Backwaters Of Kerala

Vaikom Backwaters

Vaikom is in fact on the oldest townships in Kerala and has many beautiful and must-visit spots which are still untouched by modernity. Vaikom is a vast network of rivers and canals which merge into the great expanse of Vembanad Lake. Vembanad is the second largest freshwater lake in South Asia and the largest in India. In this water world, you will come across plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes that will take you in to the heart of this scenic lake Vaikom is one of the famous destination for one day tours. People from Kochi come here to spend weekends and village life experience. Vaikom is a vast network of rivers and canals which merge into the great expanse of Vembanad Lake. Ithupuzha, Murinjapuzha, Mundar and Kariyaar converges to these less explored backwaters This attractive township on the western side of Kottayam district is bounded by the enchanting Vembanad Lake.

North Vaikom backwaters These amazing backwaters on the way to Kochi from Vaikom have a unique ecosystem that attracts tourists from all over the world. Backwaters of Ithipuzha & Murinjapuzha have a perfect blend of splendid scenic attractions and tranquility that help visitors to relax, unwind. Tourists can enjoy a plethora of amazing visual ecstasy here. The banks of Ithipuzha & Murinjapuzha are adored by endless stretches of coconut palms and huge acres emerald green paddy fields. Ithipuzha & Murinjapuzha are located on the Ernakulam – Vaikom Main Road. Ithipuzha village has picture-perfect scenery all around. Murinjapuzha also has many attractions to allure the visitors. Non mechanized canoes are available in both the villages to enjoy the beauty of Ithipuzha & Murinjapuzha backwaters.

Sand mining, shell mining, toddy tapping and fishing are the traditional occupations of villagers in Ithipuzha & Murinjapuzha. Banana and Tapioca cultivation are done abundantly here. Tourists enjoy backwater cruise, walk around the banana plantations and adore the beauty of these pristine villages. South Vaikom Backwaters are the backwaters stretches that is near to the vaikom township having beautiful rivers and narrow canals which connects to the Vembanad lake.. K.V.Canal ( Kottayam Vaikom canal ) The main acitivies of the villages are Coir making and coir mat weaving , ( under the leadership of a society) Thazhapaya making, and Pot making, Toddy Tapping The govt. declared t.v.puram as first coir village of Kerala. Tender cocnut water to coir mat weaving Tourists can take a cruise through the backwaters in a country boat and they will get a chance to see the acitivies at the village and have an interaction with the people.


Kerala, the gods own country is renowned for its natural exquisiteness, be it the greenery or or the amazing array of backwaters, lakes and lagoons against its landscape. You can notice the nature’s handiwork where ever you look. One of the main reasons behind this natural exquisiteness is its rich water resources. Kerala backwater is stretched across many districts on length of the state. From Kasargod in north to Trivandram in south, every part of this wonderland is rich with fresh water resources. However, most of the Kerala backwater holidays are concentrated on banks of Vembanad lake & Astamudi lake in central and south Kerala. The famed backwater destinations are Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kollam, Kochi & Vaikom Unlike other regions, Kerala backwater in this area is well connected and affluent. Kumarakom is one of the most famous tourist locations in India. This gorgeous kerala backwater is located around 16 kilometers from Kottayam town. You will be able to ride the traditional Kerala Houseboats here. Kerala backwater tour will give you something magical to remember all your life. If you are recently married, this is the best place on earth to enjoy honeymoon. There are many affordable kerala backwater tour packages for you. Imagine starting a day in the middle of heavenly waters. Don’t miss this chance to travel through the largest fresh water lake in India. Kerala backwater is not only rich in natural beauty, but also rich in prawns, ducks, and varieties of fishes. You can visit some local restaurants and hotels in order to taste some ethnic spicy delicacies. The backwaters along with Houseboats, Shikkaras or Canoe boat are an integral part of Kerala's tourism scene. A journey through the curving and winding backwaters of Kerala is an exhilarating experience which makes you feel one with nature. The houseboats take one on a fascinating cruise at a leisurely and relaxing pace, across breathtakingly beautiful destinations in the state that are storehouses of nature at its best. The services of the houseboat or kettuvallam are available right from Veli in South Kerala, extending across Alappuzha, Kumarakom, Kollam and Kochi, all the way up to Valiyaparamba in North Kerala