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Boats at Periyar

National Park boats await customers for trips on Periyar Lake. © L. Birch 2008
Living the High Life

February 21st 2008
It was not hard to pick out the ferry from the knot of boats moored at the quayside. It was a battered old tub with peeling paintwork; its hull scarred and gouged from one too many dockside collisions. The passenger deck was roofed with wood and corrugated iron, while astern; a mess of ropes lay ready for the boat boys to tie-off at each of the village stops the boat would make along the way. T ... read more
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