Kerala Backwater Tourism
The scenic backwaters of Kerala comprise serene stretches of lakes, canals and lagoons located parallel to the coast of the Arabian Sea. The backwater regions of Kerala are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The tranquil backwater cruises are a once in a lifetime experience.
The most beautiful and accessible part of the back waters is the Ashtamudi Lake located in district in Kollam. This is the second biggest lake in Kerala. The Ashtamudi is also home of several endangered marine species with rich bio-diversity. This lake is world-renowned for its natural beauty and large expanse of water, sandwiched between towns of Kollam. This is the most visited tourist area in South India and enthralls visitors all over world. Houseboat tourism, made this backwaters popular, where tourists can stay overnight in luxurious houseboats, enjoying natural beauty and wind off their stress. The very pretty Munroe Island is also a great place to visit and spend a few days at to take in the slow life, green surroundings of the backwaters and canals.
Next is Vembanad backwater stretch located in districts of Ernakulam, Alapuzha and Kottayam area.The Cochin coast is dotted with numerous islands interconnected by ferries and bridges, adorning the Queen of the Arabian Sea like a necklace of pearls. The islands break the waves from the sea, thus ensuring that the back waters are calm and navigable. Among the islands, Wellingdon Island deserves special mention as it houses the Port of Cochin and the largest Naval presence in India: the Southern Naval Command
Whereas Kottayam has rose to world fame, when its sleepy lake village- Kumarakom became a famous bird sanctuary with home of several rare migratory birds with large expanse of backwaters and lagoons.
The third backwater region is located at Kannur-Valiyaparambu Backwaters located in districts of Kannur and Kasargod, which is least exploited, though it offers amazing natural beauty and presence of numerous small uninhabited islands.
The unique and perfect way to explore Kerala backwaters is through the attractive and traditional houseboats. Floohoo Travels offer Luxury house boats and best houseboat tour packages for exploring the scenic beauty of Kerala backwaters. Contact us today for book your day cruise.