Kerala, with its stunning beauty and serenity is one of the most famous tourist destinations all over the world. Once you been there you will come to know why Kerala is popularly called as God’s Own Country. It is the one place blessed with diverse attractions. Kerala has so many serene backwaters, exotic hill stations, sun kissed beaches, dense green vegetation and many more.
But the most unique among all this is the serene backwaters. These backwaters in Kerala draw thousands of tourists from different parts of the world. Kerala backwaters are made up of over 900 km of interconnected waterways, rivers, lakes and inlets. Based on this beautiful backwaters there is a unique ecosystem where lagoons, lakes, rivers and canals meet the Arabian Sea. Backwaters offer scenic beauty and tranquility. A traditional houseboat cruise through the backwaters is the perfect way to explore the beauty of backwaters and village life.
The beauty of village life along with amazing sight of green paddy fields, tall coconut trees, colorful exotic birds are some of the attractions during backwater cruise. If you are interested to spend overnight in houseboat there are so many other amazing attractions waiting for you. You can enjoy the elegant sight of splendid sunsets and waxing moonlight. The memory of this mesmerizing journey will always be close to your heart.
Though there are so many backwater destinations in Kerala, Kollam is the gateway to Kerala backwaters. Kollam also known as the cashew town is a beautiful ancient city famous for trading. Kollam backwaters extending from the Ashtamudi lake is one of the most popular backwaters in Kerala. The backwater tour from Kollam to Alappuzha is the longest in Kerala.There are so many other popular backwater destinations in Kerala.
Alappuzha is most famous for its backwaters. Alappuzha, a place blessed with immense natural beauty has so many exciting attractions. Kuttanad, the rice granary of Kerala is situated in Alappuzha and holds some enchanting backwaters. The breathtaking beauty of Alappuzha is explored completely by a houseboat cruise in the backwaters. The snake boat race in Alleppey is another popular event in Alappuzha.
Kochi one of the most visited backwater destination in Kerala also offers so many wonders of nature. Kochi is the beginning and ending destination of many backwater cruises. The beauty of Kochi backwaters can be enjoyed completely by staying in the traditional houseboat.
Kasargod, the northern district of Kerala also holds many beautiful backwater destinations. Many of the backwater cruises in and around the historic forts in Kasargod offers an amazing sight of many exotic birds and thick green vegetation. Backwater cruise around Chandragiri and Valiyaparamba in Kasargod is unbelievable. The spectacular view of sunset from Chandragiri is really marvelous.
The blue backwaters of Kumarakom with its extensive bionetwork are a magnificent sight. Kumarakom, a place blessed with beauty and serenity is a gem among the backwater destinations in Kerala. A traditional houseboat cruise in Kumarakom backwaters offers the wonderful sight of green paddy fields, luxuriant mangrove trees, colorful birds and flowers. This journey brings you close to the nature.
Thiruvallam, the confluence of two rivers is among the most popular backwater destination in Kerala. The natural beauty of this backwater attracts more number of tourists every year. Some other popular backwaters in Kerala which worth a visit are Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram, and Kozhikode. It is the presence of famous Vembanad Lake which made Kottayam popular worldwide. Take a backwater cruise and refresh your mind and soul.