India is a beautiful destination and to explore entire India as a tourist, one life is not enough for you. Frankly speaking, it will take an individual many lives on the face of the earth to explore India fully. If you are really a lover of oceanic beauty, it is better to go for Kerala backwater tours. You will feel really on the top of the world when you go for such a trip.
Kerala backwaters are brackish lagoons and lie parallel to the Arabian Sea. This is also called the Malabar Coast. This is a network of lakes linked to canals. You can compare them to the American Bayou. These backwaters are based on a ecosystem that is unique. Freshwater meets sea water of the Arabian Sea. On this belt, you will find different forms of aquatic species.
When it comes to Kerala tourism, the state has been declared as the 50 lifetime destinations of the world by national geographic channel. Your trip to the backwaters is incomplete without having a stay in the ketuvallams. These are called the Kerala houseboats. The number of boats plying in the backwaters exceeds 2000. In Allepey or Allapuzha, there are around 120 boats. The government of Kerala has classified the boats as per the classification. They are classified as platinum, diamond and gold. You can hire these boats and it depends on the size of the family. There are tourists who spend nights on the house boat. You have special cruises on these boats; it can be one night or two nights cruise.
The regions of the backwaters
When you go for Kerala tour packages, do not miss Kollam. This was considered as leading trade center of ancient world. Ashtamudi kayal is located in this region and this is called gateway to backwaters. If you want to go for the long ride, you can go from Kollam to Allepey. This will take you around 8 hours.
Allepey or Allapuzha
This is called Venice of India. This region is famous for snake boat races. You can move to palm covered Pathiramanal Island in Vembanad Kayal. It will take you an hour from Allapuzha. This place is very famous for backwaters in Kerala.
There are bright green fields in this region separated by dikes. You can watch shimmering and beautiful water ways in this region. Kuttand is called the paradise because of Kerala backwater and one can go for cruising here.
Kumarakom is a beautiful holiday destination and full of exotic. The blue backwaters located in the region make it an ideal destination for the tourist. From Kottayam, you can have a 15 km boat trip to this region. You will also have opportunity to have drift and sanctuary.
As per famous singer Srinivas, “Imagine opening your eyes every morning to a sheet of still, blue water and majestic palm trees gently swaying in the breeze. To define the feeling in one sentence: Nature undisturbed by man is wonderful and inspiring, and Kumarakom is just that!”
Have a trip to this region with lover or wife and experience world with difference.