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The Ashtamudi Lake near Kollam in Kerala at sunset, a riot of colors

The Ashtamudi Lake at Dusk Appears as God’s Canvas

A riot of colors makes the sky above the Ashtamudi lake backwaters near Kollam in South Kerala appear like the canvas of a beautiful oil painting, the sky being God’s canvas. The picture shows the typical idyllic picture postcard perfect Kerala setting: palm fringed shores, lazily lapping waves, a boatman or two on the water. The picture was taken from ...

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Backwaters in Kerala.

The Faraway Strip of Land Separates a Backwater from the Sea

A strip of land in the distance lined by coconut trees looking like little fuzzy tops perched on toothpicks stuck in the land separates the vast expanses of the calm waters of the Edava Nadayara Kayal (lake) from the Arabian Sea. This beautiful natural scene is from Kappil in Kollam district in Kerala, where the lake forms part of Kerala’s famous backwaters. The ...

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Ashtamudi Lake – Epitomizing Kerala’s Natural Beauty

The blue-green waters of the Ashtamudi Lake in Kerala lie calm and serene as the reflect the clouds which hover far above them in the sky on this balmy afternoon. This is the farthest Southern part of the lake near the Kollam – Thenkasi National Highway 5 kilometers out of Kollam city. Thickly vegetated and palm fringed fingers of land ...

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GOC WDM2 16666 at Kollam!

Golden Rock (GOC) WDM2 Diesel Locomotive with fancy road number #16666 stands at Platform ‘1A’ at Kollam Junction Railway Station in Kerala, having brought in the Punalur – Kollam passenger train. The engine was built at Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), Varanasi, and is regularly used to haul passenger trains on the Kollam – Punalur branch route and occasionally on the ...

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An “Olympics” at Kollam!

A private bus named “Olympics” plying on the NH 744 near Kollam, Kerala. The bus is a city-suburban bus service, plying from Chavara to Perumpuzh via Neendakara, Chinnakkada (Kollam), Kareekode, Chandanathoppu and Keralapuram. The bus like all other private city services in Kerala is a body built on a truck chassis. But these private buses form a majority of public ...

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The Calm and Blue Ashtamudi Kayal

Calm waters of the Ashtmaudi Lake (Kayal) ripple along as coconut trees on a faraway spit of land look on serenely. This photo is of the southernmost branch arm of the eight-armed lake, the second largest wetland ecosystem in Kerala. The photo is from near Randam Kutti, (2nd Milestone), Kollam, one of the shining examples of the natural beauty of ...

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