Kerala Houseboats – Discover enchanting Backwaters - Kerala’s unique Houseboats, locally known as Kettuvalloms help the tourist in discovering the enchanting backwaters and lively villages of Kerala on a houseboat cruise. The Houseboats of today are used for leisure trips to encourage tourism, but in old days, these Kettuvalloms were used for commercial purpose to transport goods from different isolated interior villages to the towns. (more…)
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Kerala Tourism received nod from Union Tourism Ministry for the development of Alappuzha Backwater Tourism. The master plan envisages comprehensive development of the backwaters, including creation of a backwater circuit. (more…)
Kerala Backwaters are the most popular tourist attraction of Kerala. Backwaters of Kerala is ranked among the ten paradise of the world by the ‘National Geographic Travellers’ and has emerged as the most popular backwaters destination. Kerala backwater is a broad stretch of waterway that is a lasting source of livelihood and Kerala tourism. Other than being the rippling beauty surrounded by the tall palm and coconut trees, the backwaters in Kerala is the reason that draw thousands of domestic and international tourists every year. (more…)
Alumkadavu is 23 km from Kollam. Alumkadavu is situated along the vast expanse of the Kayamkulam Lake. This picturesque little village by the backwaters is famous for the crafting of enormous Kettuvalloms or houseboats by the skilled artisans.
Thiruvallam is 6 km from Thiruvanathapuram. Thiruvallam serene backwater stretch route to Kovalam offers canoe rides, kayaking and cruises in traditional Kerala houseboats. It is also famous for its 2000–year–old temple situated on the banks of Karamana river.
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Dr. Latha Bhaskar, the project coordinator, Community Environment Resources Center (CERC), Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE), has been seriously engaged in research studies on sustainable tourism. In this article she shares few of her findings.The greatest challenge in dealing with the multidimensional problems in the backwater sector stems from our inability to generate the necessary synergy and convergences among the numerous stakeholders. It is high time to think about how to balance growth with wise use of resources and engage with these issues in a progressive manner. This is especially true and significant in the case of tourism industry, due to its dependence on the delicate ecology of the backwaters. The long-term sustenance of tourismin the region depends on the strategies adopted today. The conservation and development policies need to bee reviewed and restructured in this context, to address the pressing environmental challenges of the region. (more…)
Mr. T G Raghu, a pioneer in the backwater tourism industry of Kerala, has started the Alleppey Tourism Development Co-operative Society Ltd (ATDC) in 1986, the first co-operative move in Kerala for promoting tourism. Conducted cruise from Alleppey to Kollam and back through the waterways of the villages was its initial venture to lure the tourists to the backwaters of the land. ‘With three tourists on board, the inaugural trip was a modest start but was a milestone in the backwater tourism of Kerala. (more…)
Houseboats of Kerala is the finest option to enjoy the spectacular beauty of Kerala’s backwaters Tourism. The natural beauty of Kerala backwaters can be well appreciated through traditional Kerala houseboats. These luxury houseboats are like floating hotels that offers excellent amenities and promise the traveller with the most exotic and exciting experience. (more…)