Day 1 : Embark
- Rice Barge
Today Cruise through Pallathuruthy Canal, Karimpavalavu village, Karumady
canal - the long stretch of narrow canal - to reach Thottappally village for
night stay. Enroute can visit Karumady Kuttan(a statue of Buddha and a
Temple) Alleppey, often called the Venice of the East, and situated on the
Vembanad Lake which is the longest lake in India. The commercial centre
of Allappuzha lives in a maze of canals in the labyrinth of kerala backwater
channels, the town is one of the best starting points to explore the
un-spoilt countryside of Kerala. Though ferries operate regular serves in
the backwaters of Kerala, a country boat is the best mode for a real
experience of Kerala. One of the best-known ports along the coast stretching
along its west. Parallel to the sea are lakes and kerala backwaters with
several openings to sea.This helped to develop a natural port, which made
Allappuzha a famous trade centre.
Kerala House Boat cruise in the canal by Bamboo Poles, sail through the
lagoon with favourable wind, for a change swim in the water, enjoy the
scenic beauty of colourful villages. Have a sumptuous meal on Banana leaves.
Evening witness sunset through coconut palms. Dinner under million stars.
Sleep and dream with the pleasant roll of backwater . Overnight at Rice
Day 2 : Thandapara
- Champakulam Village
- Mancompu village
- Kayamkulam Lake
- Rice Barge
Early Morning wake up to the tunes of lovely birds and watch Sun climbing
over the palm trees - Breakfast on board. Witness the humble living of
Keralites. Many goods are sold and purchased on of barter system still
today. Visit famous Chambakulam St. Forane Church. After lunch visit
Chambakulam Chundan the famous Snake Boat. A visit to Nedumudi village
market to witness varieties of Indian Vegetables and Fishes, Continue cruise
through Nedumudy and
Mancompu village. Stop for walk through Mancompu village and visit
Bhagavathy temple - one of the oldest temples near backwaters kerala.
Proceed to Kumarakody and Pallana to Thrikunnapuzha. A walk through
Thrikunnapuzha village and visit local coir manufacturing unit. Overnight
stay at Rice barge at Kayamkulam Lake.
Day 3 : Kayamkulam
Today a leisurely Cruise through Kayamkulam Lake and Alinkadavu village,
Glance through the first hand the unhurried village life of rural Kerala.
The life is tough and traditional work is highly labour intensive. Here one
meets the people engaged in country boat building, prawn cultivation, sand
mining, coir manufacture, limestone collection (by divers who are
specialists in this field), rice farming and duck rearing. You could go to
Kollam thru the maze river and myriad lagoons. This place is also a strong
magnet for the millions of tourists who come here from all over the globe to
encounter the unbelievable beauty of the place and the life of the millions
besides these backwaters holiday.