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Zaanse Schans – Old Windmills in Netherlands

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Zaanse Schans is one of the best-loved tourist destinations in Netherlands. Nearly a million people visit the place each year. The village presents a picture of what life was in Netherlands in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It has old houses, traditional windmills and workshops. There were 600 windmills in the Zaan region in the old days. Now there are ten well-preserved historic windmills in the typical Dutch wooden architectural style. They date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Dutch started building windmills as early as 1,200 AD to use them for grinding grains.

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Windmills in Holland

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

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Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary was a unique experience. The sanctuary is an hour’s drive from Kalpetta (36 km). It is on the National Highway NH766 which connects Kozhikode in Kerala with Kollegal in Karnataka via Mysore.  The place is open from 7:00 to 10:00 in the mornings and 3:00 to 5:00 in the evenings. We started early morning from Kalpetta so that we could get in when the gates opened. The roads are good and there was little traffic at that time.

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Kannur to Kasaragod by Train in Kerala

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Kerala in the Rains

Kannur to Kasaragod by train is a scenic route. It runs close to the sea which can be seen at many points along the way. The tracks cross rivers and backwaters. There are dense mangrove forests near Kannur. It is the northern most district of Kerala state and nurtures abundant mangrove forests. This covers almost 80% of the total mangrove forests of the state. Coconut trees are everywhere, as can be expected in Kerala. The landscape is lush and green during monsoons.

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