Kerala is a small, densely populated state in the southern most part India, South India. The State of Kerala occupies a long strip of land along the southwest coast of India. Kerala is relatively rich in natural resources as also rich in scenic beauty. Kerala’s literacy rate is the highest in the world with an artistic tradition. Kerala is almost entirely shaded by the coconut trees, rich fauna and fauna and greenery.
Kerala is one of the 25 States in India comprising the Indian Union, which is the largest Democratic Republic in the world. It is the southern most state which is on the shores of the Arabian Sea.
It has an area of 15,005 sq. miles or 39000 sq. kms with 30 million people, and it is divided into 14 districts.
Kerala has Inland backwaters with lakes & lagoons networked with canals stretch to over 1,900 km all over Kerala.
The native language of Kerala is Malayalam, which had originated from Sanskrit and Tamil. The name Kerala is explained today as the 'land of coconuts', derived from the Malayalam word 'Kera' (meaning coconut palm).
Malayalam is the main language of Kerala. The word Malayalam is also a combination of two words, ‘Mala’ (meaning mountain) and ‘alam’ (meaning the land).
Kerala is one of the relatively well kept secrets of all the exotic destinations in the world. Kerala has an equable climate, beautiful backwaters and natural abundance of forests with a wealth of herbs of medicinal value.
Keralites believe in tradition and the Sanskrit saying "Atithi Devo Bhava" (Hindi Language/ National language) which mean "Guest is as God".
Kerala Backwaters are a natural storage area where rain water from the hilly areas and the mountains flow through a chain of canal's.
This Kerala backwater is formed with fresh water and estuary region with salt water.
The Kerala Backwaters are a chain of lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea forming the coast of Kerala in southern India.
Local people call it ‘Kayal’ (backwaters) of Kerala- comprising of twisty inland lakes networked by canals which extend to over 1900km
Most important backwater regions are Alleppey , Kumarakom, Kottayam & Kollam. Vembanad lake is the biggest fresh water lake in Asia, covering an area of 200 sq km, and touched Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kottayam, and Ernakulam / Cochin districts.
The exclusive backwater destination situated on the banks of the Vembanad lake is considered the gateway to the backwaters
Alleppey/Alappuzha, popularly known as “Venice of the East" has a network of canals that run through the town. Boating across these soothing stretches is an experience exclusive to Kerala.
Kerala Houseboat Cruise / Kettuvallam Cruise
No trip to Kerala is complete without a backwater cruise on a houseboat; most of these are leisure & family tours, honeymoon tours, and packaged tours through the Kerala backwater.
Houseboats in Kerala form a Unique lifetime experience and Backwaters of Kerala are a self-supporting Eco-system teeming with aquatic life. Backwater houseboats / Kettuvallam cruises / Boat House packages are popular products for a traveler in Kerala.
Cruising through the backwater, lakes & lagoons and staying overnight on a houseboat supported with a candle light dinner is more exotic and memorable experience during the journey.
Coco Houseboats operate different types of backwater services with single (1) bed room houseboats, Two (2) bed room houseboats ,Three (3) bed room houseboats, Four (4) bed room houseboats, Five (5) bed room houseboats and Family Houseboats & different backwater packages.