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Tales of Vembanad on Water

Village Tour, Kerala  /   6 hours    /   

Alappuzha's reputation as a tourist destination stems from its multitude of waterways. This water trip takes you to unique landscapes and charms, including traditional villages. We have designed 'a day on Shikara boat' for you to keep you enthralled through Vembanad lake. You can try fishing during the ride, stop to admire the village and its community life and visit the magnificent old church and the Banyan tree temple on the shores of the backwaters. Between destinations, there is a lot more to see and enjoy. Folk music such as Edakka, Pulluvan paattu and Vanchipaattu; Coconut tree climbing, coconut dehusking, coconut leaf weaving, broom making, toddy tapping, and traditional fishing methods are all not to be missed experiences.

₹ 3,450

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Activity Level : Easy Language : English

Starting Point : Alappuzha Boat Jetty Ending Point : Alappuzha Boat Jetty
  • Watch clam picking and fishing

  • Go canoeing on scenic backwaters

  • Visit a toddy shop, taste the toddy and try the food

  • Watch toddy tapping

  • Enjoy a traditional Kerala breakfast

  • Experience the Sunrise backwater cruise in a Shikara

  • Go for a walk in the village

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  • Alappuzha

    6:00 am : Shikara cruise starts A cruise through the tranquil stretch of backwaters in Alappuzha exploring its scenic beauty and the simple life of the village folk, offers you moments like never before. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the backwater village is a dream world of serenity. You can have a close view of the countryside. Scattered islands, lush greenery along the banks, fishing activity, clam picking, toddy tapping and coconut palms lining the waters are just a few to mention.

  • Watch Toddy tapping

    7:00 am – 7:30 am: Watch Toddy tapping Toddy is the indigenous Kerala beverage extracted from the inflorescence of the coconut tree. Visit the coconut groves of Alappuzha and learn the process of its extraction.

  • Watch Clam picking and fishing

    7:30 am – 8:00 am: Watch Clam picking and fishing You will see the locals engaged in collecting clams from the Vembanad Lake.

  • Traditional Kerala breakfast

    8:00 am – 8:30 am: Cruise continues 8:30 am – 9:00 am: Traditional Kerala breakfast Kerala boasts a breakfast spread that can rival just about any in the world. A great meal to begin the day is something that all of us look forward to and God’s Own Country has a special menu that encompasses all needs. Visitors to Kerala need not be wary of the spice levels as the people of the State have a wide range when it comes to the requirements of the palate. From delicious appams, kallappams, puttu and idiappams, you will be served some of the best dishes from the state. Thesewill surely kick start your day in the best way possible.

  • Visit a local temple

    9:00 am – 9:30 am: Canoe cruise 9:30 am – 10:00 am: Visit a local temple Visit the local temple on the banks of Vembanad Lake.

  • Village walk

    10:00 am – 11:00 am: Village walk Walk through the narrow village lanes and interact with the locals

  • Visit a Toddy shop

    11:15 am – 11:45 am: Visit a Toddy shop You cannot talk about toddy tasting without mentioning the lip-smacking food at the Toddy shop. The well-flavoured curries are known for their tanginess and spiciness, probably to appeal to the customers in various states of inebriation. Rice, mashed tapioca and Vaala curry, Crab curry, Mussels fry, Pearl Spot baked in banana leaf, duck roast, and various delicious meat preparations are available in most of the toddy shops. A hot, spicy dish in combination with the sweet or sour brew is a great combination. 11:45 am – 12:30 pm: Cruise continues 12:30 pm: End of cruise

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Tour Includes

  • Trained storyteller

  • Traditional Kerala breakfast

  • Toddy and traditional Kerala cuisines

  • Toddy tasting

  • Canned drinking water

  • Tender coconut water and Banana Chips

  • Payment to locals

  • Stainless steel water bottle

Tour Excludes

  • Transportation to reach the activity venue

  • Expenses of personal nature such as shopping and meals

  • Tips

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