Backwaters around Alleppey in Kerala - India by Eric Lafforgue on Flickr.

Alappuzha or Alleppey is a town located in Kerala on the Arabian coast and considered as the ‘Venice of the East’; the city is famous for its mesmerizing backwaters composed of small idyllic islands, its quaint water-bound villages, its shady streets along the important network of waterways full of houseboats and little canoes…

Women at Sani Festival, Zanskar valley, India on Flickr.

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Sani festival is a big event in the Zanskari calendar. People from all over Zanskar, dressed in their festive best come to Sani for this festival.

People are in a gung ho mood meeting friends and relatives. It is a great moment to soak in the camaraderie and the joyous atmosphere.

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