¤ A Fascinating Journey
The Kerala backwaters are one of the most favoured tourist
attractions. The calm and serene blue backwaters of Kerala provide
with an unforgettable travel experience. 'God's Own Country', Kerala,
has a very long and complex structure of this waterbody called
backwaters. The state of Kerala is very green and vacation in the lap
of this greenery can be best enjoyed cruising slowly across the
backwaters on a houseboat or a canoe. The backwaters ride leaves a
forever lasting impression in the minds of the visitor. The backwaters
labyrinth is a structure in the form of lagoons, lakes and estuaries.
The houseboats provide with all the comforts during your holidays in
¤ The Unique Water Structure
The labyrinth :
The blue backwaters of Kerala are formed by crisscrossings of the 44
rivers flowing across the state. A network of the canals, lakes,
lagoons and deltas of these 44 rivers along with the sea water makes
the Kerala backwaters. The main mode of transport on these backwaters
is through houseboats. The complex backwaters stretch for as long as
1900 Km but only 900 Km of this is open for navigation.
Travel Highway :
The backwaters connects the remote villages and the cities of Kerala.
The backwaters have been known to be existent centuries ago. It used
to be the means of transport. Trading among the villages was done
through the backwaters. Still it is the source of livelihood of many
villagers. The fish caught from its waters, the paddy, coconut and
other crops harvested along its banks, the boats they build and use to
transport them across the complicated backwaters in Kerala, are all a
part of their traditional way of life.
This amazing waterbody supports a very unique ecology. The water
animals and birds are found in plenty around the water. The backwaters
Many rare species of aquatic life including crabs, frogs and
mudskippers, water birds such as terns, kingfishers, darters and
cormorants, and animals such as otters and turtles are present here.
The backwaters are surrounded by palm trees, pandanus shrubs, leafy
plants and bushes, giving an enticing look.
¤ Backwater Cruise
Backwater Cruise are quite popular amongst the tourists who come to
India from all parts of the world. The cruise is held on Kettuvallams,
which are nothing but large houseboats made up of wood. These
houseboats sail along the shallow, palm fringed lakes and narrow
canals. The boats have one or two rooms with a small sitting room. The
number of crew member in these Kettuvallams are less. The food here is
local Kerala cuisine and is served hot to its visitors.
Kerala backwater cruise is one of the fascinating ways of covering
the vegetation and watching Kerala's life from the banks. For most of
the journey. Kerala Boat Cruise is just a perfect way of being in a
home away from home.
Kettuvallams are stitched boats which sails on the dynamic Kerala
backwater. Kettuvallams of Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring
up to 80 feet in length. The wood which is used in the construction of
the Kettuvallams are 'Anhili'. They are traditional houseboat and are
undoubeteldy the best way to experience the Kerala culture. The
material which is used in the making of the Kettuvallams are local and
eco friendly bamboo poles., coconut fiber roped, bamboo mats, coir
¤ Backwater Destination in Kerala
Alleppey or Allppuzuha is one of the major backwater destination of
India. It is a good network of canals and are a part of the Vembanand
lake. This backwater is awe spring and beautiful. This backwater
destination lies on the close the land where coir is made.
This is another backwater destination found on the Vembanand Lake.
The beauty of Kumarakom backwaters have also influenced the former
Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Popularly known as the Swapnadesham by many of her faithful admirer,
Kollam is a centre of Cashew trade. All you have to do is to hire a
boat and then set out for exploration.
Situated on the northern part of Kerala, Kozhikode is an unexplored
destination of backwater regions. Kozhikode backwater is ideal for the
cruise and one wish to view old world tranquality over here.
Kochi forms a famous backwater destination in Kerala and is often
referred as the ' Queen of Arabian Sea'. Kochi is one of the finest
natural harbors in the world and so, has been a popular trading center
for many centuries
Major Tour Packages to Kerala Backwaters