South Indian backwaters

Come to the Indian backwaters in Kerala and enjoy a mesmerizing experience by staying in a houseboat. These brackish lagoons have a unique eco-system that foster unique aquatic life. Backwaters refers to the large inland lakes of Kerala, consisting of an entire network of lakes, canals, estuaries and curious water formations. The backwaters of of Kerala stretch over 1900 Kms, providing drinking water and irrigating paddy fields.

The waterways of Kerala have played a main role in the economy of the state. Rice boats and small ships used to ply in these waters, carrying coconut, rubber, rice and spices to various trading centers of Kerala. Even today, these waterways link remote villages and islands with the main land. It is incredibly different experience to cruise in the backwaters in the country boats. Absorbing the beauty of the villages. A beautiful backwaters spot, Kumarakom slumbers by the Vembanad Lake. The scenery flashes up vivid contrasts of breath taking greenery and deep blues. As of the boat glides along, the amazing green of the fringed palm ripple in the blue waters and blend into wavelets. Whether it is the secluded horizons of the Konkan Coast or the happening Indian beaches on the Arabian Sea the white and gold sands, lined up shacks and flea markets on water drenched seashores make these beaches an ideal holiday destination.

A cruise between Alleppey and Kottayam could be an unforgettable experience. On the boat voyage to Alleppey through the Kuttanad rice bowl of Kerala, one can find themselves travelling along canals where the level of the water is often higher than that of the green felids on either sides. On the way you could ask the boatman to take you into one of the thatched country toddy shops for a glass of the fermented water which is served with delicious array of fish and meat. Explorers of the backwaters drift under little hump - backed bridges, through long avenues of palms and past temples and churches.

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