Have you ever been to god’s own home – the place which starts and ends with the attractions and wonderments and the place which has been bestowed by him with extraordinary beauty, well we are talking about none other than Kerala which is known as God’s own country. Kerala is one of the finest holidaying destinations, which is situated in south-western region of India. Mother-Nature has showered Kerala with myriad attractions and wonderments and backwaters are probably one of them.
Backwaters of Kerala have been playing a dominant role in boosting up the tourism in the state. Backwaters here are the finest network of brackish lagoons, lakes, deltas and myriad named or unnamed rivers which team-up together and form the breathtaking beauty. A backwater in this state expands up o 1900 km and connects many islands and village of the state. Backwaters not only play a dominant role in tourism industry but it also serves as a source of livelihood for the people of Kerala.
Backwaters of Kerala are famous for its pictorial landscapes and heavenly ambiance whose magnetic charm is best experienced cruising over the scenic backwater-world in traditional Houseboats Kerala also known as Kettuvallams in their traditional language. The picturesque backwaters of this state are dotted with exotic bird-sanctuaries, coconut grooves, marvelous churches, rustic villages with diverse range of floras and fauna that one can be experience through houseboats.
In former days houseboats were used for the trade and transport purposes which later have become the major part of tourism. Houseboats today offer all the luxuries including well-furnished rooms, hygienic toilets, deck, lounge and etc. Apart from, every houseboat is manned by a crew usually a cook, a guide or an oarsman. During backwaters tours, have a wonderful opportunity to staying in well-organized houseboats and fill your lungs with the crispy air while admiring the scenic vistas by standing over the deck of houseboats. The houseboats of Kerala that cruise these emerald waterways are an improvisation on a large country barges which were an essential parts of the land ethos in days gone by.
Be it nature-lovers or adventure seekers houseboats of this state are preferred by every one. Houseboats are especially popular among newly-weds which gives them unforgettable experience to them. There are many backwater destinations in Kerala named as Kuttanad, kottayam, Kollam, Kochi, Kumarakom, Alleppey (Allappuzha), Kozhikode and many more. Among various backwater destinations Allappuzha and Kumarakom backwaters in Kerala suit the needs of admirably.
Allappuzha formerly called as Alleppey is one of the largest and exotic back water destinations of this state. Bathed by the Arabian Sea, interlocked by a number of canals and bridges, this backwater destination is nationally and internationally famous for its Nehru Trophy boat race held every year. Alleppey Houseboats are the only medium which takes tourists in the world of water and wonderments. Houseboats here offer the perfect blend of modern and Keralan traditional life style. These houseboats are very eco-friendly and offers all the contemporary facilities to the vacationers on their backwater journey. Hire one houseboat according to your budget and priorities and make your journey memorable and everlasting.
Mahi Manral is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tours related topics. She has authored many books on Kumarakom Houseboats and Kerala Houseboat Packages. Find more information at http://www.houseboats-kerala.org/
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