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5 Best backwater destinations in Kerala that must visit

Kerala is known for its coconut trees and backwaters. The prime attraction of God’s own country is its backwaters. The backwaters were initially used as a mode of transferring goods. But now it serves for tourism. Everyone should enjoy the peaceful ride along the backwaters with a thrilling view of the sunset and the lush paddy fields. Alleppey’s backwaters, Kumarakom backwaters, Kasaragod backwaters, Kollam backwaters, and Kuttanad backwaters are the best backwaters that you should visit in Kerala.

Alleppey

Alleppy is also known as Alappuzha which is an attractive town in Kerala. It is the most significant tourist center in the state. Over the years Alleppey has been used for trading works. Till now, it serves as a source of livelihood among the people living there. The scenic view of backwaters, beaches, and lagoons are very beautiful. People from many states and countries visit the backwaters for its beauty. One of the best times to visit Alleppey backwaters is during the aranmula snake boat race. This is formerly known as the Nehru boat race. This event has created a huge impact on tourists and locals.

Kumarakom

Kumarakom is known for Ayurveda among the people. It is situated 16 km away from Kottayam along the Vembanad lake. The view offered by Kumarakom is so specials and people from many places come here to visit . The green paddy fields and the mangrove forests fight for its attention from the tourists. The white lilies along the canal draw tourists to this spot from all over the world. The journey in boat rides will take you across many lovely villages in Kerala. You can also enjoy the view of the bird sanctuary that extends all along. It also welcomes many migratory birds. Also, Kumarakom is known for its handicrafts which are made traditionally.

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Kasaragod 

 Kasaragod is a beautiful village that offers backwater facilities. Many tourists visit this place for its beautiful boat rides and sightseeing. Kasaragod is in the northern part of Kerala and holds its essence. The people in this village do oyster farming. It is surrounded by western ghats in the east with some temples, forts, and beaches. It is one of the best backwater destinations that everyone should travel to.

Kollam

 Kollam is a very famous town in Kerala which is especially known for its cashew industry. Ashtamudi lake is one of the famous lakes in Kerala. 30 percent of Kollam backwaters are occupied by ashtamudi lake. The backwater is famous for its houseboat drive which offers the ride across Kollam. This place is located around 70 km from the capital city and the stay here will be very interesting.

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Kuttanad

Kuttanad , which lies below the sea level, holds the name of the rice bowl of Kerala. The rice has grown in abundance in this area. Kuttanad is also a part of the Alappuzha district. The green paddy fields, the blue water bodies, and different beautiful birds make this place vibrant. Therefore, these are the best five backwater destinations in Kerala that everyone must visit and enjoy.

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