The pleasures and treasures of South India – Malabar

South India – Travel Itinerary Travelling through India is a taxing affair, as people travel here mostly for religious or family reasons, which means the ‘tourist’ – not yet a very respected figure – must be prepared for all eventualities while travelling, stay and shopping. I went on a Malabar coast trip in 2009, touching and spending a day or two at some of the major and lesser known coastal towns and cities on the Malabar or western coast of India. This is the treasure house of nature, and the fortunes of the West were partly made here – on spice trade. The weather here is sunny and coastal, and the people in small towns and hamlets live a relaxed life, though the pouring in of money from Arab countries means even these have taken on a commercial, advertisement laden look. Poverty is visible though on the way through the countryside, surrounded and hidden by the lush green natural treasures. Only a botanist...
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