Most people who visit India want to visit the Backwaters of Kerala. These waters are a network of rivers, lakes and canals. Thirty eight rivers feed into the backwaters.
Touring around on a houseboat is one of the most popular things to do. Local families love to go on the houseboats as do the foreign tourists.
|This boat parked off most nights in front of our Homestay.|
|The government ferry.|
This time we wanted to do it differently. Jose our host drew a detailed little map for us and sent us off to town in time to get on the government ferry. These ferries are fun as you travel with the people and they stop off at regular intervals so you get a chance to see the life on the backwaters. the two and a half hour journey only costs about Two Rand!!
The Backwaters are a photographers dream. My little point and push worked overtime.
We did two trips on two different days and both were absolutely wonderful!
We went off to Kottyam on our first trip and then on another day we went to Chennamkary.
The beauty of these waters defies all the adjectives I know!!
|Doing the washing!|
|Boys having fun.|
|At some places the waters are choked with hyacinth.|
|This beautiful church is tucked away amongst the palms.|
Quite a job for the teacher on duty to see they all get on on time!