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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