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Location : Kozhikode
Attractions : Ashtamudi Backwaters
Best Time to Visit : September to February

Kozhikode Backwaters Overview
Kozhikode Backwaters Kozhikode, formerly called as Calicut is an important city located towards the north of Kerala. The place features historic buildings, golden beaches and the ubiquitous backwaters. At Kozhikode the waterways are fed by the adjoining sea. There is an extended network of rivers and lagoons which provide for some exciting boat trips.

The banks of the waterways are lush green and support the tropical vegetation. The region around is quite popular. The popularity of the region dates back to the times when Vasco De Gama, a Portuguese sailor, landed here. Not much has been changed over the centuries. Some of the oldest fishing communities of Malabar can still be found in the backdrop of spectacular water world. Clear blue sky, low lying hills spread across the horizons, calm and cool environment and more puts one in a state of trance.

A number of islands stand stranded out by the backwaters here. These small islands are inhabited by great population of birds. The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is one such place at Kozhikode.

Backwater Experiences
The Ashtamudi Lake that spreads out in the region is a very beautiful place. The lake is intricately woven into a network of canals and waterways that provide for the water exploration. There are several beautiful islands located within these backwater regions. The cruise along these islands is really breathtaking. One can find many beautiful resorts, that stand established in small man made islands. The ambience reflects the colors and hands of the nature. Water birds fetching out in the lake, the country side bound with carpet green hills, a serene beach and the exotic smell of spice. The place is worth spending some great moments of life.

Popular Activities
Tourists who reach Kozhikode can make good of their times cruising along the Kallai River and Canoli Canal. The backwaters are placid and the traffic is light. The distant green hills and the early morning mist are soothing. There is a bird sanctuary called Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, located on an island at Kozhikode. Watching rare birds in their natural habitat is a great means of amusing oneself at Kozhikode. One can also checkout at Kalipoika, a place that offers a splendid boating experience. There are other attractions as well, like Kozhikode Beach, museum and art gallery, planetarium and many more.
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Features : The tour package inculcates backwater trips, which form the best tourist places in the state. Backwater trips are arranged for destinations including Periyar (Thekkady), Kumarakom and Cochin. The package also includes tour through popular hill station, Munnar and beach spree at Kovalam. The tour begins from Cochin and proceeds to destinations including Periyar, Munnar, Kumarakom and concludes at Kovalam. Departure is from the capital city of Kerala, Trivandrum.


Elephants at Periyar, Kerala
Features : Kerala Vacation Package provides a customized package for some popular destinations of Kerala and beyond. Backwaters, one of the prime places to visit in the state are covered. The backwater destinations include that of Cochin, Periyar and Kumarakom. Apart from backwaters the tour also caters to other destinations like Kovalam and Kanyakumari. Beyond Kerala, it provides a guided tour of Mumbai city, in the concluding part.


Kumarakom Backwater, Kerala
Features : The tour as its title suggest features the much prized attractions of Kerala, backwaters. The tour provides for a few selected best backwater destinations including Cochin, Periyar, and Kumarakom. The events covered include boat rides, backwater cruises and unhampered holiday at the famous Kovalam beach. A total of 10 days are spend exploring these beautiful places and enjoying some unique moments in the lagoons and lakes of Kerala. For some memorable romantic vacations there is no better deal than this.


Kerala Beaches
Features : Kerala Spice Trail is an adventurous tour through diverse lands of Kerala including its beautiful lakes and waterways. The tour packages takes you to the popular backwater stretches like Cochin, Periyar and Alleppey. The boat ride from Cochin to Alleppey is a great pleasure and one of the features of the named package. The tour further journeys through the popular hill stations, beaches and plantations lands. The tour highlights adventure treks, backwater cruises, beach pleasure and more. Destinations covered include Trivandrum, Munnar, Madurai, Thekkady, Cochin, Alleppey and Kovalam.


Kerala Backwater
Features : The tour package has an elaborate schedule that covers a wide area in and around Kerala. Backwater tour is a small part of the trip and limited to a few places. The tour begins from the famous city Chennai and proceeds along the Western Ghats, into the mainland Kerala. This road expedition helps in close encounters with the beauty and nature of the place. The destinations covered include Madras (Chennai), Mysore, Ooty, Guruvayoor, Cochin, Varkala and Kovalam. An exciting tour for adventure lovers.


Kerala Beaches
Features : The tour package provides for a brief sojourn at key places in Kerala state. The package lays more emphasis on leisure than adventure. The package gives you a tour through backwater destinations including Cochin, Periyar and Kumarakom. In addition there is a trip to the famous Marari Beach. Boat safari and sunset cruise is a special treat in the schedule. Other activities include bird watching at Kumarakom and beach activities at Marari.


Houseboat at Alleppey, Kerala
Features : India and the Tropical South is a slow paced tour along the beautiful backwaters and plantation lands of Kerala. The package provides traditional means of transportation including a ride in the famous Kettuvalloms. The backwater destinations covered includes Kollam, Alleppey, Cochin and Kumarakom. The tour further takes to the acclaimed tourist places that exist as popular hill stations, spice towns and wildlife reserves. This 15 days tour will see you through places like Kollam, Alleppey, Cochin, Munnar, Madurai, Periyar, Kumarakom and Kovalam.

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