I knew Allepey is a touristic place, one of the main gateways to the backwaters. But I went there for a reason: I had explored the backwaters in Poovar by motor boat and in Munroe island by canoe, and I wanted to try a different way. And I could do it there.
Munroe Island is a hidden pearl in the backwaters. Not only it is a beautiful, calm place, the people I met there are wonderful. So far, one of the most beautiful places I have seen and one of my best experiences.
I went to Kanyakumari to see the sunset and the sunrise over the sea, and I found something else: a town full of Indian tourists but no foreigners, lot of sun, people who wanted to take pictures with me and much more…
One of the main highlights of Kerala is the backwaters, a vast network of waterways and islands surrounded by dense vegetation and coconut palms. This is only an introduction, a first glimpse into the wonders of the backwaters.
Kathalaki, the particular traditional arts performance from Kerala, is a mixture of theatre, dance, ballet, masque and pantomime. It is based on the stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata and, even if we do not understand the lyrics, is a fascinating spectacle.