Backwater-Houseboat Tour

06 Nights / 07 Days in Backwater-Houseboat Tour

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Master craftsmen of these Houseboats of Kerala, is now numbering. Only a few have tremendous knowledge and experience for Kerala Houseboats. Without a scale model or drawing, they build these magnificent and beautiful Kettuvalloms. The natural coir fibre once soaked in oil, seal the holes and at the same time yield a little bit on mild impacts saving the Houseboats. The ‘valavara’ the roof of the Kettuvallom is made of split bamboo poles Coir ropes and bamboo mats. The art of roof making is specialty of certain villages in Kerala. You can observe by their deft hands how they make thousands of knots with ropes to make the skeleton and the various decorations.

Destinations Covered

Cochin Kumarakom Alleppey Munnar
Day 1 Arrive at Kochi/Cochin (06 NIGHTS/07 DAYS)
Day 01 : Arrive at Kochi/Cochin

Arrive at Cochin and check into the hotel. Afternoon visit Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis church and Chinese fishing nets. If time permits, take a two hour sunset Cruise (optional and at extra charge). Enjoy the spectacular view of the Cochin Harbor in the backdrop of the setting sun. Cruise through the backwaters till where the Kochi lagoon opens out in the Arabian Sea. Overnight at the hotel

Day 2 Arrive at Kumarakom (06 NIGHTS/07 DAYS)
Day 02 : Arrive at Kumarakom

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Kumarakom. Arrive at Kumarakom and check into the hotel. Go for a sunset cruise through the legendary backwaters of Kerala. Witness the local culture and lifestyle. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 Kumarakom / Alleppey (1 hr, 40 km) (06 NIGHTS/07 DAYS)
Day 03 : Kumarakom / Alleppey (1 hr, 40 km)

After breakfast drive to Alleppey. Take a brief halt at the beach before you check in to your Houseboat at approx 12 noon for a thrilling experience of the backwaters of Kerala. Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the backwaters. At 1300 hrs your houseboat will halt for lunch. Enjoy a traditional Kerala lunch specially prepared for you by the crew of your Houseboat. At 1300 continue your cruise sailing through meandering canals and rivers. Get an opportunity to witness the village life on either side of the canals. At 1700 hrs your houseboat docks for the night. Dinner and overnight on the houseboat.

Day 4 Alleppey / Munnar (5 hrs, 180 km) (06 NIGHTS/07 DAYS)
Day 04 : Alleppey / Munnar (5 hrs, 180 km)

After breakfast, drive to Munnar. Enroute visit Karadippara view point. Arrive at Munnar and check into the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure or to visit the market / Blossom national park. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 Munnar Sightseeing (06 NIGHTS/07 DAYS)
Day 05 : Munnar Sightseeing

After breakfast visit Eravikulam National Park, Rose Garden, Mattupetty Dam, boating (optional), Elephant arrival point, Echo point, Kundala dam and lake. Evening return to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 Munnar Sightseeing (06 NIGHTS/07 DAYS)
Day 06 : Munnar Sightseeing

After early breakfast take a sightseeing trip to Marayoor, 42 km from Munnar. This is the only place in Kerala which has a natural growth of sandalwood trees. Visit the Sandalwood Factory and the Rajiv Gandhi Children's Park spread over a hectare of land under the canopy of a single banyan tree. Afternoon return to the Hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 7 Depart from Munnar (06 NIGHTS/07 DAYS)
Day 07 : Depart from Munnar

After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Depart from Munnar to onward destination.


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