Cochin: Full Day Backwater Cruise in Alleppey with Lunch
- 8 Hours
- 8 Hours
- On request
This morning as you depart Cochin you will drive through India’s most lush serene landscape! Arrive at Alleppey and board a small boat for from where you will 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 grooves 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 Kochi. 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 back 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, mosque and temples are 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.
Duration: 8 Hours