Backwater in Kerala

Kuttanad exotic backwaters

Backwaters of kerala are a network of brackish lagoons and lakes lying adjacent and parallel to the Arabian Sea shore of Kerala state in the southern part of India. The network of backwaters in kerala includes 5 comparatively large lakes linked by canals, and is fed by 38 rivers. These backwaters extends virtually half the length of Kerala state. The backwaters of kerala were naturally created by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of many rivers flowing from the range of western ghats.

Backwaters in Alleppey

Alleppey the prominent backwater destination and destination of snake boat races is known as ‘Venice of the East’ world over. Alleppey is pre dominant on the tourist map as one of the major centers for houseboat tours in kerala. Rather than houseboats there are ferries which are starting from alleppey to quilon and alleppey to kottayam on a daily basis. Kerala tourism is arranging one day backwater trip starting from alleppey and quilon on a daily basis. The trip starts simultaneously from alleppey and kollam on every morning and you can watch the life in backwaters for a whole day.

Backwaters in Kassargod

Alleppey the backwater destination of kerala is located on the southern part of kerala. Now i am going to tell you about the backwater destiantion located on the northern most part of kerala. That is Kasargod backwaters. In the tourism map the water bodies in kasargod hasnt got much prominence as the tourism in kasargod is on the state of development. Still lots of people used to visit in and around kasargod to enjoy a ride in the backwaters. Last year one of my friend has travelled to kasargod to enjoy the backwaters, she was actually from austria. Like allepey Kasargod is also famous its indigeneous coir and handloom Products. The beauty of kasargod backwaters can't be expressed in words it has to be experienced

Backwaters in Kollam

Kollam or otherwise known as Quilong is a district located near to Alleppey district in kerala. This is also a district located adjacent to the capital district of kerala, Trivandrum. Kollam is also famous for its backwaters and lagoons. The backwaters of kollam is located on the norther part of the district from where the houseboat tours starts. This age old coastline district known for its marine and cashew industries was one of the oldest ports in kerala a major international trading point It is interesting to know that thirty percentage of this district is covered by the renowned Ashtamudi Lake, making it the gateway to the magnificent backwaters of Kerala. The backwaters and lagoon in and around Kollam, which extend from the Ashthamudi Lake are exceptionally magnificient. If you want to experience the longest backwater cruise in kerala then you will have get on board from kollam, this backwater cruise ends in alleppey. The boat ride from kollam to alleppey takes usually 8 hours and kerala tourism department is organising daily trips from kollam to alleppy and back.

Backwaters in Kottayam

Kottayam is a amazing backwater destination Kottayam - “the land of lakes, latex and letters”, that’s what it is popularly known as. Interspersed with a network of canals and lakes, Kottayam is also known for its toddy tappers. This is one place where you will find that even one person is not illiterate. The beautiful Vembanand Lake and its associated backwaters border Kottayam district on the West. Kottayam is located in an area of great natural beauty and you’re sure to be enchanted by the scenery around Kottayam on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.

Backwaters in Kozhikode

The Unexplored backwaters of Kozhikode hold great promises of enchanting holiday options. Elathur, the Canolly Canal and the Kallai river are favorite haunts for boating. Kadalundi, with its beautiful bird sanctuary is a charming site. Korapuzha, the venue of the Korapuzha Jalotsavam is becoming a popular water sport destination.

Backwaters in Kumarakom

After alleppey kumarakom is another famous backwater tourism destination in Kerala. Before the introduction of kumarakom as a point for backwater tourism, the destination is famous for its bird sanctuary. Differnet kinds of birds has been spoted in this location. Kumarakom is actually a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake. which is a is a favorite haunt of migratory birds has always been a facination for the visitors. If you are planning to visit kumarakom, i suggest you to visit the destination during winter season in kerala. This is the time when migratory birds visits kumarakom.

Backwaters in Kuttanad

Kuttanad is the heart of the exotic backwaters of the fascinating costal region of Kerala. The place is unique in the sense as it is the only place where farming is done below the sea level, which is about 1.5 to 2 meters below sea level. The wondrous landscape of Kuttanad is amazingly sandwiched between the sea and the hills, stretching across a distance of 75 Km, plainly justifying its reputation as one of the best Backwaters of Kerala.

The experience of sailing lazily on a vast stretch of labyrinthine water world in a Kettuvollam or housebaot, sitting on the front of traditional houseboat of Kerala, is a great experience. It is interesting to watch their life and daily work like some people fishing, some people climbing the coconut etc.

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