Kerala is home to one of the most Iconic Beaches in India and its popular Kerala Backwaters. Watching the sun make dates with the dawn while standing by the sea will give you a chance to see a beautiful view. There is some soothing power in the sea waves, that will give you a complete peace of mind. Reconnect yourself with the Backwaters in Kerala.

Kerala Backwaters

In Kerala, the houseboats are an excellent excursion in the God’s own country, which has gained lots of popularity among the tourists across the globe. These backwaters are home to different species of the aquatic animals such as crabs, mudskippers, frogs, darters, terns, kingfishers and much more. In addition to this, you will able to witness many different species of turtles. 

In addition to this, you will able to witness many different species of turtles. The Palm Trees, Thick Bushes, and several Leafy Plants collectively form a lush sight on the banks of the backwater. Kerala backwaters are Unique of its Kind having serene land and lavish coastline.  Imagine yourself in the awesome weather of Kerala with a coconut in hand and it will make a thrill in your heart. Everything collectively will make you feel at the 7th heaven.

We have made a list of some places to see when you are on the Kerala Backwater Tour.

  1. Alleppey Backwaters

Alleppey Backwaters


Make yourself indulgence into the Venice of the East by visiting the Alleppey backwaters in the Kerala. You will have a brilliant experience with the scenic backwater and many houseboats sailing over it. You will have an excellent opportunity to experience the charm of Kerala in every aspect with these houseboats.

There is also a boat race organized here during the harvesting season. The Alleppey is one of the few places of the world where the harvesting is done below the level of the sea. It will be perfect to have an overnight houseboat or a cruise will be the best way to explore the attractions of the Alleppey. This place is a favorite destination for tourists, who want to explore the Kerala backwaters.

Plus, you will get the chance to sightsee the beauty of lakes, lagoons, and fresh water. The backwaters are blessed with different species of avians. You can also have a delicious traditional dinner on the charming houseboat. You will have a memorable experience at the Thakazhi for the night. The best time to visit the Alleppey backwaters is between September to March.

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  1. Kumarakom Backwaters

Kumarakom Backwaters


If you are looking to stay in a peaceful environment for enjoying the backwaters and tasting some authentic food of Kerala, then Kumarakom is the place for you. With a cluster of little isles and beautiful Kumarakom Island, the place is a paradise for the tourists.

The backwater cruising on the Kumarakom will all together boost your experience. The backwater tour of the Kumarakom will showcase the luscious backwater and multicolored birds. In addition to this, there are blooming blossoms which give you a distinct face of the environment and will make you joyful.

When you will sail through the relaxed wealthy waters of Kumarakom, it will give you an experience of a lifetime. The boat trip will take you around the islands, that will offer you a breathtaking experience of watching the birds such as wild duck, egrets, cuckoo, darters and many other migratory birds.

You can hire a houseboat cruise on the waters of the lake or you can opt for the memorable sunset houseboat for some of the best experience of your life.  The best time to enjoy the backwaters of Kumarakom is between September to March.

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  1. Marari Backwaters

Marari Backwaters


Marari Beach locates just two kilometers far from the Alleppey and quite famous as the best backwaters in Kerala. By visiting this place, you will get the chance to blend a Backwater Cruise and a Beach StayYou will witness the two best sides of the Kerala and moreover, it is not crowded such as Varkala and Kovalam. You will find Mararai as an undeveloped stretch of white sand, which is bordered by the sleepy fishing villages and palm trees.

There will be boats lined around the coastline and you can see the fisherman going to the sea to catch fish in their dawn daily. In addition to unique experience, you will find some of the India’s best beach resorts in the Marari, which will either beside the beach or situated just a walking distance away from the beach.

The houseboat tour of Marari is perfect for young couples, who are looking for some quality time together. The best time to visit this place is from September to March.

  1. Kottayam Backwaters

Kottayam - Kerala Backwaters


Kottayam is one of ideal tourist places in Kerala, which is well known for its paddy fields, rubber plantations, and wonderful backwaters. The place has one of the largest literacy rates in the state and a land, which is free from tobacco.

There are the majestic Western Ghats on the eastern side of the Kottayam whereas the western side features exotic paddy fields and Vembanad Lake. All these features collectively make it a worthy place to watch for.

If you are looking to have wonderful Kerala backwaters experience, then the Kottayam has a lot much to offer you. The city is tagged as the land of triple L’s i.e. lakes, letters, and latex.

You will be able to you enjoy great backwater stretches, extensive rubber plantations, and verdant paddy fields. All these things collectively make it a great place to enjoy some incredible time and have leisure. The best time to visit Kottayam is in winter between October to February.

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  1. Kollam Backwaters

Kollam - Kerala Backwaters


In Kerala, the Kollam is one of main and historic trading centers. It stands on the banks of the popular Ashtamuudi Lake and is an ideal entrance to the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. It is a place that exceeds picturesque and the Kollam charms revolve throughout its fascinating lakes, exotic flora & fauna, canals and fertile sights.

The place is just the start of the longest Backwater cruise in Kerala, that will ultimately end up in Alappuzha.

