Beautiful Nest and Backwater Holiday Package
Kerala, God's Own Country is sandwiched between the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. The tourists from the world over flock to Kerala because of the palm fringed beaches, breathtaking backwaters, rivers, paddy fields, coconut canopies, spice plantations, ever green tropical forests and the simple people.
Cruising along the backwaters of Kerala is an ideal way to discover the real Kerala. The placid backwaters that stretch for over fifteen hundred kilometers are covered with swinging palm trees.
The backwaters are an integral part of the people of Kerala both in terms of economy as well as lifestyle. They are also used for transportation of people and products between villages as well as towns. The boats used are termed as "Kettuvalloms" i.e. stitched boats since the boats are constructed by stitching coconut ropes together with wooden planks. Across the state of Kerala, the backwaters comprise of several canals, rivers, lagoons and lakes.
Adding to the backwater holidays at Kerala coconut trees, marshy groves, shallow lakes, deep canals, and long boats are the meticulously planned backwater cruises. The facilities and the simplicity of the entire holiday make it a luxurious holiday in India. Off late the backwater tourism has really caught up with the Indian as well as the foreign tourists. The gentle rhythm of the boat journey adds to the magic of the backwaters. Life can be enjoyed at an unhurried pace. The swaying coconut canopies make the heart of the tourists swing too. Watching the sun go down, savoring the fresh seafood and being entirely relaxed to the soul makes the holiday cruise on the Indian backwaters of Kerala an unparallel experience. In order to promote backwater tourism without losing out of the authentic feel of the cruise traditional meals are served on banana leaves that comprise of several dishes, supplemented by fruits. The backwater cuisine, which comprises of delectable fresh fish like pearl spotted fish, barramundi, crabs, mussels and prawns is finger licking good.
The tourists are left spell bound by the tranquility of the backwaters while riding the Houseboats, it's the most authentic and unexplored way to explore the beauty of the backwaters. The Houseboats that float on the backwaters are the improved version of the Kettuvalloms. The frequently visited tourist destinations amongst the backwaters in Kerala comprise of Kovalam, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Ernakulam.
A trip along Alappuzha or Alpeleppy, the best-known port on the Malabar Coast sailing in a houseboat is unforgettable. It has been rightly called the 'Venice of the East'. The intimacy of the boat with the village reveals the rustic lifestyle of the people, the countryside seems to be at its best. The ducks flock together as to welcome you, the rich greens, and the vibrant villages together produce a mesmerizing affect. Adding to the beauty in simplicity the backwaters boast of sparkling waters and foliage that is lush and green.
Another beautiful coastal city is that of Cochin, Kochi or Ernakulam. It happens to be a collection of islands and peninsulas. The list of scenic islands comprises of Bolgatty, Vypeen, Gundu and Vallarpadam. The city of Cochin is often referred to as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea'. The city that is industrial and commercial capital of Kerala boasts of an International airport too. Besides the backwater Cochin is famous for landmarks of cultural heritage like the Jewish synagogue, the Dutch palace, St. Francis Church. The fun of visiting the tourist attractions in Cichin increases multifold when communicated through local ferries. The visit to the city will remain incomplete if you miss the famous Kathakali dance performance.
Further amongst the jewels in the crown of the Kerala backwaters we have the unexploited beach resort of Varkala. Tourists flock to this resort cum spa because of its beautiful landscape. The small town is religiously significant for the Hindus because of the Janardana Swany temple and the two thousand year old shrine of Lord Vishnu.
The capital city of the kaleidoscopic Kerala tours Thiruvanthapuram and serene stretch of the Thiruvallam close to Thiruvanthapuram are other popular backwater destinations in Kerala. Water sports in the lagoon, village cruises using the country boats are the best bets to enjoy the backwaters tours. With the teeming opportunities of health care, enjoyment and relaxation the backwaters of Kerala have indeed made a mark for themselves in the Indian tourism industry.
The combination of sun, sand, surf and sea cannot be enjoyed any better than at the Kovalam beach holidays. The Kovalam beach holidays in kerala is a perfect spot for a lazy and romantic holiday with miles of silvery sand and canopies of coconut trees. The tourist to the beach can visit the Yoga and health centers too besides indulging in aquatics, swimming, sun bathing and the sumptuous seafood. The tourists may indulge into activities like boating, fishing and sight seeing while exploring the backwaters of Kerala.
The nature lovers may utilize the vacation to the backwaters of Kerala by visiting the Periyar or the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary. The trip through the sanctuary will reveal the bounty of wildlife in Kerala including the wild elephants, bison, spotted deer, Nilgiri Wood Pigeons etc. The other destination for the nature lover is the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary that boats of both local as well as migratory birds. The bird watchers may either opt to ride the houseboats or the motorboats on the lake. The attractions amongst the various species of birds include the water duck, egret, larks, teals and the Siberian cranes. To catch a glimpse of the migratory birds plan a trip any time from November to February.
The best time for backwater cruising in India falls between the months of October and March. Keeping in mind the weather conditions in Kerala the tourists are advised to carry cotton casuals on their backwater holidays. The canal-rides, boat-cruises and houseboat stays beckon all tourists seeking solace in the lap of nature.
Welcome to the backwaters of Kerala tours, the holiday destination that will for sure soothe your soul. Do I see you packing your bags to enjoy the beauty of the backwaters? Take your pick from any of the Backwater packages.