beauty at its best!!!.
    Amazing article, Thank you for sharing it with us and showing us how beautiful the places, its really eye-capturing scenes from the lovely land of Kerala. Thanks for telling more about God’s own country.

    February 1, 2019
  8. Mushta Waqas
    Mushta Waqas

    Hey! I observed Your blog very useful and really informative. I am a weblog reader. I used to examine many articles or blog a day. Your write-ups and photographs are really worth notable, indeed the images are really wonderful and eye-capturing. Keep shooting and sharing such lovely images.

    February 2, 2019
  9. Kerala is beautiful, Phil.
    I hope to visit someday, not just Kerala, but whole of India.

    October 16, 2019
    • Hi Nik,
      Great to hear from you again!
      Yes, indeed Kerala’s lush green beauty is eye capturing!
      Of course the whole India is lovely!
      Welcome Nik to this diverse land and enjoy the beautiful sceneries. :-)
      Have a great time agreed!
      ~ P V
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      February 12, 2020
  10. Hey Philip,

    You have shared amazing pics and you know they really attracts me. Kerala is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

    I’ve visited several times Kerala and every time have wonderful experience due to its demographic conditions.

    It was really bad news for us in month of August 18, flood badly affected a lots of people.

    Eventually, thanks for sharing your experience with us.

    With best wishes,

    Amar Kumar

    February 11, 2020
    • Hi Amar,
      It’s really great to know that you enjoyed the beauty of Kerala.
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience in this regard.
      May you have a great and profitable day.
      ~ Philip
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      February 12, 2020

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