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Kerala Backwaters

The backwaters of Kerala is its most popular tourist attraction of Kerala. The palm-fringed, tranquil and beautiful backwaters were once just the state's trade highways. The backwaters in Kerala offers incomparable beauty and unique experiences.The Kerala backwaters are connected by a network of canals and stretch to almost 1,900 kilometers.
The most interesting backwater destination of Kerala is the Kuttanad region. Kuttanad is called the rice bowl of Kerala. The Kuttanad region is the only place in the continent where farming is done below sea level. The largest backwater stretch is the Vembanad Lake, which opens out into the sea at the Kochi port and flows through the three districts of Alappuzha, Kottayam and Kochi. The Ashtamudi Lake has eight 'arms' and covers a major portion of Kollam district in the south, and is the second largest lake in the state.

The major backwater destinations in Kerala are Alleppey, Trivandrum, Cochin and Kollam.





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