7 Boating Wonders In India

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7 Boating Wonders In India

By :Rohit Agarwal

India is a country known for its biodiversity and various famous geographical features. The mighty summits of the Himalayas or the pristine beaches of Goa and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India is a tourist haven and attracts millions of tourists each year. India is also a home to several perennial and non-perennial rivers and a number of fresh water and salt water lakes. Many of the Indian rivers are considered to have been created due to the influence of The Hindu Deities and are considered as sacred. Nevertheless the lakes and rivers found in India are few of the most extravagant places that offer the most wonderful and different boating experiences. Here’s the list of the most amazing boating destinations in India.

  1. Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Backwaters







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Located in the Indian State of Kerala, this place is Heaven on earth, with its lush green surroundings and a plethora of various species of wild, aquatic and Avi-fauna. The backwaters are a series of lagoons and lakes formed by the Arabian Sea and are interlinked by both man-made and natural canals. These are often compared to the American Bayou but amidst the landscape various cities and towns. The Backwaters are famous for their amazing house boating facilities and attracts thousands of visitors.

  1. Dal Lake









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Located in the State of Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar, Dal Lake is considered to be one of the most beautiful lakes in India. The lake is also a part of a natural wetland and famous for the floating gardens which are filled with the lotus flowers. The lake is known for its amazing and unique houseboating facilities called ‘Shikara’ and the Floating Luxury Hotels.

  1. Brahmaputra River

Bramhaputra Lake








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Known in the States of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh as Siang or Dihang, The Brahmaputra River is one of the major rivers of Asia. The river can be accessed from the town of Pasighat which is also known to be the gateway to Arunachal Pradesh. The river makes the region a home to huge number of flora and fauna and houses The DayingEring Sanctuary. Another great boating location is Guwahati in Assam where several cruises are offered.

  1. Alibag











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Located in Maharashtra, Alibag is a coastal town in the Konkan Region. The town is best accessed through a ferry from The Gateway of India in Mumbai and would drop you off the Mandwa Jetty. From Mandwa various buses and taxis can be availed to reach this amazing location. The place is known for its beaches and water sporting facilities like boating and cruising in the waters.

  1. Venna Lake

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Located in Mahabaleshwar in the State of Maharashtra, Venna Lake is a man-made lake created in 1842. The amazing location of the lake and the evergreen forests of the Western Ghats make it one of the most amazing places to boat. The Lake is fed by the Krishna River that flows through the States of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

  1. Periyar Lake

Periyar River








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Known as the lifeline of Kerala, The Periyar River is a perennial river and is known to house a vast number of flora and fauna and feeds the Periyar Lake. The Lake is located by the Periyar National Park and is one of the most exotic cruising locations in India. The Thekkady district of Kerala is the town that harbors this amazing location and the Boat cruise services allow an amazing experience of boating in the wild.

  1. Goa










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The beach capital of India, the State of Goa is known for its exotic beaches that are visited by millions of tourists each year. The pristine beaches not only offers sun and sand but also a great verity of water sporting activities. Cruising, boating, Sail boating and Yachts are popular attractions that can be availed by the visitors. Goa is one must Visit destination for all the travelers in the world.

India is a home to various lakes and rivers which form several canals and tributaries. These rivers are a major source to various types of flora and fauna and the major cause for the biodiversity India possesses. The above mentioned spots not only are great places to experience boating, but the pristine and lush green locations makes your boating experience totally unforgettable.

Author Bio:

Rohit Agarwal is the owner of Trans India Travels, a website that provides information about the various tourist destinations across India. He is an Architect by profession and his keen interest in traveling has made him an avid travel blogger.



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