Backwaters of Kerala, India
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backwaters of Kerala are located along the towns such as Kumarakom, Vaikom, Kovalam, Kollam,
Kayamkulam, Alleppey and Cochin.
The major Backwaters are Vembanattu lake - 52 sq kms., Ashtamudy lake
- 200 sq kms., Ernakulam - Vypeen ferry (Cochin port & Harbour), (4) Muhamma -
Kumarakom, Vaikom - Thavanakkadavu, and Payyannur - Parassinikkadavu.
Normal backwater cruises begin by arriving at
the southern end of Kerala namely Trivandrum (Airport) and then travel by road to
above locations. Kovalam- Kollam - Kayamkulam is a common Houseboat cruise sector. Click
here for an article on the House Boats of Kerala
Many operators arrange a stay at the Kayamkulam lake overnight in the House
Boat. Kayamkulam to Alleppey is another sector for those who want to enjoy more
of the backwaters of Kerala. This sector enable you to visit small villages
along the river with an overnightstay in the House Boat.
Once you arrive at Alleppey you can drive to Cochin airport to board flight
for onward destination. Some prefer to go back the same route to Trivandrum.
Click here for an article on the House Boats of
[My-Kerala.Com: House Boats]