Situated in the south western part of India, Kerala, which is one of the states of this country, is one of the most visited destinations of India. This state is home to several tourist spots, among which romantic backwaters are very famous.
Being a unique web of 900kms of interlinked waterways created with intertwined or linked lakes, ponds, lagoons, canals and several small rivers, Kerala backwaters are surely one of the extremely captivating attractions or a significant feature and an integral part of Tourism in Kerala – God’s Own Country. To observe Kerala backwaters well, honeymoon couples can hire an ancient & classical Kerala-style houseboat (known as ‘Kettuvallam’) or a lavish houseboat. On these houseboats, romantic couples get some breathtaking pictures of the sunset, thick paddy fields, softly flowing water, moonlight and more really an unforgettable experience of all the life long.
Top Backwater Destinations of Kerala
Are you willing to enjoy your honeymoon tour over the fascinating backwater destinations on a traditional houseboat or take the enjoyment of the luxuries and the magic of the houseboat? If so, here is the information about the top Kerala backwaters.
1. Alleppey (Alappuzha) Backwaters
Fondly referred to as ‘Venice of East’, Alleppey or Alappuzha is popular for its memorable houseboat tours or tour of Alleppey to Kottayam and Kollam (Quilon). In this destination, a houseboat tour takes tourists from backwaters to well-maintained small villages with a captivating view of palm-fringed thin waterways and vast paddy fields on the way. This tour provides a delightful experience of scenic charm of nature.
Here, honeymoon couples can take the enjoyment of the Aranmula Snake Boat Race (an annual event or well-noted as ‘Nehru Boat Race’).
2. Kumarakom Backwaters
Situated at a distance of 15kms from Kottayam on the Vembanad Lake (one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia) in Kottayam district of Kerala state, Kumarakom, which is a part of the Kuttanad region, is a charming and captivating backwater destination – popular for a collection of small islands, 14 acre bird sanctuary and several adventure sport activities. A tour through this backwater provides the honeymoon couples an entertaining vision of villages covered by green hills, coconut groves and forests.
3. Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Backwaters
Being the state capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum, which is located on the coasts of the Arabian Sea, is home to world-renowned quiet coastline, historical & cultural heritage, beaches and popular Veli, Akkulam and Thiruvallam backwater areas. Thiruvallam, which is situated at a distance of only 6kms from Trivandrum, on the way to Kovalam, is a quiet and a cool backwater destination – renowned for its canoe rides, the confluence of two rivers Karamana and Killi and a temple dedicated to Parashurama. Another renowned backwater region, ‘Veli Tourist Village’ is surrounded by Veli pond and the Arabian Sea separated by a thin sand bar.
4. Kochi (Cochin) Backwaters
Lovingly called ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Kochi or Cochin, which is a group of islands on the Vembanad Lake, opening out into the Arabian Sea, is surely home to several amusing sites such as the St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, Historical Cochin Fort, Jewish Synagogue Dutch Palace and an extraordinary backwater tourist spot on some of the islands called Vyppin, Bolgatty, Vallapadam and Gundu – famous for the wonderful glimpse of wild flowers, water birds and lush greenery along their banks. The backwaters of Cochin, which are regarded as the most fascinating sights to tourists, are also unique because most of the tourist spots in Kochi are situated on the shores of them.
5. Kollam Backwaters
Perched on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake at a distance of 71kms to the north of Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital city of Kerala, Kollam, which is called ‘Entry for the top amazing backwaters of Kerala’, is famous as a backwater destination. Having been one of the oldest ports on the Malabar coast and a main international trading point in the days passed by, this historic coastline district is famous for its cashew industries and marine. Kollam and its backwaters are regarded as old trade centers of Kerala. Ashtamudi Lake is thought as the gateway of Kollam Backwaters. The backwater trip between Kollam and Alleppey (Alappuzha), which takes approx 8 hours by a houseboat, is regarded as the longest cruise in Kerala. Along the backwaters, honeymoon couples can also get the chance of taking the glimpse of the popular ‘Cheenavala’ or Chinese fishing nets.
On the basis of the information mentioned above, we can say that Romantic Backwaters of Kerala are the integral part of the Kerala Tourism. To get the best deal and great discounts, loving couples can book Kerala Backwater Honeymoon Packages to get comfort and easiness during their honeymoon tour to Kerala.