Saturday, 4 May 2013

Alappuzha's allure is not merely in its backwaters



Alappuzha's allure is not merely in its backwaters, but in the small islands protected by mud walls and paddyfields covered with water throughout the year. Kuttanad, the rice bowl of Kerala, is one of the few places in the earth where agriculture is carried out four to ten feet below sea level. These areas showcase indigenous agricultural engineering and remind the visitor of the famous dikes of Holland.