The Queen of the Arabian Sea, Ernakulam, Cochin or Kochi, is a prominent tourist attraction that draws tourists in droves to enjoy the sumptuous and beautiful backwater rides around the kayal or lagoon, which promises to be an exquisite experience for the holidaymaker. A vacation to beautiful backwaters in Kochi is a refreshing experience for both mind and body. It’s a paradise of historic buildings, mouthwatering cuisine, and complete isolation. The popular tourist destination of Wellingdon Island is a must-see on a boat through the backwaters in Kochi.
Veeranpuzha is a picturesque lake in Kochi that forms magnificent backwaters with a succession of brackish lagoons and lakes that run parallel to the Malabar coast. Though it runs from Ernakulam to Munambam, the Nayarmbalam section of Veeranpuzha has the most captivating scenery. The sight will be with you for the rest of your life. Fishermen and agrarians make up the majority of the population. The folks are quite cooperative and oblivious. They are also well-educated and sophisticated. In the event of an emergency, the locals can be extremely dependable. Veeranpuzha still attracts a small number of tourists. The majority of them are completely unaware of it. Recently, some resorts have been built on its banks.
Vembanad Lake, Kerala’s largest brackish lagoon, is a mesmerising picnic place and a backwater tourism destination with extremely amazing boating, fishing, and sightseeing options. From Munambam (Ernakulam District) in the north to Alappuzha in the south, the lake stretches for 80 kilometres in a north-west to south-east direction. The lake’s main body (also known as Punnamada Lake) is located in Kottayam District. The width ranges from 500 metres to four kilometres, and the depth ranges from one to twelve metres. The Vembanad’s boats range in size from enormous stitched-hull cargo carriers with domed mat-roofs to little skiffs carrying lone line-fishermen wearing huge palm-leaf helmets.
Kochi Lake is a section of the Vembanad Lake that is located in and surrounding Kochi. Vypin, Mulavukad, Vallarpadam, Willingdon Island, and others are among the many small islands that make up the Kochi Lake. The Kochi Port, which is built around Willingdon Island, as well as the Vallarpadam island, are both located on Kochi Lake.
Willingdon Island, named after Lord Willingdon, a British Viceroy of India, is one of India’s largest artificial man-made islands, located in the city of Kochi, Kerala. It is a significant commercial hub with some of the city’s greatest hotels. The Indian Navy’s Kochi Naval Base, the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, and the Port of Kochi are all located there. Visitors who want to experience a peaceful atmosphere and natural beauty can come here and have a pleasant holiday. This island is in the centre of Cochin’s Shipyard district, where luxury hotels can be found, some of which have views of the Arabian Sea.
Areekkal Falls, located 35 kilometres from Kochi’s main city on the Ernakulam – Thodupuzha road, is a must-see gorgeous sight. Within an hour’s drive from Kochi’s major city, one may find Areekkal Falls. The silvery falling water above rocky cliffs is a visual joy and a major tourist attraction in the city, boasting spotless surroundings, verdant green woodlands, and a lovely setting.
Edamalayar Dam, also known as Idamalayar Dam, is a gorgeous area and one of Kerala’s largest reservoirs, located 40 kilometres from Athirapally and 76 kilometres from Kochi. The Idamalayar Dam lies on the Idamalayar River in Kerala, which is a tributary of the Periyar River. The greatest time to see this dam is during the rainy season, when the reservoir is full and the sight of water rushing from the dam is breathtaking. Some of these species are migratory and can only be seen during certain months of the year. Dam, Reservoir, and the Vaishali Caves are the main attractions. The dam spans the Edamalayar River, which merges with the Periyar River. A wide range of fauna can be seen in the forests surrounding the reservoir. People who enjoy birds and trekking will find Edamalayar to be a paradise. The forest surrounding the reservoir is home to a variety of bird species.
Bhoothathankettu Dam is one of Kerala’s most beautiful dams. It is thought that bhoothams (spirits/ghosts) erected the natural fortification of hills and trees that guard the area. It is located in the Ernakulam district and has some of Kerala’s top trekking trails. The Bhoothathankettu Dam & Reserve Forest is now popular for hiking, with the cave where the Ghosts were said to inhabit and the dam providing a wonderful view of the river. Boating is also available for both children and adults at this location.