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Post # 1   Bookmark and Share Old 10-21-2008, 09:12 PM
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In India, Houseboat in Kerala is common on the backwaters of Kerala. The backwaters of Kerala are unique attraction to tourists. The biggest among these backwaters is the Vembanad lake, with an area of 200 sq km, which opens out into the Arabian Sea at Cochin port. Backwaters, historical structures, culture, wildlife, and natural beauty, the state has all these and more. The major tourist destinations in the State include Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kovalam, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Munnar, Palakkad, Alappuzha, Kollam, Kannur, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and Sabrimalai. The houseboats in Kerala, south India, are huge, slow-moving, exotic barges used for leisure trips. They are a reworked model of Kettuvallams in the Malayalam language, Kettu means "tied with ropes", and vallam means "boat", which, in earlier times, was used to carry rice and spices from Kuttanad to the Kochi port. Kerala houseboats were considered a convenient means of transportation. The popularity of Kettuvalloms has returned in the function as major tourist attractions. Such a houseboat is about 60 to 70 feet (about 18 to 21 meters) long and about 15 feet (about 5 m) wide at the middle. The hull is made of wooden planks that are held together by ropes of coconut fiber; the usual wood is 'Anjili'. The roof is made of bamboo poles and palm leaves. The exterior of the boat is painted with protective coats of cashew nut oil.

Geographical Kerala is located in the southwestern tip of the Indian peninsula and extends between the latitude 10°00 North and longitude 76°25 east. Kerala is bound by the Arabian Sea on the west, Karnataka on the North and Northeast, and Tamil Nadu on the east. The Malabar Coast of India is the site of Kerala location. Geographical Kerala is a part of the coastal belt with the hill ranges known as the Western Ghats running along the length of Kerala. Rain bearing clouds of the South west monsoon bring heavy rainfall to geographical Kerala during the months May to September. Geographical Kerala exhibits diversity in climate within the compact Kerala location on the Malabar Coast of India.
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Also don't forget to visit Munnar beach if you are planning to go to Kerala. It is one of the best places in India.
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Hey, I am happy to hear about Kerla, It is the most beautiful state in India. I was there on Last Nov. I had nice fun there with the nature.....It is a lovely place...
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My love... Kerala...

Great city to visit.
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I agree absolutely. Backwaters of Kerala welcome you with a range of streams, channels and waterways. From farming to fishing on the banks, see it all while cruising through the Kerala backwaters. Rejuvenate your senses during your Kerala backwater cruise tour and explore the ‘God’s Own Country’. The scenic beauty of Kerala backwater is sure to expel the magical spell that makes every visitor visit this paradisiacal destination again and again.
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hello friends,

I had visited House boat in kumarakom in kerala last year.It is best Tourist destination in India.

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