The emerald backwaters of Kerala is the reason why the state is named God’s Own Country. The unique beauty of waters as far as the eye can see, a unique ecosystem of birds, fishes, and other species. It is a beauty beyond the capacity of words. Indian Holiday presents a delightful Houseboat Tour. Traverse the scenic backwaters of Kerala on a luxury houseboat for 4 nights and 5 days. The luxury houseboats takes you on a leisurely ride in the blessed environs of Alleppey.
- Trip Outline
The emerald backwaters of Kerala is the reason why the state is named God’s Own Country. The unique beauty of waters as far as the eye can see, unique ecosystem of birds, fishes and other species. It is a beauty beyond the capacity of words. Indian Holiday presents a delightful Houseboat Tour. Traverse the scenic backwaters of Kerala on a luxury houseboat for 4 nights and 5 days. The luxury houseboats takes you on a leisurely ride in the blessed environs of Alleppey.
Day 1: Arrival Cochin-
The Kerala houseboat tour starts with your arrival in Cochin airport/ railway station. Meet our IHPL representative and get a transfer to the hotel. Check-in to your hotel. Later go out for sightseeing in Cochin.
Cochin is gifted the sobriquet of the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’. The coastal city of Kerala offers varied delights. Sights encompasses the historical Mattancherry Palace, the Paradesi Synagogue, the St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Ernakulam Shiva Temple and many more. At sunset, do not miss the mesmerizing view of the Chinese fishing nets. Explore the markets, cuisines and shopping delights.
Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2: Cochin/Alleppey-
Start your day with an appetizing breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and proceed to drive to Alleppey. The houseboat cruise re-starts from Pallathuruthy at 12 Noon. The houseboat travels towards SNDP Thodu, Punnamada Kayal, experiencing the emerald beauty of Kerala. In the late afternoon, visit a nearby village. The other sights you explore is the Kuppapuram, Chitira Palli. The wonderful views of lush paddy fields from your houseboat is spectacular. Enjoy the charming ambiance.
The houseboat is anchored for night at Mangalam/Marthandam.
Day 3: Houseboat-
Wake up to the breathtaking views of the backwaters. At 10 AM, the houseboat cruise re-starts after you are done with the traditional delicious breakfast. Today the houseboat moves towards Nedumudy. Stop at the Lissio Church for visit. Next you stop to visit the Kavalam, Veliyanadu village walk, Kidangara, Mathikayal, Chundan Vallam visit. After these wonderful sights, it is time for some fun. On your tour, get the opportunity to go country boat canoeing for an hour at Kainakary. It is an enjoyable experience.
Enjoy a restful stay at the houseboat. The houseboat is anchored for night at Nedumudy.
Day 4: Houseboat-
Awaken to the blessed views and the call of birds. Houseboat re-starts the cruise at 10 AM after breakfast. Today the houseboat tours the route to Thakazhi via Mancompu. De-board at the Pullincunnu dock. Here you are scheduled to visit the Banana Plantation. Explore the Pullincunnu church, Kottaram temple, and St. Mary’s Church. The statue carving unit is a destination worth visiting. The local market at Champakulam is worth exploring. The prized Champakulam Chundan is the winner of several boat races. The Pullangadi, Pindithodu, Vegetable Plantation are also worthwhile to visit. The houseboat is anchored for the night at Thakazhi.
Day 5: Houseboat/Cochin departure-
Today is the last day of your tour. The houseboat cruise starts at 7.30 AM after breakfast. The houseboat travels via Kanjipadam and moves towards Pallathuruthy. You shall reach the jetty dock by 9.00 AM. Meet our driver and drive back to Cochin. You will be dropped to the airport/ railway station for onward journey.