Kerala is most famous for its backwaters – a network of brackish lagoons and canals stretching over 900km. The merge of Arabian Sea with the waters of lakes and rivers is truly picturesque, a cherished sight. Bordered by coconut and palm trees, these backwaters take you to the rural part of Kerala. Some of the best backwater destinations in Kerala are Alappuzha, Kumarakom, Alumkadavu, Kollam, Kumarakom, Kumbalangi and Thiruvallam, besides others. The best way of enjoying the beauty of these backwaters is riding on a traditional houseboat called "Kettuvallam". A ride on these backwaters offers you the experience of a lifetime.