“In The Lap Of Nature”
By: Latha/Lalitha Class XII
One can find huge diversity in nature while living in India. I experienced it personally when we shifted to Ernakulam in Kerala from Kota, Rajasthan. It seemed as if we have shifted not places but nature. From the brown mountains to the green canopies, the change was completely welcomed by all the family members. For the first time in my whole life, I saw such greenery. The words used for Kerala as ‘God’s Own Country’, appeared to be true which I had only heard or read till now. Living in the lap of nature is a completely new experience. The greenery is extremely enchanting and to add to its beauty, is the location of my house amidst the beautiful flowering plants and fruit- yielding trees. The fragrance of the blooming flowers fills the house and the aroma enters the soul. The view of fruit-laden trees is equally fascinating. There is no sign of pollution here. Evergreen beaches, fishing nets spread all over the sea, the richness of coconut and jackfruit, all make it a desired place to live in. The place has not lacked even in the preservation of its culture. The boat race in the backwaters is held during the festival of Onam. It is famous for its spices and ‘Ayurvedic Kerala Massage.’ In all, I must say that I enjoy the bracing environment, relaxed life, temples, backwaters, and shaded woods of Kerala.
-Yogita, Academic Content Writer