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Love Waterfront Destinations? Kerala is The Perfect Place For You!

Love Waterfront Destinations? Kerala is The Perfect Place For You!

The serene backwaters of Kerala need no introduction! Adorning the Malabar coast, this chain of brackish lagoons and lakes makes for a surreal experience. Apart from this, Kerala is also the home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country with the famous Athirapally being the hot favourite.  

If you love lakes, waterfalls or even beaches, don’t worry as Kerala has you covered with some of the most beautiful waterfront destinations in the country! To top it all, you can also combine exquisite luxury with your relaxation plans and rent a houseboat to experience something that’s truly once-in-a-lifetime. So, what are you waiting for? Let our travellers help you explore some fantastic waterfront destinations of Kerala! 

1. The misty magic of Athirapally waterfalls!

Are you fond of surreal scenery and beautiful waterfalls that make you fall in love with nature? The Athirapally waterfall is one of the most scenic natural waterfall you’ll ever see and once you’re here, you’ll feel like you’ve been teleported to a fantasy world!

HolidayIQ traveller Dilkhush says, “Do wear sports shoes because there are many up and downs on road. There are two views of waterfall one is up side. Those who can not walk downside can view it from here. And a one is downside which is very best. You will get 360 degree spectacular view of waterfall. The Famous Bahubali movies scenes were shot over here.”

2. The divinely peaceful Ananthapura Lake Temple!

Also known as the Ananthapadmanabhaswamy Temple, the Ananthapura Lake Temple is one of the most unique temples in Kerala as it is built in the middle of a lake and features a crocodile that’s entirely vegetarian. Known as Babia, this crocodile is said to be the guardian of the temple and if locals are to be believed, it never harms anyone, including the fish in the lake.

HolidayIQ traveller Snehalata says, “Ananthapuram temple is the oldest temple and one of the ancient temples which has a mythological story behind it. There is a crocodile that protects the whole temple and especially the cave from which Lord Padmanabhan God had crossed to reach trivandrum padmanabha temple. This temple is very clean and close to nature.”

3. Local flavour and history at Muziris Heritage Project!

Tired of hearing about the same old backwater destinations over and over again? How about you explore someplace that will give you an insight into the culture of Kerala like nothing else.

Apart from being the first Green Project of Kerala, it is also the largest Heritage Conservation Project in India. You can also find India’s first mosque, first church and the oldest European monument in Muziris. So, explore like you’re meant to!

HolidayIQ traveller Elsie says, “The Hop-on Hop-off boat service and water taxis on the backwaters in the Muziris region are ideal to hire to get a first hand experience of the ancient excavation world tourism in Kerala which is an integral part of historic spice route. The Hop-on Hop-off service is the first of its kind in the country.”

4. The tranquil backwaters of Alappuzha!

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Alleppey needs no introduction as far as Kerala backwaters are concerned. Fall in love with the sound of the migratory birds as they wake you up early morning or the dramatic sunset that frequently looks like it’s been painted into the sky- the choice is yours! Spend time in your luxury houseboat and experience a slice of life you’re not going to forget anytime soon.

HolidayIQ traveller Vinod says, “Alleppey or Alappuzha is known as Venice of the east for a solid good reason. The backwaters here and the houses surrounding it with a laid back atmosphere is apt for a wonderful relaxed sun soaking holiday. The wind just flows right here not too much and brings in the whole atmosphere to the right ambience.”

5. The unexplored waters of Munroe Island!

Located on the confluence of two beautiful water bodies-  Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River, Munroe island is a nature lover’s dream come true. Enjoy a boat ride surrounded by coastal vegetation of all kinds and discover a Kerala your heart has been wanting to for ages!

HolidayIQ reviewer Dilkhush Shah says, “Munroe Island experience has took me back to village life which I miss in Mumbai. We did fish farming and prawn farming and also learnt how to make tody. The cottage had a small boat ride which took us to whole village which was so serene that I didn't want to come back.”

Watch this space for more interesting stuff about Kerala and fuel your wanderlust!

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