“Along The Maze of Backwaters !”   7 comments

One of the many meanders along river Pamba. The river banks these days have another contender jostling for space alongside the swaying coconut trees: Concrete. These days, eulogies narrating Alapuzha to be verdant can be put to test with ease ! We chose to freeze this stretch since it had managed to stay away from concrete !!

One of the many meanders along river Pamba. The river banks these days have another contender jostling for space alongside the swaying coconut trees: Concrete. These days, eulogies narrating Alapuzha to be verdant can be put to test with ease ! We chose to freeze this stretch since it had managed to stay away from concrete !!

 

Pamba rarely flows alone. She always has companions sailing along her. The illustrious companion who has strolled into the imagination of the tourists is the all pervasive "House Boats". This illustrious escort of the tourists is an unmistakable sign of changing times in Kuttanad.

Pamba rarely flows alone. She always has companions sailing along her. The illustrious escort who has strolled into the imagination of the tourists is the all pervasive “House Boats” and is an unmistakable sign of changing times in Kuttanad.

 

Roads came along with development, tearing across the hearts  of the verdant paddy fields, making it easy to transport the grains post the harvest. What was hitherto a backbreaking task became a cake walk of sorts now!  The enormous boats of yesteryears were on the verge of becoming obsolete but for the ingenuity of the natives. What shifted mounds of grains back in the yore got a facelift and started transporting tourists!!

Roads came along with development, tearing across the hearts of the verdant paddy fields, making it easy to transport the grains post harvest. What was hitherto a backbreaking task became a cake walk of sorts now! The enormous boats of yesteryears were on the verge of becoming obsolete but for the ingenuity of the natives. What shifted mounds of grains back in the yore got a facelift and started transporting tourists!!

 

Many state owned boats ply along the maze and was the mainstay for the people till yesterday. But the advent of roads piercing the paddy fields have relegated them to the background. Some even call in anachronistic !!

Many state owned boats ply along the maze and was the mainstay for the people till yesterday. But the advent of roads piercing the paddy fields have relegated them to the background. Some even call in anachronistic !!

 

 

 

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Posted October 29, 2014 by Aneesh in Bon Voyage, Shutterbug

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7 responses to ““Along The Maze of Backwaters !”

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  1. Is it Alappuzha ?

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  2. What a nature’s beauty….seems to be so peaceful….Love it……

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  3. I never get tired of seeing such beauty 🙂 Btw, it is snowing on this WordPress site 😀

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