Jul 14

Backwaters of Alappuzha by Houseboat


Tour Details


Depart from Cochin by motor coach, and pass through one of the India’s most beautiful and serene landscapes a rural riverine expanse of the verdant coconut groves and rice paddies. In Malayalam, the language of Kerala, this region is known as Kuttanad – the land of the short people, a reference, perhaps, to the fact that the farmers are often seen working knee deep in the 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.
Alappuzha (previously called Alleppey) is nestled in the midst of a thick tangle of lush tropical waterways, and it is here that you will board your houseboat for an idyllic trip through the majestic forests and palm-shaded backwaters of the city and surroundings.
The boat you will take this journey in is a houseboat unique to Kerala. Converted from a traditional kettuvallam, the boat is a unique blend of old and new. Old as it is a traditional boat with a thatched roof, yet modern as solar panels are used for lighting.
Glide along shimmering waterways lined with dense tropical vegetation, and observe rural Kerala lifestyles that you would never see from the road. Views range from narrow canals walled in with thick greenery to open vistas of brilliant green paddy fields. Papaya, mango, jackfruit and cassava grow along the palm-lined banks. Along the way you will see the coconut harvesting and coir factories that make up the main industry of Kerala. Churches, mosques and temples can be glimpsed among the trees, and you might catch the blue flash of a kingfisher, or the green of a parakeet. Villagers bathe and wash their clothes, and sometimes their buffalos, at the water’s edge.


Later return back to hotel in Cochin.


Highlights –


  1. Get Chance to See Coconut Groves and Rice Paddies.
  2. Enjoy Backwaters and Houseboat.
  3. Evening Back to Cochin.





2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons
210 USD 160 USD 130 USD




All Rates are per Person Based on number of Persons.


Lunch Supplement: USD 20 Per Meal Per Person (In a Multi Cuisine Restaurant).




Package Includes:

  • A/c Chauffer Driven Vehicle as per number of persons.  
  • Visit to See Farmers Working On Fields.
  • Enjoy Backwaters
  • Enjoy Houseboat Ride with Lunch.
  • Packaged Water Bottle. (1 bottle per person.)
  • All Fuel and Parking Charges.
  • English Speaking Local Tourist Guide.

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