Backwaters in Kerala - The Holidays You Will Cherish
The only natural creation on earth and also a popular way to spend your honeymoon vacations, Backwaters of Kerala along with the Kettuvalloms (kind of houseboat) are the defining images of Kerala which is better known as 'God's Own Country'. These prismatic backwaters are formed by the complex network of countless lagoons, lakes, canals, estuaries and the deltas of forty-four rivers, that drains into the Arabian Sea. Backwaters are the USP (unique selling product) that drives people from all over the world to spend some time in the tranquil and picturesque environment of Kerala. Spend luscious calm vacations on the unique fresh and salt-water Eco system that will surely rejuvenate your mind and senses. The Kerala's inland waterways are a delight when a cruise on a Kettuvalloms is taken, though there are many halts from where one can begin this journey but Alappuzha also known as the 'Venice of East' is by far the best option. An array of heritage lies along the Alappuzha Backwaters. When in Alappuzha, there are the snake boat races that are held to add further glaze to the already outstanding backwaters. Be a spectator to see the annual boat race, Punnamada Kayal, in August and September. Other places that too offer backwater cruises are Kuttanad, Kottayam and Kollam. Try to listen to the sound of water rippling aboard your houseboat that will give a soothing effect. This is the paradise that is your way to escape the boring and hectic routine life. This journey will be an unforgettable experience of your lifetime.
A Visit to Natural Inland Water Tributaries - Some Thing Best That Can Happen In Your Life
Of recent the Kerala backwaters have become a hit among the tourists who now exclusively come to Kerala to have an experience of the backwaters. Booking of a houseboat has to be done in advance depending on your choice. There are varied range of houseboats available, the most common and Kerala's icon are Kettuvalloms - the palatial wooden boats, they are not just ordinary boat but are fully furnished with all modern facilities, having abundant space for multi bed rooms, toilets, kitchen and balconies. This is not all, some of these boats even are facilitated by power engines. But the best thing on board is the cuisine, amidst the coconut canopies and exotic stay, savoring the traditional and fresh Kerala cuisine is something like reaching the zenith. Just lie on these houseboats and surrender yourself to the nature. The backwater tour generally includes a stop over at the small villages dotted on the edges of inland water bodies, interact with the locals and explore their simple way of life. Also indulge into bird photography, as these stretched backwaters are also the home to innumerable bird population. Capture the setting of sun into your camcorder, it looks just beautiful. There are also options of taking up Ayurvedic message while on your boat stay. Included in the list of things to do before death, Kerala backwaters are the transcendent way to exhaust your holidays. Enjoy the moments that you will treasure all your life. An unforgettable backwater tour of Kerala is something that is an exceptional belonging of Kerala and one should definitely try once in life.