The Muvattupuzha River as seen from near Piravom Road

The Very Blue Muvattupuzha River

The very blue and very calm Muvattupuzha River serenely turns a bend just after the Piravom Road Railway Station on her way towards her destination north of Vaikom, near Poothotta, where she drains into the Vembanad Lake. The river also gives the name to the town and taluk of Muvattupuzha, Kerala, on the foot of the Western Ghats. When you ...

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People Rowing on a Backwater in Kuttanad, Kerala

A Pleasant and Green Ride in Kuttanad

People rowing on a clear green and beautiful backwater in Kuttanad, Kerala in Alappuzha district. Kuttanad is one of the most beautiful parts of Kerala, below sea level and called the “Venice of the East”, as waterways are more prevalent than are roads. Happy Onam! Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Reddit Love This Pocket Gmail

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A Sastha (Ayyappa) temple in rural Kerala

A Quaint Kerala Temple atop a Hill

A quaint little Sastha temple sits upon a hill amidst a beautiful setting in an obscure village on the edges of Kottayam district, at the foothills of the Western Ghats. Many temples such as these ones have the “prathishta” of the family deity and are owned and run by families themselves. The temple displays classical and traditional Kerala architecture, legacy ...

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Nature thrives at Ernakulam Junction/Town Railway stations outer.

Nature Thrives at Ernakulam Outer

50 Shades of Green at the Outer of Ernakulam Town and Junction Railway Station, where nature thrives in all its glory. The entire outer (the track just before stations, at the outer signals) of most stations in Kerala are thick in vegetation, where nature is allowed to grow unchecked. The train seen behind the shrub is the rake of the ...

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The station board at Ottapalam Railway Station, Kerala

Ottappalam – Lonely Board is Lonely

The lonely name board of the Ottappalam Railway Station (code – OTP) at the far end of a platform as seen in the night, illuminated by a lone tubelight. Ottapalam, on the banks of the Bharathapuzha river in Palakkad district in Kerala, also has the awesome distinction of probably being the only railway station in the country which has a Bar ...

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The quintessential Kerala Rains

The Quintessential Kerala Rain!

When a drop is enough to fill a pot, when sparkling waterfalls cascade from the terraces onto the ground, when nature stands drenched,  the plant kingdom nodding their heads in agreement to the falling rains, when roads and lanes are converted into impromptu streams, when the air is washed clean and stands cool and refreshed, when everything feels fresh with the ...

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