The north of Kerala is fairly unexplored. It is home to some pristine hills. I went for an organized trek to the hills of Ranipuram, in the district of Kasargod. It was my first time to the Kerala beyond Kozhikode.
We were a group of thirty-two. I was skeptical about going with a large group at first. Large groups, I thought, always created chaos. But, I was amazed by how every one of us gelled so quickly. Maybe it was the nature vibes or just the magic of the place that brought us together. Almost everybody knew everyone’s name. People who just knew each other for like two hours of time were making fun of each other.
My biggest take away from this trip was how I was exposed to so many newnesses – whether it’s people or nature.
To be amazed by new people – pick their brains – understand their perspective of life and learn new things from them. Or to treat my eyes with some beauty – to see white leaves for the first time and even a flower shaped like a butterfly! (didn’t get a good picture)
To put it in the words of the photographer, Steve McCurry – ” The thing which inspires me the most is just traveling observing and wandering around the amazing planet we are on.”
PS – All photos taken on Moto G4 Plus and edited with VSCO and Snapseed.
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