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Popular Spots for Houseboat Tours in Kerala

By Sandeep Gupta Subscribe to RSS | December 5th 2011 | Views:

Kerala, a beautiful state of India, is internationally famous for backwater tourism. Lovely lakes, scenic canals, brackish lagoons, enchanting rivers and fast-flowing inlets are attractions which form famed and magical backwaters of Kerala, God’s Own Country. A number of tourists from all over the world visit this state to enjoy here serene and tranquil charm of water bodies. The most preferred way to enjoy the best charm of Kerala’s tranquil backwaters is a crusting through the water ways with the comforts of luxurious houseboats. Houseboat is a luxury holiday home sailing over the water bodies. It provides ample opportunities for backwater tourism in the state and an unforgettable holidaying experience. There are many destinations which attract tourists for houseboat cruises. Have a look at some of the most popular spots for houseboat tours in Kerala, God’s Own Country.

Kollam: Kollam is the fifth largest city in the state of Kerala. Located on the banks of the picturesque Ashtamudi Lake on the azure Arabian Sea coast it is a destination for peaceful holiday. It is a prominent destination and southern gateway to the serene and scenic backwaters of Kerala. A luxury houseboat cruise from Kollam to Alleppey provides tourists an unforgettable experience. Double-decker luxury houseboats run between Kollam and Alleppey daily. There are also many temples, mosque and churches at this city which attract travelers.

Alleppey: Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is a beautiful town in Alleppey. It is famous for tranquil backwaters, lovely lakes, picturesque canals, beautiful lagoons and peaceful beaches. It is often described as the Venice of the East. Backwaters of Kerala are internationally famous as Kerala’s prominent tourist attractions. It connects Kollam, Kochi and Kumarakom by water ways. Hence it has been one of the most popular destinations for houseboat tours in Kerala. Alleppey is also famous for annually held Nehru Trophy Boat Race organized on the picturesque Punnamada Lake.

Kumarakom: Kumarakom is another picturesque destination for tourism at backwater in Kerala. It is set in the backdrop of the picturesque Vembanad Lake. The lake is the largest freshwater lake in the state. Famous for backwaters and peaceful ambiance Kumarakom has been declared as a Special Tourism Zone by the State Government of Kerala, India. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is also a big attraction here which attracts travelers. Kumarakom houseboats tour provides tourists ample opportunities for backwater tourism.

Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thiruvallam and Thottappally are some other popular destinations for houseboat tours and backwater tourism in Kerala.

Sandeep Gupta - About Author:
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Sandeep Gupta is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tourism related topics. He has authored many books on tour guide for Backwater in Kerala and Houseboat Tours in Kerala .

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