Young crocodiles in the Chagres River backwaters in Gamboa rainforest Panama
A floating restaurant on the Kerala backwaters juts out in the canal to lure boats and customers
The constant direction of wind must have made these palm trees on Kerala backwaters lean left …
A large houseboat with an upper deck suitable for larger parties to experience the backwaters of Kerala, India
Amazed at the greenery around the backwaters of Kerala ….
One can have a day tour of the Kerala backwaters by taking a regular boat …..
The gentle ripples of the boat’s wake creates interesting designs and reflections in the backwaters of Kerala.
In the various images you might notice the abundance of plants in the water. Introduced into tropical places such as the Kerala backwaters, water hyacinth is an exotic invasive second to none. Spreading by runners and seed, a population of this plant can double in size every two weeks. It is choking these internationally significant wetlands, preventing navigation and fishing, clogging irrigation systems and boat propellers, and crowding out native species.
A fisherman reaches out to a customer to sell his catch from the backwaters. His head is covered with cloth to protect him from the heat of the day.
A typical home on the backwaters as you cruise along the canals around Kumarakom, Kerala ….
Water, palm trees, canals and lush green vegetation make Kerala backwaters so famous. Houseboats are a common sight.
Have you ever gone cruising in a houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala? If you haven’t, make sure you do. This one is really a wonderful and unforgettable experience! Present day houseboats are huge, slow-moving exotic barges used for leisure trips, and are in fact reworked version of kettuvallams of olden times. The original kettuvallams were used to carry tons of rice and spices. A standard kettuvallam can hold up to 30 tons from Kuttanad to the Kochi port.
Time slows down as you witness the green surroundings, cows grazing, birds resting and a quiet life in the Kerala backwaters
One is exposed to rural Kerala life as you travel in the backwaters …..
Exploring the backwaters of Kerala, India is only possible by boat, similar to the canals of Venice Italy. Plenty of reflections of nature in the waters.
A Kerala (India) backwaters scene as viewed from Coconut Lagoon