India's Kerala Has It All: Beauty, Bananas, Long Life, Girl Power

President Obama gave a shoutout to the beauty of the "backwaters of Kerala" when he visited India last month.

So our intrepid village correspondent in India, Wilbur Sargunaraj, went to make a video about it. Off he went to the southwestern state, whose canals, ocean beaches, mountains and abundant wildlife have put it in the top 10 paradises of the world according to National Geographic Traveler.

Alagarsamy wasn't impressed by President Obama's pledge to improve Internet access in India. The 73-year-old likes to get his news the old-school way: on paper.

Sargunaraj had been to Kerala once before, about 20 years ago, visiting an uncle who lived in a banana plantation. This time, he came as a tourist, sampling the coast and backwaters. "I've heard all my life it's so beautiful," he reports. "It really is gorgeous."

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Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 2:00am