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QST and R block backwaters

Palm-fringed emerald islets surrounded by vast backwater stretches are the hallmarks of Alappuzha, an important backwater destination in God’s Own Country.

QST & R block Kayals (Kayal means backwater in Malayalam) is a scenic place located in Kuttanad area. This is a major point on popular houseboat cruise routes in Alappuzha district.

Kuttanad area to which QST and R belongs is known for an indigenous agricultural practice. Here, cultivation is made possible at four to ten feet below sea level by reclaiming land from the backwaters and building dikes around it.

A leisurely cruise along the canals that surround the backwaters here is a memorable experience. The district of Alappuzha is criss-crossed with lakes, lagoons and rivers. Also known as ‘Venice of the East’ this is a haven for those who love houseboat cruises.