Kerala Houseboat Tour

Kerala is an Indian state located on the Malabar coast in the south western part of the country. The beautiful state is an amalgamation of golden beaches, pristine backwaters, lush green hill stations and amazing green landscape. This state is known as gods own country and one of the 10 paradises of the world. Here nature is at its finest form. The place seems as if it is untouched by pollution and Ecotourism is the major form of tourism here. Kerala’s backwater is something which attracts tourists from all over the world. The serene beaches, spellbinding backwaters, paddy fields, widespread coconut tress, majestic houseboats, fishermen with their nets. The whole sight of being near the backwater is mesmerizing.

In the tour packages of kerala, visiting the backwaters is a must and staying in the houseboat is also thrilling. There are several backwater destinations that a tourist dreams to visit, like Alleppey, Kumarakom, Alappuzha, Kuttanad. The labyrinth backwaters serve as a heavenly destinations for the tourists. Coir village is one of the finest place where one can feel elevated as the place is situated on an island between the backwaters of Alappuzha and Kollam. Alleppey has a large number of inland canals. The place is also the headquarters of the backwater tourism. Alleppey serves as an experience of lifetime. The famous snake boat race also attracts many tourists. The place is also known as the “Venice of the east”.

Alappuzha is also amongst the most popular backwater cruise destination that sways the tourists heart away. Alappuzha is famous for its palm fringed narrow canals leading to the vast expanse of paddy fields and number of small villages along the banks. The scenic beauty of this place is awesome with the beautiful different colored birds flying all over the sky and the fishermen catching fishes with their fine fishing nets and ofcourse the ducks floating in the water. Kumarakom is a group of little islands situated on the banks of the Vembanad Lake. The place seems as if god has created it with so much of patience and creativity. The fine paddy fields with the lush green coconut groves and the lagoons makes this place a perfect picturesque destination. The backwater cruise is the best way to enjoy the scenic beauty of this place. Apart from the scenic beauty the bird sanctuary also heightens the charm of this place.

All the backwater areas are commendable and are worth visiting. The kettuvallams or the houseboats were earlier used to ferry rice, grains, spices from one port to another but today these houseboats are tourists transport mode that is pleasurable. Theses slow moving houseboats are just like hotels as they serve food on the boat and one can just sit on the roof of the houseboat and enjoy the scenic beauty of the area. The emerald backwater tour is a must for every tourist travelling the place.
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