Much has been written and spoken about the blessed land called Kerala, in the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. Like all good things come in small packages, the state of Kerala too, though tiny in area compared to its counterparts in the country, lives up to its popular slogan of God’s Own Country. Kerala is one of the most beautiful places on Earth says many a traveler and not to visit this beautiful creation of God is something that you will regret. The beautiful Kerala backwater tour packages give you an experience of a life time.
Far from the madding crowd, experience the slow pace of life and people in Kerala. You are bound to experience a much needed feeling of relaxation. Whether its the beautiful and bright costumes of Kathakali, or the sober and elegant costume of Mohiniyattom-the traditional classical art forms of Kerala, the grandeur of the Thrissur Elephant Pooram festival or the unostentatious temple festivals, the vibrant and modern city of Kochi or the villages in Alleppey, the excitement and heart thumping boat race or vallom kali or the extremely calming and relaxing Kerala Ayurveda massages, Kerala is truly a great concoction of destinations and emotions for tourists.
The Kerala backwaters entail a beautiful network of canals originating from the two large backwater lakes or “kayal”- the Vembanadu and Ashtamudi lakes. The Kerala backwater tour packages is the finest that you could think of. The labyrinth of canals stretch from the city of Kochi and flow through places like Kumarakom, Alleppey and Kollam -the backwaters of Kerala is the personification of relaxation, romance and tranquility. You would almost feel being exported to another world, with its idyllic villages, paddy fields, coir factories, fishermen, water and land birds especially in the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, coconut palms and thick vegetation covering the banks of the canals. The peaceful ride through the houseboats in one of the Kerala houseboat tour packages, with the swish of the oars while navigating the boat through the water, the chirping of the birds, the occasional human voices when you pass through the fishing villages and the fascinating view of everyday life of the people here, that is devoid of any fancy interferences from the modern world, all add up to the innate charm of the Kerala backwaters.
The houseboats in Kerala give you the best of modern conveniences, served in an ethnic platter. The Kerala backwater package tours take you on lovely houseboats. The boat is built in the traditional Kerala style of Kettuvalloms. Built aesthetically, the houseboat trips through the backwaters are extremely comfortable and does not take away any of the beauty and charm of the ride itself. An Ayurveda massage onboard is the icing on the cake. The cook onboard ensures that you are provided with the best of local cuisine and fish preparations with the catch of the day. An ideal location for a honeymoon, the Kerala backwaters ensure that the couple is left alone, only in the company of nature.