Cochin: Full Day Backwater Cruise in Alleppey with Lunch
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Depart Cochin and drive through India's most lush and serene landscape! Arrive in Alleppey and board your boat for a leisurely cruise through the green forests and palm shaded backwaters of the city!
Your cruise takes you through serene landscapes, coconut groves and paddy fields. The term "backwaters" actually refers to the extensive network of rivers, lakes, canals and lagoons that lace together the coast and interior south of Cochin. For centuries these canals have provided a safe and efficient means of transportation for goods and people, moving between the heartland and the port towns along the coast. Even today, coconut, pepper, coir (coconut husks), rice, and other goods are carried along the waterways in traditional longboats called "kettuvallam".
Relax in your boat as you glide through waterways lined with dense tropical vegetation. As you pass by the small villages you can observe the rural lifestyles of the people who bathe and wash their clothes at the water's edge. Your views change frequently as you go past papaya and mango trees, coconut harvesting, coir factories and paddy fields. Glimpses of small churches, mosques and temples are a testament to the many religions that co-exist peacefully. The occasional flash of a kingfisher or a parrot add color to the vista. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch onboard your boat before driving back to the city.
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