Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Backwaters

Kerala backwater is an extensive stretch of waterway that is a lasting source of livelihood and tourism for the state. The backwater of Kerala is an exclusive creation of Kerala and is found nowhere else in the world. The backwaters of Kerala are made up of over 900 km of interconnected waterways, rivers, lakes and inlets. Traditionally used as one of the main transportation alleys, today backwaters offer a rejuvenating experience for tourists visiting Kerala. The largest backwater stretch in Kerala is the Vembanad Lake which flows through three districts and opens out into the sea at the Kochi Port. The Astamudi Lake, literally having eight arms, which covers a major portion of Kollam district in the south, is the second largest and is considered the gateway to the backwaters. kerala information provides the complete details about the back waters, kerala backwaters, kerala backwater tours, kerala backwater place etc.

Prime Destination of Backwater Tour Kerala

* Kumarakom Backwaters

* Alleppey Backwaters

* Fort Kochi ( Cochin) Backwaters

* Kollam Backwaters

* Kuttanad Backwaters

a. Kumarakom Backwaters

Kumarakom consists of a cluster of islands which are now converted into separate tourist resorts. Crystal clear waters of the Vembanad lake, amazing shades of green, coconut palms and mangroves collectively make this spot a green paradise. Kerala is blessed with 44 rivers (including lakes and other waterways). These waterways play a vital role in Kerala’s economy, healthy vegetation and agriculture. These are very economical modes of transport too. The ecosystem of backwaters is also unique.

b. Alleppey Backwaters

Alappuzha or Alleppey is famous for its boat races, houseboats, coir products, fish and lakes. It is one of the best tourist attractions in kerala. With Arabian Sea on the west, Alappuzha has a large network of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers intersections. The town is also called the Venice of the east. In Peak season, one can enjoy many boat races. The season here is between July and September.

c. Kochi Backwaters

Cochin, also known as Kochi, is a charming backwater destination in Kerala. So the kochi is known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’ (arabikadalinte raani) Backwater cruises in Kochi Kerala will add a new dimension to your holiday. The word ‘Kochi’ was derived from the Malayalam word ‘Kochazhi’ which means small lagoon. Later it was renamed as Cochin by the foreigners for easier pronunciation. But now it came to be again called as Kochi from 1996 onwards. Kochi’s backwaters and beaches attract thousands of tourists all round the year. With water birds, wild flowers and lush greenery along their banks, the backwaters in Kochi present the most breathtaking view.

d. Kollam Backwaters

Kollam Backwaters are also known as the entry and exit point of the backwaters of Kerala and Kollam is district that situated 71 km to the north of Thiruvananthapuram. The impressive town of Kollam on the Ashtamudi Lake is renowned for being the gateway to the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. This historic coastline district known for its marine and cashew industries was one of the oldest ports on the Malabar Coast and a major international trading point. Tourist can

visit Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram; a spiritual trust in India with a large number of educational, technical and health care industries is headquartered at Vallikkavu, near Kollam. The district also has some interesting historic remains and a number of temples built in the traditional ornate architectural style.

e. Kuttanad BackWaters

Kuttanad forms a favorite Kerala backwater destination on luxury Kerala travel backwaters. Kuttanad lies sandwiched between the sea and the hills. Kuttanad backwater is also known as the “Rice Bowl of Kerala” because of the rich harvest of rice in the area made possible by the distinguished climate supportive of the rice plantations and of course the underwater farming. Kuttanad exhibits true natural presence with waterways that pass through the fields that grow banana, yam and cassava.

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One response to this post.

  1. wow…really great reads…thanks for sharing and yeah, backwater tour is one of the best and highly famous for its romantic beauty and charm…don’t miss the chance to explore the trip through kerala backwaters….. 🙂


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