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Vembanad Lake
Alappuzha-Vembanad Lake
In 1878, the marshy mangrove on the bank of the Vembanad Lake was cleared and replaced by coconut plantations. Positioned 14 kms from Kottayam and around Kuttanad region lies Kumarakom popularly known as the rice bowl of Kerala. 

A huddle of tiny islets on the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a pictorial, unsoiled village. An incredibly stunning ecstasy of mangrove forests, pea green paddy meadows and coconut coppices intermingled with enthralling waterways and canals, Kumarakom, located on the Southern coast of India enjoys a proportionate tropical weather. Nature has poised its magic to perfection here. Copious luxuriant coconut palms lining the rivers bow to look at their likeness on the shimmering rivers. Ubiquitously, nature is unsurpassed.
Munnar is the best known of Kerala's hill stations. You can see the scenic attractions of Munnar on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater. The British Government of South India used this incredibly beautiful hill station in Kerala, as their summer resort, during colonial times. The tea plantations in Munnar are a result of the British government discovering that is was possible to grow tea in the pleasant climate of Munnar.

Munnar meaning "Three rivers" is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams Muthirappuzha (Kannimalayar), Nallathanni and Kundala and is a delightful, small hill station. Munnar is situated at an altitude ranging from 1500 to 2695 m and has some of the highest tea estates in India.
Kovalam one of India's internationally renowned beaches, in God's own country, Kerala. A favorite haunt of Europeans since the 1930s, Kovalam consists of three successive crescent beaches. Kovalam, a sheltered natural bay, the azure blue  waters and the sumptuous spread of green palm groves make it a tropical paradise of sorts. Sun bathing, Swimming, Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Yoga and meditation, Herbal body toning massages, Special Cultural Programmes, Catamaran cruising; the possibilities are many. The Kovalam lighthouse beach is where most visitors spend their time.

Thekkady in Kerala State , India 's largest wildlife sanctuary is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India . The 120 years old 'Surki' dam built across Periyar, Poorna in Vedic parlance, is a major tourist attraction. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq.Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 Sq.Kms.

The Country's sole Tiger reserve, Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and a rich tribal culture. Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations.

Thekkady is famous for the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best places for viewing wild animals. The best time to visit animals is during the months of March, April and May. Thekkady offers facilities for Trekking, elephant riding and boating. Boating through the placid Lake provides a rare opportunity to watch wild animals at close quarters.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary 

It is 16 km. west of Kottayam on the Vembanad lake. The Sanctuary teems with local waterfowls and over wintering migratory birds such as the Siberian Stork. Boats are available for backwater cruises in the lake. To stay and dine: Taj Garden Retreat, Kumarakam Tourist Village, Coconut Lagoon Heritage Resort etc.

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