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Kerala Backwaters

  • Duration
    3 days
  • Tour Type
    Tour Extension
  • Tour Style
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Kerala is one of the most unique states in India and provides travellers with an insight into life by the water. Enjoy authentic Keralan food while drifting through the quiet canals and witness village life around the backwaters.

  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 2 , Lunches: 2 , Dinners: 2
  • Accommodation
    2 nights in star accommodation
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Itinerary

This extension is suitable for those who wish to visit the Kerala Backwaters. You will spend overnight throughout the extension on a traditional Kettuvalam houseboat. This is a private tour and all meals are included for your convenience.

  • Day 1
    Kochi to Alleppey
    Day 1: Kochi to Alleppey

    <p>You will be met at your Kochi hotel this morning by your driver and transferred to Allepey. The drive to Allepey will take approx. 1.5 hours (53km). Upon arrival at the dock, you will board your houseboat and cruise the backwaters of Kerala. Popularly known as 'kettuvallam', the houseboats are converted from traditional rice barges. You will cruise through the 900km network of waterways that fringe the coast from Alleppey to Nedumudy. Enjoying authentic Keralan food whilst drifting through the quiet canals, relax and witness the life of the people living around the backwater area of Kerala.</p><p><strong>Please note:</strong> While on the houseboats, electricity can be intermittent. There is a generator onboard, so keep this in mind when charging phones, cameras or other electronic items. The cabins on board are all air conditioned, but the living areas and deck may be cooled with fans. If you are a light sleeper you may wish to bring ear plugs, as the generators may be loud at night.</p>

    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 2
    Backwater Cruising
    Day 2: Backwater Cruising

    Enjoy cruising through the backwaters today, watching villagers go about their day by the water's edge and relax in a green paradise. What is truly magical about a houseboat ride is the breath-taking view of the untouched and otherwise inaccessible rural Kerala. An unhurried backwater cruise on a traditional houseboat is the best way to discover Kerala's exceptional scenic beauty.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Alleppey to Kochi
    Day 3: Alleppey to Kochi

    Disembark from your boat this morning in Allepey and transfer to Kochi hotel approx. 1.5 hours (53.5km) where your arrangements will end

    • Breakfast
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Kerala Backwaters map

Places Visited: Kerala Backwaters (2N)

Tour Dates & Prices

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