A backwater comprises of a unique web of rivers, lakes, bays, lagoons and canals extending into the villages and town of the city. Backwaters are a central part of Kerala's Tourism Synopsis, making an absolute cruiser through the twisting and meandering water streams. This backwater journey through the narrow canals crossing exquisite villages of Kerala, embellished with lush green paddy fields, tall coconut grooves makes it a most spellbinding site.
Houseboat Cruiser on Backwaters
Houseboats also called as 'kettuvallam' plays a significant role in
realizing the many backwater tourism possibilities. Houseboat cruiser has
gained immense popularity in the backwaters of Kerala and offers the
opportunity of lifetime to explore the picturesque splendor of Kerala by
traversing its pristine waters.
This boat cruise sojourns you through the narrow water lanes displaying the
panorama of simple village life. Enjoy the sights of green paddy fields
swinging in the cool air, traditional fish farms and famed Chinese fishing
Watch the village folk making the golden fiber called coir from coconut
husk and transform it into various coir products.
The rows of coconut groves abounds the whole environ- enjoy the fresh
coconut water and its creamy layers. Kerala backwaters are also a paradise
to its aerial population, enjoy the sights of kingfisher, crow pheasant,
cormorant, woodpecker, bee-eater, kites and much more.
Prime Backwater Cruiser- Kerala
Alleppey is the gateway to the interior waterways of Kerala. Backwater boat
cruises are guided by Alleppey Tourism Development Co-operative Society.
Other major backwater stretches are Vembanad Lake and Astamudi Lake. Around
Allappuzha, Kollam and Koyalam famous backwater tours are conducted.
Important cruises: Alleppey-Kottayam cruiser extended up to 29 km for 3 and
1/2 hours, Alleppey- Ernakulam cruiser normally takes place on alternate
days, extended over to the stretch of 74 km for 7 to 8 hrs,
Alleppey-Champakulam- 16 km, for 1 and 1/2 hours.
Backwater trips at Kumarakom in traditional country boat kayak called
'Vanjis' takes you to the local agricultural coastal sites dotted with
coconut lagoon. One can also plan a visit to the exotic Bird Sanctuary
Backwater Cruise: Daily 3-hour backwater village cruiser, include visit to
coir villages and coconut plantations.
Mararikulam Backwaters will transverse you through, one of the most
charming fishing villages that enjoys the picturesque location of seashore
arrayed with endless rows of coconut palm trees.
Marari - Cochin
Marari in Cochin offers a journey along the seashore. The tiny islands that
dot the harbor, forms the most preferred tourist spot. Cochin also called,
as 'The Queen of the Arabian Sea' is profuse with its backwater charm and
rich with the 'Old World' glory.
Backwater Cruise: Two Boat Cruise daily, starting at 0900 - 1230 hrs and
1400 - 1730hrs from Kochi harbor to Wilmington island, Mattancherry Palace,
the Jewish Synagogue, Fort Kochi and Bolghatty Island.
The backwaters of Kozhikode are completely pristine and not explored up to
its full brim by its visitors. Kizhikode offers the most luxuriating holiday
destinations. River Elathur, Canoli Canal and Kallai, the desired location
for boating is also an abode to the immense bird population in its exquisite
bird sanctuary. Besides its backwater and bird sanctuary charms, Kozhikode
is converting fast into a recommend water adventure destination.
Backwater Cruise: Full Day Cruise for 24 hrs including food.
Day Cruise starting from 1000 to 1530 hrs, including lunch / tea.
Evening cruise starting from 1600 to 2130 hrs, including dinner / tea.