Isobel Diamond

DestinAsian magazine: Northern Kerala feature

My travel feature about the culture and landscapes of the Northernmost stretch of Kerala, India, was published in DestinAsian magazine.

‘A pocket of palm-strewn bliss, soulful and sleepy, Kasaragod moves to an unhurried tempo. Its beaches, backwaters, and outlying towns and villages occupy the northernmost reaches of the state of Kerala, on India’s Malabar Coast, well off the radar for most travelers. But change is afoot. Stylish resorts are springing up and soon, a sleek new international airport will open in neighboring Kannur, bringing with it an influx of tourists. For now, though, getting here involved a seven-hour train ride from Kerala’s commercial capital, Kochi. And so I arrive, giddy from the humidity and somewhat rattled by the journey, intent on spending a leisurely paced week exploring the district’s highlights.’

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