Explore the best destinations in Kerala. Book your 8 Days 7 Nights of Alleppey, Kumarakom Houseboat tour package. Visit the best tourist places in Kerala including Punnamada Lake, lagoons of Lake Vembanad, Elephant Shelter.
Day - 1 - Kochi
Arrive at Kochi
. The team on-board welcomes you in the boat and help’s you with smooth check-in. gather at the lounge for a safety briefing about the boat and about the cruise. Enjoy a traditional Kerala lunch and relax on-board. Our expert will talk about Kochi, the Queen of the Arabian Sea, and its geographical, cultural and social significance. We will proceed to the ancient temple of Shiva. We take a tour around the temple to get to know about its history and architecture. The architecture of temples in Kerala is based on the ancient science of construction and geographical features of the land.
Day - 2 - Vaikom – Chenganda – Kumarakom
We proceed to the cultural centre in the locality to watch the traditional dance performance – Kathakali, the traditional dramatic and mimetic dance form, which plays stories from epics. Cruise through the expanses of Lake Vembanad experiencing its wetland ecosystem. We visit a farmhouse by evening. This house is located on an island which was made by the men of the house, by reclaiming land from the Backwaters.
Day - 3 - Kumarakom – Kovalam
Today after the breakfast we will proceed to watch the migratory and endemic birds of the Kumarakom
Bird Sanctuary, which is a cluster of lagoons of Lake Vembanad, with the backdrop of mangroves, paddy fields and coconut groves. We arrive in Kavalam where river Pampa reverses its course and drain into Lake Vembanad.
Day - 4 - Kovalam
After breakfast, cruise to Kainakari in Kovalam
. We visit Chavara Bhavan, the ancestral home of the Catholic Saint Kuriakose Chavara which is now preserved as a museum. After having lunch on-board, cruise to Pulinkunnu village. Get closer to the laid-back, life along the way, paddling along the narrow canal by houseboat, interacting with the villagers.
Day - 5 - Pulinkunnu – Changankari
After breakfast, proceed to Nedumudi. On arrival at Nedumudi, we drive through the quaint and scenic villages for a little over one hour to Mannar, which is famous for bell metal and brassware crafts. Kerala’s old spice trade used to pass through this town en route to Kochi and other ports on the west coast.
Day - 6 - Changankari
After the early breakfast, we drive to the prosperous and picturesque midland to a local village. Spend time with elephants at a shelter camp. Elephants are an integral part of Kerala culture. It is the State animal and is featured on the State’s emblem. Proceed to another village which is home to a family of craftsmen who are skilled at making a mirror out of a special combination of metals. The secret of the trade has been passed down through generations.
Day - 7 - Thottappali – Kanjippadom
After breakfast, we will drive to an ancient grove near Harripad, where serpents are worshipped. This is the only temple in Kerala having female priests. After a leisurely sail, we arrive in a quaint village – Karumadi village. We take a walk around a small shrine preserving the ruin of a sculpture of Buddha that belongs to the early centuries of the current era.
Day - 8 - Alleppey
After breakfast, we cruise to Punnamada Lake. This Lake is the venue of the annual spectacular race of Snake boats of different villages of Alleppey. We disembark by 9.30 AM. After taking a walk through the market place of Alleppey
, depart for onward journey.