Picturesque tiny island from Kerala listed in Nat Geo's 'Around the World in 24 Hours'

Nov 01, 2016 | Vol 8 Issue 5
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Kakkathuruthu, a tiny spectacular island in Kerala's tangled backwaters, finds place among select stunning destinations across the world that hold appeal to the adventurous traveller.

Nestled along the Kerala Coast in Alappuzha district, Kakkathuruthu, the 'Island of Crows' has been listed in National Geographic's 'Around the World in 24 Hours', a photographic tour of travel-worthy spots across the world.

Beginning with hunting the aurora borealis in the northern lights zone in Norway at 12 am, the list includes photos of Hawaii at 5 am, Paris at 6 am, San Francisco at 7 am, Abu Dhabi at 8 am, Melbourne at 9 am, New York at 8 pm, Budapest (Hungary) at 10 pm and Kerala at 6 pm, among others, offering a peek into how different places in the world look like.

Situated not far from the ancient port city of Kochi, the island of Kakkathuruthu is connected to mainland only through traditional boats. The quiet island, surrounded by the Vembanad Lake, offers a haven for birdwatchers.

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