Kerala backwater holidays are also very popular among visitors to Kerala. This again gives the visitor time away from the pressures of city life. These houseboats are built traditionally and have all the luxuries of a hotel room. The green paddy fields and the swaying coconut trees lull your troubled minds and tired bodies and allow you to refresh yourselves totally. A trip on houseboats allows a visitor to observe life in rural Kerala. You could watch the sowing and harvesting of paddy at different times of the year. A raft of ducks could perhaps be your only companion on your trip down the backwaters. Freshly caught fish cooked in authentic Kerala style is served to visitors. You can also choose to stop and explore parts of the countryside that catches your fancy.