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From Kochi: 2-Day Alappuzha Backwaters Houseboat Cruise

1. From Kochi: 2-Day Alappuzha Backwaters Houseboat Cruise

Alappuzha, also known as the "Venice of the East", is an important tourist destination in India and the backwaters of Alappuzha are the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. A houseboat cruise on these backwaters is a delightful experience. Alappuzha is a landmark between the broad Arabian Sea and the web of rivers flowing into it. It is a town in the Alappuzha District in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of the Indian Empire, made a visit to Alappuzha in the early 20th century. Fascinated by the scenic beauty of the place he said “here nature has spent up on the land her richest bounties”. Detailed itinerary: Day 1: After the pick-up from Cochin Port or at your hotel at 10:15, you will transfer to Alappuzha to board the houseboat around 12:00. Once aboard the houseboat you will slowly cruise through the backwaters and village area of Alappuzha, passing paddy fields and coconut palm. Main meals will be served on board before staying overnight on the houseboat. Day 2: The cruise will finish around 9:00. You will then transfer back to Cochin Port or your hotel, arriving by 11:00.

Cochin: Alleppey Backwater Private Day Cruise by Houseboat

2. Cochin: Alleppey Backwater Private Day Cruise by Houseboat

Explore the famous Kerala backwaters of Alleppey on board a traditional houseboat. Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is located between the Arabian Sea and a web of rivers flowing into it. In the early 20th century, the then Viceroy of the Indian Empire, Lord Curzon was so mesmerized by the scenic beauty he declared that Alleppey was “The Venice of the East.” Following a pickup from Cochin Cruise Port or from Cochin Hotels, transfer to Aleppey to board your houseboat. Cruise slowly through the backwaters and village areas to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and more. There’s no guide on board but there will be 3 staff members to look after you and make sure your experience is as relaxed as you could wish for. Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cusine as you gently cruise, before later transferring back to Cochin Port or your hotel.

Alleppey / Alappuzha Backwater Canoe (Shikara) Cruise

3. Alleppey / Alappuzha Backwater Canoe (Shikara) Cruise

Alleppey also called " Venice of the East" is an important tourist destination in India. The Backwaters of Alleppey are the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters is a delightful experience. Alappuzha is a landmark between the broad Arabian sea and a web of rivers flowing into it. It is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India. In the early first decade of the 20th century the then Viceroy of the Indian Empire, Lord Curzon made a visit in the State to Alleppey, now Alappuzha. Fascinated by the scenic beauty of the place, in joy and amazement, he said, here nature has spent up on the land her richest bounties. In his exhilaration, he exclaimed, Alleppey, the Venice of the East. Itinerary : Pick-from Cochin Port or your hotel is at 9.00 am before the transfer to Aleppey (approximately 1.30 hours) to board the boat at 10:30 am. The boat will cruise slowly through the backwaters and village area of Aleppey with the main attraction during the cruise being the view of backwaters, paddy fields, coconut palms, and the villager's daily life. The cruise will finish around 1.30 pm and you get back to Cochin Port between 3.00 and 3.15 pm. 

Backwater Houseboat and Fort Kochi Tour from Cochin Port

4. Backwater Houseboat and Fort Kochi Tour from Cochin Port

Benefit from pickup at the cruise ship docks at Cochin Port, and journey on the road to board a houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala (approx 1 hour and 45 minutes). Cruise slowly through the hidden backwaters of Alappuzha (also known as "Alleppey"), considered the hub of the state's backwaters and home to a vast network of waterways and boats. Venture through village areas and the landscape of the Laccadive Sea to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and much more. There will be 3 staff members along with your guide to look after you and make sure your experience is as relaxed as possible. Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cuisine as you gently navigate the waterways, which includes rice, vegetable dishes, fish, chicken, and more. End your houseboat cruise and later journey to the serene Fort Kochi area. Marvel at the Cheena vala (Chinese fishing nets (Only for Morning Tour)) in the Arabian Sea, and see other attractions of the region. Then, benefit from drop-off back at your cruise ship in Cochin Port.

