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Backwaters in Kerala

Kerala is known for its panoramic backwater stretches, lush green paddy fields, highlands and beaches. This gorgeous land never fails to tempt its visitors with its exceptional beauty. In fact, the beauty of this striking land is beyond written description, it can only be realized through a physical visit. It attracts visitors from all over the world for its captivating attractions. There are several backwater destinations in Kerala. Alleppey, Kochi, Kuttanad, Kollam, Kozhikode, Thiruvallam, Kumarakom, and Trivandrum are some of the most visited backwater destinations in Kerala. The detail about some of the Kerala backwater destinations is as follows.


Alappuzha Backwater
Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey is one of the most popular destinations of South India. This place is also home to the legendary snake boat races, which feature the wooden crafts, called as Chandom Valloms run and maintained by the local citizens of Alappuzha backwaters, located in Kerala, south India, India.

Kasargod Backwater
Kasargod is one of the most popular backwater destinations situated in North Kerala. With the sea to the West and the Western Ghats to the North and East, Kasargod becomes a must visit on Kerala tours. Two of these Kerala backwater cruise options are Chandragiri and Valiyaparamba.

Kochi Backwater
Kochi, Also called Queen of the Arabian Sea is the commercial centre of Kerala state is also one of the most sought-after backwater destinations in the state. Kochi is filled with rich experience of the places and attractions that lie here.

Kollam Backwater
The splendid town of Kollam on the Ashtamudi Lake is renowned for being the gateway to the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. The famous "Cheenavala" or Chinese fishing nets can also be seen along the backwaters with lotuses and water lilies growing in the water, water birds calling from the banks and otters splashing and playing in the water.

Kottayam Backwater
Enjoy once in a lifetime opportunity to experience cruising through the azure backwaters of Kottayam Kerala. Come to Kerala "God's Own Country'' to see a spectacular blend of lush greenery and emerald waters for a complete holiday experience.

Kozhikode Backwater
Kozhikode, popularly known as Calicut, is known for its amazing historic monuments, fascinating cultural heritage and exceptional scenic beauty. Kozhikode also has beautiful beaches, serene backwaters, wildlife sanctuaries and lush green countryside.

Kumarakom Backwater
Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands located on the banks of the famous Vembanad Lake. It is now a big attraction for tourist. It is incredibly different experience to cruise in Kumarakom backwater in a country boat, experiencing the beauty of Kerala villages.

Kuttand Backwater
Kuttanad backwater tours with the travel website Kerala Tours opens up a world of lush green pastures and fields crisscrossed with inland lakes, waterways and streams that form the Kuttanad backwaters in Kerala, South India.

Malappuram Backwater
Malappuram is situated at 26 km from Calicut International Airport. Bounded by Queen of Hills, the Nilgiris on the west, and Lakshadweep islands on the east, Thrissur and Palakad districts on the south, Malappuram is well known for Ayurveda (a traditional Indian Medication), hills and valleys, historical monuments and an enchanting bird sanctuary.

Thiruvananthapuram Backwater
The extensive backwaters of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala present a beautiful kaleidoscope of the dynamic scenery. One of the best ways to enjoy your trip is to go on Trivandrum backwater tours. The traditional houseboats called "Kettuvalloms" are available for a tour on the scenic backwaters of Trivandrum.

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