Backwaters of Kerala are one of the most attractive and enticing parts of Kerala tourism. The beauty of the places with golden glowing waters and the complex water bodies offer the tourist the best experience of the waters. One of the main attractions of the backwaters in Kerala is the presence of house boat which acts as one of the major tourist attractions. Tourists from around the world avail different Kerala backwater packages to experience the well-known backwater rides through some of the best and well-known backwater stretches of the land. Some of the main attractions of the backwater tours are the view it provides of the glowing waters, rich green paddy fields, blooming water lilies, the view of different backwater villages and the moon lit waters at night. These breathtaking elements of the water attract a number of tourists from around the world. Some of such backwater destinations in Kerala which offers the best view of the waters are:
The mesmerizing geographical elements of Kuttanad are a factor that attracts a number of tourists from all around the world. The place is the lowest in India which lies below the sea level has a different water texture which makes the place unique. The place is mostly known as “The Rice Bowl of Kerala” due to the presence of a large number of fields and is the largest producer of rice. Kuttanad covers the very heart of the backwater stretches being a part of the Alappuzha District. Other than the presence of a number of paddy fields the place also has a rich growth of banana, yam and cassava which makes agriculture the main source of employment and income for the people living in the place. The presence of a variety of crops grown with the beauty of blue waters and green fields makes the place beautiful and vibrant.
Kasargod is small and beautiful village which not a known tourist hub yet offers backwater tourism facilities. The place is more secluded and is least affected from commercialism which helps it maintain the natural beauty and texture. The place located to the Northern most District of Kerala is a place that holds its own essence. The main attraction of the place is the traditional touch that one can feel in every aspect system of the place. Being in isolation for long the backwater villages in the place have not been influenced by the modernity which brings the visitors closer to the traditional and original lifestyle of the local backwater villages. One of the main attractions of the place is the team village called the oyster Opera which highly indulged in the activity of oyster farming
Kochi, mostly known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea” is one of the best tourist destination with a number of small islands on Lake Vembanad which is opened to the Arabian Sea. One of the main attractions of the city is the presence of a number of Chinese Fishing Nets and destinations like St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue Dutch Palace, Historical Fort Cochin and much more. The place also offers elegant backwater trips through some of the beautiful islands of the city like the Bolgatty, Vyppin, Gundu and Vallarpadam which offers the best view of the backwaters, water birds, wild flowers and rich greenery along the bank.
These are some of the best backwater destinations in Kerala which offers the travellers a different view of the village life and backwater stretches of Kerala. The main element that attracts the travellers to the backwater stretches of Kerala is their keen interest in experiencing the entertainment and happiness in the houseboat rides which are offered in almost every backwater stretch of Kerala. The house boats which are now used as a key factor in backwater tourism were once used by the farmers to transport different materials to different town and cities. House boats now used are made in traditional style by adding more features to it to make the trip more pleasure able. A number of best Kerala houseboat packages are offered and organised by different tour operators like Lifemadeasy to attract tourist to the land to let them experience the waters and the tradition of the sand. One could enjoy the waters by arranging a stay in the boats which will let the travellers experience a different side of the waters and the backwater villages.