6 hours in group
Get a peek at parts of the Kerala countryside that are off-limits to vehicles as you glide along the backwaters in a traditional, thatched-roof houseboat. You’ll float past tiny villages, rice paddy fields, coconut groves, and temples, getting a chance to closely observe local life—from your own comfortable perch. Tours depart from Alleppey, and include a hearty South Indian lunch, complete with cardamom-and-saffron-infused dessert.
What to Expect in a group tour?
Your private day trip from Kochi commences with a 1.5-hour journey from your hotel to the backwaters of Alleppey. The backwaters of Alleppey is famous for its labyrinth of waterways, spanning over 559 miles (900 square km). On arrival in Alleppey, at 12 Noon, board your private kettuvallam, which is a houseboat. Cruise duration is of around four hours. After a while, feast on a mouthwatering Kerala-style lunch. Experiment with your taste buds on savory dishes such as sambar – a hearty vegetable stew, avail – a vegetable and coconut curry, pappad – a South Indian wafer, and payasam – a rice pudding flavored with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashew nuts, and pistachios.
As you cruise along without a guide, witness life in the backwater villages of Alleppey. Enjoy the serene atmosphere while sailing, and travel down the canals dotted with houses, paddy fields, coconut trees, marketplaces, and temples. See local people engaging in a variety of activities from fishing to daily chores. Soak in the scenic beauty from your thatched-roof boat and witness the tranquility of this river town.
Enjoy a traditional Indian tea with snacks before disembarking your Kerala houseboat. Your private driver will drive you from Alleppey back to your hotel.
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