Kakkathuruthu, a marvelous small island on Kerala’s backwaters, has been recorded in National Geographic’s ‘Around the World in 24 Hours,’ an illustrated tour of travel-worthy places in the world. Settled across the Kerala Coast, this emerald-bordered ‘Island of Crows’ has discovered a spot from select wonderful placed worldwide. "Kerala is famous for its rural elegance and an incredibly beautiful scenery, verdant hills and calm backwaters, which draws visitors from worldwide. It is a matter of pride for us to be mentioned by Nat Geo, which is one of the leading magazines in the world," told Mr. A. C. Moideen, Minister for Tourism, Kerala,India.

In a graphic elaboration, the magazine says that the sunset in Kerala is welcomed by an array of rituals — Sari-clad women head home in rowboats, fishermen light lamps and cast nets into the lagoon and bats swoop across the skyline snapping up moths. 

The recognition is rewarding and will include in our endeavors to introduce and showcase different destinations in this nature-endowed state," said Dr. Venu V., Principal Secretary, Kerala Tourism.

"The acknowledgment is fulfilling and will add to our endeavors to present and exhibit diverse goals in this nature-invested state,"  said Mr. U. V. Jose, Director, Kerala Tourism

The appeal of the tiny island with ocean green waters, lavish coconut groves and absence of tarred roads, situated in the Vembanad backwaters of Alappuzha, has been snapped by the magazine photographers amid dusk when "the shadows expand and the sky changes from pale blue to sapphire."

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