Friday, 15 Dec 2006: An encounter with Bharathapuzha January 12, 2007Posted by Arun Rajagopal in India, Indian Railways, Travel.
Nethravathi Express entered Kerala early morning. Took some good snaps of the famous Bharathapuzha River in Kerala. Listened to a fellow passenger talk about how beautiful the river was back in the years and its sad condition now. It appears that sand mining has taken the gloss off this beautiful river. He was helpful in showing me good spots to take snaps of along the way. I particularly loved this station called Vallathol Nagar which is close to Shoranur. It is an ideal location for rail photography with its curvaceous platforms. A lanky gentleman sat next to me in the coach. Came to know later that he was Tom Joseph, the captain of India’s National Volleyball team. Nethravathi buzzed through North Kerala like a bullet, before reaching Ernakulam in the afternoon, and then ran through scenic Alleppey and one of my favourite scenic spots – Thakazhi before reaching Kollam in the evening. My camera didn’t remain idle.
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