The backwaters of Kerala have always been one of the greatest tourist attractions in the state. The tranquility and sereneness that can be found in the regions surrounding the water are truly unmatched.
The backwaters run along the entire length of the state of Kerala, covering several districts, each with its own unique charm and appeal. They are a maze of interconnected lagoons, canals, lakes and inlets that are home to a dazzling assortment of flora and fauna.
The distinct beauty of the backwaters lies in a combination of the refreshingly cool waterways, the lush green plants and growing along the banks, an unveiled view of the majestic sky, and the general aura of relaxation that seems to permeate the air.
It is quite fascinating to experience a houseboat ride along these inland water bodies. The crisp cool air fills our lungs amidst the gentle cooing of the birds, and the swishing of the coconut trees overhead. The water quietly lapping along the sides of the boat is a beautiful sight for someone who’s just broken out of a concrete jungle.
A tour of these freshwater channels must definitely be on everybody’s bucket list. It is a must-have experience that is sure to double up as a relaxing vacation and a soul detox.
Take a look at some mesmerizing photographs we’ve curated that depict the true beauty of the Kerala backwaters.
1. Seagull in Alleppey Backwaters
2.Boat sailing through Ashtamudi Lake
5.Church near Alleppey Backwaters
7.A Villager sailing country boat through Padanna Backwaters
8.Fishing in a Country Boat at Ashtamudi lake
9.Tourists cruising through Vaikkom Backwater Inlets
11.Tourists Enjoying the Backwaters of Alleppey
12.Bolgatty Island in its night view
16.Village Backwater Cruise at Vaikom
17.Houseboat sailing through Aleppey Backwater
18.Houseboat sailing through Kottayam Backwaters
20.Women sailing the country boat in Kasargod Backwater
21.Tourists Sailing the Country Boat in Alleppey Backwater
22.Backwaters of Kasargod
25.Chinese fishing nets at Kumbalangi Backwaters
26.Backwaters of Kuttanad
27.People using temporary bridge to cross Kasargod Backwaters
29.Villagers using Country Boat near Poovar backwater
30.Tourists Cruising through Vaikom Backwater Inlets
31.A bridge across Valiyaparamba Backwaters
32.A Rainy day at Alleppey backwaters
We hope you enjoyed the stunning pictures that display the glorious backwaters of Kerala. Be sure to include a backwater experience in your next Kerala tour package.