Budget Backwater Retreats: Kerala’s Lesser-Known Paradises
Munroe Island: A cluster of eight tiny islands, Munroe offers a tranquil escape with its winding canals and lush greenery, making it perfect for budget canoe trips.
Kavvayi Backwaters: Often overlooked in favor of the larger Vembanad Lake, Kavvayi provides a peaceful backwater experience with affordable houseboats and homestays.
Padanna Backwaters: Nestled in the northern district of Kasaragod, Padanna is a serene and less commercialized retreat with pocket-friendly canoe rides and stays.
Valiyaparamba: A serene backwater stretch in the Bekal region, it offers a more secluded experience with cost-effective houseboat options.
Kuttanad: Known as the ‘Rice Bowl of Kerala’, its vast paddy fields and meandering waterways offer budget-friendly country boat rides and local cuisine.
Kannur-Valiyaparamba Backwaters: An emerging hotspot, this region provides an affordable blend of beach and backwaters with less crowd.
Kasaragod Backwaters: The northernmost district of Kerala offers untouched beauty with its interwoven rivers and estuaries, perfect for budget travelers.