The backwaters in Kerala are a world of serenity and wonder and is found no where else in the world. This is a network of lakes, canals, estuaries and delta’s of 44 rivers that flows into the Arabian Sea from the Western Ghats. Over 900 kms of these intricate water worlds is navigable and have been used for centuries by the local people for transportation.
The largest backwater stretch in Kerala is the Vembanad Lake which occupies three districts (Alleppey / Alappuzha , Kottayam , Cochin / Kochi) and opens out into the sea at the Kochi Port. The Ashtamudi lake, literally having eight arms, which covers a major portion of Quilon/Kollam district in the south, is the second largest and is considered the gateway to the backwaters. You can see the traditional lifestyle of the backwaters in Kerala.
Kerala Backwater Attractions
| Kerala Backwater Cruise