God’s own country Kerala is indeed blessed with natural beauty and serenity that makes it one of the most famous tourist destinations across the world. It is home to diverse attractions such as serene backwaters, exotic hill stations, gold-sand beaches, lush green vegetation, etc. Kerala backwaters comprise approximately 900 km of interconnected waterways, rivers, and lakes forming a unique ecosystem where these water bodies meet the Arabian sea.
The backwaters in Kerala are a unique natural phenomenon that’s best explored via a Kerala houseboat. Traveling in these traditional houseboats gives tourists a glimpse of the slow and rustic countryside and the thriving natural beauty of Kerala. Sail across the placid backwaters; indulge in the blissful feeling of serenity and seclusion by opting for a traditional houseboat tour.
If you are looking to rejuvenate yourself, these Kerala backwater destinations are a must-visit.
Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is the most popular destination in Kerala for its serene backwaters, traditional houseboats, and houseboat cruises. The mesmerizing lagoons, picture-perfect lakes, world-famous coir industry, and several other attractions make it one of the must-visit tourist attractions in Kerala for the Indian and overseas tourists.
A visit to Alleppey, situated in between the shores of the Arabian Sea and the beautiful Vembanad lake is not complete without an enthralling backwater cruise. The sight of green paddy fields, exotic birds, tall coconut trees, and the splendid sunsets will offer you the most memorable experiences of your life.
Kozhikode, though famous as the historic port town of north Kerala and as the most popular points of commerce and trading of spice and cloth, is also famous for its serene backwaters. You can traverse through the exotic flora and fauna, heritage buildings, and green countryside of Kozhikode with a backwater tour. Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, 25 km from Kozhikode, is also a great place for birdwatching, you will be able to locate the rare species of several migratory birds such as sandpipers, grey herons, and gulls flocking the place.
During your backwater voyage at Kozhikode, don’t forget to explore the Kappad, Payyoli and the ultimate Kozhikode beaches. The Dolphin Point, as well as the Pazhassiraja Museum, are some of the key attractions you should not miss.
Being one of the most popular harbors in Kerala, Kochi is known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. Kochi backwaters are also one of the most breathtaking places to visit if you want to take in the unadulterated view of the placid lakes surrounded by tall coconut trees. You can get to witness some of the migratory birds during your backwater trips too.
Besides, Kollam, Kasargod, Kumarakom, Thiruvallam, Kottayam, and Thiruvananthapuram are some of the key backwater destinations in Kerala, worth a visit or many.
Looking at the growing popularity of backwater tourism, the Kerala Tourism Board and several other houseboat service providers now offer several custom and budget-friendly Kerala houseboat packages. Under these packages, tourists have the flexibility to choose the houseboat cruises, opt for the Kerala luxury houseboat services.
Kerala houseboats strive to offer excellent hospitality and safety to its tourists to let them enjoy the precious time in backwaters. Newly-weds looking for the much-needed privacy post-wedding can book Kerala boathouse honeymoon packages that include Kerala backwater cruises along with a plethora of must-do activities and places to visit.
For more details on the Kerala houseboat packages, Kerala luxury houseboat and Kerala boat house price, explore the Kerala Tour Packages website.