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Kerala Tourism - Pure and Untouched Nature

Kerala Backwater Cruises Tour

Kerala is a celestial tourist destination of south India where tourists come from across the globe. Backwater is a special and unique feature of Kerala. In fact Kerala Tour is incomplete without a backwater cruise on traditional houseboats of this state. This state boasts of over 900 km of interconnected waterways, lakes, rivers and inlets which together make up the enchanting backwaters of Kerala. Sailing through the backwaters amidst peaceful, gorgeous green and picturesque surroundings is such a refreshing and pleasurable experience.


Leave behind the drudgery of daily life for some days and relax in a healthy environment at Kerala backwaters. Houseboats are used for such cruises. Houseboats are locally known as Kettuvalloms in this state. They were originally used for the transportation of goods and other materials from one place to another in the state. But later with the growing tourism in Kerala they were converted into luxurious water vessels for backwater cruise and accommodation for tourists. You can choose from a variety of houseboats starting from luxury ones to budgeted ones.


Tourists can hire these houseboats on daily rental basis or for longer period depending on their requirements. Flanked by palm trees, the backwaters offer sheer natural beauty and also the mesmerizing views of birds, paddy fields, villages, mud houses and much more. The surrounding scenic beauty will surely capture your heart and leave you refreshed.


Kumarakom is a famous backwater destination of Kerala. This destination is a group of little islands on the beautiful Vembanad Lake in the state. Endowed with sheer natural beauty this destination also boasts of rich flora and fauna. It is also famous for the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which is a well known wildlife destination of India. It boasts of a wide variety of birds including the migratory ones. Bird lovers from across the globe come here for rejuvenating holidays. Imagine yourself amidst lush green surroundings with colorful and cheerful birds. No wonder this will rejuvenate you to the hilt.


Capture the beautiful birds in your camera and take back home some golden memories. The Park is spread over an area of 14 acres on the southern bank of Kavanar River. Some of impressive inhabitants of the park are heron, moorhen, owl, darter, flycatcher, lark, Siberian crane, teal, parrot etc. The best time to explore the park for sighting colorful birds is during the early morning hours as it offers great chances of sighting various birds.


Backwater cruises are the major attractions of Kerala. Kerala backwaters are wonderful attractions which give tourists the real taste of this God's Own Country.