Kerala Backwaters Tour Author: Sanjogkr The perplexing network of forty-five rivers develops over 900 km serpentine lagoons, lakes, canals, estuaries, and deltas in Kerala. These topographical features blessed the God's Own Country with labyrinthine navigable water worlds, which is popularly known as 'backwaters'. And Cruising along the backwaters of Kerala is an ideal way to discover its real beauty, mind-blowing greenery, wildlife, bird sanctuaries and rich culture. The slow, silent and steady backwater cruise is like a moving picture of nature's beauty in front of you. The pleasure of this enchanting cruise is epitomised by the swinging palms tress, polyphony of flying colourful birds, lush green vegetations and sophisticated facilities of houseboats. The euphoria of Kerala Backwaters is acclaimed throughout the globe and attracts tourists in great numbers to this land of natural and cultural potpourri. Fascinating Backwater Attractions are: Kumarakom: It is a mystic archipelago, on the bank of Vembanad Lake, renowned for its web of majestic canals, streams and tributaries. Millions of green coconut palms are lined on the river side, blooming flowers, colourful birds, succulent freshwater fishes are the natural configuration which makes the Kumarakom Backwater Cruise incredible. The captivating tourist attraction of this place is a bird sanctuary which is famous for its rare species of migratory birds such as wild duck, tea, waterfowl, cuckoo duck, darters, egrets and herons. The flying colours of different birds above houseboats and their echoing polyphony in surroundings cast hypnotising effect on visitors. The enchanting beauty and some rarest collection of birds species are the centre of tourist's delight of this place. Kottayam: The surroundings of the lofty Western Ghats on the east, the Vembanad Lake and paddy fields of Kuttanad on the west make Kottayam one of the most beautiful Kerala Backwater Destinations. This cruise is famous for vivacious natural panoramas in their most enthralling ways. Silently passing through the arrays of canals, brooks and lakes takes you close to the mystic and the majestic nature. The green verdant of paddy fields with interesting scarecrows heighten the thrill of the cruise. The affluent historical background makes Kottayam an important centre of tourist attraction. There are many historical temples and churches which attract tourist attention during their sail through backwaters. Allepey: This city is often quoted as the Venice of east due to its resemblance to the European port city Venice. Allepey is known for its picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons. During cruise the sublime views of coconut and paddy fields, Chinese fishing nets and fishermen at work capture one's heart. This place is famous for its annual Snake Boat Races that are held on the festive occasion of Onam festival. Visitors are delighted with enthusiastic scene of giant snake boats queuing in a row and racing against each other for the prestigious Nehru Trophy. The Kerala Backwater Houseboats are lavishly designed like a castle and their serpentine pathways take you across the bewitching nature. Some of the famous destinations for the backwater cruise are: Kuttanad, Kollam, Koch, Malappuram, Kassaragod and many more. Though the Kerala can be visited throughout the year but the best time to visit this mystic land is from October to March. Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/exotic-locations-articles/kerala-backwaters-tour-1620650.html About the Author The Kerala Backwater Tour is best way to discover the hidden cultural and natural beauty of this God's Own Country. This silent sail takes you close to the vocal nature which is full of fun, pleasure and excitement. The Kettuvallams (traditional houseboats) voyage through the network of forty-five rivers offers a great opportunity to encounter the mind-blowing greenery, wildlife, bird sanctuaries and the rich culture of Kerala.
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