Alappuzha is a hub of Kerala tourism for its backwaters and house boats. The favourite water channel here is the Vembanad Lake. The Kayamkulam Lake and the interconnected canals are the other water bodies used for backwater cruises. 'Kettuvallams' or house boats are available on hire here. The leisurely cruises mirror glimpses of life on the water side with breath taking views of the rivers, lakes, paddy fields, and small hamlets.
Kerala is the land of backwaters. The Backwaters in kerala are an amazing jumble of flickering waterways, lakes, channels, lagoons and canals. Lined with coconut palms these backwaters offer a wonderful sight. A houseboat cruise over these serene backwaters of Kerala also offer a glimpse into rural life styles of the state as the houseboat passes through the traditional villages situated alongside the backwaters
Backwaters in Kerala ..
For anyone looking forward to a lazy and laid back holiday, kerala backwaters is the place to be at. Bask in the beauty of nature amidst coconut canopies, mangroves, paddy fields and backwaters decked with white lilies. A soothing ayurvedic massage to top it can make a perfect lazy vacation in these backwaters of Kerala.
Munroe Island is located at the confluence of Ashtamudi lake and Kallada River. The Island village is a tourism friendly village where one can watch coir weaving, fishing, prawns feeding, migratory birds and palm fringed lake shore.
Vembanad Lake, 14 km from Kottayam is the base for backwater cruises, boating and angling. On the banks of the lake is Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
House Boat Cruises
You can choose to take a house boat cruise between Kollam and Thanneermukkom (Cochin) or Kumarakom. These cruises can last between 24 - 48 hours. You also can couple small canoe rides and ayurvedic massages in these cruises.