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Backwater in Kerala – Some Popular Destinations

By Deep Singh Subscribe to RSS | March 1st 2012 | Views:
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Kerala is a beautiful Indian state located on the Malabar Coast of Southwestern India. Curving alongside the azure Arabian Sea this beautiful Indian state is also called the God’s Own Country. Trivandrum is its capital city and also called the God’s Own Country. The state offers ample tourism opportunities with its beautiful beaches, serene backwaters, verdant hill stations, luxurious houseboat cruises, ayurvedic & yoga resorts, and tropical greenery. It is the only state of India where you can enjoy incredible backwater tourism. Tourists from all over the world visit Kerala to explore its serene and scenic backwaters that are a large network of brackish lagoons, lovely lakes, narrow canals, rivers and inlets. The serene and scenic charm of Kerala’ magical backwaters never fail to lure visitors coming from different parts of the world.

One of the most recommended and popular ways to explore the waterways is a well-operated houseboat cruise. You can enjoy the best charm of serene and scenic backwaters with luxurious houseboat cruise slowing moving on the waterways. You will come across many fascinating travel destinations on your houseboat tour in the state. Here is brief information about some of most popular destinations on Kerala houseboat tour. Have a look at them.

Alleppey: Alleppey is the most popular destination in Kerala which will offer you the pleasure of backwater tourism and houseboat cruise. The backwaters of Alleppey are dotted with numerous houseboats. There are many cruise operators in this place. With a houseboat cruise you can make excursion to some other fascinating backwater destinations of the state. Alleppey is often called the Venice of the East.

Kumarakom: Kumarakom is an island town and prominent backwater resort in the state. It has been emerged as one of the best places to see in the state due to picturesque Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Ayurvedic Resort and magical backwaters. A sunset boat cruise on the Vembanad Lake would be a delightful experience.

Kollam: Kollam is the fifth largest city of Kerala. It is a prominent destination and offers a wonderful opportunity to explore the marvelous charm of backwater tourism and houseboat cruise. It is considered to be the southern gateway to the Backwater in Kerala, God’s Own Country. The city of Kollam is also renowned for its religious places such as temples, mosques and churches.

Kochi, Thiruvallam, Kozhikode, Kuttanad, Kottayam and Thotappally are some other destinations for backwater tourism and houseboat cruises in Kerala, God’s Own Country. Kerala houseboat package are popular ways to explore the serene and scenic backwaters of the state. You will find excellent accommodation and modern amenities onboard the boat like deluxe hotels.

Deep Singh - About Author:
Deep Singh is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tourism related topics. He has authored many books on tour guide for Kerala Houseboat Tour and Kerala Houseboat Package.

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