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South India Backwaters

Rejuvenate Your Senses On South India Backwater Tour

If you are a die hard fan of adventures, and seeking for tranquility and romance while holidaying in south India- take a trip to the enchanting backwaters. The beautiful waterways of south India are developed wonderfully to promote tourism in the entire region. Splendid lakes, canals, lagoons and rivers collectively form these backwaters, which comprise of the best of aquatic beauty. On a backwater tour in south India, you can avail the unique opportunity to spend your holidays while living on waters in luxurious houseboats (traditional Kettuvalloms). These are known as the best possible medium to explore the true beauty of the entire belt, including the rural life flourishing along side the backwaters.

Because of its long coastline, south India boasts of outstanding backwaters that are included in the 1001 best attractions of the world. They simply take you to another world which is no less than a wonderland. Out of the four major states of south India, Kerala tops the chart when it comes to exotic backwaters. Most of the lakes and lagoons, which altogether form the backwaters, are filled with brackish water. About forty rivers serve as the source of these backwaters in Kerala. Ashtamudi and Vembanad are the popular lakes that are connected with each other by a 1900 km long canal.

Think of cruising on the tranquil backwaters on a houseboat or the country boat (Kettuvallom), which is equipped with all the modern and luxurious facilities. Sounds interesting !! These houseboats are fully furnished and provide the guests with all the amenities like air-conditioned bedrooms, kitchen, lounge area, etc. These houseboats have been also nicknamed as Kayals. Vembanad Lake in Kerala offers the largest backwater route that takes you to explore the divine beauty of the districts like Alappuzha, Kottayam and Ernakulam.

If you are planning to visit the backwaters in the months of August and September, then you can also have the wonderful opportunity to enjoy the famous Snake Boat Race. Surrounded by the picturesque palm trees, these backwaters are the best possible medium to explore the unique ecosystem and aquatic life.

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