5 Waterfront Destinations You Must Visit In India

India has a mixed culture of art, religion and philosophy. It accepts people from all over the world with her secularism and culture, which keeps it unique and most favorable tourist destination. Its three sides surrounded by water of Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and India Ocean which gift beautiful beaches in its surrounding.
There are many places in India to explore, it turns out to a never ending tour destinations. Some places are more demanding and some are less.

1. Kumarakom

Kumarakom is situated 15 km from Kottayam on the Vembanad Lake (one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia) is best described as a picturesque clean village like most places in Kerala. The enchanting backwater destination of Kumarakom is a small village in Kottayam.

Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala. The bird sanctuary here spread across 14 acres of any ornithologist's paradise. This enchanting backwater destination offers visitors many leisure options. From wandering into the depths of its wildlife sanctuary to cruising down the backwaters and fishing, Kumarakom is perfect for a lazy and laid back holiday.

2. Bheemeshwari

Bheemeshwari is a small town that lies between the Shivanasamudra falls and Mekedatu falls, on the Cauvery River in Mandya district of Karnataka.It is a great spot for eco-tourism and is a natural habitat for the mahseer fish found in the waters of the Cavery.

Mahseer is considered as one of the finest game fish in the world. The surrounding lush forest cover is home to many animas like elephants, wild boars, monkeys, jackals, crocodiles, otters and leopards; as well as a variety of water birds like herons, ibis, cormorants and kingfisher.

3. Hogenekkal

Hogenakkal located at the borders of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka is popularly referred as the Niagara Falls of India. The word Hogenakkal in Kannada means 'Smoking Rock', which otherwise means from the cloud of mist and spray, that envelopes the chasm. The main attraction of the falls is its vertical drop from a height of 20 metres with a thundering sound.

This tourism destination is a small village at a distance of about 170kms away from Bangalore in the state of Karnataka and 45kms away from Dharmapuri in the state of Tamil Nadu. People also refer to this as a riverside spa for the water flowing here is said to have a lot of curative power.

4. Raichak

Located on the banks of river Hooghly, Raichak offers to be a perfect weekend getaway, boasting of an enjoyable and satisfying climate. At a distance of just 50 km from the state capital of Kolkata, Raichak is rapidly becoming a promising place to be visited.

Situated in the south 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, Raichak is surrounded by verdant trees, offering glorious views of the city, making it a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city grinds. Raichak is a very beautiful and clean place, which is sure to bring you back for yet another weekend getaway.

5. Allapuzha

Alleppey often referred to as 'Venice of the East', figures prominently on the tourist trail as one of the major centers for backwater boat trips, served by ferries to Quilon and Kottayam in particular. Palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals are sights one can never forget.

This backwater is awe spring and beautiful. It lays on the close the land where coir is made. It is also famous for the annual Nehru Trophy Snake Boat race held here every year, around the festival of Onam.
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