After breakfast, board a houseboat for a memorable cruise through the serene backwaters of Kerala.
Duration of Boat Ride : 21 Hours
Check in Time in House Boat : 12.00 PM
Check out : 9.00 AM
Places Covering : Pampa River, R-Block, Chithira, Vembanad Lake.
1. 2 Hours Small Canoe ride on the way in a village
2. General body message (45 minutes) on the way in an Ayurveda centre
The snake boat races are mainly conducting at aleppey. The boat races of kerala are exciting events that bring to life the tranquil backwaters 16 – 20 snake boats manned by 125 oarsmen and a team of singers participates in each event. Snake boat races are usually held during the festival of onam.
COIR MAKING: Coir making is a primary occupation of the backwater folk. Entire villages engaged in coir manufacture can be seen along the waterside. It is very interesting to watch the coir making by the village ladies with the help of weaving wheels.
PADDY FIELDS: You can see rice fields in Kuttanad region between Thottappally and Alleppey,
The main attractions are local birds like the waterfowl, Cormorant cuckoo, egret, heron and the water duck, as well as the migratory Siberian cranes.White necked stork, etc can see During October-May, Lesser Pied King fisher is another common bird in the lake.
Great Indian Hornbill is seen in evergreen areas. The largest population in western Ghat is at Kumarakom, The Woodpecker is the resident of the deciduous forest. Brahminy Kite is seen singly or in pairs. The sights of especially the flocks of parrots hovering in the paddy fields especially those fields with rice stalks in the bloom. You can also watch the black birds in group as a blanket sweeping across the sky in and around Kuttanand and Vembanad Lake
You can see Chinese fishing nets in Ashtamudi Lake and Kayamkulam Lake Between Kollam and Thrikkunnappuzha. Constructed out of Teak wood and Bamboo poles, they work on the principle of balance. Normally using nighttime for fishing.
In the Indian State of Kerala, there are unusual form of fishing — shore operated lift nets.Huge mechanical contrivances hold out horizontal nets of 20 m or more across. Each structure is at least 10 m high and comprises a cantilever with an outstretched net suspended over the sea and large stones suspended from ropes as counterweights at the other end. Each installation is operated by a team of up to six fishermen.
The system is sufficiently balanced that the weight of a man walking along the main beam is sufficient to cause the net to descend into the sea. The net is left for a short time, possibly just a few minutes, before it is raised by pulling on ropes. The catch is usually modest: a few fish and crustaceans — these may be sold to passers by within minutes.
The system of counterweights is most ingenious. Rocks, each 30 cm or so in diameter are suspended from ropes of different lengths. As the net is raised, some of the rocks one-by-one come to rest on a platform thereby keeping everything in balance.
Each installation has a limited operating depth. Consequently, an individual net cannot be continually operated in tidal waters. Different installations will be operated depending on the state of the tide.
It is received wisdom that the nets are Chinese in origin. This is not as improbable as the 5,000 km distance from China might suggest — Kochi is a very important centre for the spice trade attracting traders from far and wide. Some suppose that the nets were introduced by the Chinese explorer Zheng He.
The Chinese fishing nets have become a very popular tourist attraction, their size and elegant construction is very photogenic and the slow rhythm of their operation is quite hypnotic.
In addition, Buy your priced Fish and these can be taken only a short distance to a street shop to cook it.
Lunch and dinner will be prepared and served onboard.
Overnight on board the houseboat.
How to Reach Alleppey by Air:
The nearest airport to Alleppey is the Kochi Airport which is located 54kms away from Alleppey. Another important airport near Alleppey is Trivandrum Airport which is at a distance of 154kms.
How to Reach Alleppey by Rail:
Alleppey is connected to the major cities of Kerala like Cochin, Kottayam, Changanassery and Chengannur. There are ferry services to Alleppey where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the backwaters.
How to Reach Alleppey by Road:
Alleppey is connected by a number of interconnecting roadways to different parts of South India. National Highway 47 passes through Allepey.
The climate of Alappuzha is generally temperate and humid and relatively more pleasant in the winter season. The best time to visit this district is between August - September to February - March.
