Kerala Backwater Tour – The Ultimate Name For Serenity
Located on the sea shores in the Southern part of India, Kerala is mesmerizing land of letters, lakes and latex. The three components pronounce the rich natural, cultural and ethical beauty of the land rightly known as ‘God’s Own Country’. A haven of a place, it is embroidered with pristine sand stretches and azure waters of sea at its periphery that make Kerala tour a must for beach lovers. Backwaters are amongst the several highlights of Kerala tour packages as they oozes out natural exuberance that Kerala stands.
The abundance of natural beauty of Kerala is enhanced with the presence of innumerable water bodies donning the land. Across Kerala the merging of fresh water of rivers and salted sea water gave birth to backwaters. The backwaters of Kerala are a series of brackish lakes, rivers and lagoons that includes both manmade and natural water bodies created by the action of waves and shore currents that resulted into the formation of low barrier islands across Kerala. Kerala backwater tours nourish the soul with natural vivacity and beauty of backwaters coupled with enchanting greenery surrounding.
Sail the Traditional Houseboat: Traditional ‘Kettuvalloms’ were boats created by binding up large logs of trees together and were used as a means of transportation. In today’s times these are converted into lavish cruises, though traditional in design and approach are replete with all the modern comforts.
Traversing through the backwaters, the view is heavenly with rippling sounds of water, banks of which are covered with shady coconut trees providing best sights of Kerala tour.
Meandering through the backwaters on these houseboats one gets an opportunity to get up close and personal with the local life residing on the shores and experience the delectable flavours of Kerala. A well furnished houseboat has ample space in it for a romantic and comfortable rendezvous with tranquility. The lavish and modern versions of these houseboats includes rooms with attached bath, open lounge and deck, kitchen along with crew members and cook ensuring complete comfort while for those on a backwater tour to Kerala.
Famed Backwater Destinations in Kerala: The famed backwater destinations in Kerala first include the quaint Kumarakom backwaters; a cluster of small islands, Kumarakom is embellished with azure waters of Lake Vembanad. Gliding on the shimmering waters of Kumarakom one also gets to pass through a bird sanctuary. Alleppey or Alappuzha is another ‘not to be missed’ destination while on a Kerala tour. The abundance of water in the region helps the crops of rice flourish immensely making Kuttand in Alappuzha the famed ‘Rice Bowl’. People visit this part of Kerala to witness an annual Snake Boat Race which is one of the most exciting and beautiful sights of Kerala tour.
Explore the rice paddy before leaving for enchanting Kochi backwaters. The town of Kochi attracts highest numbers of tourists for its rich cultural lineage, spectacular backwaters and sun-kissed beaches. A famous backwater destination, Kollam charm visitors with its simplicity and spirituality. A visit to Kollam takes the tranquil effect of backwater Kerala tour a step further; Lake Ashtamudi adds to its physical charms where as the presence of ancient temples makes it a hit amongst the lovers of art and architecture.