The Sunset Cruise at Kumarakom Lake Resort

By Mridula Dwivedi July 31, 2015 46 Comments , ,

Everyday at five thirty in the evening there would be a great bustle around the Kumarakom Lake Resort. After a leisurely tea, it would be time to board the sunset cruise boat which left at the appointed time.A kid would stand say, “Don’t go daddy is coming.” Someone else would request to wait as their friend would be around in a minute. When there were no more such requests the Sunset Cruise at Kumarakom Lake resort would finally leave!

I went on the cruise twice, alas but the clouds ruled on every occasion! Whatever I have from the muted sunsets, I am going to share for today’s Skywatch Friday.

Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom

So what happens if you go on a sunset cruise and the sunset doesn’t happen the blazing way you want it to happen? If you are like me, you sulk royally! There was live music on the ferry, but I was so downcast by the muted sunset that I hardly paid any attention. It rained for a short while, the red umbrellas of the resort added some colors to the sky for a while but that was it to the evening sky.

Fishermen at the Vembanad Lake

This was the brightest that the nature offered on my first day. I was wondering why is it that everyone else gets blazing sunsets on their trips whereas I get the muted ones! And then I thought it is just that I share all kinds of sunsets and experiences and not the only ones that set the sky on fire! After all that is life, even while traveling you do get your share of muted sunsets. Nature just doesn’t care! I walked back to the resort in a pensive mood.

The Infinity Pool, Kumarakom Lake Resort

The one day when I didn’t go on the cruise, it made no difference, the sunset was muted still. In fact, it was a  trend on all the days that I was at Kumarakom.

Drama in Sky Courtesy HDR Filter!

On the last evening there was a faint blush of pink in the sky! And then I discovered the HDR filter on the XperaZ3 phone. And this is the result. The faintest of the pink blush became a blazing sunset but that is not what the eyes saw! This is the magic of the HDR filter alone! The HDR filter since then has become pretty addictive, particularly on Instagram.


46 thoughts on “The Sunset Cruise at Kumarakom Lake Resort”

  1. The Infinity Pool, Kumarakom Lake Resort. what a lovely place to visit . Your pics for “friday skywatch ” is very nice. Dhamaakedaar entry

  2. Beautiful pictures of India here. So interesting. I have not been to India but someday I hope I can see these photos in person. You are a great photographer. Congratulations on all your accomplishments 🙂

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I am Mridula Dwivedi, I love to travel! I started my travel blog in 2005. I have been going places since! For more details do check out my media kit! In another life I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur. I was a professor when I quit my job in 2015.

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