Located at a distance of 70 kilometers from the capital city Trivandrum, Kollam backwaters are one of the most beautiful destinations in Kerala to visit and enjoy. Most tourists and visitors go on Kollam backwater tours only to return with the most mesmerizing experience of their lives. Kollam is situated near the famous Ashtamudi Lake and is one of the most scenic landscapes that Kerala has to present. The lush green vegetation and placid and crystal clear water makes the backwaters of Kollam the gateway to the beautiful backwaters of Kerala.
Kollam is renowned for its Cashew industry and used to be an important
trade center during old days. Kollam also has a number of historical
monuments and ancient ruins that give a mystical essence to this quiet
little town. The Kollam backwaters are best explored on traditional
Kerala houseboats known as "Kettuvalloms". These houseboats
look traditional but are equipped with all modern facilities and you can
have freshly-cooked, authentic Kerala cuisine as each houseboat has an
on-board cook. So just sit back and relax on a comfortable couch while
relishing yummy food and enjoying the sunset that paints the water
The backwaters of Kollam are a great way to observe nature flourishing
in its best form here. The shores are lined with many trees and provides
shelter to many exotic birds like cuckoos, egrets, ducks, etc. that come
out in the water for an occasional swim. The water is a natural habitat
for water plants like water lilies and lotus that add charm to the
meandering waterways. There are small restaurants lined up on the shores
where you can stop and have a taste of local cuisine.
Enjoy the sight of the horizon where it seems like the sky and the
water meet, while you sail softly on the calm waters, listening to the
soft gushing of water. We assure you that these moments are going to be
the most memorable moments of your trip, which you shall not forget for
the rest of your life. So if you want to see and feel the very best of
Kerala, come and visit the Kollam backwaters.