Kerala's backwaters is the most popular tourist attraction of Kerala.. Backawaters are formed by the accumulation of sea water at the beach. As the waves moved to and fro, they made their way tearing the ground and forming backwaters. The backwaters are essentially inland lakes connected by a network of canals. The best way to enjoy the Kerala backwaters is to take a cruise on a Kettuvallam or the house-boat.
The major backwaters in Kerala are---
Kollam is virtually the gateway to the fascinating backwater life of Kerala. The regular ferry from Kollam to Alappuzha, a neat nine hours boat ride through the Ashtamudi Lake is one of the most intensive backwater experiences. Romancing the backwaters will be a pearl that you can treasure in the golden casket of your memories.
Alappuzha Backwaters have a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers crisscrossing it.
Renowned world over for the healing powers of its scenic beauty on the senses, leisurely life at Kumarakom Backwaters will revitalize you for the hectic life outside. Kumarakom Backwaters is an unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves along with waterways and canals filled with white lilies.
In north Kerala, the cool backwaters of Kozhikode lie waiting to be explored. This old commercial town attracts travelers for its history, wonderful backwaters and leisure sports.
Thiruvallam backwaters is popular for its canoe rides.Secluded beaches and the ancient historic monuments are the special attractions of Trivandrum Backwaters.