Backwater Tourism

Sherly Cottages offers packages for backwater cruises such as the traditional Houseboating/ Kettu-vallams (traditional rice boats, now converted into floating hotels), to share a lifetime experience of the panoramic backwaters. The backwater regions of Kerala are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and comprise coconut lagoons, serene lakes and canals on the coast of the Arabian Sea.

The Ashtamudi Lake, located in district of Kollam, is one of the scenic back waters of Kerala. The lake is rich in its biodiversity and possess a rare wetland ecosystem. It is a most visited tourist destination. Houseboat tourism is a popular feature where you can stay overnight in luxurious houseboats. The Munroe Island is also famous for its natural beauty and greenery.

Vembanad backwater stretch through the districts of Ernakulam, Alappuzha and Kottayam. The Kumarakom Tourist Village (Kottayam) provides house boating services. The Cochin coast (Ernakulam) is adorned with plenty of islands notable being the Wellingdon Island which houses the Port of Cochin. The picturesque Vembanad backwater is an ideal spot for sightseeing, picnicking, boating and fishing.

Apart from these three major backwater regions, the popular options are Thiruvallam Lagoons and Akkulam-Veli Backwaters located in Thiruvananthapuram district, Alumkadavu Backwaters located in Kollam district, Kumbalangi Backwaters, which is part of Vembanadu Lake, Canoli canal and Kallai backwaters, located in Kozhikode district etc. The coastal districts of Kerala are rich in lagoons and canals and Korapuzha Jalotsavam is a famous water sports festival.

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