Full Day Cruise:
The cruise in a
traditional canoe is a round trip starting from Punnamada Lake, taking
you through the zigzagging narrow canals. The luscious tropical
landscape and the peace of the backwater is relaxation at its best.
Disembark at any time to stretch your legs and, if you want, you can
swim or fish, sip fresh coconut juice or take a nip of fresh toddy
(coconut beer). You will see breathtaking scenery at every turn and
meet the friendly villagers, who will be busy with harvesting, toddy
tapping, fishing or feeding their huge flocks of ducks. Smiling
children will greet you constantly. There is a noontime stop for lunch
at a village restaurant. In the evening enjoy a refreshing glass of tea
from a local 'Chai Shop'. At the day’s end watch the sun set over the
If you have time to
stay overnight, catch a few fish and cook in traditional style in the
home of a local family in a traditional wooden Keralean house. The
morning chirping of the birds will wake you for breakfast before your
boatman paddles you back to Alappuzha.
(rice bowl of Kerala), villages of fishermen and farmers, and see the
village school, the church, and temple and factories for the production
of rice, coconut oil and other industries.
See if you can spot
our brightly coloured kingfisher, woodpecker, parrot, myna bird and
bee-eater. See the stately egret, crane, Brahmin-kite and grey heron.
You will see lots of cormorants, Indian koels, crows and magpies. You
might also see water hen, crow pheasant, Tailor birds, Paddy birds,
Snake birds etc.
You will see
growing everywhere all sorts of tropical fruits - pineapple, mango,
guava, coco, papaya, Jackfruit, custard apple and many more. The exotic
spices of pepper, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. The beautiful flowers of
jasmine, roses, hibiscus, water lilies and lotus.
banana, coconut and many more.
Farming, fishing, collection of sands and shells from the riverbed for
the building industry.