Day 1: Arrival Cochin-
The Kerala houseboat tour starts with your arrival at Cochin airport/ railway station. Meet the IHPL representative and get a transfer to the hotel. Then, check in to your hotel. After resting, go sightseeing in Cochin.
Cochin is given the sobriquet of the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’. This coastal city of Kerala is home to the historical Mattancherry Palace, the Paradesi Synagogue, the St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Ernakulam Shiva Temple, etc. At sunset, do not miss the mesmerizing view of the Chinese fishing nets. Explore the markets, cuisines, and shopping delights.
Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Cochin - Alleppey (53 km / 1.5 hours)-
Start your day with an appetizing breakfast at the hotel. Then, check-out and proceed to Alleppey by road. The houseboat cruise re-starts from Pallathuruthy at noon. It will travel towards SNDP Thodu, Punnamada Kayal, experiencing the emerald beauty of Kerala. In the late afternoon, you will visit a nearby village. The other sights you explore are the Kuppapuram and Chitira Palli. While on the houseboat, delight in the wonderful views of lush paddy fields.
The houseboat is anchored for the night at Mangalam/Marthandam.
Day 3: Houseboat-
Wake up to the breathtaking views of the backwaters. At 10 AM, the houseboat cruise restarts after you finish the traditional breakfast. Today, the houseboat moves towards Nedumudy. First, stop at the Liscio Church for a visit. Next, halt at the Kavalam and enjoy a Veliyanadu village walk. Also visit Kidangara, Mathikayal, and Chundan Vallam. After these wonderful sights, you will get the opportunity to go country boat canoeing for an hour at Kainakary.
Enjoy a restful stay at the houseboat. The houseboat is anchored for the night at Nedumudy.
Day 4: Houseboat-
Awaken to the blessed views and the call of birds. The houseboat restarts at 10 AM after breakfast. Today the houseboat tours the route to Thakazhi via Mancompu. De-board at the Pulinkunnu dock. Here, you are scheduled to visit the Banana Plantation. Explore the Pulinkunnu Church, Kottaram Temple, and St. Mary’s Church. The statue carving unit is a destination worth visiting. The local market at Champakulam is worth exploring. The prized Champakulam Chundan is the winner of several boat races. The Pullangadi, Pindithodu, and Vegetable Plantation are also worthwhile to visit.
The houseboat is anchored for the night at Thakazhi.
Day 5: Houseboat/Cochin departure-
Today is the last day of your houseboat tour in Kerala. The houseboat cruise starts at 7.30 AM after breakfast. The houseboat travels via Kanjipadam and moves towards Pallathuruthy. You shall reach the jetty dock by 9.00 AM. Meet our driver and drive back to Cochin. You will be dropped to the airport/ railway station for your onward journey.