Explore the tranquil waters and byways of Kerala, with its palm fringed backwaters on this full day excursion.
The backwaters act as a vital waterway for the transportation of goods, people and their produce, often the only link between isolated villages and crowded towns. In Kerala, one of the most beautiful states in India and known as "God's Own Country," the total expanse of backwater stretches from north to south over 900 miles, with a network of 44 rivers, lagoons and lakes.
This morning, drive to the village of Alleppey, surrounded by coconut plantations and famous for its narrow maze of canals and backwaters. A place of immense natural beauty, Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is referred to as the Venice of the East. After a brief comfort stop at a local resort, board motor launches for a leisurely boat ride past coconut thatched houses and old colonial warehouses, surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Catch a glimpse into the lives of local families living along the banks of the canals as they go about their daily household chores. The well-known Vallamkali, Snake Boat Festival, originated here.
Following the cruise, we arrive at the Lake Palace Resort or Punnamada Resort for lunch for delicious Kerala delicacies.
After lunch, depart for Fort Cochin with an overview of the Chinese Fishing nets before returning to the pier.