5 Day Kerala Houseboat Tour from Alleppey

Cochin - Alleppey - Cochin

Overview

If you are looking for a break from the daily routine of everyday life, then you must choose this 5-day Kerala Houseboat Tour Alleppey. This tour offers a variety of experiences meanwhile taking you from Cochin to Alleppey. Additionally, you get a chance to explore the best-known sites such as Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace and so on.

During the tour, you won’t only enjoy a stay on the Alleppey houseboat that comes equipped with the latest amenities but also delight in the glimpses of the breathtaking sceneries and backwaters. In addition to houseboat cruising, you can engage in various exhilarating activities like a village walk, fishing and enjoy the views of the setting sun over the waters.

So, what are you waiting for! Step out to explore the beautiful landscapes of Kerala, ‘God's Own Country’ with this tour packagewhich surely gives you an experience that will be etched on your mind forever. Standing out amongst the rest of Kerala houseboat packages,this packageoffers the most captivating experience of India’s backwater capital.

Trip Highlights
  • Witness Kochi’s heritage, history, tradition, and urbanism
  • Visit the enchanting backwaters of ‘God’s Own Country’
  • Visit the 15th-century Jewish Synagogue,
  • Explore Mattancherry Palace, Fort Kochi and other sites in Cochin
  • Get the chance to watch and experience the village life
  • Enjoy canoeing at Kainakary
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Itinerary Details

On your arrival at Kochi (Cochin), you will be warmly greeted by our representative and get transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Post-check-in at the hotel, relax for a while and then get ready to explore Kochi's best-known sites. Firstly you'll explore the Mattancherry Palace. Commonly known as the Dutch or Portuguese Palace, the Mattancherry Palace is constructed in the typical Kerala Nalukettu style. The Palace is famous for its central courtyard and has a small temple within it. This temple is dedicated to the 'Pazhayannur Bhagavathy' (the presiding deity of the Cochin royal family). Besides, there are two other temples within the complex - one dedicated to Lord Krishna and the other to Lord Shiva. In addition to temples, the Palace also has a gallery which displays amazing Hindu murals, portraits, and artwork.

Then, move towards an outstanding structure dating back to the 15th-century, Jewish Synagogue. Also known as Paradesi Synagogue or Mattancherry Synagogue, this attraction is one of the oldest Synagogues among the Commonwealth countries. The Jewish Synagogue was constructed by Spanish- speaking Jews and boasts of its rare antiques including beautiful chandeliers, clock tower, brass rail pulpit, Chinese hand-painted tiles, etc.

Then, it's time to have your lunch at a local delicacy joint. Post this, continue your outing with a stopover at Fort Kochi. A seaside town in the south-western part of main Kochi, Fort Kochi is famous for its old-world colonial charm. Much like the small towns of southern Europe, the place is dotted with European structures, churches (the St. Francis Church) and other architectural buildings that surely remind you of the colonial powers that once ruled over the place. Last but not least, don't forget to spend some quality time around local fishermen to observe the operation of the Chinese Fishing Nets, at tranquil Fort Kochi Beach. Later, in the evening you can go for some shopping at the famous Lulu Mall.

Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Today, after an appetizing breakfast, it will be time to travel to Alleppey, the 'Venice of the East'. On arrival, you proceed to check-in on the houseboat from Pallathuruthy. After check-in, your houseboat moves towards the famous SNDP Thodu and Punnamada Kayal. Cruising on Punnamada Kayal is truly a photographer's delight and an unforgettable experience. Punnamada Kayal which is also known as Vembanad Lake is one of the longest lakes in India and the biggest backwater body in Kerala state. Furthermore, the famous 'Nehru Boat Race' in Kerala during the Onam Festival is held on this Kayal.

After cruising, visit the villages nearby. Here, you won't only get a chance to watch and experience the village life but also will be allowed to spend pleasant time interacting with the locals (fishermen) to know more about their lives and cultures. Later, in the evening explore some other places like Kuppapuram and Chitra Palli.

The houseboat is docked for the night at Mangalam/Marthandam.

On the third day of your 5-day Kerala houseboat tour, wake-up with a fresh feeling of being in the lap of nature. Relish your sumptuous breakfast and restart the houseboat cruise towards Nedumudi. Situated on the banks of the Pamba River, Nedumudi is another picturesque village in Alappuzha district of the Indian state of Kerala. En-route visit Lissio Church. Hereafter you will explore wonderful sights including Kavalam, Veliyanadu village, Kidangara, Mathikayal and Chundan vallam. No doubt, all these places are very wonderful. If interested, you can proceed for a village walk and engage in activities like fishing. Enjoy the sunset and the beauty of nature. Besides, in the evening, you will enjoy canoeing at Kainakary for an hour. Rowing the silent backwaters with a single-bladed paddle is not only a unique experience but help you to rejuvenate your body and soul well.

The houseboat is docked for the night at Nedumudi.

Today, once you are up from your peaceful sleep, you will be served with a delicious breakfast. Post the breakfast, it will be time to restart the delightful houseboat cruise to Thakazhi via Mancompu. En-route the boat will be docked at the Pulicunnoo. Pulikunnoo or Pulicunnoo is an island village in the Kuttanadu region. Furthermore, this village is famous for the annual Rajiv Gandhi Trophy Snake Boat Race held during the months of October-November. Here, you will visit the famous Pulicunnoo Church, Kottaram Temple and St. Mary's Church. After an extensive sightseeing tour, you will take a trip to the banana plantation where you learn some fascinating facts about the growing of the bananas and the fruit industry in general.

Later, you will explore some other places including Pullangadi, Pindithodu and Champakulam. Nestled on the banks of the Pampa River, Champakulam is a beautiful village with green paddy fields, coconut groves and waterfowl. In addition to the natural beauty, this village is famous for the Champakulam Moolam Boat Race (the oldest snake boat races in Kerala). In the evening, you can explore the local markets at Champakulam or visit the famous Champakulam Church. One of the oldest churches in India, built-in 427 AD, has many inscriptions around the church which describes its history. The houseboat is docked for the night at Thakazhi.

Today is the last day of your tour. After an energizing breakfast, the houseboat travels via Kanjipadam and moves towards Pallathuruthy. Upon reaching the jetty dock, meet our driver who will help you get transferred to Cochin. Upon arrival in Cochin, all the services of this short, yet whimsical 5-day Kerala houseboat tour Alleppey will come to an end.

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