Saturday, 24 May 2014

Top five backwater destinations in Kerala

Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam
Sprawling green lands, mist covered hills and mountains, cool chilled water flowing streams, calm lakes, glorious historical monuments showing the past glory of Kerala, all these are a few prominent attractions of Kerala, the land popularly acclaimed as God’s own country. Apart from all these, the land has a number of backwaters too.

Backwaters in Kerala the spot for conducting various water sport events including Nehru Trophy boat race. You will also enjoy floating over the backwaters of Kerala on a houseboat, watching various tourist destinations that lie on its shores. Yes, there are things, monuments, museums and palaces, hills and mountains, and places for you to see in Kerala. Here we will see only those top five backwater destinations in Kerala.

1.    Akkulam Lake

Akkulam Lake
Akkulam Lake, attracting tourists in huge numbers with its various water sports and facilities like boating, remains one of the most prominent backwater destinations in Kerala.

Children’s park and kettuvallam are other major attractions here. The lake which is an extension of Veli Lake is in Thiruvananthapuram, just a few kilometers away from the international airport.

2.    Ashtamudi Lake

Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam
 Ashtamudi Lake is another top backwater destination. This is the second largest wetland eco system in the state. The lake is located in the Kollam district of Kerala.

The most beautiful view of the lake would be the setting sun’s rays piercing through those coconut palms standing on the coasts of this lake. Boat races also attract tourists. More Info

3.    Vembanad Lake

Vembanad lake (Vembanad Kayal)
If anyone is ask you which the largest and longest lake in Kerala, you will have the answer Vembanad Lake. The lake is so big that it sprawls over to many districts in the state.

Though it is commonly known as Vembanad Lake, the name gets changed according to the change in districts. More Info

4.    Sasthamkotta Lake

Sasthamkotta Lake
Sasthamkotta Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Kerala. All the more it is the largest fresh water lake in the state.

The lake, located in Kollam district, is also famous as one of the most prominent Hindu pilgrim centers in the state. There are many nearby tourist locations including mountains and hills. More Info

5.    Nileswaram

Nileswaram backwaters are located in Kasaragod district of Kerala. Unlike other backwater destinations in Kerala which are related with lakes, Nileswaram is formed out of the river Nileswaram. 

A visit to this backwater destination in the Malabar side will surely be pleasure-generating. You will find all what you want and expect from a tourist spot. While visiting, you can also visit to a number of famous Hindu temples and historical sites which lie in close proximity. More Info

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