Kerala – the enchanting tourist destination offers exciting opportunity for the tourists to experience the rustic charm of the state cruising on the traditional houseboats called Kettuvallam. These backwaters of Kerala have loads of natural beauty featuring exotic waterways, riverine estuaries, and pristine lakes that form an intermeshed network of the along the coast of Kerala.
Nature has showered Kerala with myriad of gifts and probably the best in India. And the scintillating backwaters are one them that sparkle like diamond on the face of this state. They have in fact become the greatest attraction due to their exceptional beauty and astounding tranquility. Backwaters of Kerala have played a major role in boosting up the tourism in the state hence contributing to the national income of India.
Not only these backwaters are the charming, but they also serve as a source of livelihood for the people of Kerala, as major population here depends on the marine life and vegetation. Backwater of Kerala are the series of interconnected waterways, rivers, lakes, inlets and riverine estuaries that form the enmeshed network along the Kerala coast. Some of the famous backwater destination in Kerala are the Alleppey, Kumarakom, Mararikulam, Cochin and Kozhikode.
Alleppey : Backwater tour to Kerala takes you to Alapuzzha, famous for its boat races, coir products, fish and lakes. Adorned by the beautiful waterways and surrounding canals, is popularly known as the ‘Venice of the East’. It is also home to Kuttanad ‘The Rice Bowl of India’, one of the very few places in the world where the farming is done is below the sea level. Kuttanad is one of the most exotic backwater destination of Kerala.
Kumarakom : The enticing Kumarakom backwater tour takes you to the local agricultural site embellished with the luxurious paddy fields dotted with coconut trees and fishing villages. However it also offers you the chance to visit the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary known for its rich and diverse wildlife.
Mararikulam : Backwaters trips at Mararikulam in a traditional country boat introduces you to the ancient fishing villages that enjoys the exotic sea side location with endless rows of the groovy coconut trees.
Cochin : Cochin ‘The queen of Backwaters’ is the most preferred backwater destination in Kerala. Most of the backwater cruises begin or end on Cochin. A conducted cruise through the winding waterways will take you to the several quaint places, that make your tour Cochin truly memorable. Sailing through the Bolgatty, Vyppin, Gundu and Vallarpadam island gives you the chance to witness Chinese Fishing Nets, that reminds you of the traders who used left their mark here.
Kozhikode : Kozhikode Backwaters will transverse you through the most luxurious backwaters destinations that are least explored by the tourists. Kozhikode backwater cruise takes you to the momentous journey sailing through the pristine Kallai and Canoli river.