This is a photo of a houseboat in Kerala’s backwaters. Kerala is known and advertised in travel commercials in India as, “God’s Own Country.” You can see how absolutely scenic it is. I visited at one of the hottest times of the year, but being out on the water was refreshing. You can rent these houseboats for a period of time – an afternoon, or a couple of days – and they come staffed. You have your own personal fisherman who will catch your dinner and cook it right on the boat for you. If you’re brave enough you can go for a swim right off of your boat. Next time we visit India, we plan to take a family vacation and rent one of these boats. Good times for all!
More great scenes from India and other places in Southern Asia coming every Thursday.