The palm and coconut fringed emerald backwaters are the most popular and upcoming tourist attraction in Kerala. These tranquil stretches of water once served only as passages for ware laden boats that promised to bring in wealth and good fortune to the state. They have now changed roles to attract thousands of tourists from all over the world, the present day harbingers of wealth and good fortune to Kerala.
At a distance of just 6 km from the state capital, Thiruvanthapuram, the Thiruvallam backwaters are increasingly gaining popularity as a backwater destination. The rivers Killi and karamana meet at this place before plunging into the Arabian Sea. If you are looking forward to soothing your senses, come to Thiruvallam. The greenery- the lush trees and wet paddy fields, the smell of the moist earth and spicy Keralian cuisine; leave yourself at their mercy, they will take care of your senses at large.
What to see
- Parashurama temple
- Veli lagoon
- Veli tourist village
- Akulam Lake and park
- Akulam boat club
Thiruvallam is a perfect getaway for work worn souls and suitable accommodations for tourists are available.
Koch Kovalam holiday Home is an oasis of tranquility situated on the river bank close to the Vellayani Lake.
Veli Trivandrum Youth Hostel close to the boat club guarantees luxury without torturing your pocket.
If you want to wheel away your time floating on the backwaters among paddy fields and villages, House Boats are at always at your disposal.
- Try out authentic Keralian cuisine
- The local fishing villages are a must see
- Picnic and boating at Akulam will be entertaining fir your children
- Wear soft cotton clothings as the climate is hot and moist
- Do not litter the backwaters, it is out duty to preserve them