A part and parcel of the Kerala’s travel and tourism industry, the backwaters of Kerala has played a vital role in shaping the past and present of the state. These backwaters are proof that the state of Kerala is destined to have a brilliant future. These palm-fringed backwaters of the state draw in hordes of tourists and travelers from all parts of the world.
The backwaters have come into existence by the back and forth motion of the waves of the sea water. The state, as a reason, is a bewitching network of lakes, lagoons, deltas, estuaries and canals. While one travel along these wonderful backwater bodies, one comes across the natural riches and the seaside culture of Kerala. There is much to experience and enjoy while one travel along these miraculous water bodies. The Vembanad Lake is the largest backwater stretch in Kerala, with the Astamudi Lake being the second largest backwater stretch of Kerala.
Some of the best backwater areas are Kumarakom, Alleppey & Quilon.