In pictures: Beginning the mammoth task of rebuilding 'God's Own Country'

The rains have finally begun to abate. Now comes the harder part — rebuilding Kerala. Over 200 people have died in the rains, and over 10 lakh people are displaced.

Battling rubble

Kerala's road to recovery is not going to be an easy one with nearly all 14 districts pounded by the destructive deluge.

In picture: People ride a motorbike past the rubble of a small restaurant which collapsed due to floods in Paravur in Kerala.

Waiting for normalcy

Over 10 lakh are currently displaced and homeless, taking shelter in more than 5,000 relief camps across the state.In picture: People wait for aid next to makeshift raft at a flooded area in Kerala.

Paradise, partially submerged

Receding water throws massive cleaning and reconstruction challenge in the face of state authorities.

In picture: An aerial view shows partially submerged road at a flooded area in Kerala.

Many roadblocks

A possible outbreak of diseases is also going to be another hurdle to pass. Kerala's tourism has also taken a severe hit which will take some time to revive. In picture: An aerial view shows partially submerged buildings at a flooded area in Kerala.

Challenges ahead

Reconstructing 'God's own country' is going to be a daunting, herculean task.

In picture: A woman cleans the mud from the entrance of her house following floods in Paravur in Kerala.