A relaxing vacation, a family day out or a perfect escape into the pleasureful sights of Nature – backwaters offer an idyllic ambience for all. While Kerala is a land blessed with a large number of lakes and backwaters, some of these stand out for their sheer beauty and charm. These are some of the most blissful waterbodies on Earth, that attract people from far and wide. Thiruvallam Backwaters in Thiruvananthapuram is one such water body that will captivate you right from the first second.
Thiruvallam is a small village that is located not close to Thiruvananthapuram. The destination is a unique stretch of backwaters that include a network of interconnected canals, lagoons, and lakes that flow into the Arabian Sea. The rows of coconut trees that greet you on either side are a visual spectacle. You can find traditional houseboats in the area and embark on a cruise that is so very unique. Canoe riding and Kayaking are other popular recreational activities that you can enjoy in these backwaters.
The area is also popular for the famous Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple. The temple, which is believed to have been built by sage Parasurama, is visited by devotees from far and wide.