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Popular backwaters in Kerala to include in your travel bucketlist

Kerala is home to tranquil and serene backwaters that includes rivers, lakes, and canals. These spectacular kerala backwaters are visited by Tourists and visitors from all over the country and the world as well. These backwaters give you memorable and thrilling experiences. So wait no more, book yourself on one of Kerala’s exquisite houseboat Cruises to live a once in a lifetime experience.

Some of the top backwater destinations in Kerala are the following:

Get on to a houseboat Cruise and admire nature in all its Glory all around you. This is where you get to experience nature at its finest.

Alleppey backwaters

Alleppey backwaters
Alleppey, Kerala.

Alleppey is popularly known as the ‘Venice of the East’ for its splendor and panoramic sights which makes it a true Paradise. The Alleppey backwaters attract several thousands of visitors, it brings to life almost everyone, be it, nature lovers, adventure seekers, thrill searchers, birdwatchers, wildlife enthusiasts, photo lovers, and even wanderers. Go houseboat cruising past tall coconut groves, fishing villages, never ending paddy fields, wide stretches of greenery and enchanting architectural heritage. Gaze out into the Horizon and the open blue Alleppey backwaters as the cool wind caresses your face.

Kuttanad backwaters

Kuttanad backwaters
Kuttanad, Kerala

The Kuttanad backwaters give you an enchanting experience and it has always captured and entranced tourists in awe since time immemorial. No amount of pictures and videos could compare and prepare you for the actual experience of witnessing one of those rare experiences of cruising through the Kuttanad backwaters. Some of the alluring sights on the Kuttanad backwaters includes the Monroe lighthouse which was built in the year 1813 by Colonel Munro, white and red water lilies, extensive farmlands, paddy cultivation fields, and architectural Marvels all around.

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Cochin backwaters

Cochin backwaters
Cochin, Kerala

Cochin features some of the finest harbors which have given it the name ‘ Queen of the Arabian Sea’. This is the spot that combines tradition and the modern way of life. The Kochi backwaters are truly fascinating as you cruise through the serene waters of the lakes dotted with tall coconut and palmyra trees. Some of the top sights and attractions of the Cochin backwaters includes captivating landscapes, dense greenery, rare sightings of both migratory and local Birds, fishing boats, giant Chinese fishing nets, Hamlets, and fishing villages.

Kumarakom backwaters

Kumarakom backwaters
Kumarakom, Kerala

The Kumarakom backwater Is a part of the great Vembanad lake. It offers panoramic views of blue backwater stretches. The Kumarakom backwaters give you a truly exhilarating experience in being a part of the sightseeing Cruises, boating, fishing, bird watching and lots more. The Kumarakom backwater Cruise gives you views of coconut groves, dense mangrove forest, interlinked waterways, villages, fishing Hamlets, marine life, rich flora, and fauna. Some of the top activities to indulge in at the Kumarakom backwaters includes boating, sailing, catamaran riding, canoeing, and kayaking.

Kasaragod backwaters

Kasaragod backwaters
Valiyaparamba backwaters, Kasaragod, Kerala

The Kasaragod backwaters can be found in the northernmost part of Kerala. The Kasaragod backwater Cruises gives you a mesmerizing and enchanting tour of the chain of forts, breathtaking views of the lush greenery in the Horizon, small Villages and a tour to Chandragiri and Valiyaparamba. Some of the major attractions here include the Chandragiri Fort, Bekal Fort, spectacular views of the Arabian Sea, small Islands and lots more.

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Cherai backwaters

Cherai backwaters
Cherai, Kerala

If you are looking for lots of fun, thrilling Adventures, plenty of Sun, Crystal Clear Blue Water as far as the eye can see and stretches of Sandy coastlines, then the Cherai Island is your destination. The Cherai Island offers picturesque views of the Arabian Sea, small hamlets, the tranquil backwaters, narrow island sand strips, and lots more. It stretches across a total area of 40 km. The top attractions at Cherai Island include swimming, diving, Dolphin spotting, sightseeing, fishing, boating, Cruises, and other fun water sports activities.

Kollam backwaters

Kollam backwaters
Kollam, Kerala

The Kollam backwater Tours offers unobstructed views of the Kollam lighthouse, the Portuguese Fort, the serene Ashtamudi lake, Chavara, and several others. It is a coastal district backwater that mesmerizes you with the enchanting sights of the Tropical vegetation and the lush greenery all around you. This place attracts visitors for its cashew industry, temples, and monuments, coir products, traditional architectural styled buildings, structures and monuments, and luxurious houseboat Cruises.

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