Kollam Beach, Tales From The Shore

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KOLLAM Beach is located at the shoreline of Kollam (formerly known as Quilon) in the Indian state of Kerala. Its famous port was once part of the international spice trade, and was extolled by explorers such as Marco Polo and Ibn Batuta.

I was there in one peaceful morning. I could only hear hear the birds and waves. Fishing boats were lying on the sand. Fishermen were hauling in the nets, they were moving in silence. Tangasseri breakwater was like a fine white line from afar, streching across the horizon. The serene atmosphere engulfs me, for it was the perfect morning at the beach.

Friends & I were also trying to pull the rope fishermen had been hauling in. These men in mundu seemed not distracted at all, in fact they welcomed us warmly. I knew we didn’t help much, but it was such a nice experience for us to be able to interact with locals.

Gone were the bright specks of umbrellas. Gone were the sand castles and buckets and noisy children. There were only us and the fishermen and the birds and the waves. What could I ask for more?


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  1. Superb photos! It seems like you planned your trip quite well because you visited the beach just when the locals were doing their daily activities. Just out of curiosity, do locals say Kochi or Cochin to refer to the state’s capital? Because I heard that in Kolkata people still call their city Calcutta.

    1. Thanks, Bama! It was unplanned actually, I just happened to wake up early that morning and decided to stroll around. There was this man standing still facing the sunrise, and it really caught my attention. He stood still without any movement (maybe for half an hour or more) while the crows were flying around him. It was like a magical moment for me 🙂

      I think locals tend to say Cochin (because they’ve been used to saying that for years) although Kochi is now the official city name. But don’t worry, they will understand whichever name you mention 😉

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