This trip involved family travelling from the UK and Australia to meet up with family already in India, and was Elizabeth's first time in India too and meeting my maternal grandmother, so it was a big trip for the family.
Kerala is a state is the south of India: 'God's Country'. It is quite an unusual state given the contrasts of a communist government (very little street poverty) and also the vast quantities of remittances sent back by Keralites working in the Middle East (especially the UAE and Saudi Arabia). Kerala is one of the most educated states in India and this is the result - votes for social good and work for capitalist gain!
P.S. For any photography enthusiasts or professionals reading: I use a Panasonic G5 (micro four-thirds), and mostly used a 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens from 2013-2017 (full frame equivalent 28-84mm). In 2017, I replaced it with a much faster 20mm f1.7 prime allowing the capture of much more light, as well as an increase in saturation, a reduction in size and a significant boost in sharpness. This is the full-frame equivalent to a 40mm f1.7 so is a 'normal' lens in the traditional sense. I also use a telescopic 45-200mm f4-5.6, it has great reach given the full-frame equivalent of 90-400mm, but at f4 is not the fastest lens. If you would like to discuss cameras or photography I would be very happy to hear from you, just use the email in the footer.