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Kuttanadu - Kerala
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Kuttanadu in Kerala, India, is the region with lowest altitude in India [with 500 square kilometres of the region below sea level].
Its elevation ranges from 0.6 m above to 2.2 metres below sea level.
Most of the area is covered with water throughout the year. Kuttanadu is one of the few places in the world where farming is carried out below sea level.

The Greater Kuttanad region spread across the districts of Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, and Kottayam. The Lower Kuttanad region itself has a population of 1.8 million and comes under the Alappuzha district.

Four major Kerala rivers, the Pampa, Meenachil, the Achankovil and the Manimala flow into Kuttanadu.

Post processing done to increase sharpness and added a bit more light.

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::marcaribe
02/19/10 6:34 PM GMT
Very interesting story, in fact I saw a TV show about that very subject where the land was underwater certain times of year and the kids go to school in a boat, I like the tall palms on the green grass and blue water.
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.Logun7
02/19/10 6:40 PM GMT
** -::- :** Absolutely Beautiful ** -::- :**
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::prashanth
02/19/10 7:30 PM GMT
Great shot sree!!! I'm going to fave this one without saying much. Thanks for the good description. Keep it coming :)
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.Joanie
02/20/10 4:01 AM GMT
So gorgeous and excellent! A fave for me!
Joanie
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.sahadk
02/20/10 6:35 AM GMT
Oh! my goodness!! what a great capture!!!outstanding work Sree!
കുട്ടനാടന്‍ കായലിന്‍െറ അനുപമമായ ഭംഗി അതിമനോഹരമായി പകര്‍ത്തിയിരിക്കുന്നു.
അഭനന്ദനം ശ്രീക്കുട്ടœ
Excellent colors and wonderful clarity too,Great work
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.koca
02/20/10 1:50 PM GMT
Fantastic scene! Nice and clear photo.
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::Inkeri
02/20/10 9:22 PM GMT
So Fantastic scene.Beautiful colors.Stunning photo.Love it
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.jpk40
02/20/10 10:59 PM GMT
Lovely and refreshing scene. I like the colors and the composition.

jp
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.ezulwinikid
02/21/10 7:29 AM GMT
This is simply beautiful! What a lovely tranquil scene you have captured... well done!
Deborah
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::Ramad
02/22/10 5:04 PM GMT
A real beauty I must say. The trees and the land looks so sharp against the blue sky and that gives them a 3D effect.
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.lovestoned
02/23/10 2:31 AM GMT
The palm trees are the star of this image. Love it!
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.acool
02/23/10 12:35 AM GMT
Wonderful pic. You have enhanced beauty of this pic.
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.Toto_san
02/24/10 3:40 PM GMT
Such a lovely and exotic place. Thanks for sharing.
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.vlad421
02/26/10 6:20 PM GMT
Really cool picture, India is at the top of my list of places to go before i die!! love your work.
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.indian
04/16/10 10:42 PM GMT
Every picture of yours fuels my desire to revisit your state.
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::verenabloo
06/23/10 2:16 AM GMT
What a most lovely photo of these Palm trees. I just adore how they look with the pretty colour of the sky and water. Such a flat part of the world, where I live we have so many mountains and Evergreen trees. Verena
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