A cruise along the backwaters of Kerala is one of the most enchanting experiences that Kerala offers. Explore the labyrinthine network of waterways which weave through villages set amidst lush vegetation and experience rare glimpses of Kerala's unique rural lifestyle where land and water are inseparable.

A choice of air conditioned Kettuvallams (converted rice boats) which were originally used as ferries or to carry rice is available with one, two or three bedrooms.

Don't worry about cooking or rowing - all this will be taken care of by the experienced crew (who don't need to row as the boats are motorised) and who will look after you during your trip whilst you cruise serenely through the backwaters of Kerala enjoying the beautiful scenery.

According to legend Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Vishnu created Kerala by throwing his battle axe in to the sea. The abundance of lakes, canals and lagoons in the state seem to reinforce this legend of a land born from the sea.

This trip can be tailored to suit your own requirements. If you want more than one night on board this will not be a problem and if you would like to go on after cruising the backwaters to enjoy the sights of Cochin, Periyar or both this can be arranged. Alternatively, round off your trip to Cochin and Periyar by enjoying the rice boat experience before returning to Kovalam.

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