From tranquil backwaters, green hills rich with wildlife to crystal-clear waterfalls, the Indian state of Kerala has beauty in spades. It stretches along the country’s western coast to the southern tip of the subcontinent, and has long been known for the quality of its spices and mouth-watering cuisine. Though Kerala is already a popular holiday destination, many of its charms remain little-known to overseas visitors.
Says French photographer Xavier Keutsch, a frequent visitor, “We asked the locals for recommendations and thanks to them, we discovered many interesting places and things we would otherwise not have seen.”
Xavier’s admiration for Kerala is apparent in his photos, which he also shared via his Instagram account, @xk_photo. Here are his photos, along with others that capture the beauty of the south Indian state also known as Keralam.