Since houseboats are only allowed on the major backwaters, kayaking is a good way to be introduced to Kerala’s backwaters. Imagine kayaking up close to villages, learning about local history and eating indigenous foods. For more information on taking a trip like this, visit Kerala Kayaking’s website.
Disclosure: We kayaked through the backwaters with Kerala Kayaking and have received a trip discount in exchange for sharing our experience. As always, all thoughts and opinions are entirely our own. We really enjoyed our tour with Kerala Kayaking, as they have highly professional and well-trained staff. We would absolutely book a trip with them again.