Landscape photography in Alleppey or Alappuzha backwaters in Kerala

Sunrise over backwaters in Kerala

The backwaters in Alleppey or Alappuzha are famous for their scenic beauty throughout the world and are visited by tourists each year. I visited the backwaters on March of this year for the purpose of doing landscape photography. For this trip, I decided to choose the ferries run by Kerala State Water Transport Department Boat Jetty, as they gave me the flexibility to get down anywhere I want. They run from 5:30 am in the morning to 9:30 pm in the night, so they are available all the time and are super cheap. These boats pass through many villages, rivers, backwaters and narrow canals. They stop at every jetty on the way to pick and drop passengers. One can see and photograph many scenic spots on the way plus one can learn a lot about the culture and lifestyle of people living there. Some of the important towns that one can visit through these boats are Kottayam, Krishnapuram, Nedumudy, Kollam etc.

Spots for Landscape photography

There are several spots near Alleppey where one can do photography like Punnamada finishing point, Mangalasserry jetty, Nedumudy, Krishnapuram. All you have to do is keep an eye for the points that would make good photographs. For more detailed information on how to navigate around the backwaters, visit my other blog on Alleppey backwaters sightseeing. Some of the pictures that I have taken during my photo tour are given below

A tourist boat cruising in backwaters during sunrise
A tourist boat cruising in backwaters during sunrise
A country boat sailing during sunrise in Kerala backwaters
A country boat sailing during sunrise in Kerala backwaters
Scenic view of backwaters in Alleppey
Scenic view of backwaters in Alleppey
House boats in alleppey backwaters.
House boats in alleppey backwaters.
Aerial view of backwaters in Nedumudi village
Aerial view of backwaters in Nedumudi village
Houseboats kept in Punnamada finishing point in Alleppey
Houseboats kept in Punnamada finishing point in Alleppey
Villages on the banks of backwaters in Kerala
Villages on the banks of backwaters in Kerala
Silhouette of a country boat sailing in Kerala backwaters during sunset
Silhouette of a country boat sailing in Kerala backwaters during sunset
Kerala state water transport department boat carrying local passengers
Kerala state water transport department boat carrying local passengers
Coconut trees on the banks of Alleppey backwaters
Coconut trees on the banks of Alleppey backwaters
Sunrise over backwaters in Alleppey
Sunrise over backwaters in Alleppey
Houseboats parked near Alleppey town in Vembanad lake
Houseboats parked near Alleppey town in Vembanad lake
A country boat sailing in Kerala backwaters
A country boat sailing in Kerala backwaters
Country boats parked in a canal in Nedumudi backwaters
Country boats parked in a canal in Nedumudi backwaters
People waiting for boats at a government jetty
People waiting for boats at a government jetty
A houseboat sailing in the backwaters
A houseboat sailing in the backwaters
People rowing a country boat in the backwaters
People rowing a country boat in the backwaters
A ferry sailing in the canals in Alapuzzha during sunrise
A ferry sailing in the canals in Alapuzzha during sunrise
A house surrounded by water from all sides
A house surrounded by water from all sides

If you’re interested in using my photography or article please contact me as I am available for freelance work. 

If you are interested in knowing more about Kerala, visit my other blogs on Alleppey backwaters sightseeing, Kovalam, Kochi and Kerala sea beaches.

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