The backwaters. Few tourists come to Kerala without viewing life as seen from the rivers. The air drifts over water ripples. Coconut trees wave. At the riverbank, villages glimpse the world. The Cochin backwaters are the most visited in all Kerala. As Cochin is a major transport hub and a popular place for tourists, many outfits offer backwater packages and deals. Try to ask around and go with a reputable company.