Backwater Splendour


Backwater Splendour

A chain of brackish lagoons and canals linking five large lakes, Kerala Backwaters is a maze of water bodies stretching over 900 kilometers. One of the most important aspect of tourism in Kerala, the backwaters were used traditionally as waterways to ferry rice and spices from one places to another in kettuvallams or the traditional rice barges which now forms the major tourist attraction and ferry tourists and visitors from one destination to another.

From tourism point of view, Alappuza (Alleppey)- often compared to Venice shrouded as it is with canals and coconut palm-shaded streets - serves as the gateway to Kerala Backwaters. However, the spellbinding ride from the historical town of Kollam to the Alappuza, which also happens to be the longest, is considered to be as the best aspects of Kerala backwater tourism. The ride not only gives a peek into the soul-quenching greenery that Kerala is blessed with but also a glimpse of the village life and rural economy of the state.

The important Kerala backwater destinations are Alappuza, Kollam, Kasargod, Kozikode(Calicut), Kumarakom, Kuttanad and Thiruvananthpuram. Surrounded by Kallada river, Asthamudi Lake, Sasthamkoda Lake, Munroe Island in Kollam is one of the most popular backwater destinations in Kerala. Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom which also houses Kumarakom Lake Resort, one of the finest luxury hotels in Kerala backwater, is yet another popular backwater destination in Kerala.


Backwater Splendour Itineraries
Cochin-Kumarakom
* Pick up from Cochin station proceed to kumarakom,overnight stay at resort.
* The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of small islands on the Vembanad Lake,and this small water world is part of the Kuttanad region.
* The bird sanctuary,which is spread across 14 acres is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise.
* Boating and fishing facilities are available at Kumarakom.
Kumarakom
* After Breakfast,proceed for local sight seeing in and around kumarakom.
* Overnight stay in the resort
Kumarakom-Aleppey
* After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Aleppey.
* Aleppey local sight seeing,visit to the beach.
* Relax in the nice backwater resort and overnight stay.
Aleppey
* After a wonderful day in the resort after breakfast proceed for local city tour and boat cruise trough the narrow canals and back waters.
* Overnight stay in the resort
Aleppey-Cochin
* After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to airport/railway station to bid farewell to a wonderful package.