7 Astounding Backwaters of Kerala for Every Wandering Soul !

The great Backwaters of Kerala for Enchanting cruises

Standing by the vast expanse of lake, watch the sun make date with the dawn. Reconnect yourself with the backwaters of Kerala. There has always been some soothing power in the breeze of backwaters. Prolific backwater coasts, tranquil landscape, awesome weather with a tender coconut in hand, Kerala backwaters are surely one of its kind. Travelers visiting the tea plantations, the spice plantations, the hill stations, the wildlife or bird sanctuaries are must but never ever forget the backwaters as the mesmerizing backwaters transform you wholly.

Backwater Routes recommends you to take a feel of every aspect of nature be it land, water, mountains, the clouds, the sun, everything will make you feel at the 7th heaven. Backwater Routes had listed out some of the best backwater destinations accessible to tourist in order of their charm.

Backwaters of Kerala

01-Alleppey Backwaters

Our Kerala bactwater tour provides an indulgence into The Venice of the East, alleppey backwaters is the first on the list with its serene and scenic backwaters and number of houseboats sailing over it. These houseboats provide an excellent opportunity to experience the charm of Kerala in every aspect.

A host of boat races take place during the harvesting season. This is one of the few places in the world where harvesting is done below the sea level. Alleppey backwaters remains the favorite destination for tourists keen on exploring the backwaters of  India.

How to reach: If you are taking a flight then Kochi (COK) airport at a distance of 72 km from Alleppey is the nearest airport and the Alleppey railway station is just 05 Kms away. Alleppey is very well connected by road & lot of public transports are available.

02-Kuttanad Backwaters

The Kuttanad is stretch of low lying farm land clusters nestled on banks of the lake Vembanad, there is so much to look out for in our Kerala Backwater Tours on both upper & lower Kuttanad . The meandering canals set amidst the lush green paddy fields will keep you busy throughout your trip.

A backwater tour in the Kuttanad region is a great way to see and explore the landscape of Kerala.

Getting There:– The entry to Kuttanad is either through Alleppey or Kottayam. The nearest airport to the Alleppey or Kottayam is Kochi (COK) airport ast distance of 70-90 Kms. Kottayam railway station is just 12 Kms away. Alleppey & Kottayam is very well connected by road & lots of public transports are available.

03-Kumarakom Backwaters

This tourist paradise is more like a cluster of little isles, beautiful Kumarakom island located on the banks of the famous Vembanad Lake. Backwater cruising of Kumarakom is all together distinct know-how as it boasts tourists distinct sort of leisure choices.

The Kerala backwater tours also show you the multi colored birds and luscious freshwater fishes along with blooming blossoms are couple of distinct faces of environment that you would enjoy.

Getting there:– The nearest airport to the Kumarakom is Kochi (COK) airport ast distance of 70-90 Kms. The nearest railway station is Kottayam which is just 12 Kms away. Kottayam is very well connected by road & lots of public transports are available.

04-Vaikom Backwaters

Vaikom Backwater is the most tranquil,  serene and enchanting backwaters of Kerala that mingles famous backwaters of Kumarakom & Kochi. Considered as gateway to the backwaters of Kerala, Vaikom is one of the lesser known getaways to experience enchanting Kerala backwaters and also among the top Backwater cruising destination. A group of islands that forms Vaikom is well connected mainly by 3 bridges across the 3 channels of Muvattupuzha river before it merges to mighty Vembanad Lake. And these lands separated into small pieces by crisscrossed estuaries, narrow canals, and backwater passages. The main attractions are connected with its backwater activities, cultivation, village life, and culture.

Most of the villagers live by engaging in fishing, toddy tapping, coir making etc. The backwater cruise will bring the close up backwater land is rich with thick vegetation and water bodies are teamed with fished enables the locale to live in harmony with nature. The houseboat trip in Vaikom backwaters is a famous activity for tourists. One can enjoy bird watching, angling, fishing and the rural village life while cruising at Vaikom.

How to reach:– The nearest airport to the Vaikom is Kochi (COK) airport ast distance of 50 Kms. The nearest railway station is Vaikom which is just 10 Kms away. Vaikom is very well connected by road & lots of public transports are available.

05-Kollam Backwaters

If you are seeking for some serenity then Kollam is a must visit for you. Head out for this one of a kind Kerala Backwaters Tours and make your vacation special. Kollam has always been popular for the amazing houseboat cruises. This is one of the best things to do in the Kollam Backwaters. Make some memorable moments with your loved one with the houseboat cruises.

These Kollam houseboats are generally very well furnished with bedrooms and toilets made in European style. What could be better than spending the night with your family while enjoying a delicious traditional Kerala meals? Enjoy the starlight night as you cruise through the water along with your loved ones.

Getting There: If you are taking a flight then Thiruvananthapuram airport at a distance of 72 km from Kollam is the nearest airport and the Nedumbassery airport at Kochi is more than 150 kms away. Kollam is very well connected by road.

06-Kappil Backwaters

Kappil Backwater a new discovery amid plethora of backwaters of Kerala. It is one of the best place where you can find the sea and a backwater in same frame. A thin long sandy bund, locally called the Kappil Pozhi, separates the sea from the backwaters. You can walk on the sandy beach right along the palm fringed backwater shore. It’s very calm and quiet sight seeing place where you can go for a visit those who seek a peaceful evening. This place is blessed with the unique natural beauty. The sunset view is the event that adds one more point to the beauty of this place

One of the most interesting activities one can try here is boating through which tourists can enjoy view of the beautiful lake. The tranquil ambiance without any noise of town will soothe your nerves while being here.

Getting There: If you are taking a flight then Thiruvananthapuram airport at a distance of 55 km from Kappil. Nearest rail head is Varkala at a distance of 7 kms. Kappil is very well connected by road on Kollam – Paravur strech.

07-Poovar Backwaters of Kerala

Backwaters of Kerala

Unsullied and miraculously unexplored, Poovar is a rare find among backwaters of Kerala. Enveloped by the most serene backwaters and opening out to the Sea and a dream golden beach, Poovar is a small coastal village situated in  southern tip of Trivandrum, the capitial city of Kerala and is famous for it’s backwaters, pristine beaches, beautiful estuaries and exotic resorts. In Poovar  you get to experience the remarkable sight of the Neyyar river, Poovar lake, Arabian sea and the Gold Sand Beach converging at the estuary. An azure sky contrasting with dark green mangrove vegitation ,an estuary , a stretch of coconut trees, a lone boat and the bluish emerald backwaters is merry of sights.

Unique backwater boating experience” are the high light of this pristine backwaters. The ride was through coconut grooves and submerged marshy lands. You can also spot rare birds early in the morning or late in the evening  One couldn’t believe the fact that this place was in Trivandrum, as it was by all means a different piece of cake.

Getting There: If you are taking a flight then Thiruvananthapuram airport at a distance of 27 km from Poovar. Nearest rail head is Trivandrum at a distance of 17 kms. Poovar is very well connected by road on Trivandrum – Kanyakumari Hightway

Highlights: Enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of this region as you sail through the serenity. The Backwaters of Kerala are best explored on traditional Kerala houseboats known as “Kettuvalloms”. You can delight in a delicious cuisine as you will have your own onboard cook.

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