Backwaters of Kottayam
- September 14, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Tourism authorities filming pink blooms in backwater villages to ensure people around the world connected to the destinations.
- The backwaters in the Malabar Coast are called
- Backwaters are the shallow lagoons or inlets of the sea, lying parallel to the coastline.
- The backwaters have a unique ecosystem: freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea.
- The kayals are formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range.
- Kayals have facilitated the functioning of the National Waterway 3 from Kollam to Kottapuram, and runs almost parallel to the coastline of southern Kerala facilitating both tourism and cargo movement.