Cleaning up Alleppey Beach

Pic by Chef Ananthu

Pic by Chef Ananthu

A spot of rain on Alleppey Beach but it doesn’t stop these ladies from donning their unusual headgear and trotting around with their back-breaking ‘equipment’.

The brush is called a ‘chool’. It’s basically a bunch of bamboo twigs tied with a piece of coir (coconut rope – Alleppey is famous for coconut products).

These ladies are paid by the Kerala government and I suspect our beach is one of a very few beaches in Kerala, if not the only one, to have this lovely clean-up every morning.

We value it and so do our guests at Raheem Residency. But don’t get me going on India and litter. Now there’s not just a blog in that. There’s a right old rant as well. Later.

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