Tourist houseboat at sunset, Kerala 02 Nov 2016
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Between the ancient creation myth of Kerala and the modern political fact is a land of lush, physical beauty that continas a rich storehouse of legend, history, culture and tradition.
In the north of the region, the densely populated backwaters area forms a distinctive tropical environment, its tangled canals, rivulets and lakes screened from the main transport routes of the coastal strip by a wall of intense greenery. A fleet of converted rice boats cruise these idllic waterways, allowing you to explore the region in great comfort and style from towns such as Kollam and Alappuzha.
Take a cruise along Kerala's backwaters on Insight Guides' Unmissable India itinerary.