The backwaters is the rather unappealing name given to the picturesque network of lagoons, lakes, rivers, and canals that run inland from the coast of Kerala, from Cochin to Kollam .A backwater cruise gives a mind-blowing view of canal systems and endless lagoons , Paddy fields, fishing in backwaters, small houses on small stretch of land There are villages in all over these backwater, The view of backwater birds, people working in paddy fields or people using small canoes as mode of transportation, small resorts, heritage homes are specialty of this area. The lush green palm-fringed landscape, diverse wildlife, and houses and villages that line the backwaters make a journey along these waterways seem like a journey through another world of natural beauty which is still untouched by humans.
The best option to view and experience backwaters is by staying overnight in a houseboat through one of the Kerala Houseboat packages. Most people go for overnight hire of a houseboat , which includes a serene sleep out in the middle of nowhere, in a lake or other similarly peaceful spot. . However if you are on a limited budget you can always opt for a houseboat day cruise in backwaters of Alleppey or Kumarakom which will also be a truly memorable experience.
A Day Cruise backwater Package in Alleppey or Kumarakom will start at 11 AM and will go on till 5 PM with a 1 hour break for lunch. The package for a day cruise in backwaters may cost around Rs.5000 for 2 people including lunch , tea and snacks in the evening. .Depending upon the facilities of the boat t and the level of service the rates may increase or decrease or may slightly vary. If you are coming in as a group it is always better to opt for a day cruise package as you will be able to experience the backwaters in a limited budget.You can also check out the multiple options for Kerala Houseboat Packages covering Alleppey, Kumarakom and Kollam helping guests to experience backwaters of Kerala and village life in its various hues and forms.