Posts tagged ‘god’s own country’

July 19, 2014

Munnar

Munnar has been on my destination wishlist for a very long time. After much planning, we set out on a weekend hoping that the monsoons don’t ruin our much anticipated trip.The light rains had washed away the dust and fresh green sprouts had turned the hills a lush emerald green. I have never before seen a brighter deeper greener ‘green’. It was nature at its best.

We stayed in a beautiful room at the Club Mahindra Resort, with a big picture window overlooking the never ending hills and the winding roads through them. An elephant ride for the kids, a drive up the hills to a reservoir lake, a trip to the local market for tea leaves and fresh local vegetables – there was much to be done before we got back to the grind and grime of the city.

Hope you enjoy these photographs, a beautiful reminder of a beautiful place…

Munnar

June 26, 2011

Beautiful Vagamon

Here is link a to more pictures from Vagamon



June 14, 2011

Jews and Mallus….

a very unlikely combination…history says otherwise. Cochin has the oldest group of Jews in India. There is a street in Cochin by the name Jew Street. Last week my brother in law and I went on a photo tour of this place. From a photography perspective, it was a treat for me – this place is just brimming with colors and texture. You get to see shops selling antiques, clothes, furnitures…all set up to cater to the tourists. Jew Street also has the ‘Paradesi Synagogue’ – a synagogue built in 1568. Sources say that the ticket-seller at this synagogue, Yaheh Hallegua, is the last female Paradesi Jew of child-bearing age.
Checkout the slideshow versionhere.
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