Water Lily of Kuttanadu

Kuttanadu in Central Kerala is the one rare places in the world where farming is done below sea level (1.5 -2 meters below sea level). Inland waterways that flow above the land level is an amazing feature of this land. Kuttanadu lies in heart of the backwaters of Kerala. This beautiful countryside with its waterways also is rich in crops like rice, banana, Cassava and yam. A cruise along the palm-fringed waterways of Kerala in a luxury houseboat is the most enchanting holiday experience in India today. In a world gifted with beauty, you will skim past ancient Chinese fishing nets, water lilies, lush paddy fields, coir villages, rustic homes, temples and coconut groves.

water lily

The blooming of water lilies in the morning sun right in front of ones eyes is something to experience. The loudly quacking ducks would be arriving soon… loudness could either be attributed to their new found freedom of the vast lake or the sight of the visitors who wait patiently for the lilies to open.


4 responses

  1. That’s one beautiful flower! I envy you, getting to watch the lily blooming right before your eyes!


    June 29, 2014 at 17:52

    • Thanks! the lily was the reward for waking up before the larks 🙂 rest every one was fast asleep on that house boat moored for the night…


      June 29, 2014 at 18:33

  2. Sounds like paradise…


    June 29, 2014 at 20:00

    • Indeed, Theresa… the fresh gentle breeze and the fauna in the lush green paddy fields surrounding the lake makes one feel so. Thanks for your visit 🙂


      June 29, 2014 at 21:58


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