The backwaters in Kerala are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes are parallel to the Arabian Sea coast of Kerala. The network consists of five major lakes connected by channels, both synthetic and natural, fed by a number of rivers, and extending almost half the length of the State of Kerala. The backwaters were by the action of waves and currents shore to create a low barrier islands in the mouth of many rivers flowing the Western Ghat area.
Kerala has more than 900 km each other waterways, rivers, lakes and bays that the backwaters in Kerala. In the middle of this beautiful landscape, there are a number of cities and municipalities, the start and end the backlog cruises. National Waterway No. 3 from Kollam to Kottapuram refers to a distance of 205 km and runs almost parallel to the coast of southern Kerala facilitate the movement of both cargo and water reservoirs tourism.
The backwaters of Kerala have a unique ecosystem – freshwater rivers meet the sea water of the Arabian Sea in the backwaters of Kerala. Many unique types of aquatic life, including crabs, frogs and mudskippers, water birds such as terns, kingfishers, cormorants and darters, and animals such as turtles and otters live in and close to the backwaters of Kerala. Palms, pandanus bushes, green plants and shrubs grow, alongside the backwaters of Kerala, which has a green tint to the surrounding landscape. You see the beautiful flora and fauna of the backwaters of Kerala, while on visit to Kerala Kerala Backwater
- Alappuzha BackWater
Alappuzha is also known as Venice of East. The area is surrounded by Canals and Backwater Lagoons. The main Snake Boat races are held in and around Alappuzha backwaters. This is one of the most popular backwater destinations of Kerala.
- Kollam BackWater
Kollam was a major commercial centres of the ancient world, eulogised by travellers, such as Ibn Battuta, Marco Polo. It is also the starting point of return of watercourses. The Ashtamudi Kayal, known as the gateway to the backwaters, covers about 30 per cent of Kollam.
- Kumarakom BackWater
Kumarakom is a cluster of islands surrounded by backwaters and is a place of enchanting beauty. The blue backwaters of Vembanad Kayal and the amazing shades of green of the vegetation, combines with the quietness of the place to make it an idyllic holiday destination.The bird sanctuary and the driftwood museum are added attractions.
- Thiruvananthapuram Backwaters
Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala. It is the starting point of array of Backwaters. There are so many tourist destinations in Thiruvananthapuram includes Kovalam, Padmanabha Swami Temple etc.
- Kochi BackWater
Kochi is also known as Queen of Arabian sea is the Biggest City of Kerala and the Sea Port. It consist of a number of Backwater canals and rivers. This is one of the favorite destination for Tourists.
- Kasaragod Backwaters
Kasaragod is the northernmost District of Kerala. It well known for the Valiyaparambu stretch of Backwaters an amazingly beautiful green corridor along the coast of the Kerala.