Kerala, the southern state of India has a lot to offer to a tourist and also to a photographer. You have great beaches, hill stations, backwaters and exotic wildlife. You need also see the local culture and traditions. I am just presenting some photographs which I plan to make into a series on Kerala.
All photographs in this post are from in and around Munnar, a hill station at an average height of 1600 meters from Sea level. Tea gardens are developed in these hilly areas. There are great places for hiking and also a national park for wildlife lovers.
All photographs posted here are taken with a Nikon D800 camera and either a Nikon 105mm 2.5 AI-s or a Nikon 200mm 4.0 AI lens. All manual focus only but the metering is by the camera while in Aperture Priority or Manual exposure ( Auto-ISO) mode. Please click on an image to see enlarged view.
Kerala has two rainy seasons. The first one starts in June and ends in August. The second monsoon is during October. If you wish to experience the rain, the monsoon season is the best. During this season, temperature ranges from 25 C to 30 C in most of the parts of Kerala. You may prefer to visit Kerala during the winter months of November to beginning of February. The months of March, April and May are hot and humid. But this season is pleasant to go on a boat trip in the backwaters of Kerala.
Munnar was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Munnar experiences a moderate and salubrious climate all through the year. Summers (March to May) are pleasant and the temperature ranges a maximum of 25°C to minimum of 15°C. Winters during December to February are cool and temperature comes down to 10°C during this period. Monsoons (June to September) are lovely with pouring rainfalls.
So long now. Hope to come back with more from Kerala. Till then, happy shooting.