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Top of Kerala (India) #1: Meeting Elephants

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Hi everybody! 
In some ways, you knows, India means Elephants at least for europeans. So the first post dedicated to the beauty which definitely takes my heart in India, is acutally about this amazing animal. And well, even if I'm back to my everydaylife, to the winter and to my beloved pasta and pizza, I have to say that a part of my heart is still in India. One of the bests experience of all the travel, was for sure the visit to the "Elephant Rehabilitation Centre" in Kappukadu. It looks like yesterday when we arrived at the centre, everythng was so full of peace and relax, everything green and without noise, just the sun, the jungle and the sound of our feets on the ground, which soon, would be overcome from other kind of bigger feets.We were just crossing the prinipal streets of the reserve, that, there it was, an amazing enormus elephant just behind of me! I was so scared at first, but immediatly this emotion left the place to my courage and guess what else...my camera! 

Per qualche ragione, un'associazione molto comune almeno per gli europei, è sicuramente India=Elefanti. Eccoci quindi, il primo post dedicato ai luoghi e alle bellezze di questo paese che mi hanno conquistato, è esattamente dedicato a una giornata davvero particolare: la prima volta che vedevo elefanti in semilibertà. E' stata indubbiamente, una delle esperienze più indimenticabili, ricche di emozioni e ancora una volta di colori, in particolare eravamo nella riserva "Elephant Rehabilitation Centre" in Kappukandu.
Ricordo come fosse ieri, l'arrivo alla riserva, un ambiente quasi totalmente incontaminato, il verde sempre predominante sullo sfondo, il sole cocente, e tutt'attorno solo il rumore dei nostri passi che ben presto si sarebbe alternato a passi decisamente più pesanti. Proprio mentre ci avviavamo verso la strada principale che attraversava tutto il centro, eccolo lì, un elefante gigantesco, proprio dietro di me! Ero davvero spaventata ed emozionata all'idea, ma ben presto l'emozione fece spazio al coraggio... e alla macchina fotografica! 


































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16 commenti

  1. Wow reading this took me back to that beautiful day. Yeah everything seems like yesterday. Awesome images too Barbara :)

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  2. Wow reading this took me back to that beautiful day. Yeah everything seems like yesterday. Awesome images too Barbara :)

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  3. Thank you Barbara ��. ......I feel happy to read this from your blog because I am from kerala and I miss u my land ��������������������
    Happy vishu .....malayalam new year, kerala celebrate new year by bursting crackers , new dress and going to temple... ����������������������

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    1. Thank you too Vinayan! That's what I love about sharing my experiences on the blog! :)

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  5. Thanks Barbara.
    I love my land "gods own country "��������������������
    Happy vishu . We keralate celebrate our malayalam new year by bursting crackers, new dress and going temple .....happy vishu ....������������

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  6. Lovely pics! Do you know why that elephant has spots on its trunk and ears?

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    1. Thank you! Oh no, I don't know! I was thinking it was for the spiece!

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  7. What a beautiful place (and some lovely photos to illustrate it)!

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  8. Hope you are enjoyed trip to kerala

    You can also visit some other interesting places in future like

    1. Athirapally water fall(Near Kochi)
    2. Anakotta near guruvayoor temple
    http://www.keralatravelpal.com/anakotta.html
    3. Palakkad silent valley
    4. Kanyakumari(Southern most tip of India) & Padmanabhapuram palace
    https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=padmanabhapuram%20palace
    5. Bekal fort,near Kannur
    6. Varkala beach near Trivandrum

    Most famous Thrissur pooram festival is on April 29.
    http://thrissurpooramfestival.com/

    Best of luck

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    1. Yeah, I've enjoyed a lot! Thank you for the adivices! :)

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  9. Wow! This looks like such a neat adventure. My kids would be thrilled and we need to add this to the list of places we want to see! I've read elephants are such emotional creatures and seeing the one enjoying his bath is a great example of that.

    Love the photos. So many details!
    Natalie, The Educational Tourist
    www.theeducationaltourist.com

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    1. Thank you Natalie! I'm glad to read that you'll go there probably! :)

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  10. Elephant is most innocent animal before get angry. Its opportunity are extremely fantastic and working style so speedy. Its a legitimate good Bali Airport Transfer article.

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