House boat stay is one of the delightful experience offered by kerala tourism. Domestic and international tourists waiting for the joy ride in house boats through kerala backwaters.
But these pleasure trips making bad impacts on lake habitat. The uncontrolled operation of house boats , causing serious environmental hazardous , including plastic and pollution in the lake water and dumping of toilet waste . According to the official records about 500 house boats are operating in Alappuzha , about 80 house boats are operating without proper licence.
Kerala the god’s own country gifted with lovely beaches, hill stations, beautiful backwaters and enchanting greenery, bird sanctuary and wild life conservations . the major attraction kerala is it’s backwaters. Kerala back waters are world famous. Kerala is one of the wonders of nature.
Kumarakom is located about 15 km away from kottayam district . kumarakom comprised of a cluster of islands . it is at the bank of the famous freshwater lake vemabanadu lake. The waterways in kumarakom attracts number of tourists.
Alleppy is a famous place for house boats and backwater trips. Alappuzha have numerous lake , lagoons and freshwater rivers. The main economy of alappuzha district is tourism industry.
Kochi is known as queen of Arabian sea. Kochi backwaters are formed by the islands on the vemabanad lake.
Kollam is known as the entry point of backwates. It is located 70 km away form trivandrom , the state capital.
The trivandrom , the kerala state capital have number of picturesque backwaters. Trivandrom is blessed with lagoons, canals, fresh water rivers and enchanting greenery.
In kerala ‘god’s own country’ onam festival kicks of the tourism season as well .the first public function that bring tourists form world wide are boat races. The backwater come alive with the most beautiful festivals in kerala. The Nehru trophy boat race held at punnamada lake attracts thousands of tourists and the hotels of alappuzha are full duing the season of Nehru trophy boat race , generally it take place in the weeks of august .it is at this same time that the backwaters host the maximum number of house boats that once transported goods from different parts of kerala. The backwater ,traditionally known as kettuvalloms piled can no longer accommodate more number of houseboats and tourists. Kerala backwater are now facing serious pollution problems. The uncontrolled licensing of kettuvalloms leads to the silent death of ecosystems and backwaters. The authorities are keen on bringing eco friendly ways to dispose the waste materials generated by these house boats .unless visitors become more responsible and the tour operators actively participating in conserving the backwater attractions in kerala
Kerala covers over 900 km of interconnected wateways , lakes, rivers these are make up the kerala backwaters. Kerala backwater places are historically important modern towns .tourists from all over the world come and enjoy the kerala backwater destinations .the major backwater in kerala are cochin, alappuzha, kasargodu, kollam, kumarakom, kozhikode,trivandrom etc.backwater in kerala are world famous. These backwaters are used by the local people for transportation. You can travel on these backwater on a traditional house boat namely kettuvallom and enjoy the natural beauty of kerala backwaters.kerala back waters are lying parallel to Arabian sea coast. These backwater include five large lakes which are linked by canals, 38 rivers . kerala backwater can be compared to American bayou . each back water have a unique habitat. The kerala fresh waters are finally reach Arabian sea. The aquatic species like crabs, frogs, mudskippers , water birds , turtles etc are seen in these backwaters. The plant species such as palm, pandanus , bushes , various leafy plants are seen in the banks of these backwaters.
Alappuzha the kerala district , which is famous for boat races, houseboats, lakes etc. alappuzha is one of the major backwaters in kerala. Kuttanadu is a naturally gifted area in alappuzha where the farming done below sea level. Kuttanad is nickname as ‘rice bowl of kerala’. The famous snake boat race take place here .kuttanadu streches for 78 km and it is sandwiched between the hills and Arabian sea . Kerala backwaters is a unique feature of kerala .alappuzha is known as the ‘venice of east’. The district consists large number of lakes and lagoons. Thousands of tourists are coming here for enjoying the beauty of backwaetes. Stay on house boats, boat races are attracts visiotors.alppuzha also known as alleppy. The annual boat race take place in punnamada lake in alleppy. Stay in traditional kettuvallom(house boat) is a remarkable event in your life. Alppuzha have number of beaches, Also Alappuzha backwater is a movie shooting location . The back water beauty of alleppy can be seen in number of bollywood and Malayalam films .alappuzha is one of the best backwater in kerala..