38 rivers and 5 lakes combine together from one end of Kerala to the other to form its famous and astounding Backwaters. It is almost a 1500 kilometre stretch of islands, lakes, lagoons and rivers forming an extraordinary combination of exceptional natural beauty and luxurious resorts. There are plenty of beautiful destinations to visit while exploring the backwaters. You can hire a houseboat or a country boat to enjoy the views of this beautiful place, there is also the availability of a cook and guide depending upon the demand. Kerala Backwaters offers serene and tranquil ambience in the lap of nature which is perfect for a romantic honeymoon or a romantic date with your special one. The area is full of lush greenery, offering splendid views to the tourists. Some of the must visit in Kerala backwater destinations are:
Alleppey is a splendid tourist destination and is popular as the Venice of the East. It is famous for its boat racing, beaches, coir industry, marine products and backwater holidays. The main attraction of the Alleppey is the houseboat cruise. While cruising on the canal you can experience various splendid views on land as well as in water. From small cruise boats to big luxury boats all are available from “Tours To Kerala”, you have to just choose a related backwater tour package and cruise through the canals to experience some of the most wonderful views.
Ashtamudilake is the second largest lake and stretches up to 16 kilometers. It is surrounded by red cliffs and big coconut trees. The lake offers splendid houseboat cruise trip from Kollam to Alappuzha, which is most famous and longest backwater cruises in Kerala. The lake offers calm and peaceful atmosphere to admire the beauty of nature.
Chandragiri Fort was built by SivappaNaik of Bedanore in the 17th century. It is located at the top of the hill offering splendid views of the convergence of the Payaswini River and the Arabian Sea. The Kizhur Temple in the Chandrgiri Village is famous for as a splendid sunset point offering magnificent views during the sunset, the temple also the festival called as PattuUtsavam. During the festival all the people of the locality gather for various traditional activities. The Chandrgiri Boat Club offers houseboat cruises, boat rides to the wonderful backwaters of Kerala.
Chivalry is a small Tropical Island, located 7 kilometres away from the Kanhngad. The island is rich in greenery and is a part of the Bekal Tourism Project. The island can be only reached by boats and is famous for picturesque views.
It is commonly known as the rice bowl of Kerala and is famous for its lush green paddy fields. The paddy fields are interlinked with the alluring backwaters offering splendid views to the tourists. The area is the home for diverse species of colourfulbirds, the tourists can find these birds hovering in the paddy fields. Kuttanad is also popular for its inland waterways flowing above the ground level. Houseboats sailing in the peaceful water offer you with stunning photo clicking opportunities.
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