Mar 142014
 

Life is a beach: A day in Kerala

We were so exited to explore life around our hotel, that me, Shawn and Emanuel decided to meet early morning and go to the beach on Poovar island where we were guests at Estuary Island.

Estuary Island Kerala

A Restaurant inside the Estuary in Poovar

Emanuel was so excited that he was in hotel lobby a full hour ahead of the decided time. We crossed the estuary in a boat at reached the beach. But the hard working fishermen of Kerala have beaten us to the beach and they were busy pulling back their nets from the water. Nobody had time to pose for our cameras, which was fine for us as we did not wanted to disturb them in their work.

fishermen in canoe in backwaters in Kerala

An Early Fishermen Catches– Well Fish!

One of the Old Fisherman was a bit upset at all the attention we were giving him, but when I told him my friend Emanuel is from Italy, and will show his pictures to friends and family in Italy he mellowed down.

fishermen pulling net from sea Kerala Poovar

Fishermen beat us to the beach

While the elders were busy catching fish, boys were busy playing ” Catch me if you can on the beach”.

One of the guys on seeing my camera gestured me to click his photo and happily posed.

boy and fishermen on beach Kerala

He wanted his pic to be clicked while his elders bring the net from Ocean back

I was wondering if he would ask for any money for posing for the picture, but I was wrong he just smiled on seeing his pictures and muttered something in Malayalam and walked away with a big grin on his face. No money exchanged. Priceless.

The day was spent understanding about Ayurveda treatments for which Kerala is world-famous and people from all over world visit Kerala to experience the healing powers of Ayurveda and various massages that heal you from within.

tourist and vendor beach kerala

The trickle down effects of Tourism: A vendor and a tourist negotiating a deal

My highlight of the day was to see some money exchange between a tourist and a fruit seller on a beach. There were some negotiation but then both walked away happily. The little trickle down of money coming to the country courtesy Inbound Tourism.

At the end of the day we visited Leela Hotel, to watch the sunset. I will stop writing here and let you see the pictures of Sunset, with the clear disclaimer that” The real sunset was much better and you need to Visit Kerala to personally experience some of the best sunsets you will ever see.

sunset from Leela Kovalam Kerala Blog Express

Sunset from The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Kerala

 

Sunset from Leela Kovalam

Magical Sunset from The Leela Kempinski Kovalam

 

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  24 Responses to “A day in Kerala: Sunrise to Sunset”

Comments (24)
  1. Nice article will use this a reference

  2. Nice pics Prasad. Especially liked the colours of the golden sunset from the Leela – it was so magical! And you’ve captured it well

  3. wow really beautiful. Poovar Islands i m coming!!

  4. too beautiful a place

  5. What a gorgeous set of shots!

  6. Have been to Kerala recently and these r some brilliant clicks 🙂
    Love ur travelogues

  7. A beautiful set of pictures.

  8. Nice Snaps :). Hope you will post more of these that you took as a part of Kerala Blog Express

  9. It seems so tranquil and beautiful in the morning.

  10. briliant pictures..keep them coming

  11. Nice pics Prasad. Especially liked the colours of the golden sunset from the Leela – it was so magical! And you’ve captured it well 🙂

  12. Perfect images, DesiTraveler. You could make a calendar out of these — for 2015 🙂

  13. colorful and beautiful 🙂

  14. Lovely pics!!
    Amazingly captured:-)

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