The trip to the Padmanabhswamy temple was a very divine experience. It was lovely to see such a magnificent temple dedicated to the Lord of Creations. After the trip I headed for my next destination which is one of the most famous things to do in Kerala, staying at one of the Southern Backwaters houseboats.
The backwaters of Kerala consist of 900 km of interconnected waterways, rivers and lakes and make a unique ecosystem where all the lagoons and deltas of all the rivers join the Arabian Sea. I enjoyed these backwaters with a stay at one of the lovely houseboat near Kollam. These backwaters around the Kollam are extend from Lake Ashtamudi and are very serene.
This amazing town of Kollam is renowned worldwide for the backwaters of Kerala. I undertook a backwater tour which stretched from Kollam to Alappuzha. It is also the longest backwater tour in the entire state. The facilities provided in the houseboats are world beating. There were many historic churches and temples along the way. The natural beauty that one witnesses in the form of sunset, the splashing of the water and complete serenity all around soothes the soul.
It is also a perfect place to click pictures of the natural beauty along the way. The paddy fields and the mangrove forests with coconut woods and white lilies is a sight for the eyes and sure to make everyone awestruck. These backwater tours in one of the premier houseboats was one of the best trip I took in many years and surely the one I am going to cherish for a long time.
This trip should be undertaken by everyone who comes to visit Kerala. The natural beauty and the calmness one feels in the houseboats is going to leave everyone spellbound. It is also a good opportunity for everyone to click some amazing pictures along the way.
Once I was done with the houseboat tour on the backwaters, I decided to visit the next place in my itinerary which was the Alappuzha beach. The beach is considered by many as one of the most beautiful beaches in the state.