Monday, September 14, 2015

Kerala, an experience !

Kerala is the most amazing place I have ever visited. I am much impressed by place and people itself. No doubt it is a beautiful place with different geographical features but the most amazing thing was the people around. Whoever I met and talked to were so kind, generous and disciplined. Anyone I happen to meet in Kerala were so so so generous that their behaviour encourages you to behave like them. Auto Rikshaw Driver, Bus Conductor, Local residents, Shopping Mall Staff, Restaurant Staff, you choose any one; they are like gem of the people. For Example, we happened to get into a wrong bus in Boat Jetty in Ernakulum, as the bus conductor found it out he requested us to get down in next stop and helped us to get into the right bus, which was not of his concern at all, I was like spellbound. And are you thinking if we paid him the fare? No, not at all. I have never met such a humble public bus staff ever, nowhere. You dare not imagine that in Nepal.
Another example, we took our hotel room in MG Road, Ernakulum. We wanted to go to Cherai Beach next day. We took  an auto rikshaw from our hotel and asked him to take us to the bus stop from where we could get bus for Cherai Beach. Also requested him to show us the bus, as we wouldn’t recognize the correct bus. He rode us to the bus stop; he was moving his auto here and there and was turning it many times. I was wondering why he was doing so. At last he stopped behind a bus and told us, that we were supposed to get into the bus standing in front of us. I mean can you imagine people being so helpful to two unknown people in unknown town?
our train experience to Kerala
15 Oct 2012
We boarded train from Gorakhpur to Ernakulum, Cochin, Kerala. It was tedious 53 hours journey on train. We were to spend three nights in train. For sure it was meant to be very boring, but contrary it was not tiresome at all. We met different people during our train journey. Though the travel was not that pleasant from Gorakhpur to Lucknow. Some railway staff came and sat in our compartment and were talking nonstop. Their voices were irritating and my head was about to burst listening to their loud talks.
Compartment was silent as they got off in Lucknow Junction.  Then we happened to meet a very nice and big family. They were a whole lot bunch of people with two sweet little cousin sisters. Who knew not Hindi but English and Telgue only. I still remember their names- Sadvi and Saranya. They made our journey to Kerala even more exciting. And their grandfather was a gentleman. A man in his late 40s educated and had a lot of sense of humor. He kept us telling the specialty of South India, things to do and not to do while in Kerala. He insisted us to try banana chips which is one of the famous snacks of South India.