Kerala Backwaters are a network of lakes, rivers, canals, inlets, lagoons estuaries and other forty four rivers that drain into Arabian Sea. The backwaters of Kerala elongates it’s beauty to a total distance of 900 Km. Serene surroundings and greenery hold its side path on its way to ocean. Earlier the backwaters were used as a source of commerce and trade, Which has now been developed as a part of tourism. However these canals are still used by the locals for transport purpose. The essence of the backwaters is well backed by beautiful and luxury wooden boats that helps to sneak into the beauty of not only the greenery around but also the marine life beneath these canals. Mesmerizing beauty, exotic lifestyle, Unique cultures and festivals has led to the flourishment of tourism in Kerala.
There are a number of backwaters, Each featuring something unique and different and stretches it’s arms to some of the amazing places and villages of Kerala. Some of those Kerala Backwaters are listed below.
This is the largest backwater of Kerala and one of the most beautiful one. It runs leading through three districts and meets the ocean at the Kochi Port. This lake is a well known fishing and boating destination. It’s real beauty is show cased at the time of Onam when snake boat race took place(water regatta).
Gazing through this backwater you will come across number of historic colonial buildings, Villages, Fishing boats, Local life and many more. You can stop at one of such villages and enjoy the typical food and lifestyle which is worth capturing at this Kerala Backwater.
The Ashtamudi Kayal, it’s the gateway to Kerala Backwaters and covers 30% of the Kollam town. Kollam to Alappuzha is an eight hour tour, Making it the longest Backwater journey. It passes through number of canals, Lakes, Water-bound villages and Chinese fishing nets.
- Located in north Karala, is a home for rice cultivation, Lovely landscapes and the famous Coir processing. It’s a cruise to the famous Chandragiri fort and the vivacious Valiyaparamba. It relishes a to the world the real greenery surrounding Kerala Backwaters.
- Kumarakom village has clusters of small islands on the Vembanad Kayal which forms the part of Kuttanad. House boats, Resorts and ayurvedic tratments are some of the special part of this journey. It’s quietness and lovely plantations make this place an amazing holiday destinations.
Simple blue waters and Serene atmosphere are just a part that Kerala backwaters gift’s it’s visitors. Exotic birds, Sky touching coconut palms, Lively House boats are the famous attractions of this journey.
- Less known and least explored destination; offers a sneak into aquatic world and is becoming famous as a water sports destinations. Kerala Backwaters enfolds a new journey into a travelers life; one visit is just not enough to explore all its beauty and you will always get attracted to it. It is the most preferred Honeymoon destination in India. There’s something special about Kerala Backwaters that can be unfolded only if you visit and explore its nature.