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  Alappuzha (Alleppey)    
  Cochin    
  Munnar    
  Kovalam    
  Thekkady    
  Kumarakom    
  Thiruvananthapuram    
  Wayanad    
     
     
  Kerala    
  Tamil Nadu    
  Karnataka    
  Goa    
  Gujarat    
  Rajasthan    
  Jammu & Kashmir    
  Himachal Pradesh    
  Pondicherry    
     
     
  
 
The Kerala Backwaters are a series of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast of Kerala. The network includes five large lakes (including Ashtamudi Kayal and Vembanad Kayal) linked by 1500 km of canals, both manmade and natural, fed by 38 rivers, and extending virtually the entire length of Kerala state. The backwaters were formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range. Vembanad Lake is the largest of the lakes, covering an area of 200 sq km, and bordered by Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kottayam, and Ernakulam districts. The port of Kochi (Cochin) is located at the lake's outlet to the Arabian Sea. Alleppey, "Venice of the East" has a large network of canals that amble through the town. The Vallam Kali (the Snake Boat Race) held every year in August is major attraction.The backwaters have an exclusive ecology - freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea. Many unique species of aquatic life including crabs, frogs and mudskippers, water birds such as terns, kingfishers, darters and cormorants, and animals such as otters and turtles live in and alongside the backwaters. Palm trees, Pandanus shrubs, various leafy plants and bushes grow alongside the backwaters, providing a green hue to the surrounding landscape.
 
  Houseboat & Backwater Cruises  
 
Kerala houseboats also known as Kettuvallams in the backwaters are one of the outstanding tourist attractions in Kerala. The Kettuvallams or ‘boat with knots’ was so called because the entire boat was held together with coir knots only, not even a single nail is used during its construction. Bamboo mats, sticks and wood are used for roofing, coir mats and wooden planks for the flooring and wood of coconut trees and coir for beds. For lighting though, solar panels are used and are generally powered by a small outboard engine, allowing one to cruise along the backwaters. Fish oil and cashew nut oil is applied on these boats and left to cure for days. Oil is simultaneously applied at least three times before the boat is set on water. The lullaby of the waves and the dazzling delights of the moonlit night can be a breath taking experience on aboard the Kettuvallam. These traditional houseboats undoubtedly form one of the most abiding images of the backwaters in Kerala.
The houseboats have become floating cottages having a sleeping area, with western-style toilets, a dining area and a sit out on the deck. Most tourists spend the night on a house boat. Food is cooked on board by the accompanying staff – mostly having a flavour of Kerala. The houseboats are of various patterns and can be hired as per the size of the family or visiting group. The living-cum-dining room is usually open on at least three sides providing a grand view of the surroundings, including other boats, throughout the day when it is on the move. It is brought to a standstill at times of taking food and at night. After sunset, the boat crew provides burning coils to drive away mosquitoes. Kettuvallams are motorized but generally proceed at a slow speed for smooth travel. All Kettuvallams have a generator and most bedrooms are air-conditioned. At times, as per demand of customers, electricity is switched off and lanterns are provided to create a rural setting. The most exciting thing on the backwaters of Kerala, however, is the Kettuvallam which has become the most popular tourism product in India today. A visitor to God's Own Country a houseboat gliding along the vast green expanse of the backwaters is the most amazing spectacle in the world. Even more enchanting is a holiday in the houseboats of Kerala.
 
  Kollam Backwaters  
 
Kollam (earlier known as Quilon) was one of the leading trade centres for its marine and cashew industries of the ancient world. It is also the starting point of the backwater waterways. The Ashtamudi Kayal, known as the gateway to the backwaters, covers about 30 per cent of Kollam. The 8 hours boat ride from Kollam to Alappuzha is the longest cruise in Kerala and is delightful ride with lotuses and water lilies all around. The historic Thangasseri Fort is near Kollam, which is situated 71 km north of Thiruvananathapuram.
Alumkadavu (23 km from Kollam town):
Along the huge stretch of the Kayamkulam lake is the pictures little village of Alumakadavu. This village is the home of the skilled artisans who crafted the enormous Kettuvalloms in yester years.
 
  Munroe Island  
 
Munroethuruth or Munroe Island is a place surrounded by kallada river, Ashtamudi Lake and [Sasthamkotta Lake] in Kollam. MunroeIsland is a cluster of eight tiny islands, blessed with a number of criss-cross canals and zigzag water channels. This Island plays a host to so many migratory birds from various countries around the world. You can watch birds such as King fisher, Woodpecker, Egret,Bee-eater, Crow pheasant, and Paddy Birds. There is yet another rare chance to see the traditional Indian spice plants such as Pepper, Nutmeg and Cloves.
The first community tourism Programm in the State will start functioning from the Munroe Thuruthu islands. Coir making is a home industry to almost all the village living people. It is very interesting to watch the coir making by the village ladies with the help of weaving Wheels. They make the coir ropes by hand. In addition to this, on the way, you can see the process of extracting coconut oil from the "copra" [dried coconut]. Among the routine traditional engagements, duck, poultry farm and prawn breeding are common in all houses.
 
