Beach to Backwaters

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January 13th 2006
Published: January 13th 2006
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Well we seem to be getting use to this beach living stuff! Having trouble pulling ourselves away. After almost a week in Varkala we headed to the southern most point on the continent - Cape Cormorin, stopping along the way at one of the larger Hindu temples. I think it was the first one we were allowed to go in as usually they do not allow non Hindus entry. It was huge with lots of alleyways and many many statues and temples inside. They were preparing for a festival so there were alot of pilgrims and many statues for the parade. It was fascinating.

We then found a great beach cottage - Wild Palms at the Sea, along a coconut lined secluded beach. It was set among rural Kerala that did not look as though it has changed in the last hundred years. Very peaceful and relaxing.

Finally tearing ourselves away after 3 days we moved on to Alleppey for our overnight rice barge backwater trip. Again very relaxing and enjoyable as we just toured thru the canals. It is a very intricate system of hundreds of miles of canals dug about 250 years ago. Another day spent at the beach, this one enjoyed by many people, and tomorrow we leave for Periyar and then back up into the hill towns and some cooler weather. It has been very hot and by midday you find you really can't/don't do much. But we've been able to adapt to the mid day siesta

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Cape ComorinCape Comorin
Cape Comorin

Boats at the Southern most point on the subcontinent
Macaca monkeyMacaca monkey
Macaca monkey

No, we did not see in the wild, he was in the zoological gardens in Trivandrem.
Great beach place about 12 miles N of TrivandrumGreat beach place about 12 miles N of Trivandrum
Great beach place about 12 miles N of Trivandrum

Found this great place and barely could tear ourselves away after 3 nights!!
Rice barge boatRice barge boat
Rice barge boat

This is similar to the one we took for our overnight backwater cruise.
Punting thru the backwaterPunting thru the backwater
Punting thru the backwater

The water hyacinths are taking over some of the canals

5th February 2006

Back Water, emm~~~The "Venice" in rainforest?!
I like the pictures so much!Some of them show me the great green !"Waiting for the School boat "is interesting,I want to be one of the students there!"Punting thru the backwater" impresses me so much,SO ORIGINAL sight! The boats in the pictures are gondolas in Venice! India is full of mysteries and beautiful colour in my heart again! I have a dream --- Grow up fast and travel everywhere! Enjoy yourself!

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