Enjoy the scenic natural beauty of South India at Kerala backwaters

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Backwaters, LakesKerala, a small state located at the southern tip of Indian subcontinent, is blessed with unparalleled natural beauty. The state boasts the presence of a unique watery feature called the Kerala backwaters. Kerala backwater is basically a broad stretch of water body, expanding over a massive region and supporting livelihood of the natives plus the local tourism sectors.

In addition to the golden coasts, tall coconut or palm trees and the lush green low lying regions, it is the backwaters which draw thousands of native as well as international travelers to this state every year.

This post is a rich source of information on Kerala tourism and the importance of backwaters in the state.

Geographical Significance

Speaking in geographical terms, the Kerala backwaters is a lengthy chain of closely knit lakes and brackish lagoons that lie parallel to the Malabar Coast (a native term for the Arabian Sea Coast) of south India. The entire water body is consists of 5 gigantic, natural and man-made lakes that are fed by water coming from 38 Indian rivers. It extends up to half the length of Kerala.

This structure is created due to abrasive action of shore currents and waves, thereby forming several low barrier islands at the mouth of Rivers which flow down the steep Western Ghats, on the western coast of India. The largest stretch of water exists between the Kumarakom and the Vembanad lakes.

The Vembanad Kayal boasts of being the largest lake of Kerala.

Ecological Importance

Kerala backwaters are the home to unique aquatic species including reptiles (like mud-skippers, frogs and crabs), water birds (for instance, darters, cormorants, kingfishers and terns) as well as the animals (such as green turtles and sea otters). Besides, the surrounding landscape is inhabited by Pandanus shrubs, date Palms, gigantic coconut trees and leafy shrubs.

Main Attractions

The tourists are generally enchanted by the natural green surroundings, humble village settings and colorful natives who are seen fishing at the shores or rowing the boats. It is impossible for a person to miss the beautiful sunset and the prevalent serenity which calms you down. Once you start spending time near the pristine blue waters, you are immediately transported to the Heaven within a blink of eye.

Houseboats & Honeymoon Opportunities

Kerala Backwaters
Swift fleeting houseboats, known as the "Ketuvalloms" are popular attractions of Kerala backwaters. They let thirty travelers enjoy the true bliss of nature, at the same time providing them with the luxuries of a five star suite. Houseboats are furnished with contemporary amenities and let the travelers explore their inner beauty as one wakes up to the golden light of the dawn, a midst waters.

Honeymoon couples are provided privacy in terms of drinking, dining and relaxing. These houseboats provide special facilities like buffet dining, beauty treatments, Ayurveda massage, Jacuzzis and full body spa. Several local resorts and houseboat owners provide honeymoon packages at different price ranges.

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