Picture Of The Month
Mr. Maneesh Sharma from TWX visited Kerala and captured the photograph of backwaters at Alleppey.

The backwaters act as a vital waterway for the transport of goods, people and their produce are often the only link between isolated villages and crowded towns. In Kerala, the total expanse of backwater stretches over 1500 kms, with a network of 44 rivers, lagoons and lakes from north to south. Alleppey which forms the main part of this network has the peculiar geographical feature of having the water in level with the land. This gives the advantage of getting a closer look at the village life on shore while on a backwater ride. Referred to as the 'Venice of the East' by travellers from across the world, Alleppey (Alappuzha) is a district of immense natural beauty.