Backwaters

Description

The Backwaters of Kerala are meandering inland lakes, networked by canals, stretching for over 1900km. The area is characterised by palm fringed river banks, vast paddy fields and traditional local villages. Kollam (Quilon), Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kottayam & Kumarakom are the principal backwater towns of Kerala.
The ultimate way to enjoy the backwaters is to stay for a night or two on a houseboat or kettuvellam. However for those who would prefer to stay on dry land or would like to combine a houseboat with a resort, there are a number of options in the area.

Highlights

around alappuzha

houseboats

The best way to enjoy the backwaters is to stay for a night or two on a houseboat or kettuvellam.

kottayam & kumarakom

Snake Boats

Hotels

Discover the wonderful variety of places to stay in India; including some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, intimate boutique hotels bursting with local character, charming homestays where you’ll have a chance to interact with local families, converted forts & palaces, fabulous lodges and heritage havelis.

Tours

Below are a selection of our favourite sample itineraries that we have created based on our experiences of travelling extensively throughout India. As with all our tours, every aspect can be tailor-made to your individual requirements.

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