Nileshwar Backwaters

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Time Required
Two to four hours
No specific timings
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Couples, Offbeat travelers and Nature lovers.

Quick Info

The Nileshwar Backwaters is an ideal getaway destination for travelers looking for an authentic Kerala houseboat experience. The unexplored backwaters enjoy a raw natural environment. Since they are not as popular as the backwaters in Alleppey and Kumarakom, the Nileshwar backwaters have less crowd and hence offer a calm and tranquil environment. They are highly recommended for honeymoon couples and nature lovers.

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A backwater destination that guarantees a peaceful and undisturbed cruise experience.
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The Nileshwar Backwaters are not as popular as the backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom. And that, surprisingly, proves to be great advantage. Many tourists do not visit Nileshwar Backwaters. So it is never crowded and a peaceful houseboat experience is guaranteed. And since it is not very commercialised, you can expect an authentic Kerala style experience. The backwaters are ideal for honeymoon couples and offbeat travelers looking for an undisturbed houseboat cruise or canoe ride.


  • Beautiful shoreline with coconut and palm trees.
  • Tranquil environment with less crowd.
  • Authentic houseboat experience.


  • Luxury cruises cannot be expected.
  • The backwaters haven't been commercialised yet.
  • Not as vast as Alleppey or Kumarakom.

Detailed Info

Nileshwar is a significant town in the district of Kasaragod in Kerala. It is a serene and unexplored backwater destination. Although it is not as extensive as the backwaters in Alleppey or Kumarakom, the Nileshwar backwaters attract honeymoon couples and offbeat travelers because of its raw and tranquil environment. They have not been commercialised as much as the Alleppey or Kumarakom backwaters. So travelers can expect an authentic Kerala style experience.

In Alleppey and Kumarakom, the number of houseboats have multiplied manifold in the last few years causing the backwaters to become overcrowded. But that is not the case at Nileshwar backwaters. So travelers looking for a relaxed and undistured houseboat experience prefer these backwaters. They will surely have a peaceful, unspoiled houseboat cruise. Apart authentic houseboat cruises, the Nileshwar backwaters offer canoe rides and other boating experiences. The palm-fringed shoreline of the backwaters creates an exquisite view. Travelers also get an opportunity of watching fishing activities at Nileshwar.