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Backwater landscape

The land of Kerala is located between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. One of the distinctive features of Kerala is its backwaters.
The mesmerising beauty of the backwater landscape must be seen to believe! The palm-fringed network of lagoons, lakes, rivers, and canals that run inland from the coast of Kerala forms the famed backwater landscape of God’s own country.
These pictures give a glimpse of the backwaters of Alapuzha. The lush green landscape, diverse wildlife, and houses and villages that line the backwaters make a journey along these waterways seem like a journey through another world!

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Star fruit

True to its name, star fruit appears like a star in its cross section. Carambola or star fruits are produced by a medium sized tree, Averrhoa carambola. The tree flourishes in the tropical regions.
The fruit has tart ‘n’ sweet taste and is used in many dishes. Though the fruits have many health benefits, they have mild toxic effects also due to the presence of neurotoxins.
Star fruit is best eaten when it is fully ripe.