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Interesting Facts About Kerala Backwaters

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Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 10:50 [IST]
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Kerala is world famous for its stretch of emerald backwaters! Kerala backwaters are maze-like waterways bordered by the paddy fields, coconut trees and green foliage. This unique geographical formation along with its picturesque landscapes attracts tourist from far and wide. Let's take a look at some of the interesting facts about Kerala backwaters.

Interesting Facts About Kerala Backwaters

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-Kerala has 3 backwater regions. The most enchanting Ashtamudi lake in Kollam district, The picturesque Vembanad lake covering Alleppey , Ernakulam and Kottayam and the lesser known Kannur-Valiyaparambu backwaters in Kannur and Kasargod districts.

-Ashtamudi lake is one of India's largest freshwater lakes with a rich bio-diversity including endangered marine species.

-This chain of Brackish lagoons and lakes lie almost parallel to the western coast of Kerala and is one amongst the major tourist attractions of 'God's own country'!

-Boat races held in these backwaters are world renowned and Aranmula snake boat race held in Alleppey is the most famous of them. . Tourists from around the world come to Alleppey to view the majestic fiesta!

-Travel without leaving your house! 'Kettuvallam' or Kerala house boats are quite popular in the world tourism circuit. The unique and perfect way to explore Kerala backwaters is through the attractive and traditional houseboats.

Interesting Facts About Kerala Backwaters

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-This interlinked network of waterways, estuaries, lakes , inlets and natural canals is spread over almost 900 km.

-While exploring these scenic landscapes on the houseboats, one also gets the opportunity to savour the exquisite Kerala cuisine which is mouth-watering!

-A lot of travellers are fond of visiting Kerala mostly for the Backwaters and there is a lot facilities of accommodation and stay-options in and around these backwaters.

-Visiting Kerala for the fun of backwaters has become popular offlate and these places can also be chosen as romantic destinations or spend your time in leisure.

Plan your trip with your loved ones this October to the backwaters of Alleppey and come back with tons of awesome memories.

Kerala Backwaters

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How to reach Alleppey - To get to Alleppey, one has the option of taking a train or a bus or a flight. The city does not have an airport, the closest one being the Kochi airport. Direct trains and buses are available from many major cities of the country. National Highway NH 47 cuts across the city and provides access to a few cities in the state.

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