Allepey, Kumarakom and Kollam are the most important backwater towns for tourists, being centres to hire a houseboat.
Allepey is sometimes called Venice of the east owing to it,s several canals, it is popular all year round, attracting tourists from around the world for the backwater houseboat experience. There is a beach for family fun and picnics, and famous snake boat races take place every year. Kumarakom is on a group of small islands on Vembanad lake, it is known for it,s wonderful resorts and hotels as well as being an ideal point to take a houseboat cruise. This place is peace, tranquillity, sparkling water and green nature in one spot.
Kollam was praised by Marco Polo as one of the great trade ports of the ancient world. Kollam, on Ashtamudi lake, marks the start of the backwaters, an 8 hr cruise will take you to Allepey through enchanting scenery, and waters with lotus and waterlilies.
No where else will you find an experience like the backwaters of Kerala, they are unique !!![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]