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“Gods Own Country”, this is the true definition of Kerala isn’t it? It truly is one of the finest creations of God where nature is always at its peak. Kerala as we know is one of the top tourist destinations in India. It attracts tourist from not only the country but across the globe. A perfect place to spend a relaxing vacation amidst beautiful natural beauty and the best part is far away from all the hustle and bustle of the regular busy city life. When talk about Kerala we often think of houseboats, coconuts, Ayurvedic medicines and Kathak Kali don’t we? But there is something even more special and magical about Kerala which deserves a mention and that is its enchanting Kerala Backwaters.

7 Most Offbeat Kerala Backwaters You Should Explore

Sasthamkotta Backwate photoPhoto by Jo Kent

1. Sasthamkotta Backwater – The Queen of Lakes

Why the Sasthamkotta Backwater is called the Queen of Lakes? This is because it is the largest lake in the beautiful state of Kerala. The lake is surrounded by hills all around on the three sides. Apart from the natural beauty the lake also holds a great religious importance.

2. Pathiramanal Backwaters

The Pathiramanal Backwaters is a perfect place for those who loved birds. If you want to explore beautiful birds and nature together at one place then no place can beat the Pathiramanal Backwaters. The local of this region say that the Pathiramanal Backwaters is actually a temporary place to stay for hundreds of beautiful birds which migrate from different parts of the world.


Sasthamkotta Backwate photoPhoto by Thierry Leclerc 60

3. Alumkadavu

While we are talking about these beautiful backwaters, we just cannot forget talking about the houseboats. And Alumkadavu is the place where these beautiful houseboats were actually born, yes the houseboats here are special but again you will houseboat in entire Kerala backwaters. Alumkadavu has a cherry on top to offer as it also demonstrates in real how these houseboats are really made.

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4. Marine Drive

You don’t need to go to Maharashtra when I say Marine Drive, as I definitely don’t mean Mumbai. But there is a Marine Drive in Kochi too. For those of you who love nightlife, let me tell you Kochi is one of those few cities in Kerala which have nightlife.

5. Kavvayi Backwater At Payyanur

The Kavvayi Backwater is said to be the largest backwaters of Kerala which is found in the northern part of this state. Apart from the beautiful backwaters this place is also immensely popular for a unique forest which is dedicated to worship holy snakes.

6. Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom

The Vembanad lake is the longest lake in the entire country, and also the largest lake in Kerala. While we talk about lake, first things we look for is fishing and boating of course. And this lake is one of the most perfect locations to go Picnic and enjoy fishing, boating and sightseeing. Recently it has gained immense popularity among the tourists and the credit goes to its rich scenic beauty. One of the most popular attractions here is the snake boat race during the festivities of Okerala backwatersnam.

Sasthamkotta Backwate photoPhoto by Hari Prasad Nadig

7. Padanna Backwaters, Kasaragod

Ending this list with one of the most peaceful Kerala Backwaters the Padanna Backwaters. This place has one of the most interesting features which attract many tourist, the moonlit houseboat cruises. And if you love forest then one of the must visits would be to the Kareem’s forest which is a man-made forest and spreads across 30 acres of land.

Kerala is surely a paradise for the newlyweds but it’s totally perfect for anyone who is looking for some time out to relax in a peaceful surroundings. If you are one of those then hit into these backwater destinations in Kerala and spend a perfect vacation out of your busy schedules. Do let us the most special thing you felt in the Kerala Backwaters.

Featured Photo by Thierry Leclerc 60


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