Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kettuvelum photos

As requested, I am posting additional shots of the kettuvelum part of our Kerala vacation. Since there were 11 of us, we had two 3-bdr houseboats, and sailed separately, meeting up for meals and mooring together for the night, so we could cross back and forth.

Our sister houseboat. Both were well appointed with private baths, some even had tubs. This kettuvelum had a balcony, which was where I was for sunrise the next morning.

The living area of our boat. We had wicker furniture with benches running the perimeter of the living area and large mattressed area at the front, which was the best spot of all.


Sunset on the backwaters, always breathtaking.


Mural in our bedroom. Each room had a different one.


Lots of interesting frames everywhere. This was in the backwaters in Kumarakom where we started and ended our journey.

12 comments:

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Shalini, my parents are both from Kerala and I have been there several times, but never did take one of those houseboat vacations. You have convinced me to start planning my next vacation:):) Great photos.

Aditi said...

Shalini, The houseboats look so welcoming! Thank you for sharing more pictures.

pink dogwood said...

thanks to you - I am in love with Kerala :)

Shalini said...

Kala, that's so great! It's a very touristy thing to do, but it's also such a beautiful and relaxing experience.

Aditi, you're welcome :-)

pink dogwood, Lol, so glad!

JD said...

I was in Kerala two years back and it was a wonderful experience.. Was reminded of it again..

~mE said...

kerela is a lovley place to go in the RIGHT season :)
awesome pics shalini

Shalini said...

JD, glad you were reminded of a good trip!

S, yes you're so right. One has to visit in Dec-Jan to really enjoy Kerala.

Patricia Torres said...

Lovely pictures.. I've always wanted to do this houseboat thing!! Must plan a holiday... for sure!!! Lovely!

bindu said...

wow - your photos are fantastic! I love Kerala, but haven't been on one of these boats yet.

Shalini said...

Thanks Patricia and bindu! This was the last part of our hectic Kerala road trip, so we all got to relax really nicely!

hitch writer said...

Those are lovely pictures... !!! so colourful and full of life...

I guess i have to leave my obsession of Himachal and Uttranchal and move southwards...

Shalini said...

No, no hitch write pls don't let go of the himachal and uttranchal obsession...I'm obsessed with them too....they're both such different places and each so beautiful and poetic. Hoping to further my obsession with the mountains with a trip at the end of the month :-)