It is very hard to forget Kerala backwaters which are a network of lakes, lagoons and natural waterways. The biological diversity, rich vegetation and gentle pace of villages in backwaters leave an unforgettable feeling on tourists. Have a look at 3 most famous backwaters spots of Kerala.
It is the most famous and popular destinations for backwaters in Kerala. Most of tourists across the world want it to be included in their Kerala tour. Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is located in central Kerala and is normally linked to Venice. It is the gateway to the backwaters near about the Vembanad Lake having lighthouse and old pier. You can explore the network of canals through ferries, luxury houseboats and speedboats. Further, you will have extraordinary picturesque of boat racing on the festive known as Nehru Boat Snake Boat Race which is generally organized on the second Saturday of August each year.
You like to have cruise on backwaters, include Kollam in your trip to Kerala. Located between the Arabian Sea and the Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam is an ideal place in Kerala to explore the backwaters in Southern India. You can take support from the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) for houseboat and canal tours through Munroe Island and the lake. You will have an unforgettable opportunity to observe coir making, fish farming, toddy tapping, kettuvallam (rice boat) construction, prawn etc.
For enjoying backwaters, Kozhikode has its own importance and you can include it your Kerala tour. You can hire houseboats near the Purrakkattiri Bridge which is 10 kilometers away from Kozhikode district on the the Ullery-Perambra Road. You can select the Kallai River, Canoly Canal and Elathur for your house boating route. During your boating on Kozhikode backwaters, you will have scenic view of the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary which is consists of a group of tiny isles at the meeting point of the Arabian Sea and the Kadalaundi River. The sanctuary is a home of 6o types of migratory birds and 100 species of birds.