Rice Trail in Kerala

It is a houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Kerala. On this tour follow the ancient trade route transporting rice & spices of the region. As you sail through observe the dense coconut plantations, below sea level paddy fields, Inland Water Islands, Tiny & tidy Hamlets, Narrow Canals & Rivers, Ancient Churches, 18th Century Buddha Statue, Antique Mansions, Coir Making, Toddy Tapping, Chinese fishing nets and much more. Facilities on Board: Houseboat’s Bedroom is with 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.
• Welcome drink of tender coconuts,
• All meals (Kerala traditional),
• Evening tea/coffee and snacks,
• Unlimited bottled drinking water,
• Morning wake-up tea,
• Inland Water Village visits,
• Backwater Market visit,
• Unlimited bottled drinking water,
• And visit to all wayside attractions and much more.
Day 1: Cruise starts with the tender coconut drinks. Visit the Thevally Kottaram then sail towards Munro Islands (a cluster of 8 tiny islands) at the confluence of Kallada River & Ashtamudi lake. On the way watch coir making (retting & weaving), traditional fishing, prawns feeding, migratory bird, narrow waterways, coconut farms, lagoons, Mangroves and beautiful tiny islands. Spend the night onboard.

Day 2: Sail towards Amrithanandamayi’s Ashram during breakfast. Visit the Azheekkal Beach here. Cruise continues through narrow canals and towards Ayiram Thengu, a boat making centre. Village walk & Spend the night onboard.

Day 3: You enter Kayamkulam Lake & proceeds towards Alappuzha. On the way pay your respect to the Buddha statue believed to be a 1000 years old. Visit the temple at Ambalappuzha. Then cruise to Alappuzha and overnight stay onboard.

Day 4: After breakfast visit 500 year old church with mural paintings and examine the famous snake boats. Experience the local life of people along the banks of backwaters. Cruise through small canals to reach Pathiramanal Islands to see the rare migratory birds. Then cruise to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and overnight stay.

Day 5: Take in the sites of the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary sail through narrow canals and Vechoor Lake. Visit the inland water village & see their life. Overnight stay onboard.

Day 6: Savour traditional Kerala breakfast as the cruise to Thaneermukkam Salt barrier before disembarkation.
The price quoted is of Deluxe houseboat. Minimum 2 adults required,

Category of Houseboats:
Deluxe A/c (A/c works between 9 PM to 6 Am)
Premium A/c (A/c works between 9 PM to 6 Am)
and Luxury (A/c works 24 hours)

Check in: 12 noon
Check out: 9 AM
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