A Kerala Tour is the ultimate dream-come-true experience for a nature lover. An equable climate, a long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife have made Kerala one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. .
Alappuzha or Alleppey is home to Kuttanad - the rice bowl of Kerala - one of the very few places in the world where farming is done below sea level. Kuttanad is a land of lush paddy fields and stretches for 75 Km sandwiched between the sea and the hills. Kuttanad is the also one of the most beautiful backwaters region for a Kerala Tour cruise. It is here that most of the snake boat races are conducted and a majority of the rice boat & houseboat cruises are scheduled. These backwaters remind visitors of the famous dikes of Holland.
A striking example of the indigenous agricultural engineering know-how, here cultivation and habitation are made possible at four to ten feet below the sea level. For this purpose extensive land has been reclaimed from the backwaters and is protected by dikes built around it. A leisurely cruise along the canals here is a memorable experience.