Kerala Backwaters

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The Mesmerizing Backwaters of Kerala: A Photo Blog

The backwaters of Kerala have always been one of the greatest tourist attractions in the state. The tranquility and sereneness that can be found in the regions surrounding the water are truly unmatched. The backwaters run along the entire length of the state of Kerala, covering several districts, each with its own unique charm and appeal. They are a maze of… Read more →

Alleppey Backwaters

Unveiling the Charm of Alleppey Backwaters

This is the seventh post in the Kerala backwater blog post series. The Alleppey backwaters always existed; the people living around the area years ago, used the ‘almost’ fresh water for all purposes, like drinking, bathing, washing etc. Families used small boats for themselves, which every member of the family could row. The bigger ferry boats served as public  transport… Read more →

Discover: Backwaters of Kochi

Discover: Backwaters of Kochi

This is the sixth post in the Kerala backwater Series. In this post, we will be traveling around Kochi and its close lying backwaters… A holiday spent in Kochi would be an exotic mix of history, modern city life, and water world. By water world,  I meant the backwaters adjacent to the sea, almost making it a unique marine experience…. Read more →

Feel the Beauty of Kollam Backwaters

Feel the Beauty of Kollam Backwaters

This is the fifth post in the Kerala Backwaters Series. Lets explore backwaters of Kollam and nearby regions, in this post. A Glimpse of Kollam : Image by  raj_nair81 via flickr The coastal district of Kollam formerly known as Quilon lies 70 km from Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala. The first thing that comes to the mind of a Keralite… Read more →

Kerala Houseboat Ride in Kuttanad

Traversing Backwaters of Kuttanad

This is the fourth post in Kerala backwater series. In this post we are exploring Kuttanad and its backwater stretches… Kuttanadu is called the rice-bowl of Kerala. It is the area of lowest altitude in Kerala. As a consequence, farming here is carried on below sea level! Kuttanad Backwaters : Photo by Abraham C via flickr  Kuttanadu has some legend… Read more →

Njarrakal Backwaters

Fishing…For Fun at Njarakkal Aqua Fish Farm

National Geographic Traveler was never more right when it tagged Kerala backwaters in the list of 50 important, must-visit tourist destinations in the world. UNESCO has also tagged Kerala and its backwaters as a World Heritage site. In fact, you can enjoy a kaleidoscope of Kerala culture when you are on a tour of its pristine backwaters.  There are plenty… Read more →