Kerala Backwater Trip is the most sought after among the many packages provided by the Kerala tour operators. Many tourists come from far off places to visit the lovely backwaters of Kerala.
Kannur backwaters are among the famous backwaters in Kerala. Kannur is also known as Cannanore and is one of the important sea coast towns in Kerala. During the reign of the Kothagiri Rajas, Munnar was the capital for many centuries. It was also the premier port of ancient Kerala. Today tourists from Europe, China and Arab countries frequent this tourist spot. Cannanore was referred to as a great emporium of spice trade by Marco Polo in his book of travels and his visit to circa 1250 AD. Kannur is also mentioned as ‘Naura’ in the Periplus of the Erithrean Sea, which is a Greek work of great antiquity. Kannur is rich in many monuments and historic places. The other places of interest are Payyambalam beach, Ezhimala, Pythal mala,Ezhimala, Kottiyoor, Pazhazzi dam, Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Thodikalam Siva temple, Malayala Kalagramam, Madayi Para, Gundert Bungalow, Trichambaram temple, Sree Ramaswami temple, Thalasseri fort, Parassinikadavu,Dharmadam island, Muzhapilangad beach, Meenkunnu beach, valapattanam, Arakkal kettu, St. Angelo Fort etc.
Kumarakom backwater is another very famous backwater in Kerala. It lies between Kochi and Kottayam. Kumarakom is famous for its marvelous mangrove forests, coconut canopies, pulsating paddy fields, enchanting waterways and canals decorated with white lilies. It is a quiet and serene place which rejuvenates every tourist away from the hustle and bustle of the materialistic world. In the house boats in Kumarakom one can enjoy a lazy and laid back holiday.
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