KERALA BACK WATERS
Backwater by definition means “a part of a river not reached by the current, where the water is stagnant”, and Kerala showcases a great deal of its picturesque backwaters. The coastal regions of Kerala have a network of waterways, inlets, estuaries, lakes and natural canals connecting coastal towns. This interlinked body of waterways is known as the backwaters in Kerala, over 900 km of which is navigable.
Houseboats or “kettuvallams” are huge, slow moving, exotic barges designed for sheer leisure trips. A houseboat which is made of hundreds of fine but heavy-duty planks of jack-wood is held together absolutely by coir knots, the specialty being that not a single nail is used. Kettu means knot in the local parlance and Vallam is boat. This framework is then coated with a caustic black resin extracted from boiled cashew kernels. And it lasts for generations.
Formerly, houseboats were used to ship rice, spices and other goods between Kuttanad and the Cochin port. A standard houseboat, which could be about 100 feet long, can hold up to 30 tons, and that is as much as three big Lorries can. Today the “kettuvallams” come with all modern comforts and services that include well furnished rooms and cabin crew at your service.
Kumarakom Houseboat Day Tour
Kumarakom in Kerala (God’s Own Country) is a globally famous backwater tourism destination. Nature has blessed it exceptionally with extraordinary beauty. The bountiful nature of Kumarakom attracts vacationers and tourists throughout the entire world and never fails to lure them. It is a small but beautiful village. It is a cluster of several little islands on the picturesque Vembanad Lake. It is part of the Kuttanad region in Kerala. Besides backwater tourism, it is also known for Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary also called Vembanad Bird Sanctuary.
Being a prime backwater tourism destination in Kerala, Kumarakom offers tourists lots of leisure and holiday options. Boating, houseboat cruise and fishing facilities are available here. Kumarakom houseboat cruise is one of the most preferred options for Kumarakom backwater tourism in Kerala, God’s Own country. Travellers and vacationers from all over the world visit Kumarakom especially to relish the charm of backwaters and houseboat cruise. We offer Kumarakom houseboat cruise to cater your needs for backwaters tours in Kerala, God’s Own Country.
Check-in at A/c houseboat at 11.00 hrs. Welcome drink offered onboard the houseboat. Relax in cozy beds or cruise over backwaters. Cruise passing through paddy fields, villages, temples, churches, etc. Have you lunch onboard the houseboat. Enjoy fantastic beauty of nature cruising over serene & scenic Kumarakom backwaters. Check out from the houseboat at 5pm.
Package Cost Includes:
|Kumarakom Houseboat Cruise in A/c or Non A/c Houseboat;
Welcome drink offered onboard the houseboat;
|Duration: one day with night stay- 20-24 hrs
Lunch, Evening Tee and Snacks onboard the houseboat
Kumarakom Houseboat Tour with Night Stay
Package Cost Includes:
|Kumarakom Houseboat Cruise in A/c or Non A/c Houseboat
Duration: one day with night stay- 20-24 hrs
|Welcome drink offered onboard the houseboat
Lunch, Evening Tee, Snacks and dinner onboard the houseboat
Day 01: Board the Kumarakom houseboat around 11 am. Welcome drink will be served as you check-in at the houseboat. Cruise through picturesque Vembanad Lake, R-block, and C-Block. Vembanad Lake is the largest fresh water lake in Asia. R-block and C-black are beautiful man-made islands in the middle of beautiful Vembanad Lake. You will also have opportunity to see Kumarakom bird sanctuary. Sunset cruise on Vembanad Lake is a unique and romantic experience. Lunch, evening snacks, tea and dinner will be onboard the houseboat. Overnight stay will be at houseboat in beautiful location of Kerala backwaters.
Day 02: Embark on morning houseboat cruise. See the beauty of fresh nature. After breakfast and morning cruise, check out the houseboat around 09.00 hrs.
The hub of backwater tourism in Kerala, Alleppey or Alappuzha means land between the seas where a network of rivers flows into it. The leisure cruise along the famous backwaters of Kerala gives one a firsthand experience of the village life style in the state and its rustic activities like coir-making and prawn farming. The boat ride takes you past ancient Chinese fishing nets, water lilies, lush paddy fields, coir villages, rustic homes, ancient temples and coconut groves. You cannot miss the breathtaking view of the water, land, birds and human habitation on the water side, coexisting peacefully.
Alappuzha Houseboat Day Tour
Check in at houseboat at 11.00 hrs. Welcome drink will be served after check-in at the houseboat. Then you will be delivered short briefing introduction about your Alleppey houseboat cruise to enjoy exciting Kerala backwater tourism. Relax on cozy beds floating over serene and scenic backwaters. Enjoy cruising through palm-fringed canals and rivers and scenic backwaters. Have your lunch in houseboat at 1300 hrs. Continue houseboat cruise covering lovely lakes and charming canal with palm trees and small traditional villages near to it. Cruise passing by lush paddy fields, temples, churches, etc. You can enjoy Toddy – soft liquor made from Coconut. It is safe, pure and sweet. Check out the houseboat at 1700 hrs.
Package Cost Includes:
- Alleppey Houseboat Cruise in A/c or Non A/c Houseboat
- Welcome drink offered onboard the houseboat
- Lunch, Evening Tee and Snacks onboard the houseboat
Alleppey Houseboat Tour with Night Stay
Day 01: Pick up from Alleppey Finishing Point Jetty at 11.00 hrs. Check in to houseboat floating over enchanting Alleppey backwaters. Have welcome drink onboard the houseboat. The houseboat cruise starts at 12.00hrs Cruise through Punnamada Lake – the site of famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Cruise through scenic rivers – Pallathuruthy River and Champakulam River. Visit the Champakulam Church – more than 200 years old. Visit the famous Race Boat, called Champakulam Chundan. Cruise through Thottappally River en route visiting lush green paddy fields and traditional Kerala villages. Parking the houseboat for night halt will be in beautiful location of enchanting backwaters.
Day 02: Go on houseboat cruise and relish Alleppey houseboat tour. Have you breakfast at 09.00 hrs. After morning cruise and breakfast, check out the houseboat at 10.00 hrs.