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Backwaters of Alappuzha by Houseboat

Duration 7 hours - Daily
8 AM to 4.30 PM


  • All Entrance Fee
  • All Transferes
  • Experienced Guide
  • Lunch & Drinks
  • Pick-up & Drop


Pricing Details

  • $125

Tour Details

Departing Cochin by private car/ Private van, you’ll pass through one of India’s most beautiful and tranquil landscapes—a rural expanse of verdant coconut groves and rice paddies. The term “backwaters” refers to the intermeshed network of rivers, lakes, canals and lagoons that lace together the coastal and interior regions south of Kochi. For centuries, these canals have provided a safe and efficient means of transportation for goods and people moving between the heartland of Kerala and the port towns along the coast. Even today, traditional barges, or kettuvallams, haul coconut, pepper, rice and other goods along the waterways. The town of Alappuzha is situated in the midst of a thick tangle of tropical waterways. You will board a houseboat and set out on a 4-hour idyllic cruise through the forests and palm-shaded backwaters. Glide along shimmering waterways lined with dense tropical vegetation, and observe rural Kerala lifestyles from the comfortable boat deck. Views range from narrow canals walled in by thick greenery, to open vistas of brilliant green paddy fields. Acres of papaya, mango, jackfruit and cassava grow along the palm-lined banks, and churches, mosques and temples can be glimpsed among the trees. Watch for the blue flash of a kingfisher, or the vivid green of a wild parakeet. As the cruise ends, return to Cochin by Car/ Van.

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