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Kerala - Evening in Fort Kochi

The most popular place in Fort Kochi for both Indians and foreign tourists is the Vasco da Gama square, a long promenade along the seaside.
Especially in the evening it’s a busy place. You can see the catch of the day and also eat something but most people just hang around there enjoying the setting sun and the view of the Chinese fishing nets and the returning boats.

I found it very strange that a true blue hour is rare in India. Usually it’s like this, a pink or purple hour.
However, I’ve often searched for it. The sun sets quickly in the south of India. It got dark in half an hour, about between 6 pm and 6.30 pm, a time when I was outside every day and yet very few times I saw a real blue hour.
In other countries I could take pictures every day during the blue hour.
What makes this different in India? What does the existence of the blue hour depend on?
India is a popular country on this site. Yet I did not see blue hour photos of South India from other members. I did see some from the north of the country. Does anyone know the reason why a blue hour doesn’t always exist?

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