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Kuttanad Chennemkari Kerala Backwaters

A Lovely Kuttanad Evening in a Typical Kerala Backwater Setting

Kuttanad, that part of Kerala in Alappuzha (Alleppy) world-famous for its backwaters. This is the “backbone” of those backwaters, the Pampa river lazily cutting though its center at Chennemkari in a typical Kerala backwater setting: A wide expanse of clear water flanked by palm-tree fringed banks, reflecting off the lazily flowing water. Taken at water level from a small “shuttle” boat ...

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A signboard for a place named Moscow in Kottayam district Kerala

In #CommunistKerala, You Turn Right to go to Moscow!

A road direction sign board on a local road in Kottayam district, Kerala. Yes, what you see is actually the name of a village junction, and not some international signboard. In a state with huge communist leanings it is no accident that there are many places named ‘Moscow’ there! The only anomaly is that instead of left, you have to turn ...

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Kerala KSRTC Super Fast Bus of Muvattupuzha Depot

“Stickered Up” KSRTC Super Fast RPK 127 of Muvattupuzha!

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation’s (KSRTC) Ashok Leyland Viking bus RPK 127 Super Fast of the Muvattupuzha depot runs the daily service from Thiruvananthapuram to Muvattupuzha, here spotted on the abomination of a “highway” called the MC Road, just after Kottayam in Kerala. This service is famous for its aggressiveness and speed, as are most services from the Muvattupuzha depot. The ...

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The Bharathapuzha River in Kerala during monsoon

The Full-Flowing Bharathapuzha River During the Monsoon

The Bharathapuzha river, the longest flowing river in Kerala flows (almost) to the brim all muddy and swirling amidst heavy rains during the Monsoons in June 2015. The river, known poetically as the Nila in Malayalam, has shaped the culture and ways of life of Valluvanadu (southern Malabar). But the Nila is in dire straits today, victim of human greed. Indiscriminate ...

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Photo of the Vyttila Mobility Transportation Hub Bus Station, Kochi, Ernakulam Kerala

The Vyttila Mobility Transportation Hub, Ernakulam

Photo of the Vyttila Mobility Transportation Hub, Ernakulam-Kochi, Kerala. This state-of-the-art public transportation hub features seamless inter-connectivity between bus, rail and water transport, a real multi-modal transportation hub modeled on the great mobility hubs of Europe. The Kochi Metro is under construction and the station will be located at the Vyttila Hub itself, enhancing seamless public transport connectivity. Currently it is ...

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Over the Hills and Far Away… The Kerala Highrange Landscape

The blue hills loom in the distance stretching for as far as the eye can see, in the wee hours of the cold monsoon day at Peruvanthanam just after Mundakayam on the Kottayam – Kumily (KK Road), now the Kollam – Theni national highway no 183. The location is idukki district though the view will contain parts of Kottayam distraict also. ...

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