Cochin - Alleppey - Cochin
Who doesn’t love to take a break from the hustle of everyday life and there is no better place than to enjoy a brief holiday in Alleppey? Leisure along the Kerela’s backyards is an enduring adventure.
With a bevy of temples, churches, replete with astonishing backwaters, lush green forests, abundant wildlife, and magnificent hills, and enormous Houseboats, this is no less than a heaven. The House Boats are also perceived by the name of Kettuvallam with a clear definition, Kettu and Vallam meaning securing country boats, respectively. They employed these Kettuvallams to transport rice, spices, and alternative valuables in earlier times between Kuttanad and Cochin port. They say Alleppey to be one of the oldest planned towns in India. It has a beautiful looking narrow Canal lying between all the greenery. The simplicity of this town is reflecting in people bathing and washing clothes, vessels at the banks of this tributary along with Paddy farms all over the place.
We recognize Alleppey as the "Venice of the East", along the banks of Vembanad Lake. This commercial town has got its appellation from several certain attractions, like a maze of canals and a network of bridges. The most famous articles like yam, yarn, mats, and a ton of other products are manufactured using coir, the retted fiber of the coconut husk available in abundance all over this town. Thousands of tourists visit and purchase these handmade high-quality products along with the famous black pepper from here. Such a peaceful atmosphere along with magnificent scenery makes you left to settle down here away from the polluted cities.
The first leg of this trip will start from Cochin Airport / Ernakulam railway station where you will be greeted by our Travelogy India representative. Then, he will arrange a drive to Alleppey. After reaching there, boarding in a Kettuvalam- a traditional houseboat. Take this local leisurely cruise along with beautiful backwaters, forests, and palm-shaded canals.
With a delicious lunch and dinner offered by the houseboat crew, you will leave from there. Then, at noon, you will check in to Alleppey Kerala Cruise Boatman's County.
Starting the journey from Pallathuruthy and traveling through Chungam, Punnamada, S.N.D.P. river, Kuppappuram, Vembanadu lake, Rani and finally reaching a midway Marthanda Lake. Because of security reasons, we will offer you a halt at Marthanda lake. The reason behind this halt is no cruise availability after 6 PM. So, an overnight stay in the houseboat.
The next morning after taking breakfast, we will head you to the cruise. Continuing the journey on a cruise from Kainakary and traveling through Chennamkari, Nedumudy, Champakkulam, Edathua, Thakazhy, Pullangadi with a final halt at Kanchipuram. Checking in the local houseboats along with dinner and overnight stay at Houseboat.
After taking breakfast at Houseboat, you will check out from Pallathuruthy later drive to Cochin, from where you will finish this peaceful and beautiful journey.