  Alappuzha Backwaters  
 
With the Kuttanad region and the Vembanad Kayal nearby, Alappuzha attracts tourists throughout the year. The crisscrossing canals in the area inducing comparisons with Venice, but the differences are also substantial. Each has an identity of its own. Amongst the notable sights is the palm covered Pathiramanal Island in Vembanad Kayal, one hour by boat from Alappuzha. The place is famous for the snake boat races and also has a number of historic colonial buildings and a beach 
Kuttanad
The Kuttanad region is a huge area of fairly domestic land, covered with bright green paddy fields, divided by dikes. The level of water is a few feet higher than the level of the surrounding land. This is one of the places in the world where farming is done below sea level. The scenic countryside here is a rich crop of bananas, yams and cassava. It is an amazing muddle of glistening waterways collected of lakes, canals, rivers and rivulets. Lined with solid tropical greenery, it offers a peek into rural life-styles of Kerala. Kuttanad is a backwater paradise and an idyllic destination for a backwater cruise in Kerala. It is possible to glide along in a houseboat and enjoy the picturesque view of the Kerala countryside.
 
  Pathiramanal  
 
Pathiramanal is a tiny island positioned on the boundary of Kottayam -Alappuzha. The name 'Pathiramanal' means 'Sands of night'. The island lies between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom, and is accessible only by boat.  The scenic beauty of both sides of the lake as well as that of the island is mind blowing. This little island on the backwater is a favorite haunt of hundreds of rare migratory birds from different part of the world. The island is a Birdwatcher's paradise. It is home to around 91 local species of birds and 50 migratory birds. One can see Pintail Ducks, Common Teal, Night Heron, Cormorant, Darter, Indian Shag, Purple Heron, gulls, terns, large egrets, Intermediate Egret, Cattle Egret, Indian Pond Heron, Little Egret, Pheasant-tailed and Bronze-winged Jacanas, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Watercock, Whistling Duck, Cotton Pygmy-Goose, Little Cormorant and Whiskered Tern. Some people have even reported seeing the Monarch flycatcher
 
  Kumarakom-Kottayam Backwaters  
 
Kumarakom is located 15 Km from Kottayam and about 75 Km from Cochin is a beautiful backwater destination. The village of Kumarakom is a huddle of little islands on the Vembanad Kayal, and is part of the Kuttanad region The blue backwaters of Vembanad Kayal and the amazing shades of green of the vegetation that include mangroves, coconut palms, and paddy fields cover the verdant countryside. Water lilies and lotuses bloom in the water and birds from the bird sanctuary on Vembanad Lake call as they fly across the clear tropical sky. Kumarakom consists of a cluster of islands which have been converted into a number of tourist resorts. Resorts are the main attraction in Kumarakonam. . Many of the resorts also offer ayurvedic treatment. One can also take a boat trip
 
  Thiruvallam Backwaters  
 
Thiruvallam is a popular tourist Backwater destination. This serene backwater stretch is also very popular for its canoe rides. Thiruvallam backwaters are just 6 km from Thiruvananthapuram. Killi and Karamana are the two rivers that come jointly at Thiruvallam to offers its spectators an incredible view. A temple dedicated to Parashurama, the legendary founder of Kerala, is also located here, where tourists in large numbers come every year to offer prayers. Thiruvallam Backwaters are a soothing sight for sore eyes. This destination promises an unforgettable vacation. A time away from busy city life to just layback and float along on a Houseboat and visit the local fishing villages where life stands still in time almost 100 years ago. Exotic flowers, vegetation, water birds and others are all there to share the scenic beauty of Thiruvallam backwaters with you, on the Thiruvallam Backwaters Tours.
The Veli Tourist village, sandwiched between the Veli Lagoon and Arabian Sea, lies at a distance of just 8 kms from Thiruvananthapuram and offers a famous picnic spot for those visiting the Thiruvallam Backwaters. The Akulam Boat Club, again just 8 kms away from Thiruvananthapuram, offering boating cruises on Akulam Lake and a park for children is a major mass puller of Thiruvallam.
 
  Kasargod Backwaters  
 
Kasargod Backwaters in north Kerala enjoys an exclusive locational advantage with the Sea to the West and Western Ghats to the North and East. Kasargod is a backwater destination, known for rice cultivation, coir processing and lovely landscape. Two of the famous Kerala Backwater Cruise option is Chandragiri and Valiyaparamba. Chandragiri is situated 4 km to the southeast of Kasargod town and takes tourists to the historic Chandragiri fort. Valiyaparamba is a scenic backwater stretch near Kasargod. Four rivers flow into the backwaters near Kasargod and there are many small islands along these backwater stretches, where birds can be seen. It is also an ideal to stop during a long houseboat tour and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea. Dense vegetation, local water birds and greenery everywhere makes Kasargod, an exotic Backwaters destination where nature seems to welcome you with open arms. Boating on Kasargod's Backwaters is an experience of a lifetime.
 
  Kozhikode Backwaters  
 
Kozhikode also known as Calicut has backwaters which are largely “unexplored” by tourist hordes. The lively Kozhikode backwaters assure you delightful holiday experiences. Elathur, the Canoly Canal and the Kallayi River are favourite haunts for boating and cruising. Korapuzha, the venue of the Korapuzha Jalotsavam is fast becoming a popular water sport destination Sail along these Kozhikode backwaters enjoy a romance filled holiday surrounded by a cool, soothing green cloud. The sheer pleasure of letting your eyes rest on velvety green hills at a distance as you sail along on your boat on the Kozhikode backwaters is indescribable.