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Kerala Houseboats and Backwaters – the Lifeline of Kerala Tourism

By Surendra Kumar Subscribe to RSS | December 27th 2011 | Views:
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Kerala without backwater is like Agra without Taj Mahal and Rajasthan without camels and palaces. You can now just imagine the importance of kerala houseboats and backwaters. It is one of the most sought after destination and is visited by scores and scores of tourist round the year.

Kerala backwaters are amazingly beautiful and are the most sought after destination that lures great number of visitors round the year. Dotted magnificently by the swaying coconut and palm trees, the backwaters of Kerala offer truly incredible opportunity to enjoy the heart stirring natural beauty as well as the rich culture of the state.

Well let me introduce what actually is the houseboat. Well taking you back to the history where the modern transportation what not imagined by the human being. Houseboats in Kerala were the main means of transportation and it was used main to transport goods from one place to the other. But with the invention of modern techniques and modern means of transportation, the houseboats in Kerala lost their importance and they slowly started to vanish and almost disappeared.

Thus the backwater lots the charm and beauty. But not for very long time the backwater remained simple and ordinary, they houseboats were soon introduced and now this time they have their own motto and motive “to entertain the tourists”. So they are today the most beautiful part of the Kerala tourism and still continue to lures the thousands and hundreds of tourists all the year round. The houseboats and the backwaters are the real gem of Kerala tourism and offer tourists wonderful opportunity to enjoy vacation with ultimate experiences.

Kerala has several backwater destinations where tourists can plan their houseboat cruise. Among the few one, Alleppey top the list as it is amazingly gifted by the nature as well as offer view of the nature in their pristine form. Alleppey is lovingly called Venice of the East and is one of the favourite destinations where tourist can enjoy the beauty of the backwater and the charm of the nature with immense pleasure and joy.

Kumarakom is the next backwater destination where tourist can plan their houseboat tours. More of all it is one of the most sought after destination as tourists can enjoy the vacation of lifetime with immense pleasure and joy here cruising over the backwater staying in the luxury houseboat. Kumarakom is also famous for its breathtaking natural beauty and is the ideal gateway where to enjoy vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

Talking more about the backwaters and the houseboats in Kerala, tourists can also visit to Kollam, Kuttanad, Cochin, Kasargod and Thiruvallam for backwater tours. These backwater destinations are also the ideal gateway where tourist can delightfully enjoy the houseboat cruise with immense pleasure and joy.

Choose the right and the tailor made kerala houseboat packages and enjoy the eventful vacation cruising over the picturesque backwaters with fun-filled experience and joy. Come and feel the beauty of nature and tranquillity with the heavenly houseboat cruise in Kerala, India.

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