In January, I used to be extremely lucky to affix our Treasures of South India journey, which travels from Cochin to Chennai. We explored colourful Hindu temples and tropical landscapes, cruised on the gorgeous backwaters of Kerala by non-public houseboat, and loved sport viewing in Periyar Nationwide Park, the place we noticed wild elephants. We additionally had the particular alternative to witness the Pongal Competition throughout our time within the southern state of Tamil Nadu. This four-day thanksgiving celebration takes place throughout harvest time, and featured singing, dancing, and different colourful festivities.
Of the numerous highlights from my time in South India, it was the individuals who had the best impression on me—the nice and cozy welcome into their tradition was completely astounding. From watching kids taking ferries to highschool in Kerala to seeing folks dressed of their best garments for the Pongal Competition, our group was in a position to take a peek into the lives of native folks, which was such a delight! Listed here are a number of the many images of the gorgeous folks I met. I hope they encourage you to journey to this excellent area of the world.
-Images and textual content by WT’s Asia Specialist Lisa Filippini, Treasures of South India.