Ashtamudi Lake is the most visited of the lakes, covering an area of 200 km², and located in Kollam. The lake has a large network of canals that meander through the town.
The Kerala backwaters are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast (known as the Malabar Coast) of Kerala state in southern India.
The network includes five large lakes linked by canals, both manmade and natural, fed by 38 rivers, and extending virtually half the length of Kerala state.
The backwaters were formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range.
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Kerala Fondly referred to as "God's own Country"; Kerala with a vast coastline fringed with coconut palm, extensive stretches of biodiverse Western Ghats and cultural vibrancy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India as well as Asia.
Included in the National Geographic Traveller's list of "50 Places of a Lifetime", Kerala with its equitable climate, long shoreline with over 50 serene beaches, extensive tea plantations and spice fields, extensive network of canals and water channels popularly known as Kerala backwaters, diverse wildlife and the ancient art of healing Ayurveda has intoxicated travelers since the time of Greeks who sailed to Malabar Coast in search of riches and pleasure. Know more at: http://www.keralabackwater.com/
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