Kochi: Private Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise with Transfers

5. Kochi: Private Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise with Transfers

Head to Alleppey or Kumarakom on this seven-hour excursion. See coconut palms, Chinese fishing nets, and the extensive rice fields. On the west side of Alleppey, take in views of the Arabian Sea. Board a houseboat that was originally a vessel used to carry rice from underwater farms. Start the cruise on the Alleppey Punnamada Lake. Enjoy the comfort of the boat and experience the natural beauty of the area as the boat crosses backwater channels around Alleppey. During the three to four-hour cruise you’ll be served lunch and tea. In the late afternoon, you’ll be transferred to the airport or your hotel.

Kerala Houseboat Tour To Alapuzha

6. Kerala Houseboat Tour To Alapuzha

The sounds of birds and monkeys echo around you. As you gaze out across the vast Vembanad Lake, you feel at one with nature and slowly relax into your day out here cruising around the lake on your house or motor boat. Your day trip begins as your guide picks you up from your hotel and you set sail through the canals that connect the lake together. You will arrive in Alleppey, about 43 miles (70 km) south of the city, where we begin our sail. Here you can relax on one of our exquisite house boats, which move along the banks of Vembanad to give you a real sense of the style and luxury that has dated back centuries. Imagine yourself a maharaja or English royal sailing through these canals 100 years ago as you enjoy lunch on board. The trip returns to Cochin approximately 4 hours after setting sail.

Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Alleppey Tour Package

7. Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Alleppey Tour Package

Day 1: Arrival in Cochin Arrive in Cochin (also known as Kochi), a bustling port city with a rich history and vibrant culture. Visit the Fort Kochi area, known for its colonial architecture, Chinese fishing nets, and charming streets. Explore the historic Mattancherry Palace and the Paradesi Synagogue. Enjoy a Kathakali dance performance in the evening, a traditional form of Indian classical dance. Day 2: Cochin Sightseeing Visit the St. Francis Church, one of the oldest European churches in India. Explore the Indo-Portuguese Museum to learn about the region's colonial history. Take a walk along Marine Drive, a picturesque promenade by the water. Optionally, you can take a ferry to Vypeen Island for a relaxing beach experience. Day 3: Cochin to Munnar Drive to Munnar, a stunning hill station known for its tea plantations, lush green landscapes, and cool climate (approx. 4-5 hours drive). Enroute, stop at Cheeyappara Waterfalls and Valara Waterfalls for some breathtaking views and photo opportunities. Check-in to your hotel in Munnar and relax for the evening. Day 4: Munnar Exploration Visit the Tea Museum to learn about the history and process of tea cultivation. Explore the Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, and enjoy panoramic views from the Anamudi Peak. Visit the Mattupetty Dam and take a boat ride on the serene Mattupetty Lake. Spend some leisure time strolling through the tea gardens and enjoying the cool climate. Day 5: Munnar to Thekkady Drive to Thekkady, known for the Periyar National Park and wildlife sanctuary (approx. 3-4 hours drive). Check-in to your hotel and relax for a bit. In the afternoon, take a boat cruise on Periyar Lake to spot wildlife like elephants, deer, and various bird species. Day 6: Thekkady to Alleppey Drive to Alleppey (approx. 3-4 hours drive), the famous backwater destination of Kerala. Board a traditional houseboat for an unforgettable overnight cruise through the backwaters, passing by lush landscapes and local villages. Day 7: Alleppey to Cochin Disembark from the houseboat and drive back to Cochin (approx. 1.5-2 hours drive). Spend the day exploring local markets and shopping for souvenirs. Optionally, visit the Hill Palace Museum to delve into Kerala's royal history. Day 8: Departure Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time for last-minute exploration or relaxation. Depart from Cochin with beautiful memories of your Kerala trip. Please note that this is a suggested itinerary and can be customized based on your preferences and the time you have available. Make sure to check the local travel guidelines, weather conditions, and any necessary bookings in advance. Enjoy your trip to Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, and Alleppey!

