Unveiling the Charm of Alleppey Backwaters

Alleppey Backwaters

This is the seventh post in the Alleppey backwaters 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…

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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…

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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. 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 when he hears of Kollam…

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Traversing Backwaters of Kuttanad

Kerala Houseboat Ride in 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! ¬†Kuttanadu has some legend associated with the origin of…

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Bird Sanctuaries of Kerala

Birds In Kerala

Bird Sanctuaries of Kerala is ever attracting one for the bird watchers. Almost 28% of the total land area of Kerala state is forest…yes, dense tropical forest. So naturally, it is home to many species of birds and animals. Many of these forest areas are now protected and declared as wildlife sanctuaries and reserves. Pond…

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Elephants and Kerala Culture

“Sons Of Sahya” as they are called, the elephants of Kerala live in the lower regions of the Western Ghats.(sahya is the name of Western Ghats in Sanskrit). Their natural habitat are the cool forests with moist leafy undergrowth suitable for the soft skin of their feet. They move in herds headed by a strong…

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