Day 1 - Pick up from Cochin in A/C Car and trip to Alleppey for Cruise
The trip starts from Cochin at 09:00 am and we will pick you up from any location in Ernakulam city. It takes about 2 hrs to reach Alleppey or Kumarakom. For the first two hours, we will take you through some of the beautiful backwater attractions of Alleppey. By 11:00 am, we will check-in to the houseboat for the cruise. Start the cruise at 12:00 noon and enjoy the scenes in a Kerala country side in a backwater cruise -skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed down paddy fields, local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes and swaying coconut palms.
Starting from Alleppey after visiting Vembanadu Lake, the 4 hours cruise will take you through r block and c block (r block and c block are manmade paddy fields made from Lake during the ruling of King and here cultivation happens below sea level) and will pass through Munattumugham, Nedumudi ,Venattukad, Chennamkari, Kainakari, Pallathuruthy and return back to Alleppey. This is a good scenic route and require one day to travel. Lunch will have Kerala Houseboat Menu that includes Sambar, Aviyal, Thoran, Pappad, Pickle, Curd, Green Salad and non-veg dishes like Kerala specialty Karimeen Fish fry and snacks will be served on board for all guests by evening 05:00 pm. We will start the return journey to Cochin to drop you back in the city by 07:00 pm.
The total distance from Alleppey to Kochi airport is approximately 85 kilometers and the road passes through Cherthala, Edappally, Aroor, Thanneermukkam Bund, Kumarakom and Aluva. The road conditions can be crowded though on occasion with pedestrians, cattle and local traffic. The activities on this trip are geared for children 12 years old and above.
Accomodation : Single Bed Room A/C deluxe houseboat with good facilities and an Alleppey Cruise starting from Nehru Trophy Finishing Point
Transportation : A/C Vehicle with chauffeur at your disposal throughout the tour. However, we advise you to
release the driver after 7 pm for comfortable and safe driving.