Kerala especially known as ‘God’s own Country is world-wide famous for its backwaters. It is in fact listed in the ’50 destinations of a lifetime’ by National Geographic Traveler. Located at the Shoreline parallel to the Arabian Sea coast the Backwaters are a network of interconnected canals, lakes, lagoons and waterways stretching over 900 km giving Kerala itsunique and renowned tourist spot.
The Backwaters are an exceptional combination of water and land sceneries which together forms a magnificent landscape. These backwater regions in Kerala include Alappuzha, Kollam, Kumarakom, Munroe Island, Kasargod, and Kozhikode etc. These places have lush green coconut and paddy plantations running along the water streams which is glorifies the beauty of backwater streams.
These destinations can be well explored through houseboats, cruises or even Ferry services which are used as a common transport to navigate through the backwater waterways. Some places like Kumarakom have resorts where one can have a rejuvenating escape in the lap of nature at its best. The annual boat race conducted every year in January is also a famous tourist attraction.
Additionally emerging charm for tourist and visitors is the Ayurveda Healing therapies provided in backwater districts.Both, State and private Tourism agencies offer numerous travel packages including short day long trips as well as extended tours. The journey through the Backwaters of Kerala is an experience of lifetime which offers an incredible cultural and natural charisma.