There’s a reason why they call Kerala, India “God’s Own Country.” When I traveled there for the first time in January of 2020, I thought I knew what to expect. After all, India was the country I had explored the most over the previous two years. In that time, I had dined on street food in the markets of Mumbai, had taken a ride down the River Ganges in Varanasi, gotten up close with the wildlife in Assam, and explored the misty mountains of Meghalaya, among others. I thought I knew what was to come the moment I touched down in the capital city, Thiruvananthapuram. I was wrong. Let’s take a look at Kerala, India, God’s Own Country.