Entey Keralam (My Kerala) - Part I

by - February 08, 2013



I've always wanted to blog about the cities I've visited. Whether in UAE or India or elsewhere, traveling and talking about the cities I've been to, is something I've always loved. But somehow, I never get around to blogging about them. One of my resolutions this year is to blog more on travel. Even if I've nothing much to share about the city's culture or history or even food for that matter, I will try and share some photos. So, let me start with Parappu.


Parappu is a tranquil village less than ten minutes away from where I live back home. It is so beautiful that I couldn't believe my eyes. Yes, Kerala is deemed God's own country and I shouldn't be surprised to find a beautiful village here. But I felt those picture perfect images that are shown in tourism ads are only from backwaters or such popular tourism destinations in my state. I had no idea that there was such a hidden gem just around the corner.  I was also quite disappointed in myself for not visiting the village sooner.


The main intention behind visiting Parappu was getting some practice with my camera. When I asked my brother in law's wife, who also happens to be a fabulous painter, whether we could go for a photo-walk  she obliged immediately. Since she has more knowledge about places like these (oh, did I mention she is good at photography too?), I left it upon her to pick a place. And, as you can see, she didn't disappoint. 

We parked our car next to the aalthara and walked taking photos, sharing gossip and I think a couple of recipes too. It was a really good evening. We didn't bring both our kids - this was pre-planned, to concentrate only on photography. Hey, we moms need some 'me' time too. 




We met couple of fishermen who wore traditional attire and went fishing in their vallam. 


You can see them fishing in the photo above.

Photo-walk is a great way to find different perspectives on the same subject. Both our photos are very different from each other's (her's was way better) and made me realize how we  interpret the same situation or subject in very different ways!






It seems there is a perfect bird watching spot nearby Parappu. I'am planning to go there next time. Insha Allah. If you are in Kannur district for a family holiday or a proper vacation, do visit Parappu. It will certainly be worth your time and effort. 

See you soon Insha Allah
Neelu

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10 comments

  1. Beautiful pics Nielou!! Never heard about this place before. Will surely try to visit this place next time I'm in Kannur :) Waiting eagerly for the next part of Ente Keralam. Keep posting dear :)
    - Varsha

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    1. Thank you Varsha. :) Do let me know if you know of any places in Kannur worth visting. And next time we are in Kannur, we should visit Parappu together. ;)

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  2. WOW I feel so proud to be a Keralite after seeing your pics. Have you gone to Perumbavoor [near Aluva]..that is my home town

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    1. Me too Dr Sonia. :) No, I haven't been to Perumbavoor. Hopefully, someday I will. :)

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  3. Wow, I have never even heard of this village till now!!! Such a picturesque place, and it was so close all this time!!! Goes on to prove the truth of 'muttathe mullakku manamilla' :-). You sure are lucky to have a wonderfully creative and talented co-sister too!!!

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  4. so beautiful, I belong to kannur myself - haven't heard of this place. Perhaps i don't much outside the town.Kannur is my native place though i was born n brought up in coorg.Only when i moved to UAE i realised that Kannur is a district...lovely post !!

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  5. How does one get to this location? Can you share the coordinates / directions?

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    1. Hi! It is about 10 minutes away from Payangadi Bus Station. I didn't give much attention to directions as some one else was driving. :D My mistake. I'am sure any auto driver nearby would be able to guide you. Hope this helps.

      I will edit my post once I go back there again.
      Neelu

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