Best Kerala Backwaters Houseboat Holidays & Tour Packages
The tropical state of Kerala stretches for almost 370 miles along India’s southwest coast, divided between a lush and languid coastal plain of palm-fringed beaches, rice fields, lagoons, rivers and canals, and densely forested mountains. The highlands are punctuated by cool hill stations such as Munnar, tea, coffee, spice and rubber plantations, and wildlife reserves, where herds of wild elephants roam free in the jungle.
One of the best aspects of exploring Kerala, is the actual traveling, either by kayak or by boat in the intoxicating Kuttanad region, enjoying a Kerala vacation in one of the gorgeous wooden barges and houseboats that ply Kerala’s backwaters. Fly to Kochi, and head to Alleppey, nicknamed Venice of the East, the start and end point for numerous houseboat tours. Kerala is a world away from the hectic chaos encountered in the rest of the country, and is regarded by many as South India’s most serenely beautiful state, a destination perfect for honeymooners given the many relaxing and romantic cruises available.