Well, Social Anarchist, Kerela has a lot more to offer than just bandhs & posters depicting Lenin, Marx & Engels.
One of the most common sights, at least along the western coastal belt, is that of Chinese fishing nets. These are found everywhere - backwaters, rivers & the coast.
Traveling through the Kottayam countryside offers a different view altogether. No backwaters, sea or the chinese nets. What you see is hills, green hills, beautiful hills... I suggest, keep the camera/mobile aside & just let your eyes feast the surroundings.
What is this? I do not know. The road was too narrow for the car to stop & let me have a good photo. Nor could I stop & walk back for the same as there was decent traffic on the road & I had an appointment to keep. I hope some mallu bhai enlightens me.
This one, I know. Its the Kochi skyline.
The setting sun creates its won magic in the evenings across Kerela (at least the stretch I traveled across)...
There is more to Kerela than just natural beauty. Visakh suggested I try out a particular dish. Like all mallu names, I do not know what it is called, something like parimeen or so... I did, the version cooked wrapped in a banana leaf. All I can say is that I had my biggest meal in years!! (The pics below are those at other outlets, though equally inviting.)
The good part is, I would continue to visit Kerela over the next few months. As the avian knows, there is a larger world beyond the photo frame.