Kerala, houseboats and crabs

Kerala is the Venice of the east.

It has a fantastic coastline. It is over 525 miles long. (845 km).

During Ming China’s treasure voyages in the early-15th century, Admiral Zheng He’s fleet often landed at the Malabar Coast. Soon after Vasco da Gama (Portuguese explorer : He was the first European to reach India by sea, linking Europe and Asia for the first time by an ocean route, as well as connecting the Atlantic and the Indian oceans, and in this way, the West and the Orient.) landed near Calicut in 1498, proving a sea route between India and Europe, Portugal became the first of several European maritime empires to grow rich from the spice trade with this area.


wiki link 1, wiki link 2, Photos, Budget traveler mag








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