Book Tour and Activities on the Go!

  • Kerala’s backwaters are its most distinctive feature and Kerala backwater tours are a wonderful way to enjoy the scenic beauty of these unique landscapes. Kerala’s backwaters make up nearly half of the state, creating a water network stretching about 900 kilometres. Dozens of lakes, inlets, canals, and rivers come together to create the gorgeous landscape which leaves so many tourists spellbound. 

    Cruising through the backwaters of Kerala is one of the most romantic and memorable experiences you will have in the course of your travels, and this is why it should not be given a miss when you are in the state. And a Kerala backwater tour is the perfect way to enjoy this backwater landscape.  A well-thought out backwater tour will give you the chance to experience the best sights and sounds around the backwaters of Kerala and leave you with memories that last long.

    Kerala’s backwaters are many and varied. From the backwaters of Alleppey to those of Kasargod to the backwaters of Cochin and more, there are many options on the list to choose from. All destinations are equally romantic and laden with a rich natural beauty. They only differ in minor details like the nearest city or the islands close by. No matter where in Kerala you choose to start your backwater tour from, you will be sure to find a wealth of wonderful experiences waiting for you. 

    In order to truly get the feel of the backwaters of Kerala, make sure you explore them on the traditional houseboats or Kettuvalloms. This will make you feel one with the landscape and make you enjoy your trip to a greater extent. The backwaters of Kerala are a magnificent tourist destination, so enjoy them to the hilt with a Kerala backwater tour.

    Here are some of the best Kerala backwater tours: 

  • 01Alleppey Backwaters

    Image Credit :

    Our Kerala bactwater tour provides an indulgence into The Venice of the East, alleppey backwaters is the first on the list with its serene and scenic backwaters and number of houseboats sailing over it. These houseboats provide an excellent opportunity to experience the charm of Kerala in every aspect.

    A host of boat races take place during the harvesting season. This is one of the few places in the world where harvesting is done below the sea level. Alleppey backwaters remains the favorite destination for tourists keen on exploring the backwaters of  India..

    Best time to visit- Between September To march ( Monsoon deals are expensive) .

  • 02Kuttanad Backwaters

    The Kuttanad valley lies between the hill and the sea, there is so much to look out for in our Kerala Backwater Tours . The meandering canals set amidst the lush green paddy fields will keep you busy throughout your trip.

    A backwater tour in the Kuttanad region is a great way to see and explore the landscape of Kerala.

    Best time to visit- Between September To march 

  • 03Kumarakom Backwaters

    Kumarakom Backwaters
    Image Credit :

    This tourist paradise is more like a cluster of little isles, beautiful Kumarakom island located on the banks of the famous Vembanad Lake. Backwater cruising of Kumarakom is all together distinct know-how as it boasts tourists distinct sort of leisure choices. 

    The Kerala backwater tours also show you the multi colored birds and luscious freshwater fishes along with blooming blossoms are couple of distinct faces of environment that you would enjoy. 

    Best time to visit- Between September To March 

    Kumarakom Houseboat Day Tour

    Kumarakom Houseboat Day Tour

    NNNMM25 Ratings

    d1 Day

    Starting from


  • 04Kasargod Backwaters

    Image Credit :

    Keep your eyes rolling with a line of forts beside the backwaters of Kasargod. It is a land of seven languages and seven cultures.

    A place where gods resides, a land of forts, rivers, mountains and of course the beautiful beach.

    Best time to visit- Between September To march .

  • 05Cherai Island Backwaters

    Cherai is an island which is ideal for swimming and the lovely coconut beaches. This tropical paradise has an extravaganza which cannot be found anywhere else.

    This land is blessed with golden beaches, criss cross backwaters, rich and versatile culture, that will keep you in awe throughout your journey.

    Best time to visit- Between September To march .

  • 06Cochin Backwaters

    Image Credit :
    Head out for this exciting honeymoon in Kerala and make your trip more thrilling in the Cochin Backwaters. As you know that Cochin is one of the finest harbours in the world as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”. Soak in the serenity as you enjoy the ferry rides and cruise around the man-made island. The vast greenery will surely make you fall in love with the place with the amazing views.

    The best thing about this place is that this place is a combination of both traditional and modern of intense longing and high gaiety. Capture the dreamiest moment of the giant fishing net catching the radiant sun. 
    Add these tours of different magnificent locations in Kerala to your travel diary at the earliest.

