Besides these backwaters of Central Kerala, there are other places too such as Veli in South Kerala, and Kadinamkulam, Edava, Anjengo, Madayara, Peravur, Ashtamudi, Kayamkulam, Kodungalur, Chetuva and Valiyaparamba in North Kerala.
Hotels in Kollam : Hotel Aquaserene, Ashtamudi Resorts, Palm Lagoon.
Under its former appellation of Alleppey, ALAPPUZHA, roughly midway between Kollam (85km south) and Kochi (64km north), is another romantic and historic name from Kerala's past. It was one of the best-known and wealthiest ports along the Malabar Coast, to the extent that successful British traders who had settled here during the Raj were loath to leave at Independence. A sizeable community of British expats remained resident here until the 1950s, enticed by thriving trading opportunities; their luck ran out in 1957, however, when the newly elected communist government clamped down on private businesses, and they were forced to return to Britain. With such a long trading history, tourist literature is fond of refer ring to Alappuzha as the "Venice of the East", but while it may be full of interconnecting canals, there the resemblance ends.
Hotels in Alappuzha :Coir Village Lake Resort, Coconut Palms, Green Palace Health Resort,Kayaloram Lake Resort,Keraleeyam Ayurvedic Lake Resort,Kuttanad Resort, Malayalam Resort, Palm Grove Lake Resort,Punnamada Backwater Resort,Penquin Lake resort,Shanthitheeram Lake Resort, Lake Palace.
has been recently discovered and have now blossomed into a beautiful backwater holiday destination with its spectacular lagoon fringed by coconut groves that have almost become an icon of Kerala tourism. This place also boasts of a 14-acre bird where one can spot several of avian species such as water ducks, cuckoos and Siberian storks. Coconut Lagoon and Englishman Henry Baker's bungalow that has now been converted into a heritage hotel by the Taj group are the chief attractions of the place.
Today, one may enjoy the backwaters of Kumarakom whole sailing in the local houseboats, called 'Kettuvallam' that are unique to this region.
Hotels in Kumarakom : Abad Whispering Palms, Coconut Lagoon, Golden Waters, Kumarakom Lake Resot.Taj Garden Retreat, Waterscapes, Cocobay Resort.
The commercial and industrial capital of Kerala, Kochi (Cochin or Ernakulam) has one of the finest natural harbours in the world. The city is home to the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth as well as numerous old churches and temples. Jew Town, the area around the synagogue is a centre of spice trade and curio shops.
Hotels in Ernakulam (Kochi or Cochin): Bolgatty Palace, Taj Residency, Kamyakom Haven, Taj Malabar, Brunton Boat Yard.
Unexplored, unspoilt, the backwaters of Kozhikode hold great promises of enchanting holiday options. Elathur, the Canoli Canal and the Kallai River are favorite destinations for boating. Kadalundi, with its beautiful bird sanctuary is a charming site. Korapuzha, the venue of the Korapuzha Jalotsavam is fast becoming a popular water sport destination. Accessibility: Well connected to all the major cites in India by excellent air, road and rail networks.
Hotels in Kozhikode : Kadavu Resort.
The northernmost district of Kerala, Kasaragod is situated on the sea coast with the Western Ghats in its eastern and northern borders. Backwater trips on the Chandragiri River and Valiyaparamba are fascinating experiences.
Hotels in Kasaragod : Hotel City
Tower, Apsara Regency, Fort Palace, Fort Land Tourist
Home, Bekal International, Nalanda Resort.