Backwaters are the accumulation of Sea Water at the sea beach during
the to-fro motion of sea-waves in the form of lagoons, estuaries etc. Today,
Kerala Backwaters has become the most exciting tourist spot in India.
The span of backwaters holiday depends upon the number of destinations you
want to cover. The climate of Kerala is equable, but during winter times,
the temperature falls a bit and the weather becomes fine. So, the best time
to visit Kerala is between October to March .
Life on the backwaters is entirely different; water being the key to
everything. On the banks one can see lush green rice fields spreading away
into the distance and coconut groves with the occasional temple or church.
The land of the green and the serene Kerala offers an amazing array of the
backwaters in Kerala. The splendid sunsets, the waxing moonlights, the
shoals of ducks, the palms and the wonderful waves make the backwater
destinations the most sought after in kaleidoscopic Kerala.
The enchanting holiday destination of the Kerala backwaters are
Thiruvananthpuram, Thiruvallam, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Kumarakom,
Cochin (Ernakulam, Kochi), Kozhikode, Kasaragod. The 'kettuvallams' or the
traditional houseboats offer the best possible accommodation. The largest
backwater stretch in Kerala is the Vembanad lake which flows through three
districts and opens out into the sea at the Kochi port.