Travelers are voting Kerala Backwaters as the best backwater near Ernakulam. There is 1 backwater near Kottayam a city just 31 km from Ernakulam. The most popular of these is Kerala Backwaters near Kottayam. You can find 1 backwater in Kerala and 5 backwaters in the country of India. Kerala Backwaters is the top pick in India. Want more? Check out our map of backwaters near Ernakulam.