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Explore the Extreme Beauty of Backwaters with Well Organized Houseboats

By Vijay Joshi Subscribe to RSS | December 20th 2011 | Views:

An abode of heart-gripping attractions and blissful ambiance, Kerala is unquestionably one of the finest tour and travel destination visited by many from every nook and corner of the world throughout the year. Mother-nature has blessed Kerala exclusively that draws the attention of many from every nook and corner of the world. It is one such place where one can explore the ranges of attractions and destinations. People who wish to spend their vacations in the backdrop of nature prefer to visit this state with their family and friends. Refreshing blue hills, palm-fringed beaches, national parks, exclusive backwaters and ranges of floras and faunas, it is the place like no place in the world. Apart from its attractions if there is any thing that really fascinates tourists most then its healing Ayurvedic therapy revive the body and soul.

Warm hospitality, exotic food and excellent hotels and accommodations are the other things that are also worth to experience during visiting and exploring ‘God’s Own Country’ Kerala. Among several attractions backwaters are considered to be the finest tourist attraction tempts tourists from every nook and corner of the world and give them remarkable holidaying experience. Several rivers, lagoons, lakes, inlets and etc team up together and form the breathtaking locale that can be well experienced through well organized houseboats also called Kettuvallams in traditional language.

Backwaters are famous for their spectacular scenery and the tranquility and peace that one gets during visiting there. During Backwater Kerala tour tourists not only able to experience the nature by close but at the same time they have an opportunity to experience the amazing lifestyle of Kerlalities. Often referred as ‘green paradise’, Kerala is endowed with several amazing backwater destinations but however the backwater cruise is not possible without hiring houseboats the only way to experience backwaters.

In earlier times, houseboats were used only for the transportation purpose but later considering the huge arrival of visitors in Kerala, the houseboats are modified with contemporary facilities. The common features of Houseboats Kerala include bath-attached rooms, lounge, deck, kitchenette and many more. Kerala backwater and houseboat cruise is full of fun and thrill and is just like a dream comes true. Here we are presenting the top visited backwater destinations of Kerala to you which are listed below.


Well illustrated in the “God of Small Things”, a world-renowned novel written by Arundhati Roy, Kumrakom is a stunning backwater destination located at the picturesque Vembanad Lake. Apart from its amazing and mesmerizing backwaters, it is notable for national bird sanctuary home to the ranges of birds and aquatic animals. Waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, water-duck, kingfisher are the some ranges of birds that can be experienced in Kumrakom backwater sanctuary.


Alleppey is the largest backwater destination of Kerala well famous for coir industry. Apart from its mesmerizing attractions it is also notable for national snake boat race which conducts there during the period of harvesting. Apart from there are many other backwater destinations where you may go for backwater cruise named as Kovalam, Kottayam, Cochin and many more.

Vijay Joshi - About Author:
Vijay Joshi is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tours related topics. He has authored many books on Backwater Kerala and Alleppey Houseboats and Houseboats Kerala.

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