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Wedged between the Western Ghats on the East and the Arabian Sea on the West, the narrow strip of land known as Kerala is a destination of a lifetime. The God's own country! Kerala, is a perfect destination for tourism,holidays,honeymoon,art, culture, tradition,health care, yoga, ayurveda and meditation.

The timeless beauty of the palm fringed beaches of Kovalam and Varkala, the majesty of the undulating hills of Munnar and Vagamon, the serenity of the pristine backwaters of Kumarakom & Kuttanad and the enchanting woods and forests of Thekkady and Silent Valley will have you bowled over.

That such a small terrain can hold diverse geographical features and cultures is a wonder in itself.

Kerala Backwaters

The Kerala backwaters are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast (known as the Malabar Coast) of Kerala state in southern India. The network includes five large lakes linked by canals, both manmade and natural, fed by 38 rivers, and extending virtually half the length of Kerala state.

In the midst of this landscape there are a number of towns and cities, which serve as the starting and end points of backwater cruises. National Waterway No. 3 from Kollam to Kottapuram, covers a distance of 205 km and runs almost parallel to the coast line of southern Kerala facilitating both cargo movement and backwater tourism.

Kerala Backwaters trip offers a diversified holiday destination that enables travellers to unwind the most exotic topography ranging from silver beaches, aromatic plantations, flourished wildlife, and a vibrant culture together located in proximity on this narrow strip of land in south India. The Kerala backwater tour also give an edge to admire the beautiful temple architecture of Kerala, classical dance art of Kathakali, martial skills of Kalaripayattu, astounding handicraft and a lip smacking cuisine.

With an ace in travel planning we aspire to offer the best Kerala backwater tours packages, meticulously designed to satisfy your backwater cruise travel instinct. The most tranquil and relaxing things you can do in Kerala is take a trip in a houseboat along the palm-fringed Kerala canals, known as the backwaters. Freshly cooked Indian food and chilled beer on board the boat make the experience even more enjoyable. You can even spend the night out on the middle of a lake. Bliss!

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Cochin

Popularly known as the Queen of Arabian Sea, Cochin, is located in Kerala, on the south west coast of India. Regarded as the industrial capital, of Kerala, Cochin is also the commercial hub of this thriving state. Traveling to Kochi is a great experience and there are many tourist attractions that can be visited.

"The Gateway to Kerala", Kochi, is an enchanting city that's had an eclectic influence. Arabs, British, Dutch, Chinese, and Portuguese have all left their mark on the city. The architecture and historical sites in Fort Kochi attract most of the visitors to the area. There you'll find the Saint Francis Church, said to be the oldest European built church in India.

Fort Kochi is an excellent place to explore on foot. In the late afternoon head to the waterfront, where the Chinese fishing nets line the shore, and relax in one of the many casual restaurants as the sun sets. You can also catch a Kathakali dance (traditional dance form of Kerala) performance at the Kerala Kathakali Center. Enjoy an Ayurvedic treatment in Agastyatheeram Ayurvedic Center to relax your body and mind.

Thekkady

Thekkady makes a wonderful stopover for the explorer. No matter whether you are here for adventure, fun, wild life or nature, Thekkady will never leave you uninspired! There is a bevy of interesting outdoor leisure activities like bird watching, wild life safari and boating in the Periyar lake, which will give you a wonderful chance to spot herds of elephants and other large animals like bisons and deer in their natural habitat.

The most popular national parks in southern India, Periyar National Park is located in Thekkady. One of the best things about the park is that it stays open all year round, even during the monsoon season. Periyar is known for its elephants, and 30 minute elephant rides through the jungle are offered. Safaris are carried out by boat, with the lake being particularly captivating at sunset. Visitors can also take part in an excellent variety of eco-tourism activities there.

Alleppey

Washed by the silvery waves of the Arabian Sea, the Venice of the East welcomes you to the backwaters of Kerala. The Palm fringed canals and shores bustling with glimpses from the day to day life in the country side, the mirror still lagoons, picturesque lakesides and its long sandy beach has blessed the water locked district, to become one of the best Backwater tourism destinations in God's Own Country.

Alappuzha, with its labyrinth, of canals, bridges along silver beach, makes for a memorable holiday. Its cheerful people add to the town's charm. Alappuzha offers enjoyable boat cruises to Kollam along the scenic Vembanad Lake. The never-ending panorama of lush green paddy fields, towering coconut trees, shimmering water and long canals around Alappuzha make a delightful setting for the town.

Abundant tourists come to Alleppey to enjoy the remarkable natural beauty that can be seen there. It is a popular honeymoon destination, a perfect location to spot bird and animal life, and a place to see soak in the many religious historic sites. The mighty waterways, sandy beaches, mouthwatering delicacies, houseboat holidays, the popular boat races are some of the reasons why tourists drove to this relaxing town on the backwaters.

Kumarakom

Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala. Kumarakom's soil is extremely fertile due to the proximity of a water source, the Vembanad Lake which has resulted in the growth of a wide variety of flora in Kumaralom especially the mangrove and coconut trees.

Kumarakom is also a habitat to several migratory birds which are attracted by the availability of a safe nesting area provided by the trees and a close source of food and water.

This gorgeous island has numerous small fishing skiffs throughout the town. With both salt water and fresh water surroundings, several varieties of fish found here. Excellent marine and freshwater fish including tasty karimeen (also known as pearl spotted fish), shrimp, and prawns are available in the area making it perfect to enjoy a lip smacking sea food platter.

An enchanting backwater destination, Kumarakom offers visitors many leisure options. Boating and fishing facilities are also available here.

Munnar

If you like tea, a visit to Munnar is a must! The surrounding region is renowned for its sprawling tea plantations. The Kundale Tea Plantations, which surrounds a picturesque lake, offers the best opportunity to see the tea being picked and processed, and to try fresh tea straight from the gardens. The area is blessed with the natural beauty of winding lanes, misty hills, and forests full of exotic plants and wildlife. Adventure enthusiasts can trek to Anamudi, the highest peak in south India, explore Eravikulam National Park, or go rock climbing and para gliding. If you want to relax away from it all, try a homestay at one of the many plantation bungalows. Mahindra Homestays have a couple of excellent homestays in Munnar.

Kovalam

Paradise of South India, Kovalam is awesomely beautiful and is the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country.

Kovalam is a beach town on the Arabian Sea in southern India and it features three spectacular crescent beaches. The most popular and largest beach is Lighthouse Beach, aptly named for its 30-meter lighthouse, which features a stunning site - the Vizhinjam mosque. For a less crowded beach, visit Samudra Beach, with ample coconut trees and great views of the local fishermen at work.

Kovalam was among the most famous traveler spots in India during the hippy epoch. It still has a high rank among tourists, who arrive mostly from Europe and Israel. Kovalam hosts several Ayurvedic salons, and healing and renaissance resorts which supply a wide variety of Ayurvedic treatments for tourists.

 
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