Exploring The Blue and Green Kerala Backwaters

Kerala is literally a paradise set in green! And the Kerala backwaters is one of its unique attractions. National Geographic Traveler has tagged the Kerala backwaters as one of the top 50 Must-Visit Tourist Destinations in the World.

  What Are The Kerala Backwaters?

The Kerala backwaters consist of a chain of brackish (a mix of saltwater and fresh) lagoons and lakes lying almost parallel to the western coast of the state. These backwaters stretch from one end of Kerala to the other. You can enjoy the vivid yet varied glimpses of Kerala culture while experiencing its pristine backwaters. Come with me as I take you on a photo journey exploring the Kerala backwaters  

Look how green the Kerala backwaters are!
Look how green the Kerala backwaters are!
Taking a relaxing boat ride through the Kerala backwaters
Enjoying a relaxing boat ride through the backwaters of Kerala, India
Houseboats in the Kerala backwaters of India
Houseboats in the backwaters of Kerala, India

  Where is Kerala?

Kerala is located in the tropical southwest of the tip of the India. It is a popular tourist destination famous for its beautiful beaches and lush green plant life, and definitely comes highly recommended. Because it is located a bit south, away from the Taj Mahal and many other tourist destinations, Kerala is not always the most easy or convenient destination in India to get to, but it is definitely worth it.

Traditional Kerala houseboat
Traditional Kerala boat

Traditional Kerala boat
Traditional Kerala boat
Happened upon a boat race in the Kerala backwaters
Happened upon a boat race in the Kerala backwaters
Children on a boat in the Kerala backwaters of India
Children on a boat in the Kerala backwaters
At the end of the day, this is the sunset you have to look forward to in the Kerala backwaters
At the end of the day, this is the beautiful Kerala sunset that you have to look forward to

The beautiful Kerala sunset lures you back. Each one is different….and you can never get enough 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Exploring The Blue and Green Kerala Backwaters”

  1. WOW, fantastic pics! I enjoyed the photo journey but now I want to take a real journey down those waterways in real life. Looks like another experience to add to the bucket list…..

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  2. Awesome article with amazing pictures of god’s own country,kerala. I am proud to have born in this wonderful place on earth. Thanks

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