Exploring the Kerala Backwaters
By Viator, May 2015
If you want to explore the Kerala backwaters, board a traditional houseboat, or Kettuvallam -- the same style that have been plying these waters for hundreds of years -- for a day of cruising past coconut and palm-lined banks and tiny fishing villages, where the residents rely on the water for their livelihood.
On a private tour of Kerala’s backwaters, you’ll board a houseboat near Alleppey, the most famous backwater area, for a leisurely cruise through the canals. As you watch the passing scenery from your boat, sample some traditional South Indian dishes, like vegetable and coconut curry or sambar, a Kerala-style vegetable stew.
Visitors who want a closer look at life on the banks of the canals can do so on a small-group tour of the Kerala backwaters. Follow your local guide to a small village near Kochi, where you’ll have lunch in the home of a local family to learn more about traditional rural life in Kerala. Spend the afternoon strolling through farms and rice paddies to see how the people who call the backwaters home make their living.
Tours & Tickets
Discover the culture and renowned beauty of India’s Kerala region on this tour from Kochi. With your expert local guide, enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a local ... Read more
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
Experience the culture and customs of India’s Kerala region on this tour from Kochi. With your expert local guide, enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a local ... Read more
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Cruise the backwaters of Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, on a 7-hour tour from Fort Kochi and discover the famous inland waterways of Kerala by a ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)