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Backwater Houseboat Cruise in Kerala, God’s Own Country

By Sandeep Gupta Subscribe to RSS | January 23rd 2012 | Views:

Among the most sought after attractions in Kerala is its serene and scenic backwater – a network of many scenic water bodies like lakes, rivers, canals, lagoons, inlets, etc. Hence there are many picturesque backwater destinations in Kerala (also known as God’s Own Country). Among most sought after towns which feature backwaters are Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kollam, Kuttanad, Kochi, Thiruvallam, Thotapally, Kozhikode, etc.

Travelers can enjoy best charm of water world by exciting houseboat cruise which sails over the serene and scenic backwaters. Tourists have a wonderful opportunity to explore the unique ecosystem and extraordinary natural beauty in serene ambiance. In a nutshell, Kerala’s backwaters are sure to entice the tourists and give them cheery memories that they will relish forever. Here is brief information about some of the most fascinating destinations for houseboat cruise on backwaters of Kerala, God’s Own Country.

Kumarakom: Kumarakom is one of the most sought after tourist places in Kerala. It is a cluster of small islands and blessed with bountiful natural beauty and serene ambiance. It is known for its backwaters and backwater resorts. Vembanad Lake and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary are also worth visits on Kumarakom visit. Tourists can start houseboat cruise here to reach at other destination or for round trip.

Kollam: Kollam is also a popular destination for houseboat holiday in the state. It is flooded by tourists and vacationers all through the year. It is fondly known as the gateway of backwaters. Kollam to Alleppey houseboat cruise can give you unique and cheery experience.

Thiruvallam: Thiruvallam is located near the state capital, Trivandrum. It is famous for its canoe rides, boating, houseboat cruising, water sports, etc. It has been one of the most sought after destinations for water sports and houseboat cruises as well.

Kasargod: Kasargod is a picturesque town located in northern region of Kerala. It is a popular backwater destination and one of the most destinations for Kerala houseboat cruise. Tourists can enjoy heritage cruises to the nearby hamlets of Chandragiri and Valiyaparamba. While cruising over the serene & scenic waterways travelers can also enjoy birding.

Alleppey: Alleppey is the most sought after destination for backwater tourism and Houseboat in Kerala. Also known as the Venice of the East, most houseboat cruises starts from this town. Apart from Kerala Houseboat Tours, Alleppey is also famous for annual snake boat races.

So plan backwater houseboat cruise in Kerala and treasure unique lifetime experience.

Sandeep Gupta - About Author:
Sandeep Gupta is an expert writer primarily focusing on travel and tourism related topics. He has written many articles for Kerala tourism and India tourism. Check out Kerala Backwater Tour and Kerala Houseboat Tours for best vacation deals.

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