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Calm in the air, part 4, Lake Vembanad

Calm in the air | Calm in the air, Kochi and Silent Valley | Calm in the air, Silent Valley and Alapuzzha

We took a local ferry from Aleppy to Kottayam, on Lake Vembanad. It was absolutely breathtaking.
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The ferry would stop at these villages, every few minutes or so – just like bus stops – and people would get on and off. To tourists like me who’d never been to Kerala it was really new.
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We passed hundreds of houseboats, and here is Anirudh telling us to read an article about Kerala later on –
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And there were tons of birds – and I kept drawing and drawing trying to capture their motion
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And amid all this beauty, someone was snoozing away
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Calm in the air, part 3, Silent Valley and Alapuzzha

Part 1, Calm in the air

Part 2, Kochi and Silent Valley

So, on to part 3 of the now-long forgotten Kerala holiday.

We didn’t do much more in Silent valley, except go on a safari. Here’s a place which reminded me of Spirited Away.

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We also saw a couple of animals (I drew these from memory, so they may not be true to life).

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Then we went on to Alaphuzzha, or Aleppy as it was called in English, a few hours away by car. It was all about the backwaters, tapioca chips and coconuts.

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19-sketchbook-keralaYes, the retreating monsoons, my sketchbook. Happy Kerala-ing.

Part4 tomorrow.

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