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Thiruvananthapuram Backwaters

The boats cross shallow, palm-fringed lakes studded with cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, and travel along narrow, shady canals. Along the way are small settlements where people live on narrow spits of reclaimed land only a few metres wide. The larger boats are motorised but there are numerous smaller boats propelled by punting with a long bamboo pole.
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Thiruvananthapuram Backwaters

Thiruvananthapuram, previously known as Trivandrum, is the capital of Kerala, India. This beautiful city is located near beautiful beaches and serene backwaters and has several historic temples and museums, making it a great place to begin Kerala Tours with Kerala Backwater. The name Thiruvananthapuram means the abode of Anantha the Snake God. In Hindu mythology Anantha is the serpent on which Vishnu, the Preserver in the Hindu pantheon, rests. Thiruvananthapuram city is built on seven hills. Its notable landmarks include the Sree Padmananbhaswamy Temple, which is believed to be 2000 years old. The museum attached to the temple has a number of paintings by the renowned painter from Kerala, Raja Ravi Verma. Thiruvananthapuram was previously the capital of the founder of Travancore state Raja Marthanda Varma. The modern capital of Kerala retains its historic heritage in the form of temples, old monuments and palaces of the kings of Travancore. You can tour the historic and modern attractions of Thriruvananthapuram on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.

Some of the modern attractions of Thiruvananthapuram include the Kanakakunnu Palace. The residence of the erstwhile rulers of Travancore, Kerala, the palace is now a venue for cultural events. The Napier Museum, the Natural History museum and the Sri Chitra Art Gallery are all worth visiting in Thiruvananthapuram. Thiruvananthapuram is near the Thiruvallam backwaters and the beautiful Kovalam Beach. So whether its Kerala backwaters or Kerala beaches that you wish to see, you can make a choice after arriving at Thiruvananthapuram. Tour the beautiful destinations around Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, with Kerala Backwater. Other tourist destinations in Kerala that are easily accessible from Thiruvananthapuram are Ponmudi, a beautiful hill station, Varkala a scenic beach and if you travel around 90 Km to Tamil Nadu you will reach Kanyakumari, the southern most point of India. Tour the attractions of Kerala, South India with Kerala tours from Kerala Backwater.







Things to do
Things to do in Kerala:

1. Ride a canoe:
Drift along serene waterways in a country craft, enjoy the breeze, answer a cuckoo's call. Wave back at the cheerful village children on the banks. Invite some of them to top in for a ride.

2. Wear jasmine in your hair: Get yourself a string of jasmine - the natural ornament for your hair. You could even pluck them fresh from a garden and string them yourself.

3. Visit the local markets:
Small stalls with fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, chicken. High-pitched salesmen luring you with impossible bargains. Visit these bustling markets, or chandas.

4. Stay in a tree house:

Spend romantic nights in tree houses, washed in the sweet scent of forest flowers. Let the sounds of the forest fill your dreams.

5. Have a mud bath:
Go in for mud therapy and discover its healing properties at the Kavil Bhavan Yoga and Cultural Centre at Nileswaram.
Don't Miss in Kerala
Malabar : Theyyams in the Kannur Kavus. A taste of Kallumakaya and Mappila fish pathiri. Halwa from Sweet Meat Street.

Kochi : The gateway of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in India.Birthplace of Adi Sankaracharya. A walk in St Thomas' footsteps. Bell-metal ware. Bathing in waterfalls.

The Western Ghats : Treks through Sahya Hills. Wildlife viewing from boat. Tea tasting in India's only Tea Museum. Spice shopping at Kumily.

Kuttanad : Backwater Cruise. Kallu, Kappa and Karimeen at Karimpankala. Backwater island.

Travancore : Houseboat-makers village. Late-night Kathakali in Thiruvalla. Elephant Camp at Konni