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Ernakulam Twins at Ernakulam North

The double-headed 56362 Ernakulam Jn – Nilambur Road passenger train stands at Ernakulam Town station one fine rain-cooled morning. The train is headed by two MU’ed WDM3A locomotives of the Ernakulam ERS Diesel Loco Shed (DLS) #17894 and #14125, standing glistening in their fresh, scrubbed orange-cream livery, in sharp contrast to the lush green canopy of the rain tree. The ...

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A Double Decker Houseboat Under a Perfectly Blue Sky in Kerala

A very long, outsized full-length double-decker houseboat lies anchored on a hot and dry January day somewhere in Alappuzha on the most houseboat-travelled route in Kerala. The Vembanad lake lies still while the coconut trees stand in contrast to the perfectly blue sky. The houseboat here named the “Royal Palace” and classified as “Conference Houseboat” is probably the largest on ...

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Red Blue Breathtaking Sunset Kollam Killimukkam Edava Nadayara Lake

A Stunning Red-and-Blue Kerala Backwater Sunset!

This is a real picture of a real sunset in Kerala over the Edava Nadayara lake backwaters or the Kilimukkam lake on the border of Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram districts, as seen from a train that passes over the lake on the Kilimukkam bridge at this spot, the sky incredibly painted half red and half blue, the red flaming over the ...

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Kochi Metro Train Approaching Aluva Station Through Heavy Rain

The Kochi Metro Train Approaches Aluva Station in Heavy Rain

The turquoise-green Alstom Metropolis trainset of the Kochi Metro slowly changes tracks as it makes it way to the platform at the Aluva Metro station amidst heavy rains. The rain was falling in torrents in typical Kerala style, and the sky was completely overcast and dark. The “non-functioning) clock tower of the Aluva municipality can also be seen. Kochi Metro in ...

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The Serene Kallada River as a Nature’s Mirror

The Kallada river seen just after Munrothuruthu, or Munroe’s Island in the Kollam district, Kerala, epitomising Kerala’s famed natural beauty. The sky was cloudy and it was drizzling lightly, as the river silently flowed full to capacity with not a soul was around, hugging the thick vegetation lining its banks, as it is typical of any river in Kerala, reflecting ...

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The Ashtamudi lake on a bright evening with the ferry service

A Ferry Glides Across a Dazzlingly Blue Ashtamudi Lake

A ferry (jankar) service glides across the Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam district, Kerala, as seen from the railway bridge spanning the lake. The lake is a shimmering blue, fringed by Kerala’s ubiquitous coconut green, all reflecting the brilliant afternoon sky of many shades of blue, awash with sumptuous clouds of many types and sizes. The ferry leaves a long wake, neatly ...

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