    Highlights: Stroll down Jew Street's shopping alley and shop your heart out. Enjoy a ride in the local ferries to Willingdon Island and the renowned St.Francis Church where the mortal remains of Vasco da Gama were buried. As you travel along, you'll find that the British, Chinese, Portuguese and Arab influence are very evident.

    Getting There: If you are taking a flight then the nearest Airport is Cochin International airport (COK). If you are travelling by road Ernakulam Bus station is 2 Km from City centre, frequent buses are available from Calicut (Kozhikode), Palakkad, Kottayam, Kollam, and Trivandrum.  
  • 07Kollam Backwaters

    Image Credit :  Espen Klem
    If you are seeking for some serenity then Kollam is a must visit for you. Head out for this one of a kind Kerala Backwaters Tours and make your vacation special. Kollam has always been popular for the amazing houseboat cruises. This is one of the best things to do in the Kollam Backwaters. Make some memorable moments with your loved one with the houseboat cruises.

    These houseboats are very well furnished with bedrooms and toilets made in European style. What could be better than spending the night with your family while enjoying a delicious traditional Kerala meals? Enjoy the starlight night as you cruise through the water along with your loved ones.

    Highlights: Enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of this region as you sail through the serenity. The Kollam backwaters are best explored on traditional Kerala houseboats known as "Kettuvalloms". You can delight in a delicious cuisine as you will have your own onboard cook.

    Getting There: If you are taking a flight then Thiruvananthapuram airport at a distance of 72 km from Kollam is the nearest airport and the Nedumbassery airport at Kochi is more than 150 kms away. Kollam is very well connected by road. 
  • 08Kottayam Backwaters

    Image Credit : Jiths
    Take a trip to Kerala this vacation and enjoy a stay in the serenity along with your loved ones. This Kerala Backwaters Tour will never disappoint you. Nestled amidst the lush green highland and paddy fields Kottayam Backwaters is the perfect holiday place for you. The backwaters are composed of lagoons, lakes, rivers, rivulets, canals, streams and salty seawater.

    The best thing about the backwaters is the houseboat cruise and here you will find most of the people working in the backwaters. This place is a like a paradise for tourist all over the world. Witness the spellbound beauty of the backwaters. As you sail admire the water lilies and lotus touching your houseboats and the water birds creeping slowly and slowly.

    Highlights: Take an overnight trip through the legendary Punnamada Lake, enjoying the sight of the unique lifestyle of people in Kerala passing through the villages.

    Getting There: Kottayam is very well connected with the major cities in India. Kottayam is connected by good motorable roads to all parts of Kerala.
  • 09Kozhikode Backwaters

    Kozhikode backwaters are virgin and unspoiled backwaters that provide the visitors to explore the nature’s beauty at its best. The palm-fringed rivulets, lakes and canals offer the guests with perfect houseboat cruising. Explore the picturesque backwater while sailing on a houseboat, observe majestic surroundings and enjoy the tranquil soothing effect of the enchanting backwaters.

    While cruising along the Kerala backwaters, one can discover the fascinating countryside spilled across the countryside of God’s own country.The Kozhikode backwaters are enchanting as they are decked up with the engaging beauty of deltas, rivers, and lakes.

    Highlights: Soak in the serenity as you cruise through the Kozhikode beach which is known for its serenity. The beach offers the most stunning view with two piers and a lighthouse. You will also get a chance to stop at the Pazhassirajah Museum which has a rare collection of gold and silver coins used by Vasco Di Gama and the Britishers.

    Getting There: Kozhikode is the greatest port of Malabar which lies between the backwaters of the Kallai and Beypore rivers in North Kerala , 224 km south of Mangalore and 210 km of Mysore.
  • 10Thiruvanathapuram Backwaters

    If you want some exciting trip then chose the Trivandrum backwater from the Kerala backwaters tours and make it a memorable one. The all-embracing backwaters of Thiruvananthapuram present a beautiful kaleidoscope of the dynamic scenery. Cruise in the traditional houseboats called "Kettuvalloms" are available for a tour on the scenic backwaters of Trivandrum.

    The meandering waterways lined with lush green vegetation with the blue sky as the backdrop is no less than paradise on earth. Cruise through the calm waters of 200 square kilometres which stretches of crystal clear waters and lagoons. Listen to the chirping of the birds and the gushing water as your houseboat sail on the placid waters.

