Kerala is well renowned for its tangled emerald backwater system which is spread over a wide-ranging 1500 km, around 38 rivers and 5 lakes. And what else can be the best way to experience this tempting backwater system and the unique water-front lifestyle fostered by the people of Kerala than to board a traditional Kerala Houseboat. Take a houseboat cruise along the palm fringed backwaters and watch spectacular sights of the countryside unfold before your very eyes – green paddy fields, churches, coconut groves, Chinese fishing nets, temples, water lilies etc, sure to stay impressed forever.
Back Water Destinations
Alappuzh is one of the 14 districts in the state of Kerala in India. The name of the district was officially changed to Alappuzha in 1990. The district is a widely known tourist destination, and is well known for its coir factories. Most of Kerala’s coir industries are situated in and around Alappuzha. The district is also known for its collective traditions. It is home to the Punnapra Vayalar strikes against the British and also the revolt against feudal raj.
Kuttanadu is a region in the Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam Districts, in the state of Kerala, India, well known for its picturesque vast paddy fields and its geographical peculiarities. It’s the region with the lowest altitude in India, and one of the few places in the world where farming is carried out below sea level. It’s also one of the historically important places in the ancient history of South India.
Kottayam is a city in the Indian state of Kerala and is the administrative capital of Kottayam district. The city is an important trading center of spices and commercial crops, especially rubber. The beautiful Vembanand Lake and its associated backwaters border Kottayam district on the West.
Kollam, an old sea port and town on the Arabian coast in Kerala, India, on the Ashtamudi Lake. Kollam, once called Desinganadu, had a sustained commercial reputation from the days of the Phoenicians and the Romans
Kochi is a cluster of islands on the vast expanse of the Vembanad Lake. Some of these picturesque islands are Bolgatty, Vypeen, Gundu, and VallarpadamIt has a fine natural harbor around which the city has grown.
Kamarakom is one of the well known backwater destinations in Kerala. Boating and fishing facilities are available at the Tourist retreats in Kamarakom. The village of Kamarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and is part of the Kuttanad region.
Malappuram is situated between the Lakshdweep Sea on the east, the beautiful Nilgiri hills on the west. Beaches, Backwaters, hills and valleys, ancient pilgrimage centre’s, the birth place of Malayalam literature, the headquarters of the traditional Indian medicinal system of Ayurveda, all that and more await the adventurous traveler in this northern part of the southern Indian state of Kerala.
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.
The northernmost district of Kerala, Kassarkod is situated on the sea coast with the Western Chats on its east and northern borders. Kasargod is known for its coir and hand loom industries. Fishing is a prime source of livelihood. Rey rocks and barren land amidst deices vegetation as well as calm lagoons visible through the coconut palms along the coastal beltlend this district a rare and different beauty.
Trivandrum the capital of Kerala means ‘the place of the sacred serpent’ .Its splendid past is to be seen in its old buildings, most of them built in wood in the Kerala Style, with tiled roofs and carved gables, in its botanical garden and Zoo , in its wide roads and public buildings and in its lively intellectual life. Some of Kerala’s leading film makers, poets and writers live here.