Gods own Country revisited !


At the resort
At the resort

Its a quiet Sunday and as I listen to music on that ubiquitous gadget that goes by the name of a Mobile phone, I  decide to update my blog. In my previous post, I had debated on posting a 100 happy weeks…. am still working loosely on those lines, but it may not be entirely happy…. just reflections on the week/s gone by.

But first things first .. To continue my journey in Gods own Country, my next stop is Poovar a small village, a few kilometers from the capital city of Thiruvanathapuram.  CM PooIt is a quiet but beautiful little village still in the process of being discovered as a picturesque holiday destination. We stayed at a Club Mahindra resort built in tandem with the untouched beauty of Poovar. 

 

 A cruise in the backwaters  which finally led us to the Golden beach was an enriching experience….. the brilliant  blue sky dotted with pristine white clouds, sighting the birds along the  cruise, the countryside going by….. the dense mango groves   creating a nature’s  tunnel for us to glide through…  the coconut palms along the edge of the banks reflected in the sparkling water  and finally the beach where one has the Neyyar river  lake on one side  and the sea on the other are sights   I will never forget.  

View from the boat on the cruise
View from the boat on the cruise

The sand is a lovely golden color and  the beach is rightly named after it. There are a few floating restaurants where they make  a fresh catch of sea food in  true Kerala Ishtyle… 

On the Golden sand  beach Poovar
On the Golden sand beach Poovar
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Golden Sands Beach Poovar

 

 

 

 

  Our next stop was Kanyakumari. I felt truly humbled by the unending vast expanse of water  body I encountered there. It  brought home to me the  minuscule role we play in the Universe. It had a way of  making my problems seem small  and more surmountable.

Just Off the  ferry
Just Off the ferry
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Kanyakumari Jun 2014

 The trip to Vivekananda rock in a local ferry in the choppy waters was one of its kind. My Check -in on the phone said Southernmost tip of India which made it a “goosebumpy” moment of sorts.  Loved the way the wind tugged at  my hair and my clothes on this rock memorial where one of the greatest thinkers of our times had attained enlightenment.   I also bought a few books which my husband immediately pronounced would lie unopened for the next decade at least!

 

 

 

 

We finally  went to Kovalam as well … sad to say , however the beach is but a travesty of what it was …. the sunset  was still a beautiful sight to watch and savor. 

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Kovalam

 Thanks for all the encouragement on my previous posts…..  Have a great week and plan a trip to Gods Own country, soooon!! Its worth it!

 

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8 thoughts on “Gods own Country revisited !

  1. Rashmi Kashyap June 22, 2014 / 5:04 pm

    Passionate writing, captivating and crisp narration supported by perfect pics……..I loved view from d boat pic. Memories of Kanyakumari trip are revived. Footprints at d entrance of d temple r still imprinted on my mind !!!

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  2. myreflectionsblog June 22, 2014 / 6:01 pm

    Thanks Rashmi….. you’re a real gem ! That pic was taken on my mobile…… take care

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  3. amita June 23, 2014 / 10:34 pm

    have a small story too…the narrative and pics are nice..

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    • myreflectionsblog June 24, 2014 / 2:07 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Amita… n for ur suggestion as well…will do that …

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  4. Anita June 24, 2014 / 4:02 pm

    A vivid narrative

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    • myreflectionsblog June 24, 2014 / 11:34 pm

      Thanks

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  5. rajiv krishnan June 24, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    Wonderful narration of events as the trip unfolded in the second phase of our one week trip to the God’s Own Country. The words match every bit of those beautiful moments we shared on the pristine locale. The experience was worth its weight in gold. Wonderful capture in words & pics

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  6. myreflectionsblog June 24, 2014 / 11:34 pm

    Thank u ….

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