Photographer: D'Cruz, Zachariah
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph taken about 1900 by the Government photographer, Zacharias D'Cruz of a view of the Nadayara Kayal or lake. It is one of 76 prints in an album entitled 'Album of South Indian Views' of the Curzon Collection. George Nathaniel Curzon was Under Secretary of State at the Foreign Office between 1895-98 and Viceroy of India between 1898-1905. About six miles northwards of Varkala lies the Nadayara Kayal. Passing this backwater is a canal that runs in a northwesterly direction for some 3 miles from where the Paravur canal and backwater lead to the Quilon town.