Away from all rush of the town, the backwaters are in the land of Kuttanad. A land of lush paddy fields referred to as the Rice Bowl of Kerala. When we pass through this green land many beautiful sights greet us such as the palm fringed lakes, Chinese fishing nets, aquatic birds and many more. The boat passes through exotic locations and gives a close view of the countryside. Excellent boat services are available through the backwaters around Alappuzha. A beautiful backwater spot accessible from Alappuzha is Kumarakom, a 14 acre bird sanctuary adds to the natural beauty of Kumarakom. The journey through the backwater is one of the main highlights and economically valuable feature of Kerala.