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Tourist Locations and Delights Of Alappuzha May 09

Alappuzha, better known as the Venice of the East is an important tourist location in India; in fact a pearl in India’s tourist map. Rich in cultural history, Alappuzha even had trade relations with Greece and Rome in BC and in the Middle Ages. A land that veins itself with stretches of backwaters fringed by coconut palms; labyrinth of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers makes it an exotic tourist location.

The most delightful experience at Alappuzha is of course it houseboat cruises. The houseboats moving silent, un-disturbing the waters are the ones that evolved from the Kettuvallams of the olden times. The Kettuvallams (boats with knots) are nothing but boats held together with coir knots, they were used as rice barges capable to carry tonnes of rice or spices.

But now, these traditional barges have transformed to peaceful water-habitats with all the creature comforts of a nature inspired hotel that floats on water with facilities including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, kitchen and balcony for angling.

Boating on these houseboats, one can enjoy a peaceful voyage along Kerala’s famed palm-lined backwaters through the quiet, water-bound villages and the state’s lush rice bowl, Kuttanad, is a peaceful dip along the simple lifestyle of the people here which is far cry away the busy crowds of the people in the cities of India. Top tourist attraction is the annual boat race, Nehru Trophy Boat Race featuring snake boats racing each other in the Punnamada lake. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Great Beach Breaks in Queensland Nov 28

5 Great Beach Breaks in Queensland

5 Great Beach Breaks in Queensland

When you think of Queensland, chances are that one of the first images that springs to mind is that of a quiet, gorgeous beach with great surf and sunny weather. There’s a good reason for this—Queensland is positively lousy with some of the greatest beaches and patches of surf in the country, and it’s for this reason that thousands of local and international tourists alike head to the Sunshine State for their holidays each year. We’ve put together a list of the top five beach breaks in Queensland, so that you can start planning your holiday, booking those day tours and dreaming of the tan you’re going to have when you return.

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