Referred to as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always enjoyed an important place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today, it is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products, and coir industry. Alappuzha Beach is a popular picnic spot. The pier, which extends out to the sea here, is over 137 years old. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attraction of the beach. There is also an old lighthouse nearby which greatly intrigues all visitors.
Another delightful experience while in Alappuzha is the houseboat cruise. The houseboats you find in the backwaters of Alappuzha are in fact a reworked version of the Kettuvallams of olden times. Kettuvallam is a Malayalam word, ‘Kettu’, refers to dwelling structures and ‘Vallom’ means boat. In the olden days, kettuvallam or boat with thatched roof that covers over wooden hulls was used to carry tons of rice and spices.
Of late, houseboats come equipped with all the comforts of a good hotel room including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. An uninterrupted view of life in the backwaters can be enjoyed while staying in a houseboat.
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Leave for Trivandrum, early morning, on the last day of the tour. The journey is of around 16 km. On arrival, begin the city excursion covering the prime tourist attractions such as the City Museum, Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Padmanabha Swamy Temple
Breakfast on the 2nd day is followed by a day’s excursion to Kanyakumari, which is located at a distance of around 100 km. You explore the extremely popular Vivekananda Rock Memorial and other famous temples. In the evening, return to Kovalam. Check-in at the hotel for an overnight stay in Kovalam
After breakfast on day 3, get transferred to Kovalam, located at a distance of 50 km. Upon arrival, complete the check-in formalities at your hotel. Enjoy sightseeing for the rest of the day. The list of attractions of the day includes the popular beaches of Kovalam such as Lighthouse, Samudra and Hawa beach along with the other attractions. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
ost breakfast, start your journey for Quilon (Kollam), which is 95 km away. Once you arrive, check –in your pre-booked hotel. The day is scheduled for visiting the prime tourist attractions such as Thevally Palace, Alumkadavu Boat Building Yard, Palaruvi Falls, Thangassery Beach etc. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Alleppey - one of the most well-known backwater destinations in Kerala, you get an assisted transfer to your pre-booked luxury houseboat. Houseboat, traditionally known as Ketuvallam is an exotic accommodation option, which is undoubtedly the best way to explore the scenic beauty of the backwaters of Kerala. Complete the check-in formalities. This houseboat is well-adorned with all contemporary facilities. Admire the beauty of the nature, once you are on-board. Explore the paddy fields, coconut grooves and the villages; spot the colorful birds and so on, while the houseboat is cruising on the serene backwaters. Relish the authentic Kerala food, prepared by the chef, accompanying you. Overnight stay aboard the houseboat.