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  The Incredible country called India offers beautiful backwater tours for you to enjoy your holidays at. Up in the North, in the Kashmir Valley on the picture perfect backwaters and down south in Kerala the best of backwater tours of India are available.

The green and graceful, palm fringed backwaters of Kerala are unique in themselves. Known all over the world, the tour of Backwaters in Kerala India is considered equivalent to and even much refreshing than the canals in Thailand, or the backwaters in Milan. The sparkling and emerald green waters acquiring the hues of tall huge green palms attract the tourists in quest of serenity and intangible beauty.

Amongst the most frequented backwater destinations of India are Alapuzzha, Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvallam, Kumarakom, Kottayam, Kollam and Kasargod. Alapuzzha is often referred to as the Venice of East. In the heart of the backwaters of Alappuzha lies Kuttanad that is referred to as the rice bowl of Kerala owing to the enormous growth of paddy crops.

Made out of islands like Bolgatty, Vypeen, Gundu and Vallarpadam is Cochin the captivating backwater destination of Kerala in India. Thiruvanthapuram is amongst the most frequently visited backwater holiday destination for the tourists to Kerala. The holy city of the snake is best visited during the festivities of the harvest season of Onam. Close to Thiruvanthapuram are the backwaters of Thiruvallam. Then on your Kerala backwater tours are the backwaters destination of Kumarakom. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a must visit here.

Kottayam is renowned for the paddy fields, rubber plantations and the highlands. It is popular as being the land of letters too. Thus, there are many a dazzling destinations to be enjoyed on the backwater tours of India. The town of Kollam on the Ashtamudi Lake acts as a gateway to the backwater tours of India. For the nature lovers the best tours are from Kollam to Alappuzha. On the seacoast the other backwater destination is Kasargod that offers best of spots for relaxation and rejuvenation.

During the months of monsoon the Kerala backwaters come to life with the sound of the traditional snake boat races, featuring the 130-feet-long chundan boats. Amongst the most important of these races is the Nehru Trophy Boat Race held on the second Saturday of August. Many a tourists opt for their backwater tours of India during this period. The Aranmula Boat Festival of the Parthasarathy temple of Aranmula, on the banks of the holy river Pamba, is the more traditional race in the backwaters.

Backwater Tours of IndiaIn the yesteryears the houseboats were used to transport men and material today they have become tourist attractions in themselves. The traditional houseboats are the best choice for the backwater tours. These 60 to 70 feet high and 13 feet wide in the middle backwater boats are referred to as 'kettuvallams'. Now they offer the best of facilities and most efficient of services to their guests. Honeymoon tours on the backwaters are growing popular every day. The crewmembers of the houseboat comprising of the oarsmen, guide and the chef ensure that you find the houseboat in the backwaters a perfect home away from home. Sailing along the breathtakingly beautiful locales these houseboats must be experienced to be enjoyed.

Today there are over 250 houseboats afloat on the backwaters of Kerala that conduct backwater tours. The entire experience of the backwaters tours brings you close to nature and lets you unwind peacefully with the best and simplest of things around. The tranquillity of environs and the magic of Kerala are sure to make you return for another backwater tour in India.


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