Backwaters is a word which is synonymous to the state of Kerala. The Kerala backwaters is an extensive network of interconnected rivers and lakes which are around a total length of 900 km and fed by around more then 35 rivers flowing through the state. Along this beautiful waterways, there are many small towns and villages such as Alleppey, Kumarakom, Poovar etc. These waterways were used in the olden days for transporting spices and grains harvested alongside fertile soils along the backwaters by 'kettuvallams' modernly knows as houseboats.
The largest lake which is an integral part of the backwaters is the Vembanad Lake which covers an area of about 2033 square kms. These backwaters are also a home to an abundant and unique ecosystem which include any species of frogs, water birds and aquatic animals.
Alleppey backwaters in Kerala has been ranked as one of the must visit destinations by many travel channels, websites and magazines and the backwaters has played a very important role in this to achieve this. These wonderful backwaters have also been the host to the famous 'Nehru Trophy Boat Race' which is one of the most awaited events of the year and which also attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world.
Pick any of the below Alleppey backwater tour packages to customise and book your first experience in backwaters of Kerala.