Cochin is believed to be one of the finest natural harbors in the world. It is an exquisite combination of modern and traditional of intense nostalgia and high revelry. It is one of the most visited backwater destinations. It has been voted as the top ten beautiful places to visit in a lifetime. One of the most imperative activities in any Cochin tourist circuit would be a ferry trip across the vast stretch of Cochin backwaters.
The unique Chinese fishing nets silhouetted against the backdrop of the setting sun and flanked by the swaying coconut palms backwaters make for a breathtaking spectacle. Many backwater cruises commence and end in Cochin. Kerala backwater tourist magnetism for Cochin can be cherished while staying at a hotel or by staying in the houseboats while on Cochin backwater tours.
The coast of Cochin is sprinkled with a large number of islands which are widely interconnected by bridges and ferries. Embellishing Cochin like a necklace of pearls. These islands break the waves from the sea and thus ensuring that the backwaters are clam and traversable. Wellingdon Island is one of the prime island as it houses the famous port of Cochin and is also the largest Naval presence in India.
Kochi backwaters form the central part of the Kerala backwaters were along with enjoying the scenic beauty one should also visit the Fort Kochi, Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village and the Marine Drive.
The popular Kerala boat cruise from Cochin are:
- Cochin to Alleppey (01 Night cruise)
- Cochin to Kollam (02 Nights & 3nights cruises)
Enjoy floating across the blue lagoons to take a peek to the unhurried pace of its rustic life of the tiny hamlets sprinkled around these tranquil backwaters. Houseboats are the best way to explore the majestic surroundings of Cochin backwaters. One can enjoy dwelling in the lavish houseboats while it sails on the soothing backwaters of Cochin. The majestic backwaters of Cochin allows one to experience nature at its best. So explore this pristine land for its alluring and enchanting beautiful surroundings.