A PARADISE IN GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

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A FLASHBACK

Got confused with the title??? God’s Own Country, Paradise, etc.

This is about a place that I had been already covered with a post titled “WHY LEONARDO DI’CAPRIO FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS PLACE? AΒ  place in Idukki of God’s Own Country, Kerala.

Missed?

Read it here

And if you are a bit busy I will give you a short brief.

LAVISHING GREENERY, FORESTS, AND SPICES

The place is in Idukki District of Kerala – The God’s Own Country – and it is one of the most marvelous places in the state.Β  The Hill station is situated in the western ghats of Kerala. And unlike the concrete jungles of other cities, most of the area of this district is covered with forest and greenery. And some of the forest have wildlife and and some other have tribals too. As per the Government website, half of the area still remains forests.

Moonnar, the famous tourist destination of God’s Own Country, Kerala for both national and international travelers alike is also part of this Idukki district.

Idukki district is also known as the “Spice Garden” of the state due to the variety of spices items this district have produces and exports.

One of Asia’s highest Arch Dam is also in the Idukki district. This almost a half-century old dam still serving most of the power supply for the state.

And needless to say this place with different waterfalls, wildlife sanctuary, Tiger reserve forests, etc makes more meaning to the state’s title of God’s Own Country.

WHY Di’CAPRIO FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS PLACE

The famous Hollywood actor was so mesmerized with the beauty of this place. And let me quote the Wikipedia lines regarding this

The scenic beauty of Ramakkalmedu has attracted thousands of people, including Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio has reportedly said about this place that “If there is a paradise on earth, it is here.

And in my blog post, I was not interested to include more photos of this scenic place but some of my readers are quite impressed with the scenery. Hence I thought I would make a photo feature to show some of the best photographs I am having.

And here I start……….
Ramakkalmedu in God's own country.Kerala
Half of the picture is the neighboring state.
Ramakkalmedu in God's own country.Kerala
A long view of the Hill
Ramakkalmedu in God's own country.Kerala
And the journey starts
Ramakkalmedu in God's own country.Kerala
On the Way found another diversion to enjoy a different view
Ramakkalmedu in God's own country.Kerala
Another long and close up view
Ramakkalmedu in God's own country.Kerala
The scenic beauty of the landscape
Ramakkalmedu in God's own country.Kerala
We are at the base of the Hill
Ramakkalmedu in God's own country.Kerala
We started the ascending
Ramakkalmedu in God's own country.Kerala
Up. Up and Up
Ramakkalmedu in God's own country.Kerala
And what we saw on our left side,
Ramakkalmedu in God's own country.Kerala
And we are on the top
Ramakkalmedu in God's own country.Kerala
Feast for the Eyes and mind
Ramakkalmedu in God's own country.Kerala
A long view of the opposite Hill with a famous statue
Ramakkalmedu in God's own country.Kerala
Windmills at the faraway place with full of greenery
Ramakkalmedu in God's own country.Kerala
And we are on the way back

Hope you all enjoyed this amazing landscape.

 

 

 

 

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33 COMMENTS

  1. I’m an avid nature lover and enjoy any type of forest! I’ve never heard of this place before and I’ve just now put it onto my future travel’s list! So stunning greenery and landscape and wonderful to take nature photography!

  2. Wow, that looks like it was a pretty steep climb to the top of what you called the “Hill” but I have to say the views over all of the Idukki District of Kerala is amazing. No wonder why they call it all God’s Own Country! I think when we return to India, I will have to spend more time exploring this part of Kerala. Moonar sounds great plus I would love to experience more of the spices, aromas, and flavors throughout all the spice garden

  3. This looks like such a great place to visit. I haven’t been to India yet but it is on my Bucketlist. Thanks for sharing this wonderful place

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