Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Top Backwater Destinations in Kerala to Rejuvenate Yourself

Kerala is a southern paradise that brings together the natural elements, i.e., the land, sky and sea. The land has been blessed with abundant natural beauty, lush rivers, beaches, culture, art & heritage and enchanting hill stations. One of the best reasons for visitors to explore this placid destination is its pristine & lush backwaters. The stunning backwaters of Kerala paint the most enticing picture in the mind of tour enthusiasts. With their verdant appeal, pristine water, and fantastic greenery, the backwater of Kerala a featured highlight of the state. 

The backwaters comprise a fantastic system of interlinked lakes, inlets, waterways and channels.  Kerala backwater tour packages offer a perfect amalgamation of various elements that rejuvenates your mind, body & soul, and sooth your senses. Take a look at some of the topmost backwater destinations that appeals travelers to this southern delight:

Kumarakom Backwaters


Kumarakom is a serene and beautiful backwater destination, a charming peninsula protruding into the ever-bubbling Vembanad Lake. This destination is the best place for those who need nature to recuperate. The fascinating destination boasts swaying coconut & palms, paddy fields, rambling lagoons & backwaters, and mangroves. 

Alappuzha Backwaters


The Alappuzha backwater offers the most popular cruise. A round trip that starts from Alappuzha and makes it’s end here itself is the most famous cruise trip opted by visitors. The cruise takes you across the Punnamada Lake, Champakkulam church, Chavara Bhavan, and Vattakayal Lake. There are numerous backwaters route you can choose to sail across and each one offers a whole new experience. The six routes here are from Alappuzha to Alappuzha, Kumarakom, Kottayam, Thottappally, Mankotta, and Alumkadavu. 

Kollam Backwaters


Kollam is a famous backwater destination that serves as the source of the backwater waterways. Astamudi kayal, the gateway to the backwaters is spread across 30% area of the backwater destination. Kollam is also the starting point for the largest 8 hour ride backwater to Alappuzha. While cruising along this vast water spread, one can also pass across various traditional temples, and restaurants located along the bank side. Moreover, you can also find some coconut sellers on boats selling out the most common drink of this green landscape.

Kottayam Backwaters


Kottayam is another famous backwater destination that is appreciated for its riveting backwaters. The backwater destination is known for its astounding vistas, green hills, mangrove forests, coconut groves. While sailing across the backwaters you can come across passerby making their way through the backwater as part of their local chores.

Cochin Backwaters


Cochin also called Kochi, is the most enticing destination also known as the "Queen of the Arabian Sea". Listed one of the top ten beautiful place to visit, the backwaters of Cochin are highly visited by travelers in Kerala. It is the source point & ending point to numerous backwater cruises.

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