As we know very well that Kerala is known for its beaches, lush green fields, highlands and backwater. A major backwater lies in the district of Kottayam, where number of Rivers and Canals falls into the Vembanad Lake. The Kumarakom Backwater is situated around 15 km far from Kottayam Town. Vembanad Lake is the perfect place for picnic as well as fast growing backwater tourist destination in Kerala. Kottayam is around 75 km far from Kochi at Kerala in South India.
A group of Lagoons and canals connecting five large lakes, Kerala Backwater is a chain of Rivers and lakes that lying equal to the Arabine Sea Coast. Backwater is the network of interconnected water source such as lakes, Canals, rivers and inlets. The Backwaters have a superb ecological unit: absolutely fresh water from the rivers gathers in the Seawater from Arabian Sea. Nation Waterway from Kollam to Cottapuram, 205 km area covered and runs along with coast line of southern.
Ashtamudi Lake is the most visited lake in Kerala and covered with 200 Kms, situated in Kollam. It is most preserved lake in India.
Kerala most beautiful backwater destinations are Kollam, Alappuza, Kozikode, Kumarakom, Kasargod, kuttanad and Thiruvanthpuram.
The Backwater day tour organized by tourism department as well as private operators. Full day cruise is available for 8 to 9 hours by getting around thousand rupees per head as well as half day tour also available on the sunset time.