Kerala (God’s own Country) Then And Now – A Photo Feature

Kerala then and now

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.

PLEASANT MEMORIES OF A GOLDEN AGE – WATCH THIS VIDEO.

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.

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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.

THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE TAKEN A FEW YEARS BACK- KERALA THEN – COURTESY – KERALA TOURISM

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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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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.

KERALA AFTER THE FLOOD! ALL PHOTOGRAPHS BY P V ARIEL, UNLESS OTHERWISE MENTIONED

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.

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Kerala Flood victims are rescued by the rescue operators. Image by Godly Paul Verghese, Pulikeezh, Thiruvalla.

 

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The aftermath of a landslide in Munnar

MUNNAR TOWN UNDER FLOOD WATER:

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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

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

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

More Images are posted shortly on these pages…

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8 Comments


  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

    Reply

    1. 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.
      Best
      ~ P V
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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

    Reply

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