The cruise will offer you an 8-hour journey in which you will get the chance to the stunning views of the countryside of Kerala and thoroughly relaxing and luxurious. While cruising in the placid waters of Ashtamudi Lake, you will be able to get close to the scenery of Kollam.

In short, we can say that you will be able to enjoy the captivating backwaters in a houseboat in a lush green environment. There are lots of houseboat packages offered by the District Tourism Promotion Council, from which you can select one according to your budget and preferences. The best time to visit the Kollam is between the October to March.

  1. Kasaragod Backwaters

Bekal Fort - Kasargod Backwaters


Kasaragod is one of the top most Kerala backwaters destinations and popular with the name land of seven cultures and seven languages. The picturesque sights on the Valiyaparamba and Chandragiri River will give you the most beautiful views, you will ever encounter in your life.

The main reasons for tourists to visit this city are beautiful beaches and palm-fringed backwaters.

While on the houseboat tour, you will get the chance to have an enchanting ride on one hand whereas, on the other hand, the sights of Bekal Fort will give you a long lasting memory. If you are fond of backwaters destinations and want to relax with your family and friends, then the Kasaragod is the place for you. The best time to spend some days in the Kasaragod is from November to April.

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  1. Valiyaparamba Backwaters

Valiyaparamba Backwaters


If you opt for a Valiyaparamba Backwaters tour, you will find yourself soaks in the beauty of the lush green surroundings. It is an ideal location for the people, who are looking to enjoy the Kerala backwaters. Located just 30 Km away from the Bekal, the place is attracting lots of visitors due to its scenic cruising experiences. There are four rivers, who fed the backwater and is dotted with many islets. Other main attractions of this island are handloom, fishing, agriculture and coir industries.

In order to reach Valiyaparamba, you have to use water transport because it is an island. You will find accommodation in the Payyanur and Kanhagad.

The Newly Wedded couple who wants to celebrate their Honeymoon in a houseboat can get special arrangements, such as candle light dinner, flower decoration and any additional arrangement you want. It can turn out to be a unique honeymoon for the couple. The best time to visit the Valiyaparamba is between September to March.

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  1. Kochi Backwaters

Kochi Backwaters


Kochi is a well-known tourist destination for its Beautiful Beaches, Scenic Backwaters, and rich heritage structures. Popular by the name Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city is the home to many beautiful islands, that can offer some of the most enchanting sights.

The islands such as Gundu, Vallarpadam, and Bolgatty, make Kochi one of the top Kerala backwaters destination for the tourists. The Kochi Backwaters offer some wonderful cruises that can take you to some of the most winding waterways and many incredible locations.

As the Kochi had been ruled by many dynasties and imperial powers such as British, Chinese, Arabs, Portuguese and Dutch, all of them have left their identities and marks. In addition, to enjoying the backwaters, you will also get the chance to explore different types of ancient cultures.

The Kochi is the best place to collect some excellent memories of Kerala, where you can explore the incredible diversity of the state. The ideal time to visit Kochi backwaters is between October to February.

  1. Kozhikode Backwaters

Kozhikode - Kerala Backwaters


You should visit the Kozhikode backwaters if you are looking to enjoy the opportunity to dwell in the luxury floating villas through the Beautiful Backwaters. They are unspoiled and virgin backwaters, that can offer their visitors a chance to explore the nature’s beauty at its best. The visitors will get the perfect houseboat cruising, where they will get be able to witness the lakes, canals, and palm fringed rivulets.

It is one of the perfect Kerala backwaters, where one could discover the fascinating countryside through the God’s own country.

After spending some time here, you will be lost in the majestic backwater of Kozhikode which can’t be compared to any other thing in this world. The main activities that can be enjoyed on the Kozhikode backwaters are exotic resorts, houseboat cruises, and boat riding

While sailing on a houseboat, you will observe some of the majestic surroundings and enjoy the tranquil effect of the beautiful backwaters. The best time to visit the Kozhikode Backwaters is between October to March.

  1. Kuttanad Backwaters

Kuttanad - Kerala Backwaters


Kuttanad is also known as the Kerala’s rice bowl is characterized by a maze-like channel of lakes, canals, rivulets, and rivers. All of these are lined with the green tropical vegetation and it will preserve a lifestyles plethora of lifestyles, which are hidden by the road completely.

The Kuttanad backwater is one of the top class Kerala backwaters thanks to the wealth of paddies at the heart of the backwaters of Kerala. The main occupation of the Kuttanad’s people is farming, which is done even below the sea level. You will be left astonished by the sight of the expertise of nature at the crafting something as beautiful as this.

Make a plan and visit at least one of the backwaters mentioned above in the list. Every year, the Kerala backwaters attract a large number of tourists from all over the world. We want to invite you to explore the beauty of the Kerala and its backwaters that are overflowing with attractiveness and pleasantness, which can add delight to the journey of the travelers.

The beautiful beaches of the Kerala will give you an ideal break away from from the hectic city life. So, make it a point to visit these majestic beaches and backwaters when you have a visit to Kerala. Without Kerala Backwaters, the Kerala holiday can’t be completed. You have the sense of peace here away from the crowded places.