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Kerala is well known for its backwaters and houseboats. Read to know more about the backwaters tour/tourism in Kerala.

Kerala Backwater Tour

Kerala Backwater Tour
Destinations Covered: Cochin - Kumarakom - Alleppey
Duration of Kerala Backwater Tour: 03 Nights / 04 Days

Day 01: Arrival at Cochin
Upon arrival at the Cochin International Airport/Railway Station, our representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Cochin City follows. The main attractions at Cochin are the Jewish Synagogue, the Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, St. Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets and Bolgatty Palace. Overnight stay will be at hotel in Cochin.

Day 02 Cochin/Kumarakom
Early morning, depart for Kumarakom (70 km/2 hrs) and check into your hotel by noon. Kumarakom is a unique backwater destination, situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom bird sanctuary is a favorite haunt of migratory birds from across the world, making it a renowned bird watching center. It is also a center for houseboat cruises. In the afternoon, go on excursion to neighboring places. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 03 Kumarakom/Houseboat (Alleppey)
Enjoy your breakfast in morning and board a houseboat for sightseeing and cruises to Alleppey. Keep exploring the backwaters by the houseboat throughout the day. Overnight will be at houseboat. (Relish the traditional Kerala food on the houseboat). The houseboats (called Kettuvallams locally) are giant country boats, measuring up to 80 feet in length. It takes great skill and perfectionism to construct these giant houseboats by tying huge planks of jack wood together, without the use of a single nail. These houseboats usually have one or two bathrooms, an open lounge, deck, kitchenette and a crew comprising oarsmen, a cook and guide.

Day 04: Alleppey
Your interaction with backwaters of Kerala comes to an end and you head back home with sweet memories of your Kerala tour. Transfer to airport/railway station to your onward destination.