Rivers & Back waters

riverandbackwaters

From ancient civilizations to modern times rivers are still playing a major role in human civilization. From time immemorial we get to see how rivers acted as a doorway  from discovery of  places, to invasion, to explore, to commerce. Amazon rainforest, Kabini reserve forest in Southern India, Sunder bans, in West Bengal, rainforests of South East Asia are some of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries with a rich biodiversity of nature. A backwater is a part of a river in which there is little or no current. It refers either to a branch of a main river which lies alongside it and then rejoins it or to a body of water in a main river. Backwaters of Kerala, Kabini river not only play a major role in tourism but are home to rich aquatic life like crabs, frogs and mudskippers, water birds such as terns, kingfishers, darters and cormorants, and animals such as otters and turtles live in and alongside the backwaters. Kerala backwaters are a chain of lagoons, lakes, canals, estuaries with a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets, a labyrinthine system formed by more than 900 km of waterways, and sometimes compared to the American Bayou. National Geographic has made it one of the top ten travel destination.

 

Khir Ganga Kullu Himachal

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in rivers & back waters | 0 comments

Khir Ganga Kullu Himachal

Khirganga is situated in Parvati Valley at a distance of 22 km from Manikaran. For Khirganga, one has to go by motor-able road up to a place called ‘Barshaini’ and from there to Khirganga on foot. This trek leads through hilly terrain. This is the place where ‘Kartik Ji’, the elder son of ‘Lord Shiva’ remained in ‘samadhi’ for thousands of years.

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Mahe

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 in rivers & back waters | 0 comments

Mahe

Mahe – originally called Mayyazhi Formerly a part of Kerala, it is today a union territory. The picturesque little town with a French flavour, originally called Mayyazhi, was renamed Mahe after the Frenchman who captured it. -District Tourism Promotion Council Kannur (Dept. Of Tourism, Govt. Of Kerala)

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Kumarakom

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 in rivers & back waters | 0 comments

Kumarakom

–“Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam (16 kilometres (10 mi)), in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala.”

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