This group of lakes, rivers, canals and marshes, located in the heart of lush tropical vegetation along the Malabar coast, is most often the highlight of a stay in Kerala.A houseboat cruise, slowly sliding along the canals shaded by palm trees, is an unforgettable experience. It is also an opportunity to observe the life of small villages where families live in houses located at the water's edge, while letting themselves be rocked by the serenity that permeates the area.It is an accessible experience even for low-budget travellers. The most frequented backwaters are those in South Kerala but they are also found in the North, near Nileshwar. The most suitable season for their visit is from September to May.
Paradise coasts :
The Malabar coast offers little frequented white sandy beaches, bordered by palm trees in the north, and more festive seaside resorts in the south, such as Varkala, a real little corner of paradise where you can forget the rest of the world by tasting freshly caught fish and seafood in the shade of coconut trees. Some of these beaches are narrow sandy strips trapped between the Arabian Sea and the backwaters, offering idyllic landscapes (in Mararikulam, on the island of Vypeen in Kochi or in Poovar, in the south of the state).And don't forget that you are in a country where cows have a great role to play, so don't be surprised by the presence of this unusual beach companion.