The relaxed pace of life that Kerala is well known for was immediately apparent as we awoke the next day. In this great location with views out onto one of the rivers and its village life, we could see very quickly that there was no benefit of rushing in the matters of day to day living. After breakfast including traditional dosa and masala chai, we went out for a walk in the local village and surroundings where we saw harvesting of of one of the rice paddies. The highlight of the day though would have to be our trip on the famous backwaters in a shikkara cruise boat. The photos tell the story of this lush green landscape and lives of the people that live here.