Located about 10 kilometers south of Guruvayoor, Chettuva in Thrissur district is known for its placid and scenic backwaters. With its rich mangrove vegetation, Chinese fishing nets, estuary, fort, migratory birds and islets, the destination is known for the tranquility it offers.
The biggest mangrove forest in Kerala is situated in the middle of the Chettuva backwaters. The backwaters stretch from Enamakkal Lake all the way up to an estuary where it empties into the Arabian Sea.
Going for a boating here is the best way to relax and rejuvenate from the hectic schedules of life. Boating starts from Vettakkorumakan boat landing, which is about 21 km from Thrissur Town. Tourists can hire shikaras, motorboats or houseboats, and go on a leisure trip across Chettuva Lake, watching the harvesting of mussels and tapping of toddy, enjoying the beauty of coconut palms, mangroves and birds, while relishing the cool breeze of the region.
The lake is surrounded by places such as Manalur, Chettuva, Kandassankadavu and Thriprayar. There are two separate lakes here, Chettuva and Enammavu. Canoli Canal empties into these two lakes, forming a wide expanse of water.
The visuals from Chettuva are common in regional feature films. Filmmakers have showcased different spots of Chettuva, taking its beauty to the masses.
To have a glimpse of Chettuva, check: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXAypQJDVhY
Nearest railway station: Guruvayur, about 10 km
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 70 km
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Topics: Backwaters Thrissur