Kottayam Backwaters

The region of Kottayam is marked by the lofty Western Ghats, the paddy fields of Kuttanad, the Vembanad Lake along with an exotic stretch of backwaters that make this region an endearing tourist attraction of Kerala.

Kottayam is also known as the land of 'letters, latex and lakes' because of the fact that the region was the first to attain 100% adult literacy and is home to numerous rubber plantations besides being a heavenly backwater destination. The sparkling blue water surrounded by lush green paddy fields is sure to mesmerize you during your Kottayam Backwater tours in Kerala India.

The starting point for backwater tours in Kottayam is the Chandragiri Bridge from where you can visit the nearby islands and palm groves. Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Kottayam as your houseboat floats past myriad ancient temples and churches that dot the landscape around Kottayam. Swish past the hilly landscapes that are interspersed with abundant greenery only with Kottayam Backwater Tours. If you wish, you can also combine your backwater tour with a adventure safari by visiting the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, situated just 16 kms west of Kottayam.

Kottayam's backwater cruise is shorter than those of Alappuzha. So relish the panoramic views of the Kottayam backwaters where the waterfowls and wild ducks will greet you with pleasure.

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