Spicy Trek @ Udumbanchola, Kerala

When you think of India and Indian Cuisine, what prompts your mind??

Umm…Β  rich food with exotic Spices ..yaa but where do all these spices come from.

Well, I don’t know about All but I certainly know where most of it comes from. It would be unfair to not to dedicate a whole post to the magical spice gardens of Kerala.

During my recent visit to Kerala, I visited Udumbanchola in Idukki district of Kerala. which is as twisted as its name and as mysterious as its soil. Put your hand anywhere in soil & there will be some exotic plant or medicinal herb or a rare fruit at the stretch.

We stayed in the dreamiest place, Hotel Ragamaya Resort & Spa, Munnar with the most insane view. If you ever visit Munnar, stay here to do the epic #viewfrommyroom hashtag.

The View
Through the Balcony

This Hotel is located on top of a hill overlooking the reservoir of Kallar dam and forest surrounding it. We very bravely and enthusiastically trekked all the way to the down to the spice garden.

We got up early morning at 4:30am and through a scary jeep ride, we reached the starting point to trek. Through the labyrinth of exotic & aromatic greens, we reached the river.Β  The Serenity, calmness, and stillness of the place topped with pink sunrise was a sight to behold.

It gives me chills to think about the beauty this place holds. The trees, the birds, the insects, the water, the sun & the freshest of dew. and to think about that, I am made by the same God who made these creatures and this nourished soil. I felt a sense of pride and responsibility to take care of Mother nature so that my generations could felt the same magic as I do.

Enjoy my mere attempt at capturing the beauty of the nature & Like if you love them.

Cloves
A Bunch of Cloves
Coco in action
COCO
Coco
That’s Coco.What Chocolate is made up of.
Ginger
Spot the Ginger
Jackfruit
The Jackfruit
Nutmeg
Nutmeg Fruit
Nutmeg
Baby Peppers
Black Peppers
These Peppers are green on the plants and then cleaned & dried by the time we get them in the kitchen as The Black Pepper
Banana The Super Food
Coconut
Palm Coconut
Dry Coconut
Finally the Insides of Coconut
From where I stand.. Things look beautiful
pool with that View
Soak in
Breakfast after the trek
Need to reach right there.
Ohh that Kayak
Nature at its best
Reached
First closer look
Spot me !!!
and that’s how Pineapples grow. now you know
Such a dreamy place
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That’s what our Morning face looks like.
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Ohh, Darling…..It’s just you, me & Baby Jack

Hope you Enjoyed. Leave me a Comment if you already been to Kerala or wish to visit.

I’ll be happy to answer any queries.

XOXO

 

 

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Nature Uninterrupted, Munnar Kerala

Nature is not just a green background but a thriving essence of the countryside in Kerala. Every turn unfolds itself into a different shade of green more brighter than the previous one. That is how I felt Kerala was for me.

Returned from a week-long bliss in God’s own country Kerala, as people call it. We, of course, tried to explore the state as our usual self by road trip. As soon as we landed in Kochi, we got ourselves a rented car. Started the jaunt next morning to Munnar.

Munnar is a southern hill station β›°famous for the oldest Tea plantations in India. But it offers more than just the tea plantations, be it National parks which is home to more than a dozen of endangered species of animals and plants. It cradles various Lakes, Dams, and Mountains filled with tropical forests.

Mother Nature is uninterrupted and kept in its truest form like it should be. A rare sight for sore metropolitan eyes. Blue skies, lush green roadsides & fresh tropical fruits……… πŸ˜‡ Aahhh…perks of being on a vacation.

A Single post can’t do justice to the beauty this place holds, So here I am now keeping quiet 😷 and let my pictures do the talking.

Enjoy pieces of picturesque Munnar in the first post out of three post series for Kerala to be followed soon.

Attukal Waterfall
Hydel Park
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Rented Zoom Car
First view tea Plantation
Out of a Fairytale land
Touch, feel & smell them
Amen, Never let my hand go
We the Coy people
You got to get carried away
Mommy & Us
Varied shades of green
Horticluture Garden
Can you smell the Aroma
Postcards
Bursting with colors
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Once is not enough
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Neither does twice…
hat and dress
How Cool is my kid sister looking..
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Forever for squeezing cheeks and catching smiles.

Enjoyed? 🀯 More posts and more delicious pictures in coming posts from Kerala Series.

Untill then enjoy and share your Kerala experiences in the comment section. Have you been Kerala?

Enjoy Life to the fullest 😍