The Enchanting blues, green lush trees,
canopies of coconut, exotic beaches and breathtaking backwaters.Welcome to
the city of wonders- Kerala. Keralas unique heritage are its tranquil
backwaters, throbbing its unique culture.For tourists, it can be an
incredible experience to sail in beautiful crafted houseboats along the
soothing waters and absorb unusual representation of Keralas life.
Reffered as Venice of East , Alleppey is known for its lakes , lagoons and
fresh waters rivers and diverse animal and birds life. Alleppey better known
as Alappuzha is situated on the bank of Vemband Lake. Alleppey, apart from
its natural beauty, is famous for its coir products that are of superior
The magnanimous town of Kollam is situated at the bank of Ashtamudi
lake,located 71 Km to the north of Thiruvananthapuram. This historic
coastline district is famous for its marine and cashew industries and is one
of the oldest ports on the Malabar Coasts and a major international trading
Known as Queen of the Arabian Sea, Kochi is a cluster of island on the bank
of Vemband lake.Some of these picturesque islands are Bolgatty, Vypeen,
Gundu and Vallarpadam. All the islands that make up Kochi are well connected
Located on the banks of Vemband lake, Kumarakom dazzles its beauty through
the sparkling fresh water and exotic greens surrounding it.Being a part of
Kuttanad region , the village offers picturesque scenaries of fisherman and
their cock shell boats, birds , greens, and rural heritage.
Trivandrum Backwaters The land of the green and the serene Trivandrum
offers an amazing array of the backwater The splendid sunsets, the waxing
moonlights, the shoals of ducks and the wonderful waves make the backwater
destinations the most sought.
The backwaters are stretched over 1900 Km and are used to link remote
villages and act as nerve centres for coastal areas. Today, Kerala
Backwaters has become the most exciting tourist spot in India and attracts
tourist from all over the world.
The special way to enjoy the backwaters of Kerala is to stay one or two
nights on the unique houseboats (Ketturvallom). The point is not to get
anywhere, but to drift languidly through ethereal beauty. It is
astonishingly romantic to watch the sunset from the houseboats among
several, as one pass through a world of coconut trees, marshy groves,
shallow lakes, deep canals, and long boats.
The largest backwater stretch in Kerala is the Vembanad lake which flows
through three districts and opens out into the sea at the Kochi port. The
Ashtamudi Lake which covers a major portion of Kollam district in the south,
is the second largest and is considered the gateway to the backwaters.