Kerala has witnessed one of the worst floods in over a century. The incessant rainfall which lashed the southern state from the first week of August triggered flash floods and landslides and snuffed out over 400 lives in more than eight districts.
More than a million people were rescued and were taken to relief camps.
Now that the flood waters are receding, all that is left behind is a trail of devastation. The state, which is slowly crawling back to normalcy, is a vivid and yet haunting picture of animal carcasses, decaying debris, houses covered in ankle deep mud and uprooted trees and rotting furniture.
Though the government and people across the country have donated money, clothes, food and medicine to help the residents of Kerala to limp back to its original form, it is going to a very difficult affair for those who have lost their loved ones and their property in the devastating flood.
Here's are a few pictures to depict what is left of Kerala: