Kerala lives along
these backwaters. They snake over the state physique, bestowing
paddy fields with good harvests, and provide the whole village
with drinking water and other facilities. The backwaters refer
to the large inland lakes of Kerala. Today these backwaters
act as vital water ways for the transport of people and produce.
- A houseboat ride through the placid backwaters of Kerala
and enjoy a cruise through the natural vistas of God's Own
Kerala is a labyrinth of lazily meandering
backwaters. Sprinkled with traditional houseboats,
country crafts, rural lifestyles and Tranquility. It's an
intricate network of innumerable lagoons, lakes, canals, estuaries
and the deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian
Sea. Over 900 km of this labyrinthine water world is navigable.
The largest backwater stretch in Kerala is the Vembanad lake
which flows through three districts and opens out into the
sea at the Kochi port.
Backwaters are the accumulation
of Sea Water at the sea beach during the to-fro motion of
sea-waves in the form of lagoons, estuaries etc. Today, Kerala
Backwaters has become the most exciting tourist spot
The Ashtamudi Lake (literally,
having eight arms), which covers a major portion of Kollam
district in the south, is the second largest and is considered
the gateway to the backwaters.
Backwater Cruise Tour