The Kerala backwaters are a series of brackish lagoons and lakes extending for about 150km in the alluvial plane between the Malabar coast and the Ghats mountains. The waterways linking the lagoons and lakes are partly natural and partly man-made. The lagoons are fed by a network of perennial rivers. Tourists can access the backwaters on houseboats providing accomodation and can experience Keralan village life and watch the landscape with its paddy fields and coconut palms.
01 Boat 02 Lake and houseboats
03 Lake and houseboats 04 Houseboat 05 Houseboat
06 Snake boat 07 Snake boat 08 Woman and child 09 St Thomas orthodox church
10 Houseboats 11 Paddy fields 12 Houseboat in channel 13 Houseboat
14 Snake boat 15 Snake boat 16 St Joseph church 17 Houseboat
18 Waterfront with houses and coconut palms 19 Boat 20 Boat 21 People with children
22 Motorboat pulling snake boat 23 Rice paddy 24 Rice paddy
25 Along the channel 26 Boarding the ferry 27 Water hyacinth 28 Man on houseboat taking photo of woman 29 Backwater sunset
30 Backwater sunset 31 Coconut palms at night
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