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South India Travel --› Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Backwaters

Alappuzha BackwatersAlappuzha Backwaters
This is known as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha is famous for its boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. A singular characteristic of this land is the region called Kuttanad. The Granary of Kerala, Kuttanad is perhaps the only place in the world were farming is done below sea level. This is one of the most unique features of this place.

Cochin BackwatersCochin Backwaters
More popular as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Kochi is a cluster of islands on the vast expanse of the Vembanad Lake. Some of these picturesque islands are Bolgatty, Vypeen, Gundu and Vallarpadam.

Kasargod BackwatersKasargod Backwaters
The northernmost district of Kerala, Kasaragod is situated on the seacoast with the Western Ghats on its east and northern borders. Backwater trips on the Chandragiri river at Valiyaparamba are fascinating experiences.

Kollam BackwatersKollam Backwaters
Located 71 km to the north of Thiruvananthapuram, this historic coastline district known for its marine and cashew industries was one of the oldest ports on the Malabar coast and a major international trading point in day gone by.

Kottayam Backwaters
Kottayam BackwatersBordered by the lofty Western Ghats on the east, the Vembanad lake and the paddy fields of Kuttanad on the west, Kottayam is land of unique characteristic.

Kozhikode Backwaters
Kozhikode BackwatersOnce the capital of the powerful zamorins, a prominent trade and commerce center and the land of the Malabar Mahotsavam, Kozhikode was the most important region of Malabar in the days gone by.

Kumarakom BackwatersKumarakom Backwaters
This is situated just around 12km from Kottayam, this unique backwater destination situated on the banks of the Vembanad lake is considered the gateway to the backwaters of Kuttanad.

Thiruvallam BackwatersThiruvallam Backwaters
This serene backwater stretch, enroute to Kovalam, is famous for its canoe rides. Thiruvallam is the meeting point of two rives- Killi and Karamana. A temple dedicated to Parashurama, the legendary founder of Kerala, is located here.

Thiruvananthapuram BackwatersThiruvananthapuram Backwaters
The southernmost district of the State, Thiruvananthapuram is bounded by the wooded highlands of the Western Ghats on the east and northeast, and the Arabian Sea on the west.