Monday, July 07, 2008

from alleppey to changanacherry

There is a cananl near alleppey bus station, one of many which were dug by Raja Kesava Das, the creator of modern Alleppey.
These were dug for commercial purposes and goes through the length and breadth of Alleppey.
Now this canal is full of house boats...
It is very convenient to board the boat from here as it is near the bus stand...
For other passengers also roads are there on both banks of the canal..

On the way to Changanacherry, which is in Kottayam district, by road you will be passing through the middle of vast paddy fields...

A very beautiful sight..
Water almost touches the road on both the sides..

A canal, which was made actually to provide sand to make this road runs through the side...

You can see villages on the route...

People's life is based, maninly on agricultural related activities..

On the road you can see people selling fish, freshly caught...
and ducks...

Small houses are situated on the small medians between the paddy fields...

Looking further, you can see houses, which are on small islands between the paddy fields...

During floods, and intervals between the harvests, when the paddy fields are filled with water, people have to depend on small boats to come to the main land.

Riding the small boats, which are called 'kothumbu vallam', is just like riding a bicycle.. You need to have balance to ride....

Looking on... You will have the urge to venture into these paddy fields...

These paddy fields are also below the water level...
This is possible, because water does not go through the clay...
This is a peculiarity of this area....

Looking on, you may sometimes be lucky to watch the mountains, as faint seen in the east.. You will be luck if you can witness this.. You will be watching another geographical area from here.

Reaching Changanacherry.. We are in another geographical area...

From here you can to to Kumarakom, or the hilly eastern ghats...

2 comments:

MaYanK PanDeY said...

from changanacherry to allepey, we can get bus service in morning 8 am ?

MaYanK PanDeY said...

Please let me know .. thanks a lot