Instagram: Kollam in Kerala, India

20th March 2014

We’re still in Kerala, India. After Thiruvananthapuram District, we proceeded to Kollam. We spent an afternoon touring the backwaters of Kollam, particularly Ashtamudi Lake. Ashtamudi Lake in the backwaters of Kollam in Kerala, India is a freshwater lake with a high level of salinity. During high tide, salt water from the Arabian Sea flows in. We saw many of these fishing boats docked in the lake. Most of them fish at night or before sunrise and return early in the morning.

Kettuvallam was a Kerala boat traditionally used for carrying rice. They fell into disuse when the road networks were built & were converted into houseboats for tourists about 25 years ago

Cheena vala (Chinese nets) were introduced to Kerala, India in the 14th century and are a popular method for fishing in the backwaters of Kerala


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