People of southern India, Kerala

People of southern India, Kerala Backwaters

Plod through the shallow waters of the Venice of India on a kettuvallum. These are Kerala houseboats- former grain barges converted into people transport. Surely you will see daily life from a water perspective.

Long before roads, these canals were the transport of choice for locals and still are today for many; why go overland with the 900km network of Backwater interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets on your front step? Watch the palm fringed waterways with rice paddy backdrop where coir, jute and rice filled boats compete for space on the waterway. Everyday folks zigzag water traffic from houseboats and local industry just trying to get their daily shopping done.

See you on the waters.


For more on house-boating on the Venice of India, Kerala Backwaters:

Houseboating In India Perspective

Kerala Houseboating, A Water Perspective

Take to the Waters – Alappuzha, Kerala, India


Indian Kerala Alleppey houseboats
©HeatherSimonds, Dugouts Transport Locals Near and Far


Indian Kerala Alleppey houseboats
©HeatherSimonds, Water Time At The Local Spout


Indian Kerala Alleppey houseboats
©HeatherSimonds, Backwaters Fishing From Your Doorstep


Indian Kerala Alleppey houseboats
©HeatherSimonds, Walking Is Also Popular Transportation


Indian Kerala Alleppey houseboats
©HeatherSimonds, Lagoon Sunset, Kerala, India


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