Just 60km south of engaged Cochin lies a space of ultimate tranquility —some of the most beautiful backwater in India. Travel to Allapuzha district and hop on a traditional wooden houseboat to explore the green Alleppey, also known as the Venice of the East region of India, in full. The tour starts with a morning hotel pick up taking you to the boarding area. Begin your cruise of Alleppey and drift past lush paddy fields, fragrant coconut farms, quaint farming villages and more. At 12pm a delicious Keralan lunch will be served onboard —and you will get to enjoy local delicacies with the backdrop of beautiful waterscapes. At 1.30 pm the cruise comes to an end and you hop back into a comfy airconditioned vehicle for a transfer back to your hotel.
This 6-hour City Boat Cruise Tour with Glimpse of Cochin lets you explore the area in full by combining a tour on water with a tour on land. The adventure starts with an early pick up from your hotel or Cochin Port from where you head to board your boat for a two-hour cruise around the Kochi Harbor area and Bolghatty Island, a picturesque little island in the Ernakulam district. After the cruise, pay a visit to Paradesi Synagogue and explore Kerala's old Jewish artifacts.
Take a trip to the port city of Cochin and uncover its best kept Keralan delicacies! Visit the ‘Land of Spices’ and get to see the local market scene with your host! Stroll around the fish market and catch sight of the giant fishing nets from China while on your way to the spice and vegetable market. Step foot inside a Cochin household to meet the family of your host - make sure to remove your shoes first before going in! Get ready to take notes and learn the secrets to cooking delectable Keralan cuisines from the Kerala natives. Indulge in a scrumptious 3 course meal with dessert and accompaniments prepared by your host chef to satisfy your gastronomical cravings for Indian food!
Outside of Cochin, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world stand: the Athirapilly Falls, known as India's Niagara Falls. See this 80 foot marvel yourself in this day tour that picks you right up from your hotel in Cochin and takes you towards Athirapilly to see the shift from the beach and the town to the green wilderness. At Athirapilly Falls itself, you'll see the white, misting water surrounded by emerald forests, which are home to many endangered local species of fauna and plant life.