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Backwater Kayaking Expedition In Kerala
Backwater Expedition
Backwater Kayaking Expedition In Kerala (KK - 01)
Region : South India
5
Days

Activity

Comfort

Cost per Person

US$ 540

Based on a minimum of 2 people travelling

Tour Overview

If you want to explore the renowned backwaters of Kerala in depth with a bit of physical workout, the Kayaking in Kerala tour is what we would recommend for you. This tour will take you to the near and far end of the backwaters, kayaking through canals, rivers, lakes and lagoons. With the waterways being a means of transport in the remote villages of Kerala, you will be able to interact with the local community and get an idea about their livelihood and lifestyle. You can get the best of both nature and culture in this trip of Kayaking in Kerala.



Backwater Kayaking Expedition In Kerala

Day1: Alleppey
Today, you will be meeting up with your kayaking guide at Alleppey who will brief you about safety measures and other responsibilities. You will then start paddling through the palm fringed waterways and countryside into the interiors of the backwaters. With the quiet villages on either side, you can watch the peaceful village folks, smiling children on their way to school, farmers hard at work and of course the chirping water birds. We will cross a few small wooden canoes on the way, laden with people, home appliances, vegetables, fish or even livestock which are being transported from one place to another. After a picnic lunch en-route at a beautiful location, you will paddle on to a small family owned resort. 
Day2: Pulinkunnu
Today, you will kayak through the narrow canals of Pulinkunnu to the island of Kavalam, an erstwhile headquarters of affluent agrarian families. The majestic homes that you come across here stand in testimony to their grandeur past. It is an excellent opportunity to see village life at close quarters with the local people who are engaged in farming, fishing, duck rearing and shell collection. You may also see the traditional toddy tappers at work on coconut palms. Toddy shops are the local "bars" and it is the traditional meeting place for men after a grueling day at work. You will stop for lunch at a beautiful coconut grove on a bund on the lakeshore and continue kayaking till you cruise into the beautiful heritage home where a delicious Kuttanadan dinner awaits you followed by a well-deserved rest. In the evening, you can walk to a nearby market and enjoy the serenity of village life. 
Day3: Pulinkunnu
This day of your Kayaking in Kerala, you will depart after breakfast and continue paddling through the tranquil backwaters. You will make a stopover at a local tea shop or a spice garden that borders the backwaters. You can have a nice picnic lunch on the banks of the Vattakayal Lake. After lunch, you will continue kayaking through small canals back to the backwater heritage villa. 
Day4: Muhamma
Today, you will set course after breakfast to a small but beautiful "Tharavadu" (Ancestral home) situated on the backwaters. As you paddle along these waters, you will be mesmerized by the beauty and tranquility of the backwaters and realize why it has become world famous and endeared itself to millions of tourists visiting this area. At noon, you will have a picnic lunch on the way. Once we have arrived at our destination you will be able to relax and enjoy the serenity of this stately Tharavadu. 
Day5: Depart
End of your Kayaking in Kerala tour. You will depart after breakfast for your next destination. 

Inclusions

 Imported Prijon Kayaks (Twin/Single), Accompanying Guide, Accommodation in Home stays, Motor Boat Backup, Refreshment & Water, All meals.This trip can also be tailor-made to suit your interests, time schedules and budget requirements.

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If you are looking for a trekking, walking cycling holiday, kayaking expedition in the backwaters, wildlife & birding or family activity holidays in Kerala & other regions of India, we have a wide range of tours to choose from !

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