7 Days Kerala Tour Package

8. 7 Days Kerala Tour Package

Day 1: Arrival Cochin Arrival at Cochin and transfer to hotel. Check in at Hotel. In Cochin Visit the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue ,St. Francis Church - built in 1510 and the oldest European church in India, Chinese Fishing Nets- introduced by the court of Kublai Khan can be seen in Fort Cochin. Fort Cochin Beach etc. Overnight stay at Cochin Day : 2 : Cochin Sightseeing Morning after the Breakfast proceed for Cochin sightseeing . .Visit the Dutch Palace-built by the Portuguese in 1557 and subsequently renovated by the Dutch after 1663. The murals are perhaps the best in India. Jewish Synagogue - built in 1568 and the oldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth are at Mattancherry. St. Francis Church - built in 1510 and the oldest European church in India, Chinese Fishing Nets- introduced by the court of Kublai Khan can be seen in Fort Cochin. Fort Cochin Beach etc. Overnight stay at Cochin Day 3 : Cochin to Munnar Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Munnar. Munnar is 1800 mts above sea level and also the place of South India's highest peak (Anamudi - 2695 mts). On the way visit Valara, Cheeyappara waterfalls & Tea Plantations. Check in to Hotel. Afternoon visit Rajamala (Eravikulam National Park - open as per the directions by the forest authorities ), the best place to see Nilgiri Tahr (Hermitragus Hilarious) - the mountain goat of South India & Tea Museum. Evening have a short visit at Munnar town. You can see the beautiful tea estates like a green paradise. Overnight stay at Munnar. Day 4 : Munnar Sightseeing Morning after breakfast proceed to enjoy full day sight seeing tour of Munnar. Rose Garden, Tea Garden, Photo Point, Madupetty Dam/Lake, Echo Point & Kundala Dam/Lake. Overnight stay at hotel/resort. Day 5 : Munnar - Thekkady Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Thekkady .Thekkady is a world famous wildlife sanctuary and it is also called as Periyar. On arrival check in at Hotel. Afternoon visit wildlife sanctuary & enjoy the boating ( tickets charges are extra and subject to availability ). Visit spice plantations. Apart from being enjoyable these plantation tours gives tourists an insight into the growing, harvesting and processing of spices. Evening will be free for Cultural show ( Kathakali & Kalaripayattu on direct payment ) & local shopping. Overnight stay at Thekkady. Day 6 : Thekkady to Alleppey Morning after breakfast leave for Alleppey, Allappuza famous for its backwaters. Visit Alleppey beach, sunset and enjoy shopping if staying in Alleppey. Visit Alleppey Beach and Backwaters. Enjoy all the amenities of this hotel/resort for a day which includes fishing in the backwaters (depends on the hotel/resort selected) Overnight stay at same hotel/resort" Day 7: Alleppey -Cochin departure transfer After breakfast check out from the hotel and Transferred to Cochin Airport / Railway station for the for the departure.

Kerala: Backwater Village Private Customized Kayaking Tour

9. Kerala: Backwater Village Private Customized Kayaking Tour

Welcome to the Backwater Kayaking Tour in Kerala, a unique and immersive experience that allows you to explore the serene backwaters of Alleppey and the charming Kainakary Village. Get ready for an unforgettable journey through picturesque rivers, lakes, and interconnected canals, where you'll witness the rich local flora and fauna, immerse yourself in the local way of life, and create memories to last a lifetime. Our tour begins in Alleppey, known as the Venice of the East for its intricate network of backwaters. You'll have the opportunity to customize your tour based on your specific interests and schedule, ensuring a personalized and enriching experience. We start by exploring Kainakary Village, a hidden gem nestled amidst the backwaters. Paddle your kayak through the calm waters, covering a distance of 6 to 9 kilometers, as you soak in the tranquility of the surroundings. Marvel at the lush greenery, observe the diverse birdlife, and spot local flora and fauna along the way. As you navigate through the interconnected canals, you'll have the chance to witness the local way of life and experience the rich culture of the region. Interact with the friendly villagers, learn about their traditions, and gain insights into their daily activities. Paddle along vast paddy fields, local temples and churches, witness fishing, mussel harvesting and duck farming, wave to children going to school in boat, women washing clothes by the small waterfront houses, local ferry and houseboats. During the tour, you can also choose to visit a toddy shop, where you can taste the local alcoholic beverage made from the sap of coconut trees. This optional experience offers a glimpse into the local culinary traditions and a chance to engage with the friendly locals. For the adventurous souls, there is an option to indulge in open water swimming in the backwaters, providing a refreshing and invigorating experience. Feel the cool water against your skin and enjoy the serenity of the surroundings as you float in the backwaters. Our knowledgeable and experienced guides will accompany you throughout the tour, sharing interesting insights about the local ecology, culture, and history of the region. They will ensure your safety and provide assistance whenever needed, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the backwaters. Whether you're a nature lover, cultural enthusiast, or adventure seeker, the Backwater Kayaking Tour in Kerala offers a truly customizable experience tailored to your preferences. Explore at your own pace, take in the breathtaking views, and create memories that will stay with you long after the tour concludes. So, get ready to embark on a remarkable journey through the backwaters of Kerala, where every paddle stroke will bring you closer to the soul of this enchanting land.

