Verushka Ramasami, aka the Spice Goddess, is a travel lecturer and a lifestyle blogger. She shares her travels in Kerala.
As a young woman of Indian heritage visiting India was sort of a pilgrimage for me as I would be returning to the land of my forefathers.So when an invite arrived to travel with 29 travel bloggers from around the world on a 2 week road trip to Kerala in India, I was over the moon.
There are always stories about India and most people have mixed feelings.This trip was a new travel experience for me as my journey to Kerala would be on my own and then I would meet 29 strangers. As the time grew closer to leave I had mixed emotions.But all that changed and I fell in love with Kerala ,it could also be coupled with the fact that I arrived there on Valentine's Day.
Kerala is a beautiful state with a 90% literacy rate so talking to the locals is not a problem as most of them speak English.From the backwaters to the Western Ghats to the tea plantations of Munnar ,Kerala offers every traveller a different experience.They say travel changes you and after 15 days in Kerala I realised I occupy such a small space in this world and there is so much to see ,do,eat and explore.Kerala is the perfect introduction to India.
Kerala , taught me to slow down and appreciate the world around me while remaining a kind human. I left a part of me in Kerala literally in Thekkady where I got to plant a tree someday I hope to return to check up on my tree.
Visitors must go on a Spice Plantation tour, see how the local fishermen use the the Chinese fishing nets,
watch a the traditional Kuchipudi dance and spend a night camping in the Western Ghats.