All of us consider God to be a being who is much more superior, much more powerful and much more intelligent than us which always made me ponder if given a chance how would he design his country. I was a little curious to know how beautiful, marvellous and exotic would that land be where the supreme Almighty would reside and then somebody gave me the answer, visit Kerala it is God’s own country.
I thought that it is best to travel myself and discover and find out how efficient has he channelized his resources is to construct a country of his own.As I reached Kerala I had to consciously hold myself tightly not letting my heart to go for a ride seeing the untouched beauty of the place. Since my friends and relatives had purposely told me to visit Kovalam, a beach which is located Just 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram city, South Kerala I thought Life on a beach commences late in the day and carries on well into the night so I planned my visit accordingly. I was shocked to see that this beach is a haunt for the tourists. A massive rocky outcrop on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters. I was totally mesmerized by its beauty and I saw almost a bunch of tourist merrily enjoying their sun bath coupled with herbal toning massage making them feel completely relaxed.
A thought crossed mymind what can be more Godly than this. I never believed that God can actually use all his powers so efficiently in order to create a place like this which was just so perfect, calm and serene. A trip to the beach and residing in one of the cottages nearby was like a cherry on top with a perfect view of the turquoise blue water and the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks sounds like a perfect romantic destination. The beach complex comprised of a string of budget cottages, Ayurvedic health resorts, and convention facilities, shopping zones, swimming pools, Yoga and Ayurvedic massage centres. Thiruvananthapuram has a couple of interesting places to see like the Napier Museum, the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Ponmudi hill station and SMSM Institute, a State owned handicrafts emporium where you will find ethnic handicrafts.
The next place on my list was Varkala which lies on the outskirts of Thiruvanthampuram which also attracts a lot of tourists because of its beautiful beach which has a natural spring. It is considered to have medicinal and curative properties. A holy dip in the waters of this beach is believed to purge the body of impurities; 2000 years old Vishnu Temple known as Janardhanaswamy Temple stands on the cliffs overlooking the beach, founded by a Hindu reformer and philosopher Sree Narayana Guru which attracts thousands of devotees every year during the Sivagiri Pilgrimage days – 30th December to 1st January. Sree Narayana Guru propagated the ideology: “one caste, one religion and one god”.
The sun is going to set and I am totally exhausted but still I can shout and say Yes, Kerala you are truly God’s Own Country. Time always flies by when you are surrounded by such relentless beauty, it will show its own tantrum, it will hold you back but your calculative mind will say its time to leave so then you are left with no choice but to make your move and all the sweet memories that you have gathered you keep them safely in your mind’s archive and walk towards a new place and a new destination leaving your footprints behind…