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Canoeing in Backwaters

Canoeing in Backwaters

The serene waterways of Alleppey are simply unbeatable in terms of boat cruising. The divine beauty and peace that can be experienced in these backwaters, can not be experienced anywhere else. Canoeing is one such activity that is specially meant for relaxing holidays. Paddling a boat through the tranquil waterways along with your partner amidst lush greenery is actually a fun !!


Background

The word 'Canoe' is believed to be originated from the word 'Kenu' meaning 'dugout'. These dugout canoes were originally large tree trunks that were shaped and hollowed by the Caribbeans to travel between islands. Later, it began to meet the simple needs of transportation across and along waterways. Even after the discovery of numerous other mediums of transportation, canoeing is still popular as a recreational or sporting watercraft.

Canoeing is, basically, popular as the activity of paddling a canoe for recreation, sport or transportation.

The backwaters of Alleppey are the most famous waterways of Kerala. While canoeing through these waterways, you can explore beautiful paddy fields, coconut lagoons, small islands, fishermen catching fish, children playing with water, picturesque greens and colourful migratory birds.

As Alleppey is famous for its coir products, you can also have a look at the local craftsmen making the best of coir.

 

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