The coastal regions of Kerala have a network of waterways, entrances, estuaries, lakes and natural channels that connect the coastal cities. This body of interconnected waterways is known as the backwaters in Kerala, of which 900 km are navigable. Sailing in traditional houseboats along these backwaters to enjoy the scenic landscape is a wonderful and extremely popular experience among foreign visitors.
The quiet cruise on the famous backwaters of Kerala gives one a first-hand experience of the village’s lifestyle in the state and its rustic activities such as coconut fiber production and shrimp farming. You cannot miss the impressive view of the water, the earth, the birds and the human room on the water side, coexisting peacefully.
The center of backward tourism in Kerala, Alleppey or Alappuzha means land between the sea where a network of rivers flows. If you are in Alleppey, perhaps your main reason for being there is to navigate through the backwaters in Kerala. Bottom water, by definition, means “a part of a river that does not reach the current, where the water is stagnant,” and Kerala shows a great offer of its picturesque backwaters in Alleppey. Floating house rides along these backwaters can be stimulating for tourists as they take you through Kottayam, Alleppey, Quilon, Kumarakom and the Kuttanad area.