The night-time experience deserves special mention. Soak in the beauty of dusk while the houseboats get lit tradionally with earthen lamps. Savor the fresh Kerala delicacies spread on the banana leaf during the ride!
Get entranced with the fragrance and colors of lotus and lilies floatingon the green hued water. Weave hair ornaments from jasmine flowers blooming on the shores!
Recognized as Venice of the East, it is one of the major centers for backwater tours in Kerala. The Granary of Kerala, Kuttanad, called the rice bowl of Kerala is situated in this region. It is perhaps the only place in the world where farming is done below sea level!
The place boasts of a bird sanctuary known for local varieties of water fowl, cuckoo, water ducks, and migrating Siberian storks. Capture the nimble movements of the local fauna in your camera!
The eight hour boat trip between Kollam and Alappuza is the longest and the most enchanting experience of Kerala’s backwaters.
Water sports, a floating restaurant, an amusement park, speedboats and other amazing facilities make this spot a tourist attraction. Make sure to sail to the east end of the lake which is flanked by two scenic hillocks.