Kerala Backwater Cruise
Experience the Natural Beauty of Kerala at Its Best
Situated in southern India on the Malabar Coast, Kerala is a state of utmost beauty, fun and flavour. One of its biggest attractions is backwaters. The backwaters of Kerala, a network of 1500 km of canals, were once a major means of transportation connecting every corner of the state to another. Today, these backwaters cruises have gained immense popularity as a major tourist destination for travellers from different parts of the globe. You many find plenty of beaches in India, but backwaters are something that add uniqueness to the state. A Kerala backwater cruise is the perfect way of exploring the natural beauty of the state, its cities and towns. The backwaters are comprised of multiple canals, rivers, lakes and estuaries.
Houseboats (kettuvallams) are available to sail across the Kerala backwaters. During your cruise through the backwaters, you'll come across such picturesque towns as Kollam, Kozhikode and Alappuzha. Depending on your specific requirements, you can choose to go on a Kerala backwater cruise for one or several days. If you opt for a multiple-day cruise, you'll be accompanied by a navigator and a cook in the houseboat that you hire. You'll have the pleasure of enjoying a wide range of traditional cuisines of Kerala prepared from freshly picked vegetables.
If the Kerala backwaters is a crown, the Ashtamudi Lake is its most precious jewel. While cruising along the backwaters, exploring the beauty on and around this beautiful lake is an unforgettable experience. The lake is quite well-known for its endangered marine species. An overnight stay in a luxurious houseboat at this lake will prove to be a great stress-busting experience. The Vembanad Lake is another major attraction in the backwaters of the state. Apart from hiring houseboats, you can also hire yachts to enhance your cruise experience.
Day 01 Cochin to Alleppey
Day 02 Alleppey to Kumarakom
Day 03 Kumarakom to Thekkady
Day 04 Thekkady
Day 05 Thekkady to Cochin
Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance
02 nights aboard ac houseboat, 02 nights in handpicked hotels
04 Breakfasts, 02 Lunches, 02 Dinners
All ground transport for sightseeing trips
Guides / Escorts
Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours
Spice plantation tour, boat ride at Periyar, visit to Kumarakom bird sanctuary
Govt of India taxes and Company service charges
What’s not included
International or domestic flights are not included
Please carry valid travel insurance
Visa fee and charges
Monument and museum tickets
Meals not specified
Any kind of personal expenses/bills
The Southern Splendour tour of South India offers comfortable 12 nights and 13 days stay in handpicked hotels including few city hotels, guest houses, beach resorts and some characteristic hotels. The hotels are picked for your stay based on the report and feedbacks of the past guests used these properties. The hotels offer clean rooms with attached toilet and many other standard facilities equivalent to three star standard.
Most of our price offers are generally based on double room sharing basis. For single room stay the guest need to inform us in advance and pay single room supplement.Remark : Ask us for upgradation of your accommodation which is available at an additional cost.