Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Tapestry of Colors

The boat quietly meanders through the coconut tree arched in reverence extending a ‘welcome’ to the visitors to the ‘Gods Own Land’. A recent trip to backwaters of Poovar beach was a soul stirring experience. Poovar is one among the natural wonders where the Lake, River, Sea and Beach meet the land. A rare find in Kerala!

Distant thunders of the roaring sea, with a glimpse of huge waves, never ending dense foliage of coconut were our companion for the next two hours as the boat cruised along smoothly. The water shimmered with radiance  as if  generously sprinkled with silver over its surface. The area is abundant in well-preserved local flora, with hundreds of species of spices, exotic flowers, complete with banana and coconut groves

The golden sand at ‘The Golden Beach’ for miles, casts a magic spell. The spray of water created by the giant waves creates a mist akin to one experienced in winter in cold areas.

An occasional quacking of pearl white ducks and chirping of birds interrupts the all prevailing silence.

The sky changes color from shades of azure to golden, to flaming red before turning gray as the sun slowly sets in the west. The sea too reciprocates the exchange of color in unison with the sky as it changes color from different hues of blue to gray and finally black as the darkness sets in.

A rich ‘tapestry of colors ‘is on the display by the master strokes man in a truly awe striking manner.


  1. Kerala is such a peaceful place to be...

  2. master craftsman indeed! Lovely pics and words to go with them. :)

  3. I've never been to Kerala. Beautiful post, you made the place so desirable!

  4. @Chintan- Kerala is lovely!
    @ Zephyr- Thanks for liking the post
    @ Saru- Thank you Saru! Kerala is really the 'Gods Own Land' with abundance of natural beauty

  5. wow the beach looks beautiful .. i have recently shifted to kerala... and the images that you have provided with the post are fab... jst makes me want to be there... thankyou for that bit of info ... :)

  6. Kerala and Laddakh are in my list for a long time now... after reading your post I have to plan for Kerala soon...wonderful pics...


  7. @Menachery- I envy that you are in Kerala! Such a heavenly place! Thanks for your kind comments

    @ Sub- I can assure you either way you wont be disappointed as Laddakh has amazing barren beauty!Thanks for liking the post.

  8. I have never been to any place in southern India but looking at its beauty i think i cannot stay away for long.
    I wish i too could make a trip round to the land whose picturesque you have described here. :)

  9. Reicha, wish you travel soon to the amazing places you desire!