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BACKWATERS OF KERALA

Alappuzha - Kuttanad :Back water Veli-Aakulam :Quilon :Backwaters Kumarakom :Backwaters Calicut:Alumkadavu :Ernakulam-Cochin Back waters

 
Kerala's centuries old plam fringed backwaters stretch over 1200 Kms.It is incredible experience to sail down these soothing waters in a country, credit to absorb this unused representation of Kerala life.

Major still lagoons, picture-book lakesides.Palm fringed canals and tiny shimmering rivulets.
For quiet intimate moments and reflective solitude here are backwaters.

Alappuzha- Kuttanad

Alleppey remains prominent on the tourist trail as one of the major centers for backwater boat trips. Served by ferries to Quilon and Kottayam in particular. Sweeping network of canals honeycombing the town of Alleppey has earned for the place its sobriquet "The Venice of the east".

The town is pleasant to stroll around with plenty of activity to watch on the canals. Small long slung country boats are the taxies of the waterland. The coir workers too present an interesting sight as they soak coconut fibre in pools, beat them out and weave the tough brown strands into long spindles stretched between endless coconut trees.

Veli-Aakulam


Veli Aakulam lagoon with a delightful waterfront park growing increasingly popular among the ratives and tourists alike.
Water sports, a floating restaurants, amusement park , speed boats and other international facilities ma Within hailing distance of the capital city of Trivandrum, is theke this spot a exquisite tourist attraction. The eastern end of the lake is flanked by two scenic hillocks coming through as a perfect hiking ground.


Quilon


The charming old port city of Quilon (Kollam) on the banks of the picturesque Ashtamudi lake is now known more as the center of Cashew industry.
Quilon is an inviting gateway to Kerala's backwaters. It is one of the oldest ports of the backwater experience, take the regular ferry to Allappuzha - a rigorous ride lasting more than 8 hours. As the old ferry putters from one village on the waterfront to another you are treated to a full fledge range of lines and activities and some of the most beautiful scening imaginable


Kumarakom


Just 81 Km from Cochin, this tourist complex has unique house boats, boat racing, motor boat and water spot facilities.Here, visitors can hire house boats for cruise. A boat ride into the country side offers a close look into an engaging rustic life.The available house boats are poled by local oarsmen and are simply furnished with a living room, bedroom with attached bath and a raised central platform where passengers can laze on cushions.
The more adventurous could perhaps indulge in water sports such as wind sailing and water skating. You could even take a canoe out into the quiet lagoons and spend time angling.


Calicut


Up north in Kerala, the cool backwaters of Calicut lay waiting to be discovered. Unspoilt, uncommon and unknown
enthusiastic experience is waiting here for you. Calicut (Kozhikode), the age-old commercial town now attracts tourists with its wonderful backwaters and picnic sports. With a bewitching beauty, Calicut plays a major role in the travel and tourism sphere.

Alumkadavu


Glading among the calm and serene backwaters flanked by green leaves and palm, seeing a rural Kerala preserved through the ages and completely hidden from the road is an enchanting experience to any visitor, more so while sailing a slow moving, spacious kettuvalloms. These long cargo boats, a familiar sight on the backwaters, are built entirely without the use of sails.
Alumkadavu - a quiet spot in the town of Karunagapally - hardly 23 Km north of Quilion has become a hot point of Kettuvallom building, with more than a hundred people involved. These huge, long and tapering barges were traditionally used to cargo tonnes of goods across kingdoms, with a portion covered with bamboo and coir servicing as a rest room and kitchen for the crew.

Ernakulam-Cochin


Famed for its natural harbour, one of the finest in the world, Kochi has earned the sobriquet "Queen of the Arabian Sea". Kochi is one of India’s most interesting cities.

Kochi port is one of the largest in India. All the islands that make up Kochi are well connected by Ferry. Bridges and roads connect Ernakulam with Willingdon Island and the Fort Kochi/ Mattancherry. The Portuguese Fort is situated on the northern end of Vypeen Island at Pallipuram. The Chinese fishing nets, a method of fishing established in Kochi during the times of Kubla Khan can be seen at Fort Kochi. Kochi International Airport is situated at a distance of 35 kms from town.

 
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