The Dense Konni Forests in Kollam District of Kerala,India stretch over Gentle Hills which form the Southern End of the Western Ghats.
The River Kallar seen in the pictures below is one of numerous rivers and rivulets which descend from the Hills to merge into the Arabian Sea which washes the entire Coastline of Kerala.
You can cruise on Round Bowl Boats through these lovely Enchanting Forests .
The only Ripples on the River are those caused by these surprisingly comfortable Coracle Boats/Rafts. ( they seat four including the boatman) . I have my eyes peeled for Lurking Crocodiles ?
As we float deeper into the Dense Konni Forests , tranquil waters yield way to Swirling Pools creating a Vortex in the midst of the river.
The River seems to force its way through Thickets of Green which cover everything in their path.
Rapids ensure a chilling thrill and a Spray of Water on all in the Spinning Round Boat.
Instinctively I protected My Camera by pushing it under the mandatory Orange Life Jacket I was wearing.
Thanks to the Skilled Boatsman in the picture below who negotiated many a Rapid and gave me a ride of a Lifetime.
Have Fun on these Lovely Boats in the” Rain Forests” of Konni in Kerala.
If lucky you may spot Elephants as well. Watch out for the next which will showcase the Gentle Giants ( do check out a previous blog by the same title as well )