Sightseeing at Alleppey:-
Alleppey Beach: Close to Alleppey Railway Station, the Alleppey beach is long and has thick palm groves on one end. This is an ideal place to sit and relax.
Alleppey Backwaters: Alleppey - Kuttanad - The enticing backwaters and the amazing backwater house boats attracts thousands of tourists to this place. Get on these boats and rub shoulders with a colourful and varied group of locals.Or take a ride into Kuttanad through lush green fields and watch coir workers soak, beat and weave coconut fibres into long ropes on spindles as you pass the endless stretch of coconut trees.
Krishnapuram Palace: Situated about 47 km from Alleppey, this 18th century palace of the Travancore kings is built in typical Kerala style of architecture. On the show are antique sculptures, paintings and bronze artifacts, which are worth appreciating.
Ambalapuzha Temple: This famous Sri Krishna temple at Ambalapuzha, is known for its traditional Kerala architecture and delicious palpayasam (sweet porridge made with milk). About 3 kms from Ambalapuzha is the 10th century Karumadikuttan statue, a black granite statue of Buddha.
Aruthunkal: Situated 22 km north of Alleppey is the ancient St.Sebastian Church, which was erected by the Portuguese and is a popular centre of pilgrimage for the Christians of Kerala.The feast of St.Sebastian is held every January.
Mullackal Temple: Dedicated to goddess Rajarajeswari, is also a place worth visiting. The Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple This temple is believed to have miraculous powers and hence visited by number of pilgrims every year.
Kerala backwaters are the most popular tourist attraction of Kerala. Backwaters are formed by the accumulation of sea water at the beach. As the waves moved to and fro, they made their way tearing the ground and forming backwaters. The backwaters are essentially inland lakes connected by a network of canals. The best way to enjoy the Kerala backwaters is to take a cruise on a Kettuvallam or the house boat.
Alappuzha Backwaters is one of the exotic backwater sites of India's southern state Kerala. Washed by the Arabian Sea, interlocked by a number of canals and bridges, this tiny marketplace is also famous for its Nehru Trophy boat race held every year. Alappuzha Backwaters is accessible by all the means of communication. The nearest airport is Kochi at a distance of 64 km north. The Trivandrum airport is located 159 km south of Alappuzha. Cities like Cochin, Chennai, Howrah, Bangalore and Bokaro are well connected to Alappuzha. National Highway 47 goes through Alappuzha connecting it with almost all the nearby places of South India.
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Kumarakom, Houseboat, Alleppey Tour
Arrival at cochin airport. Our representative who will be your chauffer througout the tour will assist you travel from the airport to the resort in kumarakom. Kumarakom is a backwater destination just like alleppey and it is well known for its bird sanctuary. Kumarakom has got facilities for houseboat ride. On the first day you wont be having houseboat ride in kumarakom as it is organised in another day in alleppey in this particular tour package. On reaching the resort check in hotel and take rest. During afternoon or evening visit Kumarakom and near by places. After sight seeing return back to the hotel and overnight at the hotel in kumarakom.
On day 2 have breakfast from the hotel and travel to wards alleppey. Today you a-borad a houseboat which will be waiting for you in the backwaters of alleppey, most probably near the alleppey nehru trophy finishing point. After you get on board the houseboat you will take you to a full day voyage in the backwaters. You will be provided food in the afternoon and snacks in the evening. You can choose either veg or non-veg food. Please do inform us, before booking the tour, regarding the type of food you prefer. During evening the houseboat will return back to place where you got into the houseboat and will anchor it there for the whole night. In the night you can have food from the houseboat and overnight at the houseboat.
Today morning have breakfast and check out from the houseboat, embark on a sightseeing tour in and around alleppey. In the evening reach the hotel in alleppey and spend overnight at the hotel in alleppey.
Today is the last day of your tour package and after having breakfast from the hotel in alleppey, our driver will drive you to airport or railway station in cochin. If your train or flight for you onward journey from cochin will start in the evening then you can have a sightseeing tour in cochin.
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