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Backwater Tourism in Kerala

Backwater Tourism in Kerala Land and water share an extraordinary kinship in Kerala. The land which is believed to have sprung forth from the sea continues to bask in the tender...

North Kerala Backwaters

North Kerala Backwaters Kozhikode backwaters promise you a memorable holiday experience. Kozhikode was once the capital of the great Zamorins. It was a prominent trade and commercial centre and...

Kumarakom Backwaters

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Kochi Backwater Holidays

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Houseboats Holidays of Kerala

Houseboats of Kerala The Houseboats of Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet in length, retrieved from being lost to the State altogether. Once they ruled...

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Alapuzha Backwaters

Alappuzha caressed by the silvery waves of the Arabian Sea, occupies a significant place in the backwater map of Kerala. Interlocked with a large number of canals and bridges, this water locked district has immense untapped potential for backwater tourism. Alappuzha has several canals and lakes well in shape for a boat cruise.

Backwater Holidays in Alleppey

Three prominent rivers in the southern grid to Kerala viz Achankovil, Pamba and Manimala empty into the lakes. The Vembanad Lake stretches from Alleppey to Cochin and Kayamkulam Lake which lies in both Alappuzha and Quilon districts are used for inland water transport of Cargo and Passengers. 

 

 

 

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Known as the Rice Bowl of Kerala because of its wealth of paddy crops Kuttanad in Alappuzha is the very heart of the Backwaters. This is one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.

Kuttanad is crisscrossed with waterways that run alongside fields of cassava, banana and yam, as well as emerald green paddy fields. The fields are surrounded by earthen bunds and crops are grown on the low-lying ground. This is similar to the polder regions of the Netherlands where land is reclaimed from the sea and crops are grown.

Kuttanad is a backwater paradise and an ideal destination for a backwater cruise in Kerala.Its innumerable streams, channels, waterways and lakes make it possible to drift along in a houseboat and enjoy the scenic view of the Kerala countryside.

QST and R Block Kayal.
Extensive areas of land have been reclaimed from the backwaters and are protected by dikes built all around. Here cultivation and habitation is made possible four to ten feet below sea level. A leisurely cruise along the canals that surround these Kayals is a memorable experience.

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Pathiramanal Island

Pathiramanal, which means sands of midnight, is a wonderful island on the backwaters. According to mythology a young Brahmin once dived into the Vembanad Lake to perform his evening ablutions and the water made way for the land to rise from below to form this beautiful island.

This enchanting island, on the backwaters is a favorite haunt of hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world. This island lies between Thaneermukkam and Kumarakom, and is accessible only by boat.