Here is a set of maps on Kerala. Some are general rail, road routes. There others are to specific destinations.
Kerala Rail Map
See Also : Kerala Rail Map
The pomp and fanfare apart, touring backwaters of Kerala in houseboat is an expensive affair. The rates are usually steep, running into a couple of thousand rupees per night, even during the off season.
Ashtamudi literally means , eight branches, depicting the complex topography of this sprawling backwaters.
Kappil is for those like solitude beaches. Obviously you'll not find the typical touristy paraphernalia at Kappil.