Drifting along the backwaters of Kerala, India

Drifting along the backwaters of Kerala, India

Many years ago I spent a wonderful couple of days floating along the backwaters of Kerala on a rice boat. For hours I sat and  just watched the world go by. As you can imagine I took many photos. Here’s one of my favourites.

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24 Comments

  1. Lovely photo! Seems so peaceful…

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  2. So beautiful! I want to be just right there! Slowly paddling down the river.

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    • Better still… with someone else paddling while you take photographs! ;-) Many thanks for your comment, Kathryn

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  3. Fantastic photo! It looks peaceful along with beautiful.

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    • Thank you so much. It was a wonderful place and I hope I can return some day.

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  4. Nice! Reminds me of some river travels I did in Borneo few years ago.. makes me want to go and pack my bags and go traveling…

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  5. Wonderful shot – I love the way the foreground is clear and the boatman is moving into the haze…

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    • Thank you, Andrew. I’m enjoying looking at your photos too.

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  6. Beautiful picture, so idyllic!

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  7. it is indeed an amazing experience – many years ago I spent 24 hours and was left wishing for more at the end. I am glad u undertook this backwater ride. and a beautiful photo – apt representative of the experience

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    • Thanks Abu. Do you have any photos? So wish I could return to India.

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      • it’s been almost 10 years ago…i was not into photography then but one of my friend used to do a bit of film photography and we did have a few photos of that trip..if i dig deep i might be able to pull out a few photos but it might take some time. do u want me to pursue ?

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  8. Soooo pretty. Would love to see these places.

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    • Thanks Ryan, It is a wonderful country and so many different regions. All unique. All beautiful. Not that I’ve seen them all… who knows, one day! :-)

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    • You must if you ever can. It is the most exciting country I’ve ever been too. :-)

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