Backwaters village exploration by hand-punted canoe

Tour Description: This is a visit to a traditional village (an hour’s drive south of Cochin). Since there are no industries here, the village is free from all types of pollution. The main occupation of the villagers is making ropes with coconut fiber, mat weaving with leaves of wild-pineapple, traditional coconut processing, fishing, farming, etc. On this tour, we explore the village with a guide, by boat (small hand-punted canoe) and on foot.

Pickup from Cochin at 9:30 A.M.

Transfer to nearby village (1 hr)

You will be received at a traditional Kerala house

After refreshments, take a small boat (hand-punted) and go through narrow canals. There are trees lining both sides of the canals, providing cool cover. This is a great opportunity to witness local life on the river banks.

Visit coconut farms, coir villages, spices and herbal farms. Learn about prawn fishing and paddy cultivation, see typical village activities. The guide will familiarize you with agricultural seasons, practices, local crafts and festivals and the daily life in this part of Kerala.

After the cruise, a traditional Sadya will be served. Sadya is a multi-course lunch served during festivals and Hindu weddings. It is served on banana leaves with different curries like dhal (lentils), pappad, ghee, sambar, rasam, kalan, buttermilk, avial, thoran, olan, pachady, kichady, pickles and fries (chips), banana, payasam (sweet pudding) etc. We serve this Sadya to our guests to experience the Kerala cuisine in its original form.

Return to Cochin around 4:00 pm

Total duration: 6-8 hours depending on your interests

When: All days of the week

Cost: The price depends on the number of people sharing the tour and the date of the tour. Please write to us to enquire. The price usually includes pick up/drop from/to your hotel, AC transport, a trained English-speaking guide, canoe ride, sadya lunch, bottled water and all taxes.