Thursday, 4 April 2013

Kerala Backwaters





The compound system of, stream, river ,lake and channel interconnected with every one other have been given a These water bodies form the nerves of the Kerala and have very contribute to the increase of the state. general term "Kerala Backwaters". In total there are 41 west-flowing river and these backwaters stretch to almost 1,900 kilometers. The final source of joy is that these water bodies are source of profits for citizens too Living seems to sing a musical tune when you are in a ship gliding past the lush leaves at the banks of the water bodies.
Also known as rice bowl of kerala, Kuttanad is the only county perhaps in the continent where agricultural is done below sea level, using a system of dykes and bunds. The most important backwaters are Kumarakom backwaters, Kollam backwaters, Trivandrum backwaters, Alleppey backwaters, and Kochi backwaters.The largest backwater stretch is the Vembanad Lake, while Alappuzha is one of the major centers for backwater boat trips. The intricate system of canal through the town of Alappuzha has earned it the sobriquet "The Venice of the East". The ship trip through the backwaters of Kerala is theatrical and takes one through several attractive places like Kuttanad region, Alapuzzha etc.  
The ship race of Kerala have attained global fame.
It is the rainwater season that these backwaters are in full sway and splendour revealing their unique magic different ship race is organise in this period and seasoned oarsmen test their skills.
Major Kerala Backwater Destinations
·                     Trivandrum
·                     Kollam
·                     Alappuzha(Alleppey)
·                     Kottayam
·                     Ernakulam
·                     Kasargod
·                     Kochi