Kerala : Kerala is famous all over the world for its natural shade and backwaters. The beautiful lakes, canals and lagoons are so much liked by tourists coming to Kerala that they want to get lost among them for many days. There are going to be a lot of holidays in the coming months. In such a situation, if you are planning to visit, then definitely think about some special backwaters of Kerala.
By the way, the natural beauty of Kerala is so beautiful that you will start feeling refreshed only by trekking amidst greenery. But for those who like adventure, a trip to the backwaters can make their trip spectacular.
Why is a houseboat ride special? Eating on banana leaves and drinking coconut water while walking around in a house boat in the backwaters of Kerala seems like a dream come true. In a way, the most prominent source of freshwater for Kerala is backwater. They have also become huge sites of marine flora and fauna.
Tourists come from far and wide to see these marine flora and fauna at this place and stay in the houseboat. This houseboat rotates them for several days. Kerala and Kashmir are the only two places in India where the most houseboats are found. In Kerala, traditional houseboats are called Ketuvallam, which you will find in Alappuzha, Kollam and Kumarakom. If you are thinking of coming to Kerala, then definitely include backwaters cruise in your list. You can also opt for Kerala houseboats or canoe boats keeping in mind your choice and budget. An average houseboat can host 4-5 tourists, with fares starting at around 6000. There will be 5-6 people in the boat. This allows you to travel 3-4 hours slower. Its per person fee is about 400 – 1000 rupees. This boat is operated by the Water Transport Corporation of the State of Kerala. Which cost very little.
Heaven on Earth : First of all, understand what is backwater? It is a part of the river, which is not an active stream. But due to being connected to the land, it is suitable for many types of activities. This place is naturally very beautiful and it is easy to drive houseboats and small boats. With the facility of which tourists can see interesting places and scenes associated with the banks of the river. It feels like heavenly beauty.
Where to go: Ashtamudi Backwater, Kollam: If you are in Kollam, then definitely enjoy this backwater, as it is considered to be the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. It is the route to some of the important backwaters of Kerala, which are also famous for the trade of sandalwood, ivory, spices and coir. During this boat ride, breathtaking views of nature will be scattered here and there. Boat with snorkeling here The ride can be enjoyed.
Alleppey Backwater: During the visit to this place, you get to see natural greenery, beautiful coconut gardens and islands etc. Here you will get to do boating in all kinds of budgets. If you want, you can meet the locals here, you can also taste the local food.
Kumascom Backwaters (Kottayam): Your visit to Kumarakom Backwaters, located on the state’s largest freshwater Vembanad Lake, can be memorable, as this lake offers you the pleasure of birdwatching along with the pleasure of bankwater. During this time you can visit the village located on the islands and stay in the village cottage.
Trivandrum is one of the major tourist destinations in Kerala, where this backwater gives a glimpse of the beauty of the places along the Arabian Sea and the Western Valley. It is famous for beautiful picnic spots including kayaking, canoe riding, paddle boating.
How to reach, where to stay: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport or Kochi International Airport is the nearest airport. Kerala railway station is well connected to major cities of the country, from where you can reach your destination by taxi. Then you can enjoy the backwaters from there. You will not have to struggle much to stay here, because hotels and resorts are easily available here.