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Backwater attractions of Kerala

A trip to ‘God’s Own Country’ feels void if you do not have a ride in the backwaters. The Kerala backwaters networked with numerous canals, lakes, rivers and lagoons extends about 900 km of waterways. The greenery of the land in sync with the candid rural life of the people attracts both international and domestic tourists alike.

The exclusive eco system of backwaters where the river flows into the Arabian sea. The destinations that covers houseboat rides in the backwaters are Allleppey, Kottayam, Kollam, Thiruvallam, Kumarakom , Kuttanad, Kozhikode and Kasargod. There are numerous places to visit during the houseboat ride including ancient monuments, museums, art galleries, beaches, islands, market places, churches, temples etc. The Punnamada Lake famous for its venue of Nehru Trophy Boat Race is a mind blowing location for tourists. Various snake boat races apart from the Nehru Trophy are being conducted in different locations of Alleppey.

The fresh water fishes like 'Karimeen', tiger prawns are the major attractions in the backwater tourism. The dishes made out of this fish are mouth watering and famous across the world. The pastoral life of the people engaged in the fishing, duck farming and agriculture will be a naïve experience to the tourist. The people residing on the backwaters are very much cordial towards the tourists.