Spread over 900 km of waterways, Kerala offers a truly amazing ecosystem of lagoons, estuaries, lakes, canals, and deltas of several rivers that converge with the Arabian Sea. It has a unique ecology of saltwater of the sea meeting the sweet water of the rivers that dot almost the entire border of the state. The twin regions of Alleppey and Kumarakom form a majority of the waterways that attract tourists from India and abroad.
The ecosystem boasts of a wide range of marine life forms and greenery, making it a big hit with tourists who want to get away from the daily stress and spend quality time in houseboats (or kettuvallams) on the backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom, thus making the two regions a favourite holiday destination.
There are many interesting routes to cruise on the Backwaters of Kerala, each route is more enchanting than the other.
Alappuzha to Alappuzha is a one night round about cruise which takes you through the Legendary Punnamada Lake. Sail along the gentle clear backwaters to the romantic Vattakayal Lake and spend a night aboard.