Kerala

The backwaters in Kerala are a world of serenity and wonderment. The coastal regions of Kerala have a network of waterways, inlets from the sea, estuaries of over forty rivers, lakes and natural canals connecting coastal towns. This interlinked body of waterways is known as the backwaters in Kerala. Over 900 Km of the Kerala backwaters are navigable and have been used for centuries by the local people for transportation. You can travel on these waterways on a traditional houseboat and enjoy the scenic beauty of the backwaters in Kerala, while on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.

  • Kochin

    Kochi

    16 km from Kottayam town the lake an enchanting picnic spot and a fast developing backwater tourism destination, provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are truly exhilarating. The Kumarakam tourist village offers houseboat cruises and holyday packages. The serene lake comes alive during Onam with a spectacular water regatta- the snake boat races.

  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

    Alappuzha

    16 km from Kottayam town the lake an enchanting picnic spot and a fast developing backwater tourism destination, provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are truly exhilarating. The Kumarakam tourist village offers houseboat cruises and holyday packages. The serene lake comes alive during Onam with a spectacular water regatta- the snake boat races.

  • Pathiramanal

    Kottayam

    According to mythology a young Brahmin dove in to the Vembanad lake to perform his evening ablutions and the water made way for land to rise from below, thus creating the enchanting island of Pathiramanal. This little island on the backwaters is a favourite haunt of hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world. The island lies between Thanneermukkom and Kumarakam, and is accessible only by boat.

  • Kuttanad

    Kumarakom

    Kuttanad, called the rice bowl of Kerala because of its wealth of paddy crops,is at the vey heart of the backwaters. The scenic countryside of Kuttanad with its shimmering waterways also has arich crop of banana, cassava and yam.This is perhaps the only region in the world where farming is done 1.5 to 2 m below sea level. Inland waterways which flow above land and level are an amazing feature of this region.

  • Arthunkal

    Kuttanad

    he St. Sebastian's Church here is an important Christian pilgrim centre. Arthunkal Perunnal the feast of the patron saint.