Alleppey (Alappuzha) Backwaters, Kerala, India

The local bus brought me down out of the hills to the coastal town of Alleppey, one of the highlights of Kerala, famous for its numerous waters/backwaters the stretch down the coast to Kollam.  I have to admit there were plenty of options for boat tours, including several thousand rupee houseboats complete with chef; bedrooms; aircon; tv and so on that travel all the way down the coast, no doubt it would be lovely but I chose a much more economical tour on a ferry with some indian families.
All around the waterways there are small villages where the locals live, so I got a glimpse of this as the boat wound through the rivers and across the lake.

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