Kerala, popularly known and believed as God's Own Country, is an ideal destination for business traveler as well as holidaymaker. The state is blessed with myriad features like dense tropical forests, beautiful beaches, cliffs, rocky coasts, an intricate maze of backwaters, still bays and astounding 44 radiant rivers. Kerala backwaters take you to an exotic world showcasing mesmerizing natural attractions. Spending days in Kerala is rejuvenating to say the least, especially at the backwater destinations, connected through meandering inland lakes.
You can experience unforgettable Backwater tours in Kerala.
The backwaters at Alappuzha or Alleppey with water birds, flowers and greenery along their banks are a stunning sight. A backwater cruise on the Punnamada Kayal takes you along canals covered with mauve hyacinths past scenic islands offering sublime views of coconut and paddy fields, Chinese fishing nets and toddy tappers at work.
A string of picturesque and lovely islands, lagoons, small rivulets and swaying coconut palm trees make Kochi a perfect backwaters destination. A conducted cruise on the local ferries through the winding waterways to several quaint spots is the main tourist attraction of Kochi.
The Ashthamudi Lake, covering 30% of the Kollam town, is the gateway to the magnificent backwaters of Kerala. The eight hour trip between Kollam and Alappuzha is the longest backwater cruise in the state as one passes through lakes, canals, water-bound villages, and the famous Chinese fishing nets.
The backwater destination of Kassarkod offers mesmerizing trips to the enchanting Chandragiri and the vivacious Valiyaparamba . Situated on the Chandragiri River the former is renowned for the chain of forts. The latter provides the best breathtaking views of the backwaters.
Kottayam is being known for a large number of canals, streams, and lakes going through it. The famous Vembanad Lake makes Kottayam Backwaters a famous tourist destination, drawing attention of several tourists year after year.
Be at the Kozhikode backwaters to explore the un-spoilt greens, to hear the chirping of the water birds, and take a boat cruise to discover a spectacular water world. You can sail along the Kallai River and Canoli canal or languor on the Kozhikode beaches.
The enchanting boat races, houseboat cruise, canoeing and fishing are some of the main attractions of Kumarakom. The huge houseboats, traditionally known as Kettuvallams, are replete with living rooms, toilets, kitchen, and balcony for angling.
This tranquil backwater stretch, en-route to Kovalam, is renowned for its canoe rides. You can float along on a houseboat past local fishing villages viewing water birds, exotic flowers and vegetation.