During our recent trip to India we spent a fair amount of time by the water whether the sea or the inland waterways. I am using this post to share a few favourite photos from each location focusing on Kerala.
First the 'Backwaters'. To quote our Lonely Planet guide these are a 900km network of waterways that fringe the coast and trickle inland. there are palm fringed lakes, narrow canals and isolated villages and farming communities. The photos below are of the community who live and work on the backwaters.
After our night on a converted rice barge like the one above we headed off to Marari Beach for some R&R staying at the beautiful Marari Villas accommodation right on the beach. While there was always something of interest to see on the beach, the highlight of each day was the return of the fishing fleet and the subsequent fish market
We would love to go back someday and explore further!