The state of Kerala is renowned for its backwaters; however the backwaters in the city of Kochi are the most frequently visited by tourists exploring Kerala. Aside from the many historical attractions in Kochi, the vast backwaters are what draw numerous visitors to the city. Taking a boat ride along the backwaters is quite an enchanting experience and is a must when in Kochi. Tourists will definitely enjoy seeing the numerous water birds, the coconut trees lining the banks and the breathtaking views of the lush greenery along the way. The backwaters, dotted with small islands and beautiful house boats are quite spectacular and offer visitors a unique holiday experience. Since most boat tours either begin or end in Kochi, tourists can ask their hotel to organize a backwater tour for them.
The cost of the boat trip will depend on the tour package
The time will also depend on the tour package. However most day trips are between 8 am and 2 pm
A tour including a stopover at a village, including lunch would take around 4-6 hours.
Adults, senior visitor, young adults, families, children
The tranquil backwaters with swaying coconut trees, lush greenery and the breathtaking scenery along the banks
Muslim tourists requiring prayer facilities during a backwater boat tour could offer their prayers when the boat makes a stop at a village during the tour. They could ask the locals to direct them to a nearby mosque, however if there are no mosques available in the area they could find a clean and quite area to offer their prayers.
Most backwater tours also include a meal either on the boat or in one of the small villages along the way. These meals are usually authentic local cuisine consisting of fresh seafood delicacies along with rice and vegetable curries. Muslim tourists will be able to indulge and savor this wonderful meal since it is usually a seafood meal. The hotel or travel agent organizing the backwater tour should be informed of the requirement of Halal food.