Chettuva in the Thrissur district of Kerala is a backwater destination. Boating facility is available here. Houseboat cruise in the backwater is a favourite choice of tourists to Chettuva.
The backwater is dotted with small islets. Dense mangrove thickets on the banks enhance their beauty.
The estuary here, locally known as Chettuva Manalpuram is also a scenic place. Several hotels and resorts are located at Chettuva. Chettuva has a prominent place in the colonial history of Kerala. The Dutch and the British had in turn camped here.