Backwater Tours in Kerala

The Best Kerala Backwater Tours that you just cannot Miss!

The state of Kerala is an epitome of beauty and diversity that visitors from all across the world visit it for. Kerala exhibits diversity in terms of landscapes as well as cultures. From beautiful sandy beaches to picturesque landscapes, Kerala has it all. Kerala has been given the title of God’s own country, because of its mesmerizing beauty, that leaves its visitors spellbound.

Known for its lush green vegetation, golden beaches, and palm trees, Kerala is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful destinations in the country. One more thing that this tropical paradise is known for is its backwaters. A long chain of briny lagoons and beautiful lakes is the Kerala backwaters, stretching over an area of 1500 km. The waving palm trees add to those green hues to the lakes, thus making the backwaters look even more fascinating. These backwaters are just the perfect backdrop for you and your partner, which add to the romantic setting that you were hoping for. When you book for the best Kerala honeymoon packages, you have got to take a romantic tour of the backwaters.

Here are some of the best backwater tours that you must experience:

1. Alleppey Backwaters


Be mesmerized by the charm of Kerala on your visit to the Alleppey backwaters. With a number of houseboats sailing gracefully, Alleppey is one of the best backwaters in Kerala. You can pick a houseboat of your choice and sail across the backwaters, surrounded by the scenic beauty of the lush green vegetation. Relax amid the gorgeous landscape of the Venice of the East with your loved one, and soak in every bit of the tranquility that the place has to offer.

Best time to visit: September to March

How to reach:

The Cochin International Airport is the nearest, which is 75 km from Alleppey. There are buses that connect this beautiful place to major cities in Kerala.

2. Kumarakom Backwaters


Situated on the banks of the beautiful Vembanad lake is the Kumarakom Island. A Kerala backwater cruise at Kumarakom is one of the best ways to closely experience the beauty of nature and is not to be missed. This emerald peninsula is home to a huge palm trees and mangroves, enough to calm your senses. Since the Kumarakom Bird sanctuary is the nearest to the backwaters, a few migratory birds might check in to say hi! Not only that, you might spot some of the rare fish species, such as pearl spotted fish and tiger prawns.

Best time to visit: September to March

How to reach:

The nearest airport to Kumarakom is the Kochi airport. Also, you can take a bus or a train to Kumarakom as per your convenience.

3. Kasargod Backwaters


Are you looking for some peace, away from the bustling city? Well, the beauty of Kasargod awaits your presence. Also known as the land of seven languages and cultures, Kasargod is the ultimate tourist spot that is set to give you an overwhelming experience. The untouched waterscapes, old shrines, and the gorgeous landscape all come together to make your experience unforgettable. So indulge in an enchanting backwater tour in amid the wonders of nature at the mesmerizing waterways of Kasargod. You can either opt for Valiyaparamba or Chandragiri; the two best backwater options.

Best time to visit: September to March

How to reach:

The nearest airport to reach this backwater destination is the Mangalore airport, which is 70 km. other than that; you can reach Kasargod via bus or train as well.

4. Cherai Island Backwaters


Fall in love with the beauty of this tropical extravaganza, as you sail your way across the backwaters at the Cherai Island. The land boasts beautiful golden beaches, and is famous for its enchanting backwaters that will surely take your heart away. Extending to over 10 kilometers, the princess of the Arabian Sea is all set to give you an experience of a lifetime. The backwaters are usually uncrowded, which means that you can spend some quality time with your loved one. Not only that, Cherai is home to some of the best resorts that you can book from, and spend some days in the lap of nature.

Best time to visit: September to March

How to reach: 

The nearest airport is the Kochi airport to reach Cherai. Also the nearest bus station is 6 km away from the island, if you want to opt for an economical option.

5. Kollam backwaters


Kollam houses some of the best backwater cruises that are every traveller’s delight. If you are craving for some tranquility, then Kollam backwaters are not to be missed. With your own onboard cook at the cruise, you can dig into some authentic food that represents Kerala. The houseboats, also known as kettuvallams are well furnished, which you can book to experience the spellbound beauty that surrounds you.

Best time to visit: September to March

How to reach: 

The Thiruvananthapuram airport is located 72 km away from Kollam. Also the place has good road connectivity.

6. Kozhikode Backwaters


Explore nature at its best at the Kozhikode backwaters. Unspoilt and beautiful as they are, the backwaters look no less than a paradise. These backwaters provide a soothing effect, which you an experience on a houseboat. This cruise is one of the best Kerala backwaters houseboat that is a must visit. You can visit the Kozhikode beach, which is known for its tranquil surroundings. Also, you can head to the famous Pazhassiraja museum to witness the rare collection of gold coins.

Best time to visit: October to March

How to reach: 

The nearest airport is the Calicut International airport, 29 km away from Kozhikode. The nearest railway station is located 3 km away from the Kozhikode Beach. Also, the place is well connected by motorable roads.

7. Valiyaparamba Backwaters


The largest backwaters in North Kerala and the third largest in Kerala, the Valiyaparamba backwaters are sure to leave you spellbound. The place is a hit among visitors who wish to experience serenity amid the backwaters. Its unspoilt nature and rustic charm together make the place so mesmerizing and peaceful. Not only can you soak in every bit of the serenity that the pace has to offer, but can also indulge in a good fishing experience.

Best time to visit: October to March

How to reach: 

If you are taking a flight, then the nearest airport is the Mangalore airport, around 103 km away from Valiyaparamba. Reaching the backwaters is easy, thanks to the KSRTC bus services.

8. Kottayam backwaters


Indulge in a peaceful trip to Kerala by picking a cruise to Kottayam backwaters, the best Kerala backwaters tour. Be a part of a houseboat cruise that will take you amid the beautiful waterways, with the lush green surroundings as background. Not only that, you can also take an overnight trip to the Punnamada Lake, to explore the lifestyle of the Keralites. This place is a perfect example of beauty and peace, which you must experience.

Best time to visit: October to March

How to reach: 

Kottayam has a good road and rail connectivity throughout Kerala, so reaching there wouldn’t be a problem for you at all.

9. Cochin backwaters


Are you looking for a romantic getaway in Kerala? Well, the Cochin Backwaters are set to give you the very experience that you crave for. Also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the Cochin backwaters offer a serene experience for the ones seeking tranquility. Take a houseboat to spend some time in the beautiful backwaters, with the lush green surroundings as the backdrop.

Best time to visit: October to March

How to reach: 

The Cochin international Airport is the nearest airport to reach the backwaters, if you’re taking a flight. If you are reaching via road, the nearest bus station is 2 km away from the city. Also, frequent buses ply to and from Cochin. Therefore, reaching your destination wouldn’t be troublesome.

It’s a wrap!

Have you ever been to the tiny state of Kerala, to explore what it has in store for you? Well, if you haven’t, you are missing out on the best travel destination of India. Kerala is one destination in India that exhibits a classic blend of culture and history, topped with natural beauty. This diversity makes Kerala a top vacation spot for all kinds of trips. It is time that you sign in for a special vacation to Kerala to experience nature, history, food, art, and culture at it best. Do not forget to take Kerala backwaters houseboat tour on our visit. Look for the best Kerala backwater packages and make amazing memories amid those peaceful surroundings.

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