Kerala, Part 2: the backwaters

Exploring the backwaters on a kettuvallam.

After a swim on the beach at sunrise, we left Thiruvananthapuram and drove north about 4-5 hours to Alleppey, gateway to the famous Kerala backwaters [location]. The “backwaters” of Kerala are an extensive network of brackish lowland lagoons, lakes, and canals that have been developed over centuries into rice paddies and villages. We spent two days exploring this interesting area. Read on, and check out the photos!

Our kettuvallam, the Bay Pride, seen from the water. (Kerala backwaters.)
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