Image of the week: Kerala backwaters, India

This image was taken along the Kerala backwaters in India by Natalie Neal.

Here's some facts about this stunning part of the world:

  • The population is 32 million making it the second populous state in India
  • The best time to visit Kerala is between August and March. April to August is good time for Ayurvedic treatments.
  • It was voted by National Geographic Traveller Magazine as “one of the most beautiful destinations in the world” due to its astonishing beauty
  • Legend says that this land was a gift offered by the God of the sea, Varuna to Parasurama, one of the 10 incarnations of the Lord Vishnu. In order to atone for the sins, the sage gave the land to the Brahmins he brought from the northern part of India. To ensure their physical well-being in Kerala, Parasurama imparted the wisdom of Ayurveda to eight chosen families. It is one of the best places in the world to receive Ayurvedic treatments

If you'd like to see "God's own country" for yourself, why not check out Treasures of South India trip. You can also see our entire range of trips to India for more inspiration.

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