Lake and Backwater Experience in Kerala
Lakes and Backwaters form the essense of a Kerala experience. Backwaters canals of Alleppey has given Kerala the “Venice of East” name. There are a number of Lakes and backwater canals that are now popularly visited by tourists and experiential travelers.
North Kerala – Nileshwar
South and Central Kerala – Vaikom, Alleppey, Ashtamudi (near Kollam)
Near Cochin – Chittoor, Kumbhalangi
South and Central Kerala – Kumarakom, Ashtamudi (near Kollam)
The experiences around these comprise
Lakeside Luxury - Kumarakom and area north of Alleppey is a world renowned luxury getaway where guests arrive to enjoy lakeside luxury. Coconut Lagoon pioneered the concept of a Kerala Experience and still today one of the recommended options for anyone wishes to experience Kerala.
Backwater Stay - Area South of Alleppey, known as Kuttanad region is renowned for its Backwaters. Here guests stay in a backwater homestay and experience cuisine, craft, culture and backwater lifestyle.
Ayurveda – There are number of Ayurveda centric stay options that offer guests with a scenic backdrop for a stay in relation to wellness solutions based on age old Ayurveda procedures and treatments.
Houseboat - Houseboat cruise and an overnight stay in a houseboat is most unique aspect of Kerala. 1 night cruise gives an introduction to the area. Two night gives a thorough coverage. Three night gives guests a chance to explore little explored area and travel much farther South of the area. The canals especially in Alleppey are are quite intricate and one can spend upto a week (Typical stay is 1 or 2 nights) traversing them.