    Highlights: The serene backwater stretch, en-route to Kovalam, is famous for its canoe rides. It is the meeting point of two rivers-Killi and Karamana. A temple dedicated to Parashurama, the legendary founder of Kerala, is located in Thiruvallam. One can also enjoy some water sports that are provided at these backwaters for tourists.

    Getting There: If you are travelling by flight then the nearest airport is the Trivandrum International airport. The backwaters are also accessible from anywhere in Kerala as Trivandrum is well connected to Kerala by a wide network of roads
  • 11Valiyaparamba Backwaters

    Valiyaparamba Backwaters are the largest backwaters in North Kerala and the third largest backwaters in Kerala. These backwaters in another famous Kerala Backwaters tours which is a hit among the people. These backwaters are in the northern part of the Kavvayi Backwaters which flows through Kasaragod District.

    Valiyaparamba Island Valiyaparamba Backwaters are unspoilt and has about it an innocence. It retains its rustic charm and serene, peaceful environment. As the waters are calm most of the visitors visit this place to enjoy the tranquillity.

    Highlights: While you are cruising in the waters can fish at the Valiyaparamba Backwaters with the traditional sparse equipment used by the locals. Hunting for crabs is an experience you should not miss if you are here.

    Getting There: If you are taking a flight the you can take a flight to Mangalore airport, which is located at a distance of around 103 km. Reaching Valiyaparamba Backwaters is quite easy because of regular bus services managed by KSRTC buses.

  • Best Kerala Tour Packages

  • 12Best of Kerala | Fly & Stay | 7 Days/6 Nights

    Best of Kerala | Fly & Stay | 7 Days/6 Nights
    • d7 Daysn6 Nights
    • NNNNN25 ratings
    • Thrillophilia
    About the Activity:
    • Describing the God's Own Country, Kerala is actually a hard task but here comes an enticing tour package from Delhi that would cover the pulsating destinations Kerala is always proud of.
    • Start your journey from Munnar, the hilly region and continue through the seaside locations to the thick forests to the historical sites and capture some opulent moments in this small region of wonders alone.
    • Mark your footprints in Munnar, Alleppey, Kovalam and other parts of the capital city, Trivandrum while you partake in this 7 day tour.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the entire trip which is inclusive of air transfers.
  • 13Breathtaking Kerala | 5 Nigths & 6 Days Ex. Mumbai

    Breathtaking Kerala | 5 Nigths & 6 Days Ex. Mumbai
    • d6 Daysn5 Nights
    • NNNNN28 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Verified Local Operator
    About the Activity:
    • Add this 6 day sightseeing tour of different magnificent locations in Kerala to your travel diary at the earliest. Choose this Mumbai- Kerala- Mumbai tour package for clubbing with the scenic images of God's Own Country.
    • Start the trip from Kochi, the IT hub of Kerala but it still possesses a plenty of unrivaled historical sights very proudly.
    • Visit Munnar, the coldest region, then Thekkady, an enlarged tiger reserve and Alleppey, the region encircled by backwater; know the beauty of this tiny state is undefinable.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the whole trip which is inclusive of flight transfers.
  • 14Mesmerizing Kerala - 5 Nigths & 6 Days Ex. Mumbai

    Mesmerizing Kerala - 5 Nigths & 6 Days Ex. Mumbai
    • d6 Daysn5 Nights
    • NNNNN29 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Verified Local Operator
    About the Activity:
    • Never be late to make use of this amazing opportunity to spend a quality time in the most visited part of South India, that is Kerala. Here is 6 day tour from Mumbai and covering the major tourist destinations in Kerala.
    • The journey to Kerala will absolutely do wonders and at the end you will start lingering. This is a place where hill stations and backwaters equally attracting visitors, a place where beaches and mountains make anyone's heart get stolen.
    • Begin the tour from Kochi leading to Munnar, Thekkady and Alappuzha which are still the enduring passion of thousands of travelers.
    • This package will provide you with food, accommodation and transportation during the whole trip that is inclusive of round trip flights.

