Boat ride through the Keralan backwaters, North Paravur, India

From Fort Kochi we got a taxi north to a charming homestay near the town of North Paravur. Rather than doing an extended trip on a houseboat, we opted for a shorter half day ride in a narrow boat. Although I’d love to do the longer version this worked better with our itinerary and budget. Anthony paddled out from a mooring and we cruised past his prawn farms, stopping for fresh coconut. The sun was setting behind the rows of palm trees as we returned. Such a beautiful, tranquil afternoon…

Anthony preparing fresh coconut, Backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Anthony preparing fresh coconut, Backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Anthony preparing fresh coconut, Backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Anthony preparing fresh coconut, Backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Anthony preparing fresh coconut, Backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Anthony preparing fresh coconut, Backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Young woman walking past palm trees, Backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Young woman walking past palm trees, Backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Portrait of Anthony, Backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Portrait of Anthony, Backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Anthony the boatman guiding the vessel through Keralan backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Anthony the boatman guiding the vessel through Keralan backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Anthony the boatman guiding the vessel through Keralan backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Anthony the boatman guiding the vessel through Keralan backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Anthony the boatman guiding the vessel through Keralan backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Anthony the boatman guiding the vessel through Keralan backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Sunset through Palm trees in backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Sunset through Palm trees in backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

View of lake at sunset, backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

View of lake at sunset, backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Detail of palm tree on backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

Detail of palm tree on backwaters near North Paravoor, Kerala, India

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