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The Backwater Houseboat Holiday

The Backwater Houseboat Holiday
A leisurely 6 nights holiday in the comforts of discovery while exploring the heart of Kerala’s fabled backwaters, its rural settings, communities & places of worship
Day 1
Board discovery at purity and cruise on lake Vembanad towards Alleppey while having lunch. You enter the system of rivers & canals. The boat docks at Thakazi for the night.
After the evening tea you visit the Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple at dawn and return to the boat for dinner.
Day 2
While having breakfast you start to sail through narrow canals towards Karuvatta village, the closest docking place to reach Mannarshala snake temple and Haripad Muruga temple.
Post lunch you disembark for the temple visits on an air conditioned car. After your return you sail for the nights halt at Thakazhi while having your evening Tea. Dinner on board.
Day 3
After breakfast you start to cruise through a maze of narrow canals and stop at Pandy village to visit Mannar, the bronze craftsmen village and Krishnapuram palace on an air conditioned car.
Back to discovery for lunch the sail continues to Thakazhi for the night’s halt.
After the evening tea you can take a sunset canoe ride, followed by dinner on board.
Day 4
Post breakfast you sail towards Champakulam and its Orthodox Basilica.
After lunch you cruise the Pampa river on a Shikkara. discovery docks for the night close to the basilica, dinner on board.
After breakfast discovery takes you towards Kannadi village for the Kuttanad community experince.
We take you to an old ancestral house for a visit and a traditional lunch served on a banana leaf.
Go the late afternoon on a village walk and enjoy the genuine village life.
discovery moors for the night at Kainakari village, dinner on board.
Day 6
Post breakfast you leave the rivers & canals and cruise back into lake Vembanad towards Kumarakam bird sanctuary
After lunch on board you walk or cycle through narrow lanes to watch the birds in the rice fields.
In the evening discovery sails across the lake and halts for the night at the western shore, dinner on board.
Day 7
Sail back to purity over breakfast and checkout around 10 am. Have lunch with us at purity if your time and itinerary permits.

The Rooms

The price includes:
Airport transfers from & to Cochin Airport. Discovery on full board. All activities during the holiday cruise. Complimentary WiFi and all applicable taxes.
The discovery crew consists of an experienced backwater pilot, a Malabar House trained chef and a personal butler.


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