  • 15Wonders of Kerala - Fly & Stay Ex. Delhi

    Wonders of Kerala - Fly & Stay Ex. Delhi
    • d7 Daysn6 Nights
    • NNNNN30 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Verified Local Operator
    About the Activity:
    • This is an intriguing call for all those who are planning to pack their bags for a trip to Kerala; this is from Delhi to the different parts of Kerala.
    • Begin the journey from Munnar, the favourite hill station here and then never miss the chances to spot the rare species at the Tiger Reserve in Thekkady.
    • Feel the freshness of the Venice of the East, Alleppey while you cruise along the scintillating backwaters here. Wind up the tour in Thiruvananthapuram that is packed with multitudes of ancient buildings and more cultural depictions.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the whole trip that is inclusive of flight transfer from Delhi to Kerala and return.



Chembra Peak

A trekking paradise, Chembra is the highest peak in the Wayanad Hill Range that will take your breath away. Encompassed by verdant greenery of the Western Ghats, Chembra Peak is one of those attractions in Wayanad that one just cannot ignore for its mesmerising views. 

It is where the clouds brush your cheeks and your eyes are greeted with solace of calm and quietness in the midst of nature.

It is known for offering an enchanting vista of the heart-shaped lake also known as the Cupid Lake. It also offers an unparalleled view of Banasura Sagar Dam surrounded by the majestic tea plantations located along the foothills of Chembra Peak.

Height: It is 2,100 metres (6,890 ft) above sea level

Location: Kalpetta, Wayanad

Best Time to visit: The best time to visit is between the months of September and March.

Entry fee: The entry charge for the peak is INR 50/USD 0.77

Timings: Chembra Peak is open to tourists during the day time.

Distance from Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: It is about 40 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.


The Bamboo Factory

If you wish to know how bamboo constitutes an important factor in both the lifestyle and livelihood for the people in Wayanad, then a visit to The Bamboo Factory comes highly recommended. 

This educating and inspiring experience gives a sneak peek into the lives of the locals in Uravu. This place is a great stop to witness the wonder of sustainable tourism and explore the ancient traditions that are still preserved in Wayanad.

The Bamboo Factory stands for uplifting the lives of many rural craftsmen along with offering tourists a unique experience by getting to know how bamboo is converted into your favourite items. Tourists at Bamboo Factory also get a chance to talk to these talented craftsmen and know more from their experiences.

Location: 100 Acres Road Thrikkaipatta, Kerala

Best Time to visit: October to February is the best time to visit here.

Entry fee: The cost to visit here is approximately INR 500/ USD 7.7 per person

Timings: One can visit here between 10 am and 4 pm.

Distance from Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: The distance between the two places is around kilometres.


Pookode Lake

If you’re browsing for the most serene Wayanad tourist places, Pookode Lake should incite your curiosity. Surrounded by the evergreen beauty of Western Ghats and verdant forests, Pookode Lake is a gorgeous freshwater lake. 

One of the most interesting features of this lake is that it virtually appears to be in the shape of India’s physical map. Boasting of picturesque excellence and a mesmerising ambience, this freshwater lake is the initiating point of Panamaram stream in Kerala.

Pookode Lake offers many activities like boating and boasts of a freshwater aquarium, a children’s park and a shopping centre where tourists can empty their pockets on excellent spices and handicrafts. 

Another big attraction of Pookode Lake is the widespread presence of wild animals and birds who can be spotted around the lake.

Location: Pookode Lake, Kunnathidavaka, Kerala

Best Time to visit: August to May are the best months to visit here

Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 for one person

Timings: The opening hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Distance from Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: Pookode Lake is located 27.3 kilometres from the Bus station in Wayanad


Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an esteemed natural habitat of many rare and endangered flora and fauna and a wonderful getaway for wildlife lovers. 

It is one of those rejuvenating retreats where people can appreciate sustainable tourism with a bit of adventure and recreation. The two most important areas in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is Muthanga and Tholpetty.

Offering an excellent opportunity to see the elephant herds, deer, langurs and tigers roam freely in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an absolute delight. 

Tourists here can also indulge in bird watching or undertake trekking in the forest with advance booking. Being a vital part of Nilgiri Biosphere reserve, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a biodiversity hotspot that one must add to their places to see in Wayanad.

Location: Bathery- Puthupally Road, Wayanad District, Sultan Bathery, Kerala 

Best Time to visit: The months from October to February are considered to be the best time to visit here.

Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 for Indians and INR 100/ USD 1.54 for foreigners

Timings: It is open from 7:00 am to 10:00 am and then from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Distance from Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: It is approximately 60 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

Ask a Question

Ask Question