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Kerala Backwater is the most pleasant & most relaxing experience, listening the soothing sound of water rippling alongside your house boat, as you drift on Kerala backwater. Thatís why Kerala Backwater is most popular tourist attraction of Kerala. You can also experience the amazing flora and fauna of the backwaters in Kerala.
Kerala has over 900 Km of interconnected waterways, rivers, lakes and inlets that make up the Kerala backwaters. In the midst of this beautiful landscape there are a number of towns and cities, which are the starting and end points of Kerala backwater cruises. These Kerala backwater destinations are a mixture of historic and modern towns and scenic holiday getaways in the backwaters of Kerala. Tourists from all over the world come to these Kerala backwater destinations to see their scenic attractions.
Some of the scenic Kerala backwater destinations that you can see on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater are:
Cochin now known as Kochi is one of the most visited Kerala Backwater destinations. Cochin port is famous for its spices, exported to the west from ancient times to the present day. The Jewish Synagogue, Fort Cochin, The Matancherry Palace built by the Dutch and St Francis Church are popular tourist attractions in Cochin, visited by tourists on Kerala Backwater tours.
Kochi also called the "Queen of the Arabian Sea," receives many visitors round the year who travel to Kerala to see its tourist attractions and because Cochin is Kerala's industrial and commercial capital. Many backwater cruises begin or end in Cochin. You're sure to find a Kerala backwater tour that will enchant and refresh you when you stay in Cochin. Enjoy the Kerala backwater tourist attractions of Cochin while staying at hotels in Cochin.
This Kerala Backwater destination is also known as the "Venice of the East," because of its surrounding waterways and canals. Alappuzha, previously known as Alleppey, is famous for the annual Nehru Trophy Snake Boat race held here every year, around the festival of Onam. Large Snake boats called" Chundanvalloms" propelled by teams of rowers compete for the trophy instituted by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minster of India.
Alappuzha is famous for the Snake Boat Races held here every year around the time of the Onam festival. The giant snake boats called Chundanvalloms, race against each other for the prestigious Nehru Trophy. Prime Minster Jawaharlal Nehru donated the trophy after he received an unforgettable reception along the waterways of Alappuzha. Teams of rowers seated on the long Snake Boats with their curving prows battle it out for the honor of winning the Nehru Trophy. Crowds throng the edge of the waterways where the race is held. Many tourists come to Alappuzha to see this exciting event. Alappuzha wears a carnival atmosphere during the boat races held at the Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha. You can see the exhilarating snake boat races of Alappuzha on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.
Alappuzha also has a number of historic colonial buildings and a beautiful beach, with a garden alongside the beach. A pier, lighthouse and grove of palm trees are scenic attractions near the Alappuzha beach. Enjoy touring the attraction of Alappuzha in Kerala, India on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.
Kasargod: Kasargod a town in North Kerala is known for the Valiyaparamba stretch of backwaters, an incredibly beautiful and green corridor along the coast of Kerala. You can travel through this scenic backwater on Kerala backwater destinations tours with Kerala Backwater.
Kasargod in North Kerala is a beautiful Kerala backwater destination. Known for rice cultivation, coir processing and lovely landscape, with the sea to the West and the Western Ghats to the North and East, Kasargod is worth visiting on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater. Kasargod in North Kerala offers several opportunities for backwater cruises. Two of these Kerala backwater cruise options are Chandragiri and Valiyaparamba. You can enjoy these scenic Kerala backwater cruises on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.
Chandragiri is situated 4 Km to the Southeast of Kasargod town. Backwater cruises in and around Chandragiri are a pleasant experience. As you arrive at Chandragiri you will see the historic Chandragiri Fort, which was built in the 17th century. The fort offers excellent viewpoints from where you can see spectacular sunsets over the sea near Kasargod, Kerala, India. The backwater cruises from Chandragiri start from the Chandragiri Bridge. Enjoy Kerala Backwater cruises at Chandragiri near Kasargod on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.
