Kottayam, Kerala: Shikara (Canoe) Cruise in Kumarakom Backwaters

Posted on May 6, 2014

Cruising down Kavanar River in Kumarakom. Photo by Pinay SoloBackpacker After our lunch cruise of Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam, the Kerala Blog Express team was excited to explore more of the state’s scenic backwaters! Our bus then took us to Kumarakom, a village in the district of Kottayam that’s known for its backwater tourism.  Riding a shikara (traditional canoe) provides a more intimate experience of Kerala’s backwaters Compared to cruising in a kettuvallam (traditional houseboat), one can have a moreRead More