The Kumarakom you don't see often

The Kumarakom you don't see often
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Kumarakom is not just houseboats and lush greens. There is more to it.  Our photographer Anand Alanthara captures the beauty of the villages and the simple life they live on the Thiruvarpu – Kumarakom backwaters. 

Every house has a boat. Every person here - both young and old row these small boats. And they help each other. 

The Kumarakom you don't see often
Helping hand. Photo: Anand Alanthara

Water, water everywhere and then there are fields too. Coconut trees marking the boundary.

The Kumarakom you don't see often
The lakes and the feilds. Photo: Anand Alanthara

Small, young, everyone goes one place to another on a boat. And they are not scared of the rain or the water. 

As the sun sets over Kumarakom, people and birds, retire for the day. 

The Kumarakom you don't see often
The hues of sunset. Photo: Anand Alanthara

This fifth grade child is in a hurry to pick up his grandfather and head home. As he cruises the waters, his grandfather beams. 

The Kumarakom you don't see often
Heading home. Photo: Anand Alanthara

Old fashioned way of heating water for the evening bath. You will not see this often in Kerala now. 

The Kumarakom you don't see often
Say cheese. Photo: Anand Alanthara

If you want to view all this, you have to take a boat ride from Kumarakom to Alappuzha

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