Backwaters

April 03, 2019
Backwaters

Following are the top backwater locations in India

Top Backwaters


1. Dal Lake

Dal Lake
Backwaters
Sheikh Ul-Alam International Airport Srinagar
22.1 km away
Srinagar Railway Station
21.4 km away
Dalgate Bus Stop
10.1 km away
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
14 km away

Dal Lake, renowned as "Jewel in the crown of Kashmir" is situated in Srinagar, India. Being the second largest lake in Kashmir it attracts tourists in and outside the country.

It is famous for its houseboats and Shikaras. Floating gardens and a center island known as Char Chinar are other attractions.

The lake is surrounded by the Mughal gardens which are built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir.

2. Kadamakkudy

Kadamakkudy
Backwaters
Cochin International Airport
26.3 km away
Ernakulam South Railway Station
14.9 km away
Varapuzha Junction Bus Stop
7.7 km away
Kochi, Kerala, India
19.3 km away

Kadamakkudy is situated in the suburbs of Kochi, Kerala. It is an ideal place to experience the god's own Kerala's beauty at its best.

It welcomes its visitors with a lush view of its backwaters and paddy field. It is a home for seasonal migratory birds and a paradise for bird watchers.

'Kettukalakku' fest is organized by the authorities every year and it offers an excellent option to watch live fish catching, cooking and many more.

3. Marine Drive Kochi

Marine Drive Kochi
Backwaters
Cochin International Airport
34 km away
Ernakulam Junction
2.2 km away
Ernakulam KSRTC Bus Stand
2.8 km away
Kochi, Kerala, India
4.5 km away

This is one of the most popular hangout places of Kochi, Kerala. Marine drive walkway starts from High court junction and continues till Rajendra Maidan.

It is an excellent place to enjoy the setting sun in the backgrounds of Vembanad lake. The main attractions include the three bridges Rainbow bridge, Kettuvallam Bridge and Chinese fishing net bridge along the walkway.

Even though the name says Marine 'drive', vehicles are not allowed along the walkway.

4. Pookode Lake

Pookode Lake
Backwaters
Kozhikode International Airport (CCJ)
73.2 km away
Kozhikode Railway Station
60.7 km away
Kalpetta New Bus Stand
12 km away
Wayanad, Kerala, India
25.7 km away

Pookode Lake is situated in Wayanad, Kerala. The freshwater lake located at an altitude of 770 meters above sea level is a major tourist attraction of Wayanad.

Lake is surrounded by lush green forest making it a paradise for photographers and nature lovers. Another interesting feature is that the lake got a shape similar to India's map. It is home to many varieties of fish, birds, and plants.

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