Located in the districts of Kannur and Kasaragod, this is perhaps the most scenic backwater stretch in Kerala. Fed by four rivers and dotted with numerous little islands, it offers amazing natural beauty.
Located in Kozhikode district, these backwaters are good for boating while the bird sanctuary at Kadalundi is fast becoming a favourite with bird-watchers and nature lovers. Nearby is Korapuzha, where the Korapuzha Jalotsavam, a watersports festival, attracts tourists.
Kollam-Kottappuram (National Waterway 3)
Declared a National Waterway in 1993, it is an inland navigational route from Kollam to Kottapuram. It is the first-of-its-kind in the country with 24 hour navigation facilities along the entire stretch.
Located in Thiruvananthapuram district, Akkulam-Veli is part of a large eco-tourism project. Akkulam Lake is basically an extension of the Veli Lake. Together, they offer an exceptionally beautiful naturescape with fish ponds, wade pools and landscaped gardens.
This is a small coastal village situated down South, famous for its backwaters and beautiful estuaries. Thiruvallam is a religious destination. The Neyyar River, Poovar Lake and the Gold Sand Beach converging at the estuary are some of Poovar’s remarkable sights.