Anyone going on holidays to India has been urged to visit the state of Kerala, where they can take a trip down its network of waterways.

Anyone going on holidays to India has been urged to visit the state of Kerala, where they can take a trip down its network of waterways.

According to What’s on When, Kerala’s backwaters are now one of its most popular tourist attractions, but were originally used for transporting coconut, rubber, rice and spices.

Alappuzha is one of the best places to head for such trips as it has the Arabian sea on one side and an array of lakes and rivers on the other, the website said.

“Its coir workers present an interesting sight as they soak coconut fibre in pools, beat them and wind the strands on long spindles stretched between endless lines of palms,” stated What’s on When.

The backwaters of Kerala stretch some 1,900 kilometres.

Alappuzha.com also recommends a trip to Krishnapuram Palace which was built in the 18th century and houses Gajendra Moksham, the largest mural in Kerala.

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