The Backwaters And Boat Houses Of Kerala
Kerala is one of the most popular travel destinations of the world. The state enjoys its place in BBCs top 10 and Discovery channels top 50 must visit places of world. With its scintillating natural beauty and fabulous backwater destination, Kerala attracts hundreds and thousands of tourists from all over the globe every year. The backwaters are the main attraction of Kerala tourism and the backwater destinations of the state are the heart of its tourist attractions. Tourist can enjoy the panoramic view of this beautiful state from the houseboat during their houseboat cruises and enjoy their holidays in the magical air of this beautiful state.
The backwater destinations of this south Indian state are surrounded by an area over 900 km with interconnected waterways like lakes, rivers, small backwaters and some waterfall points. Most of the interconnected waterways are surrounded by amazing landscape beauty of enormous towns and cities. A ride on these luxury boat houses through the backwaters is the major attraction or gateway to Kerala Holidays.
The backwater tours are also perfect choices for a honeymoon tour to Kerala. You can take your beloved for a canvas in the traditional houseboat of Kerala. These boat houses were originally created by binding up large logs of trees together, but today, they are converted into lavish and luxurious houseboats, featured with all modern facilities and amenities, and the cruises over the backwaters are filled with all joy and modern comforts.
Houseboat tours in Kerala take you through the narrow backwaters and also give you a unique opportunity to understand and witness the rural lifestyle of a typical village in Kerala. Houseboat tours in Kerala provides an opportunity to interact with local populace and to understand and study their culture, it is quite common for houseboat occupants to interact with local villagers and purchase food items, crafts etc from them.
These houseboats are available on hire and the cost depends on the facilities that are provided with the package. Each one has one or two bedrooms, bathroom, sitting room and sun-deck, with a crew to look after you and serve delicious local and traditional Kerala cuisine. These tours provide you the opportunity to taste the best of Kerala cuisine with exclusive dishes such as moilee, prawn curry etc. that are served to the tourists during their cruise.
Kumarakom is a popular houseboat tour destination. It lumbers on the banks of the famous Vembanad Lake. The Vembanad Lake with its majestic canals, streams and distributaries along its banks weave an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web. The gorgeous green of the fringed palms ripple in the blue waters and blend into wavelets.
The backwater and houseboat holiday is an out of the world experience in itself and is primarily a lifetime opportunity to explore the peaceful and serene backwaters of Kerala.
by: Sanyukta Jain