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India: Kerala Backwaters

Coasting on a wood boat through the breathtaking palm tree lined lake system of Kerala.

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Kerala Backwaters

If you come to India and only have time for two places - (at this point) I would say see the Taj Mahal and then go to Varkala and from there explore Kerala Backwaters by houseboat.
Friends had described how beautiful the Kerala lakes are, however nothing quite prepares you for this area.

During the 6 hour wooden boat trip we immersed in one of the most picturesque, quiet, calm and serene places imaginable.

I'm not going to even try to describe further.
Though, feel free to have a look through my photos here:

Namaste :-)

Posted by SkinnyFists 23:20 Archived in India Tagged india varkala kerala_backwaters lakes_india nature_india

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I have visited all the places in India you have here on your blog. I is nice to read the experiences from a foreigner! Hope you had a great trip!

by Summi

I too have visited many of the same places. Recently I saw a travelogue of travelling in Kerala..I was astounded to see the comfortable tourist boats.

Our trip was in 1986 when daughter Kate was only 6 years old. LOVED the whole trip especially the food and the kind people we met. Ditto for Sri Lanka, which was still experiencing war.

Les

by lesleymoseley

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