Kerala has been a subject of articles in National Geographic Magazine. Dutch, French and Portuguese have come to the shores of Kerala in search of spices. One of the most famous explorers Christopher Columbus had set out to reach Malabar Coast (Kerala) but instead reached the Western Hemisphere . St Thomas -One of the Apostles of Jesus Christ had visited Kerala and established 7 churches -beginning of Christianity on the continent. We have one of the most ancient synagogues in the world. Our land is studded with Hindu Temples and Mosques, some of them are world famous.
Also known as Alleppey, is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state
of southern India. A town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches,
and lagoons, it was described as the List of places known as Venice of the
East by Lord Curzon. It is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha
District. Alleppey has a wonderful past. Though the present town owes its
existence to the sagacious Diwan Raja Kesavadas in the second half of 18th
century, district of Alappuzha figures in classified Literature. Kuttanad,
the rice bowl of Kerala with the unending stretch of paddy fields, small
streams and canals with lush green coconut palms , was well known even from
the early periods of the Sangam age. History says Alappuzha had trade relations
with ancient Greece and Rome in B.C and in the Middle Ages, as well as with
other parts of India.
Way to Alappuzha
Alappuzha is also well-connected through the backwater canals and there are regular ferry services from Cochin, Kottayam, Kevalam, Chenganassery and Chengannur.
Kochi, 64 km away, is the nearest airport. Thiruvananthapuram airport is 160 km from Alappuzha. National Highway 47 passes through the town and connects it to a number of cities in south India as do the railways.
Kuttanadu in Kerala, India is the lowest
region of India, with 500 square kilometres of the region below sea level.
Its elevation ranges from 0.6 m above to 2.2 metres below sea level. Most of the area is
covered with water throughout the year. Kuttanadu is one of the few places in
the world where farming is carried out below sea level. The region has a
population of 1.8 million and comes under the Alappuzha district.....
The village of
Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala, a
state in India. Geographically, it is located at 9.35 North and 76.26 East.
Kumarakom's soil is extremely fertile due to the proximity of the water source,
this has resulted in the growth of a wide variety of flora in Kumarakom,
especially the mangrove and coconut trees. Vembanad Lake is home to several
types of marine life exclusively the 'Karimeen' (Pearl Spotted Fish), the
'Chemeen' (Prawns) and the 'Konju' (Tiger Prawns)…