Alappuzha Backwaters is one of the exotic backwater sites of India's southern state Kerala. Washed by the Arabian Sea, interlocked by a number of canals and bridges, this tiny marketplace is also famous for its Nehru Trophy boat race held every year.
Kuttanad lies sandwiched between the sea and the hills. Kuttanad is an amazing labyrinth of shimmering waterways composed of lakes, canals, rivers and rivulets. Lined with dense tropical greenery, it offers a glimpse into rural Kerala life-styles. The view changes from narrow canals and dense vegetation to open vistas and dazzling green paddy fields. Homes, farms, churches, mosques and temples can be seen among the trees. And if you are lucky you might catch the blue flash of a kingfisher or the green of a parakeet. Endless tranquility is yours for the taking here.
Kottayam is a beautiful Kerala backwater destination Kottayam - "the land of lakes, latex and letters", that's what it is famously called. Interspersed with a network of canals and lakes, Kottayam is also known for its toddy tappers. This is one place where you will find that even one person is not illiterate. The beautiful Vembanand Lake and its associated backwaters border Kottayam district on the West. Kottayam is located in an area of great natural beauty and you're sure to be enchanted by the scenery around Kottayam on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater
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 .30% of this town is covered by the renowned Ashtamudi Lake, making it the gateway to the magnificent backwaters of Kerala..The backwaters around Kollam, which extend from the Ashthamudi Lake, are exceedingly beautiful.The backwater tour from Kollam to Alappuzha is the longest cruise in Kerala. This boat ride from Kollam to Alappuzha takes 8 hours and is a delightful ride, with lotuses and water lilies growing in the water, water birds calling from the banks and otters splashing and playing in the water.
More popular as the Queen of Arabian Sea, kochi is a cluster of islands on the vast expanse of the Vembanad Lake. Some of these picturesque islands are Bolgatty, Vypeen, Gundu, and VallarpadamIt has a fine natural harbor around which the city has grown
Kumarakom is one of the well known backwater destinations in Kerala. Boating and fishing facilities are available at the Tourist retreats in Kumarakom. The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and is part of the Kuttanad region. The bird sanctuary here, is a favorite haunt of migratory birds . Egrets, darters, herons, teal, waterfowl, cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the Siberian stork that live here in flocks are a fascination for visitors. The best way to watch the birds of the Kumarakom sanctuary is a boat trip round the islands..
Malappuram is situated between the Lakshdweep sea on the east, the beautiful Nilgiri hills on the west.Beaches, Backwaters, hills and valleys, ancient pilgrimage centres, the birth place of Malayalam literature, the headquarters of the traditional Indian medicinal system of Ayurveda, all that and more await the adventurous traveller in this northern part of the southern Indian state of Kerala.
The Unexplored backwaters of Kozhikode hold great promises of enchanting holiday options. Elathur, the Canolly Canal and the Kallai river are favorite haunts for boating. Kadalundi, with its beautiful bird sanctuary is a charming site. Korapuzha, the venue of the Korapuzha Jalotsavam is becoming a popular water sport destination.
Trivandrum the capital of Kerala means 'the place of the sacred serpent' .Its splendid past is to be seen in its old buildings, most of them built in wood in the Kerala Style, with tiled roofs and carved gables, in its botanical garden and Zoo , in its wide roads and public buildings and in its lively intellectual life. Some of Kerala's leading film makers, poets and writers live here.
The northernmost district of Kerala, Kasargod is situated on the sea coast with the Western Chats on its east and northern borders.Kasargod is known for its coir and handloom industries. Fishing is a prime source of livelihood.Grey rocks and barren land amidst decse vegetation as well as calm lagoons visible through the coconut palms along the coastal beltlend this districta rare and different beauty.