Backwaters — The ‘Real jewel’ of Kerala you need to wear
Talking about Kerala, what is the first thing that strikes your mind? I assume the answer is going to be unanimous i.e. “Backwaters”. Kerala is known for its backwaters, and probably the biggest reason for Kerala tour package from Mumbai. With a coastal area full of lakes, canals, and rivers, Kerala backwaters is surprisingly not just beautiful but also eye pleasing to watch. In fact, interconnection of waterways within these backwaters is the biggest source of livelihood and transportation for years now.
Let us check out some highly popular backwater destinations within Kerala that will want to give you a run for your money. During Kerala tour package from Mumbai What you just need to do is to buy yourself a traditional houseboat, and experience what is lying around your house.
Alappuzha backwaters are among the best to top this list with Arabian Sea to the West, and an array of waterways, lagoons, and lakes crisscrossing it. Referred as Venice of the East, you will find diverse birds and animals in abundance.
Kozhikode, previously known as “Calicut”, is an important place in North Kerala. They still remain unexplored and are a superlative source of enchanting backwaters with wildlife sanctuaries, historic sites, serene beaches, ancient monuments, and lush green country side within short distances.
Being the capital of Kerala, this does needs a mention, because of too many worth seeing places in the surroundings such as Kovalam, Wildlife Sanctuary, Neyyar Dam, Varkala, and Shree Padmanabha Swami Temple.
Popularly known as the ‘Ricebowl of Kerala’, Kuttanad brings to you mindboggling paddy fields, authentic rural lifestyle of Kerala, and strikingly mesmerizing backwaters, worth a visit.
Also known as ‘the land of lakes, latex and letters’, this is another prime attraction of Kerala yourism, with unique characteristics, giving you a panoramic view of rubber plantations, lush paddy fields, and backwaters.
Considered as the ‘Gateway to Kerala Backwaters’, this is a place highly popular for marine as well as cashew industries. Enjoy an 8 hour cruise from Kollam to Alappuzha, driving you crazy with a magical ride all across Kerala.
It is the “Queen of Arabian Sea”, a cluster of islands across the Vembanad Lake. You have the likes of extremely beautiful islands like Vallarpadam, Gundu, Bolgatty, Vypeen, and more.
Situated right in Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is literally a pradise on Earth. It is an enchanting picnic spot giving opportunities for fishing, boating, and more, which is exhilarating.
Our verdict :
If you are planning for a Kerala tour package from Mumbai, you need to shortlist backwaters that has most impressed you and plan things accordingly before time and hotels run out.