The Kerala backwaters are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast of Kerala.The network includes five large lakes linked by canals and rivers, both manmade and natural, fed by 38 rivers, and extending virtually half the length of Kerala.

The backwaters of Kerala have a unique ecosystem – freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea in the backwaters in Kerala.Many unique species of aquatic life live in and alongside the backwaters in Kerala.

Alappuzha Backwater
Alleppey 'Venice of the East', figures prominently on the tourist trail as one of the major centers for backwater boat trips, served by ferries to Quilon and Kottayam in particular.
Kasargod Backwater
The Districts of Kasargod, stationed in the extreme north of God’s Own Country is strategically situated with the gurgling Arabian Sea bordering it on its west and the Western Ghats towering on its northern and eastern sides.
Kochi Backwater
Kochi, the landmark trading center of Keralaand bustling with verve boasts of harboring one of the top-grade natural seaports.
Kollam Backwater
The Kollam Backwaters is an exceedingly beautiful tourism spot in the lap of the renowned Ashtamudi Lake, making it the gateway to the magnificent backwaters of Kerala
Kozhikode Backwater
The Kozhikode backwaters is a promise to the tourist; the promise of a holiday on historic lands, on serene waters
Kumarakom Backwater
The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and is part of the Kuttanad region.
Kuttanad Backwater
Kuttanad, spread over eighteen Panchayats belonging to the districts of Alapuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam, stretches for 75 Km sandwiched between the sea and the hills
Thiruvallam/Veli Backwater
One of the favorite excursions of most tourists who visit Kerala is a pleasure trip on the Thiruvallam Backwaters