One Day Tour from Kochi / Cochin to Alappuzha / Alleppey Backwater Shikara Cruise – Cruise through the narrow backwater canals of Alleppey / Alappuzha – Explore the famous Kerala backwaters of Alleppey / Alappuzha on board a traditional Shikara Boat.
Following a pick-up from Cochin Port (Ships Berth) or Your place of stay in Kochi City / Fort Kochi at 08:00 AM, transfer to Alleppey / Alappuzha to board your boat between 9:30 to 10:00 AM. Cruise slowly through the backwaters and village areas to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms,village ares and more. Short stop during cruise at local restaurant to try some local snacks. Cruise end at approximately 13:30 for the transfer back to Cochin Port / Hotel at Kochi / Cochin by about 15:00 -15:15.
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.”
Shikara is a motorized covered canoe type boat smaller than a house boat. A Shikara offers seating capacity for four men to twelve men. It is truly meant for cruising remote Alleppey back water villages which are not accessible by huge vessels. One can enjoy the backwater of Alleppey / Alappuzha and rustic lifestyle of back water villages absolutely genuine in its class.
Cruise the backwaters of Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, on a 7-hour tour from Cochin Port (Ships Berth) or Your place of stay in Kochi City / Fort Kochi , and discover the famous inland waterways of Kerala on board a traditional houseboat. See traditional villages and backwater boats, and more.
|Duration||6 – 8 Hours|
|Pick Up Point||Cochin Port or Your place of stay in Kochi City / Fort Kochi|
|1 to 4 Persons ( Transportation Provided – Sedan AC )||₹ 6,500.00|
|5 to 6 Persons ( Transportation Provided – Toyota Innova AC )||₹ 8,500.00|
|7 to 10 Persons ( Transportation Provided – Force Traveller AC )||₹ 12,500.00|
- Pick-up and drop off at Cochin Port (Ships Berth) or Your place of stay in Kochi City / Fort Kochi
- Hindi / English Speaking Driver
- Transfers by Air-conditioned Vehicle
- 3 hours backwater cruise (can be extended to 4 hours without charge if time permits)
- Light refreshments
- 1 bottle of drinking water per person