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Top Places for Kerala Backwater Trips - India

Most popular Kerala backwaters trails spread across the famous Vembanad Lake and Ashtamudi Lake. In the midst of this landscape there are a number of towns and cities, which serve as the starting and ending points of backwater cruises. The important rivers from north to south are the Valapattanam River, Chaliar, Kadalundipuzha, Bharathapuzha, Chalakudy River, Periyar, Pamba, Achancoil and Kalladayar. The network includes 5 huge lakes, 38 rivers and lagoons, extending virtually half the length of Kerala state. The Kerala backwaters are a chain of salt water lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast of Kerala.

Alappuzha (Alleppey) is among the most famous destination of backwaters in Kerala and also one of the top tourist places in Kerala. It is popularly known as the ‘Venice of the East’. A houseboat cruise in the backwaters of Vembanad Lake in Alleppey is a delightful experience. Alleppey is also known for the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race held in Punnamada Lake on the second Saturday of August every year. It connects Kumarakom and Cochin to the North and Kollam to the South.

Kumarakom, another famous backwater destination, is a cluster of little islands on the famous Vembanad Lake. Also, Kumarakom is the venue for Sri Narayana Jayanthi Boat Race held in September during Onam festival. A houseboat cruise along the backwaters is really an amazing experience for every traveler to Kumarakom. Also known as the Queen of Vembanad, Kumarakom is the most famous Kerala Backwaters destination for traditional houseboat rides and it is among the most popular places to visit in Kerala.

Kottayam is bounded by Western Ghats on the east and the Vembanad Lake on the west. A backwater cruise in the Kottayam Backwaters is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of nature in Kerala. Kottayam is well known as a beautiful Kerala Backwaters destination and also one of the prominent Kerala places to visit. Kumarakom, the most famous backwater destination of Kerala is situated very close to Kottayam (13 km).

Kuttanad is also popular as an ideal place for Kerala backwaters trip in a houseboat. Kuttanad, known as ‘the rice bowl of Kerala’ is part of the Alappuzha district. Kuttanad is one of the very few places in the world where farming is done below the sea level. With seven rivers flowing through it (Pampa, Manimala, Achencoil, Meenachil, Moovattupuzha, Chalakudy & Periyar)Article Search, Kuttanad is breathtakingly beautiful.

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