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Kerala Backwaters Travel Guide


Kerala Backwaters, a network more than 1500 km of canals, 38 rivers and 5 huge lakes from one end to the other of Kerala; has been attractive tourists from far & wide. Used as the main transportation alleys during the bygone days, today backwaters are a rejuvenating experience. Hire a house-boat for a day or more, as you feel like, and explore the serene beauty of Kerala Backwaters. These boats have all the facilities for a relaxed stay. Your sail on backwaters with the backdrop of spice plantations of the Western Ghats and a relaxing ayurvedic massage can make your holiday blissful. The tour on Kerala Backwaters through the green paddy plantations and coconut groves, followed by gastronomy delight of taste-bud-tingling Kerala cuisine is an experience to enjoy. Vembanad backwater stretch across the districts of Kottayam, Ernakulum and Alappuzha are the most beautiful and accessible part, ensure to place this on top of your list.

How to visit:

By road: Kerala can be easily accessed by road. There are bus services to major towns and cities in Kerala. One can also board the several luxury buses that operate from Kerala during the night time that are available from places like Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur.

By rail: Trains running from the 2 railway stations, namely Ernakulam Junction (ERS) and Kayankulam Junction (KYJ), connected to all small and big towns and cities of Kerala and other parts of India.

By air: The nearest airport is Kochi (COK) at a distance of 64 km north. The Trivandrum airport is located 159 km south of Alappuzha.

Fast Facts

Location - South India

Places of Interest - Alappuzha Beach, Snake Boat Race, Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Backwaters, paddy fields, rubber plantations, Snake Boat Races Punnamada Lake

Best time to visit - October to April

Language - Hindi, English, Malayalam

Festivals - Onam, Snake Boat Race

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