According to Mahatma Gandhi, known in India as the Father of the Nation, “India lives in her villages.” Its so true! Kerala’s true beauty  is found in its villages.
If you really want to see and feel the real Kerala, head over to some villages in Kerala. There are several home-stays and hotels available where you can stay and go around the place. You can also request your Kerala tour operator to arrange a village tour for you.

Here are some picturesque photos showcasing idyllic Kerala village scenes….

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      A small village temple : Photo from Rural Kerala
Source: india-keralatours.com via Paradise Holidays, Cochin on Pinterest

paddy-fields-kerala-village2. Paddy fields Kerala: Image by sreeji. via flickr

Walk In the Woods

3. A walk in the rain..: Image by VinothChandar via flickr

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4. Scenic Kerala Village shot: Image by praveen kumar deshabhi via flickr

A paddy field worker going back home after work5. A paddy field worker going back home after work: Image by icultist via flickr

Fisherman getting ready to cast the net in Kerala backwaters6.  Fisherman getting ready to cast the net in Kerala backwaters

A village from Nemmara, Palakkad

7.  A village scene from Nemmara, Palakkad

crossing-the-river8. Ferrying across a river : Photo by ruffin_ready via flickr

reflections-trees-on-water9. Reflections! : Image by  S.Raj via flickr

over-the-bridge-rural-kerala10. Over the Bridge..shot from rural Kerala: Image by acdme via flickr

niramala11. Niramala, Lighting the temple walls  : Image by challiyan via flickr

12. An idyllic Kerala village scene!! Source: vi.sualize.us via Paradise Holidays, Cochin on Pinterest

Edavoor Temple13. Edavoor Temple, One of Kerala’s thousand temples : Photo by Gulfu via flickr

Rowing a Country Boat14. Rowing a Country Boat: Image by VinothChandar via flickr

Elephants in Kerala

15.  Elephants in Kerala

A Sunset Near a Backwater Village!!16. A Sunset Near a Backwater Village!!

Another Beautiful Village Photo Taken at PunnamooduAnother Beautiful Village Photo Taken at Punnamoodu : Image by thejasp via flickr

As I mentioned, Kerala is not just backwaters and hill stations. It is much more charming and picturesque almost everywhere! But I do caution you..this is India, one of the most populated countries in the world. So it does have its own share of misery and problems. Some places will surely reflect that.

What I tried to show you through these images..is that Kerala (and India as a whole) is much more than what you see initially in the towns and cities. One need to dive deep in to find true India. And it is indeed incredible!

I hope you enjoyed this photo essay on Kerala villages… I will be back with more cool images!!

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Note: Some images are from our collection while some are by awesome photographers who shared them via Flickr and other websites. We have used these images following the Flickr guidelines on photo sharing on blogs. Due credit is given under each image. If any of the copyright holders have any objection, please shoot a email to sunu at paradise-kerala.com, I will get the image removed.