#SkywatchFriday -30

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Hi everybody!

It’s the end of the week and a Friday and am back with my SkywatchFriday post once again, to take you along to the calm and serene backwaters in Kerala.

Last week, I had shared some shots of the scenery around the resort where we stayed and the views of the backwaters from the inland. Today, we get onto a houseboat for a ride on the backwaters and catch a glimpse of the beautiful lake called Vembanad.

The leisurely boat ride will take you through lush green paddy fields, with the backwaters being almost on the same level as the land, so you will find yourself going past the colourful walls of the village houses; men and women going about their daily chores, children marching to school, the well-rounded rice barges and punted canoes and toddy shops – all along a watery world, almost like a passing tableau of sorts!


Make sure as you set foot into the houseboat, you carry your drink of tender coconut water on the shell. Relax as you take a seat and sail along with me.


You will feel the beauty of its rustic surroundings on the banks and the snake boats in the distance, waiting with fishermen ready for the catch of the day.


And, from the corner of your eye, you may catch sight of the pristine blue Vembanad and feel the aura of the mighty lake all around!


To be honest, it is only when you are in the midst of the water, that you get an actual feel of the scale of the lake and why it is called the largest in the state and the longest in the country.


This is where the lake meets the ocean and spreads out into the vast blue Arabian Sea, a little further ahead.

You might find yourself so relaxed that you’d wish to stay on forever, in which case, do plan a real trip to the backwaters sometime soon and immerse yourself in the beauty that you will only find here.

Azure. Calm. Tranquil. A perfect way to unwind, relax and connect with yourself.

So, tell me how did you find my sky shots this week? Need I tell you I’ll be looking forward to hearing from you, so please do leave your thoughts/feedback in the comments section below.

Joining for #SkywatchFriday is great fun and very simple. Put together a few sky shots from your part of the world and post them here. There are loads of links to visit and comment over there, so don’t give it a miss.

Have a wonderfully relaxed weekend!🙂

(Linking this with #Skywatch Friday, where sky watchers post beautiful sky shots from different parts of the world.)


  • JM Illinois U.S.A.


    Enjoyed the cyber tour. Can hardly wait to see what you will post next week. Take care.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks JM. Thats a great compliment 🙂 Happy Sunday!

  • Peter B.


    Beautiful and relaxing!!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks much, Peter! Happy weekend 🙂

  • arv!


    lovely pictures. I love the last picture! It’s so serene

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks so much Arv! Yes, that last one is so calm and evokes a feeling of serenity.

      • arv!

        You are welcome Esha 🙂

  • ladyfi


    So relaxin and utterly beautiful!

  • Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden)


    I love this kind of scenery. There isn’t a palm tree in hundreds of miles from where I live, although we have some lovely lakes. Thank you for the relaxing boat ride.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Glad you joined the boat ride, Alana. You must make a trip down here at least once to soak in that sense of calm and peace. Having said that, even armchair traveling is not a bad idea!

  • Vicky


    So pretty, I’d love to visit Kerala…..

    • Esha M Dutta

      Oh, you absolutely must! You’ll fall in love with the place and come back again and again 🙂

  • Parul Thakur


    Absolutely stunning as always. I loved the shot where the lake meets the sea. I love this concept of how small rivers meet big ones and then the big ones meet the ocean. It feels as if everything comes together in the end. Isn’t it? 🙂

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much, Parul! Glad you liked that one…my fav one too 🙂 the sense of awe is all-encompassing seeing such a sight!

  • nabanita


    Loved your pics as usual. This reminded me of a backwater ride we took in Cochin once. It was beautiful. And the experience just as relaxing as this. Yes, the heart does want to stay back in such places no? If I had no responsibilities, I probably would live my whole life in such a place. Not that I’m complaining about this life but there is something charming about the life you just described and I would love to actually live it. I guess it’s my city life exhaustion that is talking here 🙂 Have a great weekend, Esha.

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