The charm of South India can be best defined through mesmerising hill stations, majestic temples, lush green forests and best beaches. These four naturally occurring and diverse terrains make up the Southern India. South India is famous for its vibrant culture, delectable food, among other manmade marvels. One can rejuvenate their senses by visiting serene places like Kerala, Pondicherry, Ooty, Mysore and more. The delicate, intrinsic and detailed architecture are unparalleled and cannot be found anywhere else.
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Your South India trip will remain incomplete without a visit to the god’s own country Kerala. The vast diversity offers several choices for a curious traveller. Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Andaman Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep are ranks in the top of the list of South India.
Kerala – God’s own Country – as fondly called by the locals – is blessed by The Kerala Backwaters, a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes, formed by wave action and shore currents along the Malabar coasts. A massive network of canals and waterways link and interlink with one another forming a vast intricate system of more than 900km of waterways…the lifeline to numerous towns and villages along the verdant shoreline. In yesteryear the waterways were the only means of transporting goods from the strung out communities – cows, crops, fish… people, everything was transported by water. Today many of the old workboats – Kettuvallams – have been converted into delightful ‘houseboats’ to take visitors on cruises on the lovely waterways. Replicas have also been added to the ever growing fleet. The Kettuvallams were traditionally used as grain barges, with thatched roof covers over wooden hulls, some 30m in length, gently punted along or pulled from the tow path. Today engines have been added – speed limits apply – and new and old fitted out with modern amenities including bathrooms and comfortable bedrooms. Large open sided living space allow, rain or shine, for wonderful vistas of the Backwaters. Boats come in many sizes from vast leviathans with at least 4 bedrooms to small one bedroomed boats ideal for couples. Meals are taken tied to the shore – perhaps eating fish caught during the day’s travels and fruit plucked from the nearby trees. Nights are firmly at anchor or alongside, and lanterns gently sway to and fro in the gentle roll of the waters. The Backwaters are a unique eco system. With a plethora of different species in and out of the water including crabs, frogs, mudskippers… Birders will delight with terns, kingfishers, darters and cormorants filling the air. The foliage is abundant – 50 shades of green is an understatement!