7 Days The Highlights of South India

10. 7 Days The Highlights of South India

Day 01 : Cochin to Munnar Today, after breakfast, you can visit the city of Cochin to visit the San Francisco church, Chinese fishing nets, a Jewish synagogue, a Dutch palace. After the visit, you will be transferred to Munar (135 kms-4.30 hours). Munnar is 1800 feet above the sea and one of the highest altitudes in India (Anamdi-2695mts). Log in to the hotel. Visit tea spoons. Night at the hotel. Day 02 : Munnar After breakfast, a full visit to Munar. Visit the Eravikulam National Park, the magnificent sight of Nigiri Tahr (Hermitragus Hylcrious) -a mountain goat in southern India. Visit the Damptpatty Dam. Night at the hotel. Day 03 : Munnar – Periyar After breakfast, it is extended to Peryar (120 kms to 4 hours). Visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the most important wildlife centers in India, with 777 m² in the Cardamom Hills region, west of Ghatts. The seventh day night. Night at the hotel. Day 04 : Periyar Relish breakfast at the hotel & explore Periyar by visiting Wildlife Sanctuary in the morning Look in the morning watching the boat in the temple, surrounded by hills. Wildlife includes elephants, today, wild dogs, otters, freshwater fish and birds such as heroin, marten fishing, horn, water and fish can be seen here. Visit the vegetable juice afternoon. Night at hotel hotel. Day 05 : Periyar – Kumarakom After breakfast from Periyar to Kumarakom (121 kms 4. 5 hrs), transfer to Kumarakom Hotel near Kottayam (about 16 miles). It is well known for the backyard and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. This sacred area is rich. With many amazing themes such as Dater or Bird Snake, Little Cormorant, Night Heroin, Woodpecker, Crow Pheasant, White Pheasant Pheasant and Tree Paddle etc. Migration season from November to March. Night at the hotel. Day 06 : Kumarakom – Houseboat Breakfast in the hotel. Throw a canoe from the Periyar to Kumarokam. Living in this beautiful home is a warm vacation. Traveling with the wardrobe of a member of the board, you will see various scenes from the countryside, rice fields, chicken palms, fishing and local life. Food, dinner, morning breakfast and lunch break are done on the boat. Retreat from the sea makes you sleep at first sight of the night after stopping in a charming place. Rest in sleeping nights. Day 07 : Houseboat - Alleppey - Cochin After breakfast in the houseboat you will go to Alleppey. Alleppey is also known as East Venice because of its narrow canals and inland waters. Transfer to Cochin (70 km / 2 hours), where you will be dropped off at Kochi airport to take a flight for your onward journey.

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What people are saying about Alappuzha

Highly recommend this cruise. Is good value for money compared to house-boat tours for a 1 day tour, while the boat is smaller you still have the benefit of being in a private group. Tomy was a great guide, he was very informative about the the area including the history and current lifestyle of the locals. We stopped off at rice paddys and got to drink fresh coconut. All in all a fantastic relaxing day.

Well managed and puy together by Peter, all on time and seamless. My driver, and the 3 caretakers on the houseboat were all courteous, helpful and informative, the food was great too. Do not hesitate, book!

Mr. Babu was a very kind and a safe driver and the boat and its captain were also lovely. I'm a solo female traveler and I am happy I chose this option to see a bit of the amazing Kerala backwaters.

We had a great and flexible guide who shared about growing up in the backwaters. He customized the journey for us and we got a lot more out of it than the initial description. It was a joy.

Amazing experience and excellent service from company