Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  Kerala  /  Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Backwaters, Kerala

4.2
#1 of 155 in Nature in Kerala
Kerala Backwaters, a crisscrossing network of coastal waterways navigable by boat, provide one of the region's most efficient transportation options and tourist attractions. More than 900 km (560 mi) of lagoons, canals, lakes, and estuaries make up the network, and draw visitors from around the world looking to glide lazily under palm trees and past traditional villages on a houseboat. Explore this massive network of water-routes by renting a boat, as this makes for the easiest mode of transport and allows you to get an up-close glimpse of a region nearly frozen in time. Kerala Backwaters is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Alappuzha Edition.
Create an itinerary including Kerala Backwaters

(Alappuzha is the nearest city to Kerala Backwaters)

map
Places to stay near Kerala Backwaters
Kerala Backwaters Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
3,569 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • So I just took a day trip on the backwaters and it was fantastic. You slide slowly into narrow canals and it's really sociable and friendly - in our group there were four boats with six people in. For...  more »
  • very good service at very good price. specially the staff was very helpful and friendly. they kept the promise as agreed.  more »
  • We only had two days in Kerala and wanted to do a day tour at Kochi Fort one day. The second day we wanted to do something more related to nature, as Kerala is known for its flora and fauna... I booke...  more »
Google
  • Must do if in Kerala!! The waters are very clean and its a different experience altogether. We went for a ride in the evening on a boat in kochi. The views were spectacular. And it feels serene and relaxing with all the greenery around you. Don't miss this out if in Kerala!
  • Amazing once in a lifetime experience. Staff is friendly and helpful. Interior of house boats is very clean and beautiful. Travelling in it, staying in it, is very rare experience. Views along the way of the ride is spectacular. One of the best places in Kerala
  • Great place for spending time with your loved ones. Be careful with the houseboat you go for. They usually deliver less than promised
  • Back waters are awesome, imagine yourself if rain is added to those backwaters. Yes it become most stunning view. Such is this place
  • Houseboat stay in the backwaters of Kerala is the best tourism experience of my life. Such a peaceful environment with water all around. The world becomes very small for that period. The house bats are made with lot of amenities in a small place. Small but cozy bedroom, nice place to sit out to have a view of unending back water lakes. It is a once in a lifetime experience. Also Allepy is less crowded as compared to Komarkam. I must have experience in the Gods Own Country.

Plan your trip to Kerala

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Kerala Backwaters by other users

6 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA May, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Alappuzha BY A USER FROM OMAN May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in India BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in South India BY A USER FROM INDIA May, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Alappuzha BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA July, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Alappuzha BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Alappuzha BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Alappuzha BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans