Houseboat Destinations of Kerala!
Kerala, known as God’s own country is the most popular tourist destinations in India. The Kerala Backwaters are the unique ecosystem and prominent tourist attractions in Kerala with houseboats. Boathouse has always been a fantasy for many tourists. Here we have 10 backwater destinations in Kerala.
Alleppey Backwaters or Alappuzha Backwaters is the most famous backwater destinations in Kerala and a favorite place for boating and cruising. Vembanad lake is known as Punnamada Lake near Alappuzha and the venue of the popular Vallam Kali or Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race.
Backwaters of Kochi are a chain of brackish lagoons of Vembanad Lake and the serene backwaters are popularly known as Veeranpuzha. Vembanad Lake is the heart of the Backwater tourism in Kerala and home to hundreds of Kettuvallams houseboats.
Kozhikode known as City of Spices is the most scenic place in Kerala and a favorite destination for boating and cruising. Calicut or Kozhikode is also a popular water sports destination. Kollam Backwaters Kollam is one of the starting points of the Kerala backwater waterways.
Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam is the second largest lake in Kerala and is the most visited backwater region in the state. Ashtamudi Backwaters Munroe Island at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake is located 25 km from Kollam and a must-visit tourist destination in Kerala. Mundrothuruthu on the banks of Ashtamudi Lake hosts one of the famous boat races in Kerala, Kallada Boat Race.
Kuttanad in Alappuzha and Kottayam district of Kerala has the lowest altitude in India and famous for its vast paddy fields, known as the rice bowl of Kerala and boat race in the Punnamada Backwaters.
Kasargod backwater of Kerala is one of the lesser-known backwater destinations, famous for Valiyaparamba coastal island. Valiyaparamba island in Valiyaparamba Backwaters is the main spot for agriculture and fishing in Kerala.
Kumarakom on the banks of Vembanad Lake is a popular tourist destination of Kottayam, famous for its backwater tourism. Kumarakom has a wide variety of houseboats around the backwaters of the Vembanad Lake and home to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
Thiruvallam backwaters are known for its canoe rides, facilities for water sports and Vellayani Lake, located just 6 km from Thiruvananthapuram. Tourism in Thiruvananthapuram also includes medical tourism, Ayurveda, hill stations and wildlife sanctuaries.
Estuaries of Paravur is one of the most visited places in Kollam district, known for its temples, natural beauties, backwater location, and white sand beaches. Paravur Lake is part of the Kerala Backwaters and one of the emerging tourism destinations in Kerala.
Kavvayi Backwaters is surrounded by small islands, located near Payyannur. Valiyaparamba Backwaters along with Kavvayi Backwaters two lesser-known tourist destinations in Kerala.