Backwaters are part of rivers which is held or pushed back by a dam or current. It lies alongside the river and then rejoins it or to a body of water. Simply saying, it is the part at which the river joins with the ocean. Kerala is the land blessed with its backwater destinations. It offers a perfect blend of magnificent sceneries and tranquility which is a feast to the eyes of tourists. Houseboats are the main attraction of Kerala backwaters and it is an enchanting experience to the tourists.
The major backwater destinations of Kerala are,