The network of waterways, inlets from the sea, estuaries of over forty rivers, lakes and natural canals connecting coastal towns are all interlinked to form the bewitching backwaters of Kerala. Over 900 kms of the Kerala backwaters are navigable and have been used for centuries by the local people for transportation. Today, it is also an attractive holiday destination for travellers from all over the world.
The backwaters of Kerala have a unique ecosystem. Freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea in the backwaters. Many unique species of aquatic life, water birds such as terns, kingfishers, darters and cormorants, and animals such as otters and turtles live in and alongside the backwaters in Kerala. Palm trees, pandanus shrubs, various leafy plants and bushes are common feature providing a green hue to the surrounding landscape.

The fisher folk and people who live in these backwater villages have a unique relationship with the backwaters. The backwaters are the primary source of livelihood. The fish caught from its waters, the paddy, coconut and other crops harvested along its banks, the boats they build and use to transport them across the labyrinthine backwaters, are all an integral part of their traditional way of life.
So join the cruise down the backwaters of Kerala with ‘Kerala Backwaters & Resorts’ and experience one of the most unforgettable journeys of life.
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