Top 5 Beautiful Backwater Retreats in Kerala

Top 5 Beautiful Backwater Retreats in Kerala

Endearingly named as God’s own country, Kerala is a charming blend of green vistas, unruffled backwaters, and vibrant culture. Indeed, this place is a pristine creation with its glittering sea-sides of Arabian Sea, the mesmerizing aura of the Western Ghats plus the mouth-watering food works as an icing on the cake. Kerala is a tourist destination for anyone from family travelers to honeymooners and the backwaters of Kerala are the most tempting treat which attracts tourists from all around the world. That’s why if you want to unwind amidst this haven’s lovely beaches, the backwater resorts are a must to stay at.

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So, here we have brought the top beautiful backwater retreats in Kerala for everyone who loves to live surrounded by the city’s gorgeous sea ambiance as these retreats offer you to fall in love with India’s sea indulgences again and again. 

The Zuri Kumarakom

With the setting of the charismatic Vembanad Lake, The Zuri Kumarakom is a striking resort located in Kumarakom and surrounded by the lush lands of greenery. The best part about this place is the personalized services availed to the guests and an affable hotel staff ensures you for a relaxingly pleasant stay. The resort has all the luxurious facilities to provide you with and the ambiance is quite delightful. Further, it is one of the popular retreats in Kerala and boasts of numerous services including the specialized lagoon-view balconies to give your rooms an effervescent sea-view.


Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere

A finely designed retreat, Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere is themed of rustic splendors and an elegant ambiance to give you a royal feel. There are beautiful floating cottages and chic suites with classy interiors and what’s more tempting are the cruises provided by the resorts at the time of sunset when you can hire boats and set out amidst the vivacious aura of dusk. It is a preferred luxury destination in Kerala and quite alluring with its infinity pool, an herb garden, and exclusive Kathakali recitals. There are so many places to visit in Kerala to make your trip more exciting and wonderful.


Riverine Backwater Resort

Riverine Backwater Resort mingles luxury with affordable rates and offers you with a mesmerizing vacation to reminiscence forever. It is encircled by coconut farms and expansive paddy fields with the backwaters of Pookaitha and the serenity of this environment is the one you should opt for. Also, it is eco-friendly with its traditional approach of treating the guests thus giving a hospitable atmosphere to stay in. This resort also provides canoe rides and deluxe suites to endow luxury at its best. You can also explore the best beaches in Goa.


Coconut Lagoon

Coconut Lagoon is a destination that stays true to its name by creating an ambiance enclosed by the soothing Coconut Lagoons and a backdrop of enigmatic panoramas all around you. This retreat has in itself a spirit of Malabar traditions and aims to serve you this exemplary culture in an extraordinary way. Artistic and rustic interiors of rooms here give an original Kerala touch to the aura of this resort where you can ponder over the craftiness of this city and rejuvenate yourself with facilities like private villas and pools, antique store, Ayurveda point, and lots of leisure activities organized by the resort staff for entertainment.

If you are an animal lover and enjoy wildlife sanctuaries, then you must visit Periyar and Eravikulam National Park.


Deshadan Backwater Resort

Deshadan Backwater Resort brings a fusion of modern services with its bucolic designs thus bringing together the rich culture of Kerala with the freshness this city holds in it. The rooms have a theme of pastoral interiors plus the facilities are all contemporary. There are houseboat and cruise packages to sail into the infinite waters and a spa and a pool are also on the premises. What’s a must to try are the rooms provided with lake views just from your window and the dining services are too very delightful so in a way giving you a slice of Kerala during your holidays.

For a luxurious trip, you must stay in backwater houseboats or one of the best luxury resorts in Kerala.



Hence, these enchanting holiday houses with the setting of Kerala’s enthralling backwaters are necessary to try if you want to pamper yourself with the relaxing treats Kerala has to offer. With their varied amenities and mesmerizing location, these retreats will definitely lure you to visit Kerala again and lose yourself in the air of vivid culture, panoramic landscapes and amazing beaches.



About the author:

Rohit is a travel lover. An architect by profession he loves to explore unhidden places in India and across the world. He shared his latest travel experience about his visit to Kerala at Trans-India-Travels.

*Photos credited to Agoda



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This Post Has 27 Comments

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    Every one of these spots looks awesome. Missed my backwater trip because I got sick in Muhamma. On well; return trip methinks.


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    Wonderful picturesque locations and one that would make a great escape.

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    Such a wonderful place in Kerala perfect for vacation I would love to visit this place someday. Awesome photos!

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    Very nice! Can’t wait to travel more!

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    These retreats look stunning and although I have heard so much about Kerala, I had no idea it was this beautiful. Other places in India have been on my list for a very long time, and now I am adding Kerala too. Thanks for sharing this!

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    Wow this trip looks fabulous I’ve never been to this part of the world yet but I’ll add this to my bucket list

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    Great list. 🙂 I have always dreamt of visiting Kerala. I will include this to my plan. 🙂

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    kerala is on top of my list when I go to India next time!

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    All these places you have mentioned in Kerala is really wonderful and pretty old. I was around 10 yo when I visited Kerala. And yes, it is truly like Gods own country. If you r visiting India you can also visit mussourie, shimla and Kashmir. You will find natural beauty of nature out there.

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    i love the floating water houses and hotels! One day I hope to stay in one!

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    All is beautiful and worth visiting! But I most like to stay in coconut lagoon themed resort.

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    These look so gorgeous! I re lived my Kerala trip though these photos

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    I have been in the Allepy houseboat. Immensely beautiful and relaxing.

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    I had been to kerela twice. It is a very beautiful place and peaceful. People are nice and friendly.

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    I can never get bored of reading about Kerala. Although, I am yet to visit that place. I love this place.

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    Every location in kerela is very beautiful. I want to visit there some day. Thanks for sharing

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    Wow! Kerala is such a beautiful country and apparently full of hidden gems.

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    I would love to spend some time in one of these backwater retreats from Kerala. The Coconut Lagoon sounds the most appealing to me. What a stunning place!

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      I have heard a lot of good words about Kerala. I’m definitely convinced that it is a lovely place.

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    They all look beautiful. Must be hard to choose between them.

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    These all look beautiful but I think I’d want to visit the Coconut Lagoon first.

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    Been to Kerala Kovalam in 2017 and loved it so much. Kerala has a unique culture that entices me every time I visit. Loved your post!

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    I love reading about places like this. I can dream about visiting them one day.

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    These pictures are gorgeous. Totally making me want to take a vacation.

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    Oh wow… unique and amazing!!! Something I’d really want to check out. Thank you for sharing👍👍👍

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    Thanks for sharing. We are thinking of going to India next year – you’ve presented some great accommodation options.! Will be bookmarking for our trip!

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    These all look like great places to stay. I definitely like the rustic feel to them!

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