Backwaters In Kerala
Backwaters In Kerala - The Backwaters of Kerala are a series of lakes and lagoons which have brackish water in them. The Kerala backwaters stretch over the Malabar Coast of Kerala and comprises of five huge lakes.
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The lakes including Ashtamudi Kayal and Vembanad Kayal are interconnected with 1900km long canals .
These are artificial as well as natural and are fed by 38 rivers. The Backwaters in Kerala are a prominent feature and stretch to almost the entire state
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Backwater means is a body of water created by the action of floods or tides or is held back by a dam .
The Kerala Backwaters were created by the action of waves and currents on the shore., which through the deposition and erosion created low islands acting as a barrier across the estuaries of many rivers of the Western Ghats.
The tranquil stretches of Kerala Backwaters lures tourists always and the houseboat cruises in the Kettuvalloms or country boats, which have been transformed in luxury boats called Kayals, are most enjoyed
Vembanad Lake or Vembanad Kayal is the largest lake in Backwaters of Kerala and is bounded by Alappuzha, Kottayam,Ernakulam districts . You will find port of Kochi on the juncture where the lake meets the Arabian Sea.
The important backwater towns are Kollam,Alappuzha and Kottayam and you get to see here snake boat race in the month of August and September
The journey through Kerala Backwaters involves crossing shallow serene lakes which are shaded with palm trees and also across canals where you will find the scene of loading coir, cashews etc on the boats.
You get pleasant breaks in the journey when you come across any settlements which are on narrow spurs jutting out towards the lakes.
The Backwaters in Kerala is filled with exuberance when the snake boat race are hosted here. You can also visit Kerala in December to February for enjoying the scenic beauty.
Kollam Backwaters : Get on the captivating journey of 8hours from Kollam to Alappuzha. Kollam was one of the oldest port in the Mlabar coast and it was earlier a center of international trade.Here you find the Asthamudi Kayal which covers 30% of the town .
Alappuzha which is called the Venice of the East , is well known for houseboat cruises, snake boat race during Onam festival. You have Kuttanad here which is amazingly situated below sea level
Kumarakom Backwater : Situated on the banks of Vemband Kayal this is a cherished destination for tourists. Kumarakom is also known for its houseboat cruises.
South India Tour Travel organizes tours to Backwaters Of Kerala, come and join us for an enchanting journey on Houseboat Cruises in Kerala
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