Fortune & Misfortune On Kerala’s Backwaters

Any picture of a houseboat reminds me of our good fortune to live among the people of Kerala’s backwaters from 2010-2017. The photo below is no exception and I thank Fred Pearce, writing for Yale e360, for bringing to my attention the scale of misfortune facing our old neighbors from the most recent flooding. I knew about … Continue reading Fortune & Misfortune On Kerala’s Backwaters

The BIG Backwater Conservation Story

We love the backwaters. Period. Every single time one of our Xandari Riverscapes houseboats puts out into these deep waters, our hearts swell with pride. Responsible showcasing the charm, the timelessness of these waters and its people brings us much joy. And when we come across conservation efforts to maintain the quintessence and soul of … Continue reading The BIG Backwater Conservation Story

Backwaters Of Kerala

The backwaters of Kerala offer a perfect blend of scenic attractions and tranquility. Houseboat tourism is the most popular activity in Alapuzha’s extensive  network of canals and lagoons. The area is famous for its unique practice of paddy farming below sea level.

Backwater Fishing

Kerala is a land of rivers, lakes, lagoons, rivulets and beautiful canals filled with rich and diversified fish fauna, many of which are rare and endemic species. Fisherman ply the Vemabanad Lake, Ashtamudi Lake and Kayamkulam Lake as well as the backwaters still using using traditional methods, including Chinese fishing nets as well as small nets that are cast … Continue reading Backwater Fishing