Kerala Backwater

Kerala Backwater Package

A chain of brackish lagoons and canals linking five large lakes, Kerala Backwaters is a maze of water bodies stretching over 900 kilometers. One of the most important aspect of tourism in Kerala, the backwaters were used traditionally as waterways to ferry rice and spices from one places to another in kettuvallams or the traditional rice barges which now forms the major tourist attraction and ferry tourists and visitors from one destination to another.

There are many interesting cruise routes from Alleppey or Alappuzha including Alappuzha to Alappuzha, Alappuzha to Kumarakom , Alappuzha to Kottayam (an exotic experience to enjoy natural beauty and watch the working toddy tapers), Alappuzha to Thottappally (cruise including visits to historical places), Alappuzha to Kidangara (a cruise to the Vembanad Lake and Pathiramanal Island), Alappuzha to Alumkadavu and Alappuzha to Mankotta (a cruise to visit the famous coir-making villages). You can pick the one that seems interesting to you.

This backwater cruise route features the widest waterways and canals and also takes you to the popular Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. The concluding destination of this backwater cruise is Vembanad Lake. Most of the luxury resorts and best hotels in Kerala are located by the bank of this lake. With its natural setting and soothing backwaters, Kumarakom also happens to be a popular destination for Ayurveda treatments in Kerala housing a number of Ayurveda Resorts.

Kerala Backwater Itineraries
* Pick up from Cochin station proceed to kumarakom,overnight stay at resort.
* The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of small islands on the Vembanad Lake,and this small water world is part of the Kuttanad region.
* The bird sanctuary,which is spread across 14 acres is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise.
* Boating and fishing facilities are available at Kumarakom.
* Check in to Deluxe houseboat for an overnight cruise through the unique back waters of Kerala.
* Houseboat will be your transportation for the day and accommodation for the night.
* Glide along the narrow canals laced by the infinite greenery imparted by coconut palms, watch the gentle and soothing greenery of paddy fields and the village folk at work.
* Relax on board listening.
* After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Cochin station to bid farewell to a wonderful package.