Kerala is globally known for its backwater destinations. There are several backwaters destinations in this “Gods own Country”. The backwaters of Kerala – endless miles of snaking waterways flanked on either side by emerald palms, they offer you the unforgatable experience of a lifetime. Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kasargod, Kollam, Kottayam, Fort Kochi, Kuttanad, Kozhikode, Trivandrum etc are some of very popular backwater centers of Kerala. The Backwater destinations of Kerala like Alleppey, Vembanad lake Kumarakom and Ashtamudi lake Kollam are popular because the houseboat tours on trips to scenic and serene state. Backwaters here are breathtakingly beautiful and blessed with exceptional nature
beauty. Among all the backwater destinations of the state Kumarakom has distinct charm with its scenic lakes, channels, rivers, inlets, lagoons, canals and is ideal point for starting backwater tours in Kerala, India. Lined with palm coconut trees and other leafy plants and bushes, Kumarakom backwater offers wonderful example of ecosystem.
A houseboat trip over serene and azure Kumarakom backwaters also offers a glimpse into rural life styles of the state as the houseboat passes through the traditional villages situated alongside the backwaters. Kumarakom house boat cruise also provides wonderful opportunity see several species of aquatic life, water birds and animals in the kumarakom bird scantuary alongside the backwaters. Take a memorable houseboat cruise on Vembanad Lake at sunrise and sunset to enjoy breathtaking view of the setting sun.
The enchanting backwater destination of Kumarakom is a small village in Kottayam. Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala. A houseboat boat races, houseboat cruise, canoeing and fishing on the scenic Vembanad Lake provides wonderful opportunity to see the lots of bird species of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Sunset cruise over the scenic Vembanad Lake is simply a delightful experience of lifetime. Houseboat Cruise on Kumarakom backwaters provides uniquely different but delightful experience.
A stay at the huge houseboats, traditionally known as the Kettuvallams, are equipped with all with modern facilities like living rooms, toilets, kitchen, balcony, sundeck, dining area for angling and it is possible to live on them for days together for a truly unparallel and unique experience. These Kettuvallams are actually remodeled cargo barges made of wooden planks
joined together by rope only, without using nails at all. The best way to watch the birds of the Kumarakom sanctuary is a boat trip round the islands, as hundreds of swaying verdant coconut palms lining the rivers lean to brush the tops of your heads. Cruise along the scenic waterways of Kerala backwaters and pass through the traditional villages, temples and the famous Kuttanad region, one of the few areas in the world where farming is done below the sea level.
There are lots of tailor made Kerala house boats available which make your to explore the breathtaking backwaters of the Gods own country. A houseboat tour package Alappuzha – Kumarakom – Alappuzha is very popular among tourists. Both Alleppey and Kumarakom play a major role in boom of backwater tourism in the state. The tours of the houseboat trip in Kerala and are also very popular with Honeymooners or newly wedded pairs.
The Vembanad Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia. It flows through the verdant lands of Kerala and offers one of the best backwater cruises. Most of the flora and fauna in this region flourishes around this supply of fresh water. The lake also acts as a balancing tank against floods, and its wooded banks, temptingly invite a visitor to explore more.
Boat Races : In the festive season the Lake busy with the various boat races. The most famous among them is the Vallam Kali (the Snake Boat Race). Boat race is the most colourful and thrilling water sports in Kerala. A sport that signifies the excellent team spirit and the unity among the people of Kerala. Snake boat race are held in connection with the harvest festival, Onam, during the month of August or September.
These races are the most colorful event that attracts the large number of domestic and International tourists. More than 30 elaborated crafted Chundan Vallams or snake boats participate in the Vallam kali. The snake boat races are preceded by the colorful parades which include 25 singers, and 100- 125 oarsmen. Visit Kerala during Onam and enjoy exhilarating snake boat races on Vembanad Lake Cruise with Kerala Backwaters and maney more events.