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In Kerala, backwaters are a unique product which could not be found anywhere in this world. The Kerala backwaters consist of a network of lakes, canals, estuaries and deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. The backwaters are self supporting eco-system teeming with aquatic life. The Vembanad Lake one of the travel forum Kerala Backwaters flows through three districts and opens out into the sea at the Kochi Port. The second largest lake is the Ashtamudi Lake which is considered as the gateway to the backwaters. The traditional houseboats are the most exciting thing on the backwaters of Kerala. In a land like Kerala where water bound the state it wouldn't be an unusual sight, but for a visitor to Kerala, a houseboat gliding along the vast green expanse of the backwaters is the most amazing spectacle in the world.

Located at PMG Junction, near the Mascot Hotel, the Science and Technology Museum is an interactive educational experience for students, youth, and others of inquisitive dispositions. There is a nominal entrance fee. Situated at Thycaud in the city, the Chacha Nehru Children's Museum (named after the first Indian Prime Minister, who had a well-known soft spot for children), displays dolls, masks, and paintings. The SMSM Institute is the handicrafts emporium of the Handicrafts Development Corporation of Kerala. Situated behind the Government Secretariat and near the British Library, it sells a wide variety of handicrafts, curios, and carvings. The Samadhi of the great social reformer Sri Narayana Guru is at Varkala 55 km from Thiruvananthapuram. It is also the site of the Janardanaswamy (Vishnu) Temple. Another attraction is the mineral springs believed to have healing effects. The ancient seat of the Travancore rulers Padmanabhapuram Palace with its elaborate woodwork is 55 km from Thiruvananthapuram in the neighboring state of TamilNadu, enroute to Kanyakumari. It contains historical relics, including ancient swords and pistols, original rosewood furnishings and murals. The floors are made from a mixture of eggshell, coconut shell, and charcoal. Beneath can be found hiding places and narrow escape tunnels used by ancient kings to flee from their enemies. The palace is open to visitors on all days except Mondays.


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travel007

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Great information, Thanks for sharing with us.

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Kovalam Beach (near Thiruvanathapuram TVR)
Backwater houseboat trips - Alappuzha, Kumarakom, Vembanad lake.
Wild Life - Silent Valley National Park, The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thekkady, Idukki.
Many waterfalls.
Munnar - Hill resorts and tea gardens.

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? Cherai Beach which is a lovely beach bordering Vypen island is ideal for swimming. Dolphins are occasionally seen here. A typical Kerala village with paddy fields and coconut groves nearby is an added attraction of this beach.

? Bolghatty Island is an island which is famous for its palace of the same name. The Bolghatty Palace was built in 1744 by the Dutch and later taken over by the British. Today it is a hotel run by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation, with a small golf course and special honeymoon cottages.

? Wellington Island is an island named after Lord Wellington; a British Viceroy to India, this man-made island is surrounded by beautiful backwaters. The island is the site of the city's best hotels, customs and trading centers, the port trust and the headquarters of the southern naval command.

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TrevorJohn

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Backwaters
Beaches
Forts
Hills
Monuments
Museums
Pilgrim centres
Waterfalls
Wildlife Besides Ayurveda and Artforms

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henrydc

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i've never really considered india as a holiday destination. always as a business destinations. can't really say why, strange really.

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Wow nice informative post and this is best way to spread out this information.

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smith2010

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Thanks for sharing this information. when i will go to kerala i will definitely see that places.

Post Merged: February 03, 2010, 03:19:17 AM
? Cherai Beach which is a lovely beach bordering Vypen island is ideal for swimming. Dolphins are occasionally seen here. A typical Kerala village with paddy fields and coconut groves nearby is an added attraction of this beach.

? Bolghatty Island is an island which is famous for its palace of the same name. The Bolghatty Palace was built in 1744 by the Dutch and later taken over by the British. Today it is a hotel run by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation, with a small golf course and special honeymoon cottages.

? Wellington Island is an island named after Lord Wellington; a British Viceroy to India, this man-made island is surrounded by beautiful backwaters. The island is the site of the city's best hotels, customs and trading centers, the port trust and the headquarters of the southern naval command.

Hi MartinR,
can you please tell me how to travel Wellington Island ?

Post Merged: February 03, 2010, 11:32:31 PM
It is very true the backwaters are not found anywhere in the world and it is really true that it is quite beneficial for aquatic life. It really a very good info and i am sure that many people are not known to this fact.

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trung277

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Thanks for your sharing. I've been to Kerala, it's amazing what you've shared. I wanted to travel again.

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Kerala is beautiful. i had been to kerala when i was small. I missed some lovely beach with white sand and crystal clear water. Kerala is very spiritual place as the worship "Aiyappa" the lord of kerala. There are many holiday packages from India  (Admin: Link Deleted, No links allowed in posts) that will guide you the best and marvelous place with kerala wildlife.

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Kerala
is an excellent place and full of natural beauty. I really enjoyed the view at the beaches of the Kerala.
This post is very informative. Keep sharing , thanks.

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John Dennis

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Now, Tourism developing in taking wide interest to attract foreign visitors to different sites.
Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu are now having variety of visit posts.

Kerala is having narrow strip of land and surrounded with Western Ghat and Arabian Sea. The everlasting beauty of the palm fringed beaches of Kovalam and Varkala, the magnificence of the rolling hills of Munnar and Vagamon, the peacefulness of the pristine backwaters of Kumarakom & Kuttanad and the captivating woods and forests of Thekkady and Silent Valley will definitely attract you.

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Hi...

Eco Trails Kerala, Kottayam
Varkala Beach, Varkala
Kerala Backwaters
Seasons Cruise, Alappuzha
Guruvayur Temple, Guruvayur
Munnar Holidays, Idukki
Lakes & Lagoons Tour Company
Ponmudi Hill Station
Dr.Franklins Panchakarma Institute and Research Centre, Trivandrum
Alleppey New Year Party Eve,, Alappuzha and etc.


Above are the few places to visit in Kerala.

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Sight seeing places in Kerala includes Munnar ,Thekkady- the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kovalam beach,Vembanad Lake, Varkala Beach, Ponmudi Hill Station , Edakkal Caves, Lighthouse Beach, Tea Gardens?. While Alleppey is lovely place to enjoy houseboat ride.


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backwaters are the main attractions in Kerala. traveling in a boat is like you are transfered to a heavenly place...


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