Kerala Jungle Boat Ride

Kerala is an awesome place to be. There is so much variety in India, it’s mind-boggling!

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Jungle Boat

100_3247Well, I teased you in a previous  post telling you that jungle is a Hindi word, so here are pictures to show you the reason.  Kerala is an enchanting mosaic of rice paddy fields, coconut groves, wide beaches, backwater labyrinths  and jungle.  People of the three major religions, Hindus, Muslims, and Christians coexist peacefully. The Christian community is much larger in the south of India, than in the north.   The politics of the region alternates  between the left and far-left  candidates.  A pretty amazing statistic is that Kerala boasts the highest literacy rate ( nearly 100%)  in all of India. The ancient boat-building industry grew from the plentiful supply of  wood , the proximity to the Arabian Sea, and many backwater canals. The Snake Boat races of today  are  thought to be the world’s largest team sport. In…

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