Discover the famous Alappuzha waterways during this seven-hour tour from Fort Kochi. Experience the beauty and tranquillity of one of Kerala's most-prized destinations as you float along the network of waterways aboard a traditional house boat. Enjoy an up close look at rural life and stunning nature during this memorable day on the water.
On this private, full-day houseboat tour, you’ll glide through lush paddy fields, picturesque lagoons, and scenic local villages in Alleppey’s backwaters. Get up close and personal with “God’s Own Country,” getting to know the Keralan countryside away from the roads. Tours include door-to-door vehicle transfers from either the airport, port, or your hotel, plus lunch and welcome drinks.
With its palm-fringed waterways, Alleppey—Venice of the East—is one of South India’s most scenic spots. But the most stunning locations are only accessible to boats. During this exclusive backwater tour, you’ll hop a traditional Shikara, or Indian canoe, to cruise past coconut palms, picturesque villages, and lush rice paddies. Get a peek at rural life in Kerala while you relax and glide down Alleppey’s iconic canals.
Experience the beautiful backwaters of Alappuzha on this houseboat cruise. Board a traditional vessel and sail down the waterways of a region once described as the Venice of the East. Take in picturesque views of paddy fields, coconut palms, and lush vegetation. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch of Kerala-style vegetables, fish, and chicken.
This incredible tour showcases the best of Kerala and creates the perfect opportunity to enjoy rural South Indian life. Enjoy a rival cruise along the Alleppey backwaters in a traditional house boat. Savor the flavors of local Kerala cuisine cooked on board and tour Fort Cochin, see the famous Chinese fishing nets, check out St Francis Church and tour Dhobi Khana.
Experience the enchantment of the Kerala backwaters with this tour from Fort Kochi. You'll hop aboard a houseboat and cruise out into the backwaters, passing by traditional villages along the way. You can choose from basic boats or upgrade to a deluxe option that includes air-conditioning, and lunch will be served on board no matter what type of boat you go for.
Kathakali has been an all-male art form, with even women characters being portrayed by men. On this tour we meet members of India's first All Womens Kathakali group who broke through the male bastion, excelled in the art and made a mark for themselves. From being dismissed as a fad that would not last long they went on to win the President of India's medal of honour in the year 2017. On this tour the women artistes share with us their inspiring journey of starting the group while alongside explaining the different elements of this fascinating art form- its stories, language, costumes, music, training, mythology, et al. The interaction ends with a brief lecture-demonstration without make-up or costume. The tour is designed to be an informal one, it flows along naturally as a conversation between visitor and artiste, and last for about 2 hrs. The interaction is arranged at the private residence of the women artiste(s) which is located in Kochi, Kerala.
Make the most of your time in Kerala by getting back into the water with this incredible private backwater Kochi shore excursion. Spend seven hours navigating the waterways of this popular southern state and get an up close look at rural villages and colorful wildlife on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Learn why these waters are known as the 'Venice of the East' and relax in the beauty of Kerala's lush greenery, far beyond the city streets.
Explore the best of Kochi on a private tuk-tuk tour. Discover the city’s key landmarks including the traditional Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, the Dutch Palace, and the Jewish synagogue and learn about the history of Kochi . This tour is ideal for first-time visitors and is a great way to explore the city like a local as you ride in the back of a tuk-tuk. Traverse the city of Kochi on a tuk-tuk on a private tour See the fishing nets, Dutch cemetery, and local spice warehouses Learn about the history and culture of the city from your guide Enjoy complimentary round-trip transportation from your hotel or ship
Travelers short on time in Kerala can enjoy one of the southern state’s must-do activities–a backwaters cruise on a houseboat–without having to spend the night. This tour from Kochi to the palm-fringed backwaters around Alleppey provides the full houseboat experience in a handy day tour. Relax as you float through canals and past fishing villages. Indulge in a tasty lunch of local food.
Cooking experience in Kochi is a half day tour where you will visit a family in their home in Kochi to learn and experience authentic Kerala style cooking. The lady of the house will explain to you about the Kerala cuisine and its unique ingredients. This will be followed by a cooking demonstration session. Guests will be encouraged to participate in the cooking process as well as guided by our cook.
This is an all-inclusive trip where we take care of transport, lunch, and the cooking session.
Get a peek at parts of the Keralan countryside that are off-limits to vehicles as you glide along the backwaters in a traditional, thatched-roof houseboat. You’ll float past tiny villages, rice paddy fields, coconut groves, and temples, getting a chance to closely observe local life—from your own comfortable perch. Tours depart from Kochi, Alleppey, or Kumarakom, and include a hearty South Indian lunch, complete with cardamom-and-saffron-infused dessert.
In Kumbalangi Tourism Village, one can fully savour a variety of natural splendours, and paramount to a model tourist village the outstanding ecological balance of the location.
Here you can explore Coir making, Coconut leaves are weaved by village women and watching them, Carb farming, Basket making, Fishing farm, boating and enjoy delicious Kerala dishes in lunch with Kerala fish.
Cruise along the backwaters of Alleppey on a houseboat and explore the lush landscapes of Kerala. Admire the passing scenery and enjoy a delicious lunch on board over the course of two hours. Then head back to Kochi to see the city’s key landmarks such as the Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, and Dhobi Khana. This is a private tour for only you and your party.
Yoga is a gem of the Indian culture and thought of as a way of Life. It is a great way to stay healthy and fit. This hour and a half private Yoga class will go through the basic techniques for your inner well being bringing peace and calm to your mental and physical self. This Yoga session is good for beginners as well as those who have practiced yoga for many years.
• 1.5 hour private yoga class
• Professional Yoga instructor
• Yoga in a natural setting
1 hour 18 minutes
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Kerala Backwater Day Tour (Private) with Lunch from Cochin
"We came to Kerala for a 3 days short trip and went for a backwater cruiser in a private boat. It was very relaxing and enjoyed the Kerala food, especially the fish dishes. We bought crab from the local fish shop and prepared at the boat. Thanks to the team for making memorable."..."
"We came to Kerala for a 3 days short trip and went for a backwater cruiser in a private boat. It was very relaxing and enjoyed the Kerala food, especially the fish dishes. We bought crab from the local fish shop and prepared at the boat. Thanks to the team for making memorable."
Kochi Shore Excursion- Private Day Tour of Heritage and Backwaters
"Our boat tour of the backwater was wonderful. The crew was attentive and the cook provided a truly excellent lunch. Our guide and driver knew the traffic and got us back safely with time to spare. The stops we made gave us a true sense of Kochi. The guide was perfect to represent the people of Kochi."..."
"Our boat tour of the backwater was wonderful. The crew was attentive and the cook provided a truly excellent lunch. Our guide and driver knew the traffic and got us back safely with time to spare. The stops we made gave us a true sense of Kochi. The guide was perfect to represent the people of Kochi."