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The Overwhelming Charisma of Kerala and its Backwaters

By Rama Shankar Diwakar Subscribe to RSS | March 1st 2012 | Views:

Synonyms with the name “God’s own Country”, Kerala attracts thousands of visitors all every corner of the world. Located in the southern part of India in-between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats is this slice of paradise classed as Bestowed with nature’s bounty the state is the seventh heaven of India. Be it a simple breakaway or a romantic honeymoon the replica of heaven on earth is a must visit place in a life time. The affectionate glowing beaches, the lush jade hills hidden in the misty mountains with picturesque landscapes and the legendary houseboat tour on the turquoise Backwaters are bound to last in your mind forever.

The Kerala houseboat or Kettuvalloms is a legacy. The boats were used as good carriers in the past. Rice, coconut, spices and other items from the isolated villages were transported to the main trading cities of Kerala. The unique feature of Kettuvalloms is that it’s made were made up of jack wood, tied up together with a coir knot without using a single nail. The houseboats are now modified and transformed into luxury house boats to suit the tourists. The house boats glide on the turquoise and untarnished backwaters. Backwaters are vast networks of canals and lakes in Kerala. The boat ride along the tranquil backwaters of Kerala is a phenomenal experience.

Houseboat in Kerala are the prominent way to travel around the alluring and peaceful backwaters of Kerala. The green paddy fields, lagoons, the rhythmically swaying palm trees and glimpse of normal life of Kerala is visible from the houseboats. Children running along the shore and waving at you draws a smile along your scarlet lips.

You can choose from one bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom or four bedroom houseboats depending the budget and necessity. The houseboats are accompanied with private chefs and staff aboard, you can expect for classy service and a comfortable stay. The authentic cuisine of Kerala is served on the houseboat. If you love spicy food then Kerala is the perfect place for you. Houseboat tour packages are also accessible online through internet and book for the best and cheapest tour available.

Some of the backwater destinations of Kerala are the Cochin, Kumarakom, Kottayam and Kollam. Alleppey the Venice of East is the most popular among them all. Alleppey houseboats are world famous. The backwaters of Alleppey connect Cochin, Kumarakom and Quilon. The Snake boat race is Alleppey attracts many tourists where the boat riders race to win the reputed Nehru Trophy. Alleppey houseboats slowly float over the quaint backwater taking you to the fantasy world taking you through the incredible natural beauty. The houseboat passes through the unruffled green paddy fields along with the historic churches impressing the passer by with its eloquent charm. The breath taking view of inland canals, unending miles of paddy fields and lagoons with touches of human life is feast for the eyes.

The Backwater cruises tours you around the historic city and the natural harbour Cochin, Kovalam the beach destination and the capital city Thiruvananthapuram. Take the legendary Houseboat ride along the jade Backwaters in a Kerala style.

The dream holiday is on your figure tips so take full advantage of it. A Kerala holiday on the Backwaters of Kerala will be a dream comes true. Travel safe and have a pleasant stay.

Rama Shankar Diwakar - About Author:
Rama Shankar is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tours related topics. He has authored many books on Kerala Houseboat and Kumarakom Houseboat. Find more information at

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