Many years ago I spent a wonderful couple of days floating along the backwaters of Kerala on a converted rice boat. For hours I sat and simply watched the world go by. From my vantage point, I could observe everyday life in Kerala. Children going to school, women washing pots and pans and men fishing. As you can imagine I took many photos. Here’s one of my favourites. It reminds me of the calm and serenity I found drifting along the water in God’s own country, as Kerala is known, one of my favourite memories from a two week Kerala tour.

Kerala backwaters, one of my favourite memories from a two week Kerala Tour

Find out more about how you can enjoy a memorable trip on an Alleppey Houseboat, a unique experience in Kerala or check out this blog post to discover the best tourist places in Kerala.


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