There are bird sanctuaries to see along the shores and the village life has the attraction of simplicity and old-age world. There are bungalows that have now been converted into heritage hotels and ride of local houseboats called 'Kettuvallams' is indispensable. Kollam's lagoons, rivers and lakes are delightful and Kayamkulam and Ashtamudi Lakes are some of the most visited tourist spots here. Kochi or Cochin has traditional snake boat races with 130-feet long Chundan boats as its stars that add further value to its backwaters. The most prominent among these races are Nehru Trophy Boat Race and Aranmula Boat Race. Veli in the southern part of Kerala and Madayara, Peravur, Ashtamudi and Chetuva in its northern part are other favores tourist destinations. Take the journey to the hearts of lagoons, lakes, canals, estuaries and deltas of Kerala in the houseboats or indulge in the water sports on the gentle waters of these backwaters. Take a visit to the land of swaying palm trees and blue waters and skies, which is aptly named as 'God's own country'.
Best of Backwaters
Destinations Covered: Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom
Duration: 06 Nights/07 Days
Destinations Covered: Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin
Duration: 05 Nights/06 Days
Destinations Covered: Alleppey - Champakulam - Pulincunnu - Kumarakam
Duration: 03 Nights/03 Days