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Interesting trivia about God's own Country !

Jan 05, 2019

Interesting trivia about God's own Country !
Interesting trivia about God's own Country ! | Credit: Hellotravel

Travelling for us is restricted to places such as Shimla, Kashmir or foreign trips to Malaysia, but India has lot more to offer to its tourists. Southern India, one of the travel sweet spots can be your next destination.

With the name comes the thought of the beautiful houseboats, the crystal-clear beaches and the hill top of Munnar but the beauty does not freeze there. Kerala has more than just these. Amidst the backwaters, wild forests and the white sandy beaches, you can witness the bamboo village, take a tour of the culture and tradition of the city. The city has local families, happy to treat you in their small villages. With the places that rank high in mist visits of Kerala, there are a few secrets that nobody witnesses.

This grass form has recently found to the attraction in Varkala beach.
This grass form has recently found to the attraction in Varkala beach.

Secrets Revealed

Apart from the obscure things we all know about Kerala, there prevail hidden mysteries that are but buried in heart of the localities. The few of secrets are revealed below:

Idukki Gold:

Ever had a thought of how a Smokey pot must look at the clear, pristine beaches of the city. Popularly known as Kerala Gold, an herb found to be infectious and like the cannabis form the Malana cream, is the smoking gold of Kerala. This grass form has recently found to the attraction in Varkala beach.

Floating Mall:

Who does not love to shop, but have you ever thought of being at a store that is floating. Yes, you heard it right. The floating mall that offers anything and everything. Be it grocery or technological items, they have all. Kerala has the beautiful on water store that is all set to mesmerise its tourists.

Route to Lakkidi:

Kerala is known for its scenic beauty and there is one such place that can make you go spellbound. And Kerala hosts the route to that beautiful place. It is said that once a tourist with the aim of finding the route hired a chieftain and on reaching the destination killed an Adivasi (aborigine) who stated that he was responsible for finding the way to laddiki. A terrific story is attached to this. It was believed that the reason behind the tourist killing the adivasi was the fact that the chieftain’s soul has possessed the tourist. So, years later, a priest tied the soul to a tree and today the beauty witnesses the growth of tree.

Chembra lake is visited by many tourists but only few know that it is the only heart-shaped lake our country holds.
Chembra lake is visited by many tourists but only few know that it is the only heart-shaped lake our country holds.

Love at the lake:

Chembra lake is visited by many tourists but only few know that it is the only heart-shaped lake our country holds. A natural beauty that is found to attract tourist for its serene view and ethnic beauty along with the perfect weather.

No dowry state:

Most of us are literate but money takes away all. On contrary, Kerala, the state with highest literacy rate, is the only state with no dowry system. A proud statement and a step towards building an efficient society.

Ceremony or crematory:

No one loves the idea of offering flesh during Muharram, but Kerala is not step back. It has the most astonishing ritual named Garudan Thookkam, the devotees of Lord Kali are literally hooked up the shafts. Seriously they choose to surrender their life and amidst all pain show their love towards her.

Stunned knowing all the above? Yes, you should, Kerala is synonymous with the romantic Houseboats, the crystal backwaters and the high hills. The city holds numerous secrets and know as you know about some, don't miss the chance to witness the beauty along with the secrets. This is the reason, Kerala will always be at the top of the list of destinations of the travellers being the ‘God’s Own Country.’