Houseboat Category: Deluxe, Premium, Luxury
Embarkation: 11.30 am at Kollam/Kumarakom (Kerala)
Disembarkation: 09.30 am at Kumarakom/ Kollam (Kerala)
Highlights: Lakes & lagoons, Palm fringed narrow canals, Chinese fishing nets, Traditional fishing, Dense coconut plantations, 18th Century Buddha Statue, Traditional coir making, Retting process of coconut husk, Ancient Churches & Mansions, Tidy and tiny hamlets lined up along either sides of the canals, Duck farming, water bound villages & life, Village markets, Lush green paddy fields below water level, flocks of ducks and much more.
Destinations Covered: Kollam- Matha Amrithanandamayi’s Ashram-Thrikkunnappuzha-Alappuzha-Kuttanad-Vichoor Kayal- Punnamada Lake-Pathiramanal Island-Thannermukkam Salt Barrier-Kumarakom
Duration: 3 Night & 4 Days Cruise (Minimum)
Facilities on Board: Houseboat is attached bath & toilets (European style), Living area with front view, Sun-bathing bed, Well-built kitchen. Electric fan and Light facilities, Air conditioners, Designed Furniture, Clean environment with a hygienic storage hold, Free from insects and safe fuel storage facilities, 3 well experienced crew members, using good quality Linen, Toiletries, Crockery and Glassware. Tourist records are updated regularly and having safety equipments like Life buoys, Life Jackets & Fire extinguishers.
Kollam: Ashtamudi Lake the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala, branches out in 8 directions like palm-shaped (also called octopus-shaped) making its way through breathtaking landscape joins Vembanad Lake of “Venice of the East” (Alappuzha) through Kayamkulam Lake and many small lakes. Ashtamudi means ‘Eight Coned‘(Ashta, ‘eight’ & mudi, ‘coned’) in the local language of MalayalamAshtamudi Lake is the second largest and deepest wetland ecosystem next only to the Vembanad estuary ecosystem of Kerala state.
Kumarakom: A bunch of tiny islets on the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a pictorial and tidy village. And the most invigorating, fascinating paradise in Kerala. Kumarakom’s charming emerald peninsula jutting into the ever-lively Vembanad Lake takes you into the heart of the scenic lake where you’ll come across plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake runs into the mainland making a labyrinth of lagoons, brooks, canals and waterways. The water here is rich with aquatic life, a few to name is the exclusive ‘Kumarakom Karimeen’ (Pearl Spotted Fish), Konju (Tiger Prawns), Njandu (Crabs), Chemeen (Prawns). Kumarakom’s never ending paddy fields, meandering lagoons, mangroves, Migratory & local water birds of much verieties. The cruise here can calm and invigorate you.
This cruise between Kollam & Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary through the palm-fringed, tranquil backwaters were once the state’s trade highways. The backwater routes date back over the centuries and have been long used for all transportation needs, in particular trade in coconut, rubber, rice and spices. The Ashtamudi lake, surrounded by red cliffs and swaying coconut palms, still bears traces of its former links with China. On this backwater cruise from Kollam to Kumarakom via Alappuzha all along the waterline you can see the famous Cheena Vala (Chinese fishing nets) gracefully hanging over the lake, as covered country boats ply the backwaters.
The journey offers the best and grandest experiences of Kerala’s backwaters, as you pass through lakes, Palm fringed canals, Chinese fishing nets, Traditional fishing, Water-bound villages…..This 3 days will be really an unforgettable getaway from the hustle & bustle of the city. Traditional fishing, Chinese fishing nets, Dense coconut plantations, 18th Century Buddha Statue, Traditional coir making, retting process of coconut husk, Ancient Churches & Mansions, Tidy and tiny hamlets lined up along either sides of the canals, Duck farming, water bound villages & life, Palm fringed Narrow canals, Village markets, Lush green paddy fields below water level, flocks of ducks swimming around the banks with other backwater birds and much more to cherish forever. take home in mind. The boat will anchor for local sightseeing, Village walks and at 6 pm in the evening for night overnight rest.
Meals: Relish with the traditional Kerala food on board during the stay..
- Return transportation,
- Welcome drink of tender coconuts,
- All meals with evening tea/coffee and snacks,
- Wake up tea in the morning,
- Water bound village visits,
- Backwater Market visits,
- Unlimited bottled drinking water,
- Visit to all attractions printed above,
- And much more than what is written above.
Price as per Request