Life on the river is a fascinating thing for two Canadians who grew up where the waterways are for fun more than life. 🌊 So when another opportunity arose to hop on the public ferry and take a peek at what happens on the banks, we were happy to jump onboard. .
More than 900km of natural and man made waterways make up the Kerala backwaters and the sight is truly an outstanding one. 😍 As you leave Alleppey, you’ll notice the many houseboats - over 2,000 are said to be in the backwaters - but like any tourist activity, push on through just a little further and you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking sights free of crowds. Huge lakes lead to narrow canals bordered by tiny stretches of land. The homes here seem to teeter on the edges of the bank while rice paddies stretch out on the other side. .
As for us, we skipped the houseboat and were happy for it. Travelling on a budget can often be a blessing in disguise and on this day, it meant leaving the crowds behind to catch a better look at the beauty of Kerala. ✌️ Anyone else on board?