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Cochin: Alleppey Backwater Private Day Cruise by Houseboat

1. Cochin: Alleppey Backwater Private Day Cruise by Houseboat

Explore the famous Kerala backwaters of Alleppey on board a traditional houseboat. Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is located between the Arabian Sea and a web of rivers flowing into it. In the early 20th century, the then Viceroy of the Indian Empire, Lord Curzon was so mesmerized by the scenic beauty he declared that Alleppey was “The Venice of the East.” Following a pickup from Cochin Cruise Port or from Cochin Hotels, transfer to Aleppey to board your houseboat. Cruise slowly through the backwaters and village areas to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and more. There’s no guide on board but there will be 3 staff members to look after you and make sure your experience is as relaxed as you could wish for. Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cusine as you gently cruise, before later transferring back to Cochin Port or your hotel.

Alleppey / Alappuzha Backwater Canoe (Shikara) Cruise

2. Alleppey / Alappuzha Backwater Canoe (Shikara) Cruise

Alleppey also called " Venice of the East" is an important tourist destination in India. The Backwaters of Alleppey are the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters is a delightful experience. Alappuzha is a landmark between the broad Arabian sea and a web of rivers flowing into it. It is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India. In the early first decade of the 20th century the then Viceroy of the Indian Empire, Lord Curzon made a visit in the State to Alleppey, now Alappuzha. Fascinated by the scenic beauty of the place, in joy and amazement, he said, here nature has spent up on the land her richest bounties. In his exhilaration, he exclaimed, Alleppey, the Venice of the East. Itinerary : Pick-from Cochin Port or your hotel is at 9.00 am before the transfer to Aleppey (approximately 1.30 hours) to board the boat at 10:30 am. The boat will cruise slowly through the backwaters and village area of Aleppey with the main attraction during the cruise being the view of backwaters, paddy fields, coconut palms, and the villager's daily life. The cruise will finish around 1.30 pm and you get back to Cochin Port between 3.00 and 3.15 pm. 

Backwater Houseboat and Fort Kochi Tour from Cochin Port

3. Backwater Houseboat and Fort Kochi Tour from Cochin Port

Benefit from pickup at the cruise ship docks at Cochin Port, and journey on the road to board a houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala (approx 1 hour and 45 minutes). Cruise slowly through the hidden backwaters of Alappuzha (also known as "Alleppey"), considered the hub of the state's backwaters and home to a vast network of waterways and boats. Venture through village areas and the landscape of the Laccadive Sea to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and much more. There will be 3 staff members along with your guide to look after you and make sure your experience is as relaxed as possible. Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cuisine as you gently navigate the waterways, which includes rice, vegetable dishes, fish, chicken, and more. End your houseboat cruise and later journey to the serene Fort Kochi area. Marvel at the Cheena vala (Chinese fishing nets (Only for Morning Tour)) in the Arabian Sea, and see other attractions of the region. Then, benefit from drop-off back at your cruise ship in Cochin Port.

Golden Triangle with Exotic Kerala Tour

4. Golden Triangle with Exotic Kerala Tour

Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Golden Triangle and unwind in the tranquil backwaters of Kerala. This unique tour guarantees a perfect harmony of ancient treasures and idyllic retreats. Day 1. Arrival at Delhi: Arrive Delhi International airport. our representative will welcome you with warm greetings, then transfer to prebooked hotel check-in relax to overcome jet leg of the long flight & to recuperate to our weather conditions. overnight at hotel. Day 2. Delhi Sightseeing: Morning after breakfast, your Full Day City tour of Delhi you will explore Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Bangla Sahib Temple, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple, India Gate, Tuk Tuk ride in Chandni Chowk, overnight at hotel. Day 3. Delhi – Agra (230 kms): Today morning, enjoy the breakfast after that you will be driven to Agra. Agra city is also famous with the name city of marbles. On your arrival at Agra, check-in at the hotel and then leave to explore Matehtab Bagh. After that enjoy lunch also visit Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb (known as baby Taj). Later, enjoy shopping and then dinner at Mughali restaurant. After dinner, overnight at the hotel. Day 4. Agra Sightseeing: The fourth-day visit world-famous Taj Mahal. After breakfast, Morning Skip the line Sunrise tour of Taj Mahal, then visit Red Fort after then have lunch in the Mugali restaurant then explore Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula (Known as Baby Taj). In the evening, you can explore the local markets of Agra & buy some wonderful Souvenirs for your family & friends. Later enjoy dinner and overnight at the hotel. Day 5. Agra - Jaipur (245 kms): Today, our representative will drive you to Jaipur city. You will visit Fatehpur Sikri en-route towards Pink city. On your arrival at Jaipur, check-in at the hotel and get freshen up or else relax for some-time. In the evening you can enjoy shopping where you will like shopping wide range of handicraft products. Also enjoy dinner at one of the best restaurant in the city where you can find some great Rajput Ana taste. After dinner, overnight at the hotel. Day 6. Jaipur Sightseeing: After breakfast, you will visit Amer fort. After that, visit Jaigarh Fort where you will get to witness the largest canon on Wheels. then visit Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and other famous attractions of the city. In the evening, visit Jal Mahal palace. Later Visit a rug factory and see the ladies at the intricate work or a gem factory and see the gem cutting and polishing process. overnight at hotel. Day 7. Jaipur- Delhi - Cochin (By Flight): Today after breakfast, transfer to Delhi and from Delhi board a flight for cochin, on arrival check-in, overnight at hotel. Day 8. Cochin Sightseeing: Day 9. Cochin - Munnar (127 km): Day 10. Munnar sightseeing: Day 11. Munnar - Thekkady (85 km): Day 12. Thekkady - Alleppey (140 km): Day 13. Alleppey - Kovalam (160 km): Day 14. Kovalam - Trivandrum – Kovalam Day 15. Kovalam - Trivandrum (20 km)

Cochin: Private Heritage and Backwaters Houseboat Tour

5. Cochin: Private Heritage and Backwaters Houseboat Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Cochin or Cochin Cruise Port ships berth before beginning a 1.5-hour transfer to Alleppey to board your houseboat. You will then begin your journey, cruising slowly through the backwaters and village areas to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and more. There will be 3 staff members to look after you and make sure your experience is as relaxed as you could wish for. Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is located between the Arabian Sea and the web of rivers flowing into it. In the early 20th century, the Viceroy of the Indian Empire, Lord Curzon, was so mesmerized by the scenic beauty that he declared that Alleppey was the “Venice of the East.” You can enjoy a lunch of Keralan cuisine on the houseboat, before later transferring to Fort Kochi to visit the famous Chinese nets, St. Francis Church and Dhobi Khana. Your tour will then conclude as you are driven back to your hotel in Cochin, or to the Cochin Port.

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What people are saying about Alappuzha

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Highly recommend this cruise. Is good value for money compared to house-boat tours for a 1 day tour, while the boat is smaller you still have the benefit of being in a private group. Tomy was a great guide, he was very informative about the the area including the history and current lifestyle of the locals. We stopped off at rice paddys and got to drink fresh coconut. All in all a fantastic relaxing day.

Excellent trip! Best boat to go by as wasn’t too big and could go down the smaller backwaters. Also being a private tour it was the best value for money! Guide was very informative Definitely recommend this trip!!

Mr. Babu was a very kind and a safe driver and the boat and its captain were also lovely. I'm a solo female traveler and I am happy I chose this option to see a bit of the amazing Kerala backwaters.

We had a great and flexible guide who shared about growing up in the backwaters. He customized the journey for us and we got a lot more out of it than the initial description. It was a joy.

Amazing experience and excellent service from company