Valiyaparamba is a scenic backwater stretch near Kasargod. This area is full of greenery. Many local water birds can be seen along the backwaters and the vegetation is dense and soothing to the eye as you float past on your houseboat. Four rivers flow into the backwaters near Kasargod and there are many small islands along these backwater stretches, where birds can be seen. Enjoy floating along the enchanting backwaters of Valiyaparamba near Kasargod, Kerala, on on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.
Also near Kasargod are the scenic Bekal Beach and the historic Bekal Fort. You can enjoy a holiday on the backwaters and beaches around Kasargod in north Kerala, on Kerala Backwater tours of Kasargod, Kerala.
Kollam: Situated just over 70 Km from the capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam is an ancient seaport on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake. The cruise from Kollam to Alappuzha, which lasts eight hours, is a magical ride along the scenic backwaters of Kerala. Kollam is also known as the "Gateway to Kerala's Backwaters."
Kollam previously known as Quilon in Kerala, India is an ancient port located on the edge of the Ashthamudi Lake. Traders visited Kollam in ancient times from lands as far away as Phoenicia, Arabia, Greece, Rome and China. In more recent times the Portuguese established a trading post at Kollam, after which the Dutch and British set up their factories to export spices, sandalwood, ivory and coir. Kollam is also a beautiful destination and a gateway to the Kerala backwaters. You can see the tourist attractions of Kollam on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.
Situated 71 Km north of Thiruvananathapuram, the capital of Kerala, Kollam is an important center of the cashew nut processing and trading industry. There are also some important historical buildings and temples that tourists can see on tours of Kollam with Kerala Backwater. The most noticeable feature in Kollam is the Ashthamudi Lake, which covers around 30 % of Kollam town. The backwaters around Kollam, which extend from the Ashthamudi Lake, are exceedingly beautiful. The boat ride from Kollam to Alappuzha takes 8 hours and is a delightful ride, with lotuses and water lilies growing in the water, water birds calling from the banks and otters splashing and playing in the water. You can enjoy Kerala backwater tours from Kollam while visiting Kollam on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.
The Mata Amrithanandamayi Ashram, is located near Kollam in Vallikavu. This international pilgrimage destination is known for its educational and medical institutes and for the personality of Ma Amrithanandamayi who is also called the hugging saint for her habit of embracing her disciples. You can visit this international pilgrimage destination on tours of Kollam while on Kerala Tours with Kerala Backwater.
The historic Thangasseri Fort is near Kollam. The ruins of a Portuguese Fort and churches that were constructed in the 18th century, Thangasseri is a remnant of the historic Portuguese presence in Kerala. The 144 feet high lighthouse at Thangasseri is open to visitors and provides fabulous views of the sea and the coast of Kollam in Kerala. See the attractions of Kollam on tours of Kollam while on Kerala Tours with Kerala Backwater.
Kottayam in Kerala is known for its fascinating backwaters on the seacoast and beautiful hills further inland. Crops such as rubber are grown in plantations in Kottayam district. You can see the backwaters and plantations of Kottayam on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.
Kozhikode in North Kerala, is an important port, previously known as Calicut. Calico - a variety of checked cotton cloth derives its name from Calicut. It was at Kappad beach just 16 km from Kozhikode, that Vasco da Gama landed in Kerala in 1498.
Situated in the beautiful Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a paradise on Earth. The bird sanctuary, the scenic beauty and the tourist resorts along the backwaters make Kumarakom one of the most sought after Kerala Backwater destinations.
Known as the "Ricebowl of Kerala" Kuttanad brings to mind images of verdant paddy fields. A unique feature of Kuttanad is that the fields are below sea level and are barricaded from the surrounding backwaters by earthern bunds similar to the dykes of Netherlands.
Located 6 Km from Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvallam is a beautiful backwater destination at the conjunction of two rivers - the Killi and the Karamana and near the scenic Veli Lagoon.
The capital of Kerala, previously known as Trivandrum, is a starting point for your tour of Kerala Backwater Destinations. Thiruvananthapuram is also known for its museums, Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and proximity to the beautiful Kovalam Beach.
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