Kerala’s backwaters can be the perfect place for an enchanting holiday tour. The state of Kerala is connected well by a large network of water bodies. On one side is the long coastal shore of the Arabian Sea and it is abundantly enriched by the rivers that flow from the Western Ghats on the other side. The rivers, backwaters, lagoons, canals, ponds and lakes all make the land rich and fertile and also make Kerala more beautiful and enchanting. On astounding Kerala tour packages from Ahmadabad, discover the beauty of the backwaters that sparkle with life. The network is long and you can enjoy them anywhere in the state. From Trivandrum, the capital district to Kasargode, the border district, Kerala’s backwaters offer a unique serenity to the tourists. It is thrilling as well as calming; it is romantic as well as ecstatic! The backwaters of Kerala are just like the arteries that carry blood to the heart. These beautiful water bodies connect many towns and villages and used to be the major mode of transport at many places till recently. They are now one of the most important elements of tourism in Kerala. You cannot complete a Kerala tour without enjoying the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Here is some interesting place to check for a cherished houseboat cruise in Kerala:
On your Kerala tour packages from Bangalore, you can have a variety of holiday experiences in Trivandrum. It is an interesting city where you can enjoy some modern day amusements and some beautiful heritage destinations too that are many centuries old. You can also visit Ponmudi, a hill station nearby, and reach the tallest point on the Western Ghats while in Trivandrum. If you keep all these apart, the Poovar floating cottages offer a unique experience to the tourists on honeymoon packages. Poovar is a beautiful village close to the coastal area and the resorts are located such that the tourists can see the confluence of the river meeting the sea from their cottage window. It is a beautiful experience where you can enjoy a romantic sunset as well as an energising sunrise. Go boating on fiber boats or enjoy the tranquil wooden houseboat cruise that takes you through the backwaters on a slow and romantic ride. If that’s not enough, visit the beautiful beaches in Trivandrum and Kovalam which is a very popular beach honeymoon destination nearby.
Kollam is the land of cashewnuts and rubber. They say, it is the land of cashcrops. Kollam is also a beautiful destination to visit on Kerala tour packages from Pune. The Ashtamudi Kayal or lagoon is a cherished location where many tourists enjoy their romantic honeymoon days. Spend days and nights on the houseboat travelling through the backwaters, passing by Kumarakom, Kottayam, Allepey and reach Kochi. The Ashtamudi Lake is vast and energising. Every year, snake-boat races are conducted here every year that attracts a large number of locals as well as tourists who enjoy the thrills of the race as well as the live performances of traditional dance forms and percussion. When you are visiting Kollam, you cannot miss visiting Thenmala which is a popular ecotourism destination. Also visit the farms and plantations that offer a unique experience to your tour. Another place not to miss in Kollam is the Jatayu nature park which has a huge statue of Jatayu the mythical eagle, who helped Lord Rama.
Allepey is rightly called the Venice of the East. The place looks totally surreal as it is surrounded by canals and rivers all over, and most of them are interconnected too. This is one such place in Kerala where people still prefer travelling by boat or local wooden canoes called ‘Vallom’ rather than by road! The Vembanad lake is a beautiful venue for enjoying your Kerala tour packages from Chennai. The greenery, the calm lake, the cool waters will all refresh your eyes and mind equally. A houseboat cruise through the lake is an inevitable part of a visit to Allepey. You can enjoy the slow moving cruise on a traditional wooden boat adorned with wood that also has many modern amenities like a television and air-conditioner. Delicious traditional Kerala food is served onboard and if you are a dance admirer, liver performance of Mohiniyattom will also be arranged. The real fun and excitement is when you travel on smaller canoes through the smaller channels of water in Allepey. You will see how people live on either sides of the water channels or canals and use small canoes for trade, travel and transportation. Visit the Allepey beach, museum, temples, churches and mosques in and around the city. Allepey is the right place to shop for spices, wooden and coir handicrafts, jute bags and carpets. Do not miss the variety of seafood you can relish in Allepey.
The queen of Arabian Sea is definitely a must visit for tourists on Kerala tour packages from Coimbatore. A beautiful city all set to becoming the next IT hub in India! It encompasses the traditions, old culture, modernity and metropolitan culture very well. This unique blend makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kerala. Shop for jewellery and fashion in Kochi. Enjoy your beach-time in Fort Kochi and Cherai beaches. Go on a heritage tour at Fort Kochi, Mattancherry, Tripunithura and Muziris areas that are on the outskirts. Nature lovers will love a visit to Thattekkad bird sanctuary, Bhoothathankettu Dam, Kumbalangi ecotourism village and Njarakkal Fish farm also in the outskirts of the city. The city will offer the best of luxury and comfort to the tourists of all types. Enjoy the variety cuisine and explore the various options to travel. Enjoy a houseboat cruise from Kochi to Allepey or to Kollam. Enjoy a shorter cruise during the Muziris heritage tour. For modern amusements, visit the Wonderla Amusement and water theme park. The backwaters of Kochi has always been a major landmark and to enjoy a beautiful sunset while here, reach the Rainbow bridge at Marine drive at least an hour before sunset. You can enjoy an ice cream and a lazy stroll beside the backwaters and witness the sunset in its full glory.
Kozhikode was known as the Zamorin’s land. The place is a must-visit for the foodies on Kerala tour packages from Jaipur. The Malabar area is well-known for its unique culture and cuisine and Kozhikode lets you enjoy it in its complete glory! The place is also well-known for the beautiful virgin beaches and ancient temples and mosques. Visit the Kakkayam Dam and Peruvannamuzhi dam while in Kozhikode. The best parts of Kozhikode are definitely the beaches, especially the Kappad beach where the famous Portuguese explorer set foot during the 14th century and discovered the evergreen wealth of spices and a new spice-route to this God’s Own Country. Do not miss the houseboat cruise here through the Kallai River. The best way to enjoy the backwaters in Kozhikode is to take a houseboat cruise to Kappad and Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary. It will be the most memorable tour of your life.
Kerala’s backwaters offer even more exciting tours at many other locations too. You will find a river in every district that offers a canoe ride or a boat ride! Plan a trip to Kerala to explore the beautiful backwaters and nature.