This was taken at Fort Cochin, and depicts the Chinese fishing nets (Cheena Vala). These contraptions are fashioned in a way, wherein the nets are dipped in the water for sometime, and then pulled up by the combined efforts of six to eight men. At sunset, the setting is perfect to get a few neat pictures of the locale, as I did that evening.
Agumbe is a tiny village in Shimoga district, and part of the eco-sensitive zone of the Western Ghats, the lifeline of the coast. The region receives very heavy rainfall, and is also referred to as the Cherrapunji of the South. The region has lush beautiful rain forests, and is also home to a number of unique flora and fauna, indigenous to the zone. The enigmatic King Cobra also resides in the in the thick rainforests.