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House Boat Kerala: Vembanad Lake

1. House Boat Kerala: Vembanad Lake

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.

Vembanad Lake: Backwater Cruise & Local Life Tour - 4 hours

2. Vembanad Lake: Backwater Cruise & Local Life Tour - 4 hours

Hop aboard a house boat to cruise through Alleppey, a cluster of little island villages on Vembanad Lake, that is 70-km South of Cochin City. This is a truly unique experience that you will remember for years to come. Your guide will meet you at your hotel or in Cochin Port after your cruise ship arrives, and drive you to Alleppey, where you’ll board a motorboat or house boat. Then you’re on your way to the Backwaters, which are a unique phenomenon on the coastline of Kerala. It is created by a huge body of water called Vembanadu Lake which used to be part of the sea, but is now separated by a narrow strip of land on the Western side. The lake plays a significant role in the lives of the people in 3 major districts in central Kerala. Glimpse back into time at a life style that is over a century old as you relax on this 4-hour cruise. Along the way you will enjoy a delicious lunch that is prepared and served on the house boat. The cruise will also give you the opportunity to snap photos of the wide variety of wildlife including birds and vegetation that inhabit the waters.

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