Kerala God’s Own Country- Magnificent Backwater At Kumarakom, Kerala

From my travelogue the most memorable and enchanting trip was Kerala, a place which is known as Gods own country , which I would like to visit again and again. Its vast magnificent natural beauty  is the great attraction for the tourist.Green forest covers, calm and quiet backwaters, turquoise sea water, incredible sun-kissed beaches, spice plantations, luxuriant forests and vivid therapeutic traditions are the USP of Kerala tourism.

Kerala situated on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Traveler, Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives and beautiful backwaters. Hindu Mythology says that  Lord Parsurama who was an Avatar of Vishnu once threw his axe from Kanyakumari towards the north and thus a land arose from the ocean which is now known as Kerala. This story literally makes Kerala “God’s own country”.

The majestic backwaters of Kerala comprise serene stretches of lakes, canals and lagoons located parallel to the coast of the Arabian Sea. The backwater regions of Kerala are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The tranquil backwater cruises are a once in a lifetime experience. Alappuzha, is  known as the ‘Venice of the East’and is  popular for its houseboat cruises where you can soak in nature at its finest form.I was in Kumarakom  a popular backwater destination is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, Kerala’s largest lake in South India. located near the city of Kottayam  it offers a scenic view of emerald green backwaters .

 

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