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A land of rich spices and healing Ayurvedic therapy, Kerala is an ancient and blissful state of India located at south-western part of India. Mother-nature has blessed this state with such amazing attractions whose significance can not be ignored while visiting Kerala, India. From refreshing hill stations, wildlife parks, exclusive backwaters to tropical green forests, palm-fringed beaches and rich floras and faunas, Kerala is the heaven to all. Often referred as green paradise, it is the most favored destination among nature-lovers, adventure-thrillers, honeymooners and holiday seekers.


Apart from there are many other things which give Kerala an international recognition such as its warm and educated people, excellent hotels, mouth-watering cuisine and fascinating culture which is worth to explore during visiting and exploring Kerala. People who wish to spend their vacations in the lap of Mother-nature prefer to visit this state. While talking about the top listed attractions of Kerala, backwaters come to the mind first which are famous for their picturesque landscapes.


Backwaters are the perfect web of brackish lagoons, lakes, inlets and several rivers which team up together and form the breathtaking locale that can be well explored through houseboats also well known as Kettuvallams in the traditional language. Backwater houseboats tours take tourists in the world of water and scenic wonderments. Before the advent of roads and lacking of good transportation facilities, houseboats were used as the major source of transportation carrying goods from one place to another place. The common features of houseboats include bath-attached deluxe rooms, kitchenette, lounge, sun-deck and many more.


While on backwater journey tourists have a wonderful opportunity to experience the stunning elements of nature such as palm and coconut trees, rice fields and amazing floras and faunas. Apart from exploring its mesmerizing attractions tourists also have an opportunity to experience the rural life of Kerlalities. A heaven of tranquility, soothing climate and heart-gripping attractions, backwater tour is just equivalent to discover the paradise on earth. There are innumerable destinations that you can discover while on Kerala houseboat tours, among some are listed below.



Located at the picturesque Vembanad lake Kumrakom is the cluster of Small Island well-renowned for its amazing backwaters, Ayurvedic resorts and national bird sanctuary which is home to the innumerable birds and marine animals. As other backwater destinations it also has same attractions but the one thing that fascinates tourists most is national bird sanctuary that can be experienced during Kumarakom backwater houseboats cruise.  Some of the major species that can found be in bird sanctuary is Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Owls, Egrets, Teal, Larks and many etc.



Formerly called Alleppey or Alappuzha is another largest backwater destination of the state tempts tourists within and outside of the country. Popularly called ‘Venice of the East’, Alleppey is also notable for snake boat race which commence in the month of October and November.



Popularly known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Cochin is the industrial and commercial capital of India. Cochin has a rich past and at the same time it is home to the breathtaking attractions that can be well explored during houseboat cruise. Apart from there are many other backwater destinations so come and celebrate your vacations in the lap of Mother-nature.


Michael Smith is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tours related topics. He has authored many books on Kumarakom Houseboat and Kerala Houseboat. Find more information at

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