2 Nights North to South Cruise
Kerala River Cruise
The river cruise takes you through wide lakes, flowing rivers, narrow canals and tranquil lakes with many villages on its banks that are only connected by water. Life is all on these waterways with people commuting in wooden dugout canoes where school children, traders and fishermen all mingle together to make the voyage through the bustling waters both colourful and very exciting.
Visit temples, market places. Experience how traditional wooden boats are built by stitching the planks of wood together with coir rope. A really delightful tropical river cruise on warm waters with a lot of sun bathing and lazing as you sail towering twenty feet above the paddy fields in canals held together by dykes or, along the Arabian Sea where the setting sun splashes the endless waters with a bright orange glow. If you would like, cycles can be hired for cycling in the tropical countryside’s back-roads.
Fare Starting 680$ per cabin
Day 1: Arrive at Thottappalli for embarkation.
The team on-board welcomes you to the boat and helps you with smooth check-in. Gather-together in the lounge for a safety briefing about the boat and about the cruise. We set sail and unwind, as the boat leaves behind the bustling township and cruises gently to the villages interspersed along the tranquil emerald green waterways of rivers, lakes, lagoons and coastal estuaries, expanses of paddy fields, swaying tall coconut trees, banana plantations and variety of tropical fruit-bearing trees. Enjoy the traditional lunch and relax on-board. Cruise till evening through the interiors of Kuttanad, exploring the settlements at the middle of expanses of paddy fields. Take a leisurely walk along the beach. Dinner will be served along with the main group which will return after their day’s excursion.
Meal plan: (L, D)
Day 2: Thottappalli-Karumadi-Kanjippadom
Today we will have early breakfast and take a short drive to visit an ancient sacred grove near Harippad where serpents are worshipped. This is the only temple in Kerala having female priests. You can take walk inside and see the rituals going on. Return to Thottappalli.
Honoring your cruise with us, we plant a coconut sapling for the village. Coconut tree is considered as the ‘Kalpavriksha ‘or Divine tree of Kerala. All parts of coconut tree are useful in one way or the other: the water inside is a healthy drink; the fresh kernel and the oil extract from dried kernel are inevitable components of every cuisine; fiber from the coconut husk is used to make coir, mats and geotextile; the palm fronds are used for thatching roof; the wood suitable for making furniture and all the dried parts of coconut make good firewood. Last but not the least, the toddy – the local alcoholic beverage that boost for the laborers after toiling in the fields.
After a leisurely sail we arrive in a quaint village – Karumadi village. We take a walk around a small shrine preserving the ruin of a sculpture of Buddha that belongs to the early centuries of current era. Along the way we interact with toddy tappers, who collect the sap of the stem of blossoming coconut flower and make the alcoholic beverage–Toddy. We learn from him the process of making toddy and may take a sip from his pot!
We visit the village Kanjippadom for a leisurely walk. We meet the carpenters at the boat building yard and talk about the traditional method of building wooden boats (Kettuvallom), joining wooden planks using coir, cotton and natural resin. Tonight we celebrate our sojourn over farewell dinner on board RV Vaikundam.
Meal plan: (B, L, D)
Day 3: Kanjippadom-Punnamada
After breakfast we cruise to Punnamada lake. This lake is the venue of the annual spectacular race of Snake boats of different villages of Alleppey and its neighboring places every 2nd Saturday of the month of August. We disembark by 9.30 AM and depart after a walk through the bazaar at Alleppey.
Meal plan: (B)
Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
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Available Departure Dates
|Sno.||Boarding Date||De-boarding Date||Cruise Direction||Status|
|5||08-Nov-2019||10-Nov-2019||South – North||Sold Out|
|6||20-Nov-2019||21-Nov-2019||North – South||Available|
|7||25-Nov-2019||27-Nov-2019||South – North||Available|
|8||07-Dec-2019||09-Dec-2019||North – South||Available|
|9||20-Dec-2019||22-Dec-2019||South – North||Available|
|10||01-Jan-2020||03-Jan-2020||North – South||Sold Out|
|11||03-Jan-2020||05-Jan-2020||South – North||Available|
|12||15-Jan-2020||17-Jan-2020||North – South||Available|
|13||24-Jan-2020||26-Jan-2020||South – North||Available|
|14||21-Feb-2020||23-Feb-2020||North – South||Sold Out|
Updated: 03rd July 2019
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- All bookings are subject to availability and terms and condition.
- Cruise Check-In 1400 hours, Check-out time 1200 NOON
- Prices are subject to change with an increase in the cost.
- In a case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we intimate you of the supplement price.