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Eco-friendly Houseboat Trip
(Overnight- 24hrs)

The package makes little environmental impact and helping to sustain the indigenous populace, thereby encouraging the preservation of habitats when visiting a place, encourages going back to natural products in every aspects. Thats how it becomes an eco- friendly trip.

The cruise is planned at halfway between Alleppey & Cochin in a remote village where there is only two non motorised houseboat in the whole area. The boat is equipped with solar power for light & fan and also there is bio-tank toilet for protecting the environment. There we have three staffs in boat; two of them are rowers(punting) and one is the cook. Look at the plan here:

Tour Plan

Starting at 9AM from Cochin, our representative will pick you from hotel by car to the village. By 10.30AM you will be in boat and start moving around to have a close look at backwater habitat and village life. The boat moves till 5pm and after that the boat will be anchored and we will take you in canoe boat to reach the insides of the village and walk around in some place there.

After the village visit, back to the boat to have fine dinner in boat. A tasty kerala style dinner will be ready for you which is prepared by our cook in boat. The trip ends after 24 hours that is on next day morning 9 o clock. For those who are planning to come back to Cochin, we will bring them back by car and for others can be dropped to nearest railway station (2 km far) where you will get the train towards Ernakulam South / Trivandrum/ Varkala.

If you are planning for the trip, let us know.

Punting
 
Birds
 
In Houseboat
 
Scenaries
 
 
Guests in Boat and village people
 

Punting Houseboat

The backwaters are best experienced while slowly punting down the through the canals in a traditional thatch-roofed houseboat, known as 'kettuvallam'. An experience you will savour for a long time.

Boats are provided with all modern conveniences and comforts to make your trip a pleasant experience. It is equipped with solar power for light & fan and also there is a bio-tank toilet for protecting the environment and are designed to facilitate a most eco-friendly functioning.

Making a cruise through the twisting and meandering water streams, through the narrow canals crossing exquisite villages of Kerala, embellished with lush green paddy fields and tall coconut palms, one can rediscover the countryside from a different angle.

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