That's what all the brochures and tour guides call this place. "God's own Country". Supposedly one of the top 10 destination spots of a lifetime and I can see why. The climate, food, people, culture are all amazing. Kate and I have spent 3 nights here now and our last night is tonight. We've enjoyed Ayurvedic massages, amazing food, cultural performances and exhibits galore, local people, backwater beauty and the all the western comforts one would want in a 5-star hotel (the Taj Malabar Vivante). It's been super great and relaxing. Total we will be going on our village tour to Poothota in the outskirts of Cochin. The plan is to be on a country boat driven by a long bamboo stick (think the canals of Venice). Pictures will post soon.