"Backwaters- life can be so simple and nice" Quilon by FruitLover

Quilon Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 154 photos

Shangri-La [paradise on earth]

Quilon (Kollam) is a typical small Keralan market town, nestled amongst coconut palms and cashew tree plantations on the edge of the Ashtamudi Lake.

Moving more inland from the seaside resorts, we got into a pastoral vision, in the scenic charm of the backwaters of Kerala, using local authentic transportation boat. The term 'backwaters' defines the innumerable inland lakes and lagoons, and arterial waterways - "Venice of the South". There is a timeless quality to the tranquil life on the banks of these backwaters.

  • Last visit to Quilon: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    Nice evocative photos of the backwaters! I never knew they did so much will all parts of the coconut tree. Happy Birthday and greetings from Frankfurt am Main.

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2008 at 2:04 AM

    I love this place Avi! I think now I need to buy a scanner and sit for some time to convert them in digital. All my photos of the place is in analogue. Or do you think we should make a trip? Rakhi would love it.

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2007 at 11:56 PM

    So calm and peaceful looking. Thanks for all the info on the coconut

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2007 at 9:40 PM

    It looks so nice and peacefull. One feels oneself relaxing looking at your photo's ;-)

  • kikalena's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2006 at 2:36 AM

    wonderful Kerala page! I've always wanted to visit this place, when I was in India didn't have time for it:-( Thanks for this page and truely bootiful photos!

  • Justin_goa's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2006 at 9:33 AM

    Hello, Nice pictures from Kollam (Quilon) Highly appreciated... Cheers!!!

  • JourneyOf1's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2006 at 8:10 AM

    Your photos are quite wonderful on this page!

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2006 at 11:48 AM

    hiks, hoping can join you in october >> but sure, will make a plan someday and tell you FL!!!! ps: this backwater trip so laid back :)

  • hekate's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2005 at 1:01 AM

    Wonderful pictures, Avi :)))


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