Kerala Backwaters

Kerala is a gift to India, world! It is fulfilled with nature’s goodies; pure blissful place to be for travel. It is one stop for a good break from work and creates a revitalizing experience. Nestled in the southern region of India, It is well known for the beautiful beaches and backwaters. The backwaters in Kerala are the beaches and water bodies lying parallel to the Arabian Sea. Kerala is infamously known as God’s own country; prime reason being the people’s belief and the beautiful water bodies, beaches and backwaters are charming the place.

The Kerala backwaters are the connected link of rivers, water bodies, beaches, lakes and rivers. Here’s a list of well known backwaters in Kerala-

Kollam Backwaters

kollam backwaters keralaKollam is a special one stop backwaters getaway! It opens doors to peaceful and scintillating waters along with most intensive backwater experiences. It is preferable to take up the regular ferry from Kollam to Alappuzha, a neat boat ride which passes through the Ashtamudi lake. Romancing is a pearl in the backwaters of Kerala, you can always cherish some priceless memories here.

Alappuzha Backwaters

alappuzha backwatersIt has a vast link of all the lakes, rivers and water bodies with fresh water which is really tantalizing and amazing!

Kumarakom Backwaters

Kumarakom BackwatersRenowned across the globe for the healing powers, scenic beauty and picturesque views, the leisurely and calm life at Kumatakom backwaters revitalizes you and takes you to a whole new level of peaceful nirvana. It is an unbelievably beautiful paradise of the mangrove forests, birds, animals and unique living creatures.

Kozhikode Backwaters

Located in the Northern Kerala, these are cool and calm backwaters waiting to be explored! This is an old town that attracts the tourists for its history, wonderful backwaters and leisure sports.

Trivandrum Backwaters

This place is popular for its canoe rides. Scheduled beaches and historic monuments is a worthwhile experience. These all are the special attractions of Trivandrum backwaters.

Kottayam Backwaters

Kottayam BackwatersThe Kottayam backwaters also known as the ‘land of lakes, latex and letters’ are a great network of canals, lakes and rivers which are located in the western part of Kottayam district. The prime attractions are St. Mary’s Church and St. Joseph’s Monastery. The shiva temple near Kottayam is known for its paintings and sculptures. A pleasant place to be!

Kochi Backwaters

More popular as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, kochi is a cluster of islands located on the vast waters of Vembanand lake. Some of the places in the list of ‘must visit’ are Bolghatty Palace, Ducth Palace, Fort Kochi Palace and Hill Palace. It is a unique place in terms of vivid palaces and hills located here.

Mallapuram Backwaters

Mallapuram Backwaters are situated between the Lakshadweep Sea on the east and the beautiful Nilgiri forests in the west. Loads of history and literature involved with Mallapuram. The prime tourist spots are Palur Tipur’s fort Nilambur’s famous teak and bamboo plantations.

Taking a visit to the backwaters of Kerala can indeed be some of the most pleasurable experiences in India and a memory that you can cherish for the rest of your life.

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