Kerala backwaters, made up with intertwined or connected lakes, ponds, waterways and a good number of small rivers are undeniably one of the ultimate eye-catching attractions or an important feature of Tourism in Kerala “God's own country”. A serene tour on the twisting and bending backwaters of Kerala or no doubt observe the Kerala backwaters on an old and classical Kerala-style houseboat (called a kettuvallam) or on lavish houseboats offer tourists some breath-taking picture of the sunset, dense paddy fields, moon light, soft flowing of water and more truly an experience of a lifetime. The scenic backwaters of Kerala comprise serene stretches of lakes, canals and lagoons located parallel to the coast of the Arabian Sea. The backwater regions of Kerala are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The tranquil backwater cruises are a once in a lifetime experience. Alappuzha, known as the 'Venice of the East', is especially popular for its houseboat cruises where you can soak in nature at its finest form. Backwaters in Kerala are a network of 1500 km of canals both manmade and natural, 38 rivers and 5 big lakes extending from one end of Kerala to the other. Traditionally used as one of the main transportation alleys, today backwaters offer a rejuvenating experience for tourists visiting Kerala.