By the universal law, humans and nature are absolutely inseparable. It is about time we start accepting this fact and start understanding the connection between human and nature. For years, the mysterious and adorable creation has allured us to travel. We have been braving extensive climates and cross-border travels
to catch a glimpse of the dramatic skies with northern lights
to see the cute penguins jump into the glacial waters in Antarctica
to get lucky with a sight of the big fives completing the food chain in the wild
to get a 30 second view of the world from the top of Mt. Everest
to dive into the deep blue oceans to see the sharks shy away from humans
or to catch a beautiful sunset below the horizon
There have been times that we have neglected human impact on making these experiences with nature so beautiful. It is always the “behind the scenes” efforts that play major role in all the beautiful things that we see and experience. There is so much of hard work, pain, compassion behind every beautiful thing which we forget to look through.
Over the years of extensive traveling to different corners of the world, I have realised that apart from the breathtaking natural vistas of the planet, I’ve rated my travel experiences based majorly on the experiences I’ve had with the people I’ve met there. Each time I came back home from a trip, I would keep recollecting the moments of cheerful interactions with the people I met on the travels. While other travellers did make up to my lively experiences, my fondest memories are attached to the locals of the destination who invited me to be a part of their life and helped me live their traditional ways in their land.
I strongly support Kerala Tourism’s initiative of spreading the message “Human by Nature” as an ode to people of Kerala whose everyday lives represents diverse ideologies, faiths and cultures that have co-existed from the historic ages.
I’ve personally come across some remarkable experiences with people in Kerala which made my belief in humanity stronger and my love for travel everlasting.
And conversely, the nature is also not to be ignored. Humans exist and survive because of nature. They are inter dependent and none should be taken for granted. If humans respect nature, the nature has abundance to give back. When people move out of their cities for travels, their sole purpose is to breath fresher air, calm the senses, see something new that tier own land doesn’t hold. Preserving the natural way of living, the age old traditions, cultural habitat, food is always the best way to host travellers from across the globe. Humans need to walk around in open fields, smell the wild flowers, listen to the birdsongs, watch the butterflies and the bees, just notice natural phenomenon like sunrise and sunset, spend time outdoors.
Connection with nature is linked to higher wellbeing.
P.S. This post is sponsored by Kerala Tourism
Maachli Farmstay: Exotic eco-huts near Bhogwe beach on Konkan coast of Maharashtra - connecting human with nature
Maachli boutique stay near Bhogwe beach on Konkan coast is an exotic idea for a weekend getaway from Mumbai and Pune, for a unique travel experience in Maharashtra. While the entire coast offers serene beach views, the beaches towards the southern Konkan region are more secluded. Bhogwe beach in Vengurla is amongst the most pristine and prettiest beaches on the Konkan coast of Maharashtra. A stay in the eco-cottages of Maachli homestay in Parule village near Bhogwe beach offers one of the best experiences of living in a traditional Konkan village. I instantly fell in love with the beautifully designed exotic huts amidst the lush green plantations at Maachli farmstay. My trip to Maachli has been the best travel experience in Maharashtra as I could soak into the local culture of Konkani people and connect with nature in the tropical paradise on the shores of untouched beaches.
Namaste! I'm Medhavi Davda.
I travel to Evolve..
In Nature, I confide..
I find my calling in the Himalayas..
In the Oceans, I meditate..
A High-Altitude Trekker & PADI certified SCUBA Diver, I love exploring the heights and depths of the planet with my regular doses of mountains and oceans.
Discovering myself & life through nature, adventures, travels, sports and dance has been an addiction since my existence!
Quite fond of the natural & cultural diversity of India, I've travelled extensively in my own country before exploring international destinations.
I had left my 9+ yrs of career in Software Industry in a quest to make a living out of my passions. I packed my basics in my car (gave away the rest) and lived in different parts of Himachal Pradesh for 16 months. This invaluable time taught me to experience life from a broader perspective.
I'm currently living in Mumbai to work with an Adventure Travel company as a product manager for Scuba Diving. I continue living a minimalistic life.
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