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Kottayam Backwaters

With its vast lengths of tranquil backwaters, expansive paddy fields, rubber plantations, and population of literate people, Kottayam is a region of stunning beauty and is referred to as the "land of letters, latex, and lakes." The Vembanad Lake borders it on the west, while the Western Ghats border it on the east.

The Kottayam backwaters are well-known as a tourist attraction because of the illustrious Vembanad Lake. The well-known backwater cruises in Kottayam involve sailing in kettuvallams (houseboats) on the Punnamada and Vembanad Lakes while passing through the villages and taking in the routine activities of local rustic life. Both large and small wharfs include boats of various sizes and forms that are used for backwater cruises.

Best time to visit Kottayam Backwaters

If you are planning a memorable backwater tour in Kerala, visit the Kottayam backwaters from September to February. It is the perfect time to enjoy the cool weather, witness the serene, surreal, and feel the tranquil ambiance of Kottayam.

How to reach Kottayam Backwaters

To reach Kottayam by air, take a flight to Kochi or Trivandrum airport and take a bus or cab from there. Kottayam railway station is connected to major cities in Kerala and others in the country. You can also use the state transport bus service and travel from places like Kumarakom, Thekkady, Kochi, and Alleppey.

Nearby attractions

Here are the best places to visit near Kottayam backwaters -

Homestays in Kottayam

  • Akkara House
  • Anns HomeStay
  • Kalaketty Estate Home Stays
  • Kanakakunnu Hill Resort
  • Nazarani Tharavad
  • Planters Home Stay
  • Teekoy Small Bungalow
  • Vanilla County

If you are planning to visit the Kottayam backwaters, then you can check out our Kerala tour packages.