Kerala the southern state of India is renowned as ‘God’s own country’ on account of its geographical features. Kerala blessed with 44 rivers is famous for the back water tours. Alleppey notches up the backwater tour map being the middle of the backwater cover. Here are some of the best Sightseeing Kerala backwaters in Kerala.
Cruising through Vembanad Lake gives immense pleasure and relaxation to mind and it covers flock of ducks, cuckoos, aquatic species and the enormous green fields on the way. Kuttanad – Rice bowl of Kerala en route is well-known for its foliage and largely cherished by film industry for the scenery and location. People can see large boats loaded with grains, coconuts or coir and fishermen dive to come up with fresh shells and villagers toil in the paddy field and collect Toddy from the palm. Kumarakom has a vast number of bird species and migratory birds like Siberian Stroke fulfill the bird watchers desires once visited. Pathiramanal is an island on the way and hosts rare bird species and ornithologists/twitchers love to be there. A stopover to view the famous Thannermukkom bund, by which seawater and lake water is regulated for crops, is a fine thought.
A model fishing village Kumbalangi located at the suburbs is affirmed by the tourism department in support of Eco tourism promotion is a place of interest for tourists. Pokkali cultivation is used in Kumbalangi and in this method paddy farming is done and then same field is used for prawn’s cultivation. While cruising at Fort Kochi, Chinese fishing nets and colonial structured villas and beach are main attractions to cover up. Bolghatty Island is the final destination and en route Ernakulam city is observable and it gives fond memories.
Alternative cruising location is Kollam
which is the first home of houseboats. It takes 8 hours journey through the famous Ashtamudi Lake. En route the places covered are Munroe Island, some temples and churches and picnic spots. Sasthamkotta, the fresh water packed Queen of Lakes is explored through the back water tour of Kollam. Tourism department conducts several packages to cover this span of backwater cruising from Alleppey to Kollam. Traveling through backwaters and munching on the Kerala style eateries gives an exceptional feel.