Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Backwaters

Delve deeper into the heart of Kerala and you will come across the backwaters-where lakes, rivers and estuaries come together in an intermingling of land and water. Flowing over 1900 kms, the Kerala Backwaters are the lifeline of the interiors of Kerala- the real Kerala. Acting as link between remote, isolated villages, these waterways have now emerged to one of the most popular tourist attractions of Kerala.

Experience the overwhelming tranquility and peace as you float through the backwaters on a houseboat. Feel the fresh breeze on your face as the gentle sounds of water lulls you to sleep. Soak in this nouvelle method of exploring Kerala as you tour the backwaters of Kerala.

Cruise along on exquisitely crafted houseboats as you float along on the backwaters of Kerala that are called Ketuvalloms. Equipped with all the modern day comforts such as bedrooms and toilets, you can enjoy a luxurious houseboat cruise through the backwater cruises that will take you to the different regions of Kerala and give you an insight into the local life and culture.

The most interesting area in the backwaters is the Kuttanad region called the rice bowl of Kerala as it is the only area where farming is done below sea level, using a system of dykes and bunds. The other major backwaters of Kerala are Alappuzha, Kollam, Kasargod, Kottayam. Cruise along on a houseboat through the backwaters and see the local women working in paddy fields, water birds diving for fish and children swimming in the water. Simply put, a journey through the Kerala backwaters is too mesmerizing for words.

The largest backwater stretch is the Vembanad Lake, which opens out into the sea at the Kochi port and flows through three districts- Alappuzha, Kottayam and Kochi. The Ashtamudi Lake has eight 'arms' covering a major portion of Kollam district in the south, and is the second largest lake in the state.

So what are you waiting for? Embark on a backwater cruise and witness the enchanting Kerala at its pure best, what with the stunning scenery the interiors of Kerala possess.

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