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Group Shore Excursion: Backwater Houseboat Tour and Fort Kochi from Cochin Port
"After pickup from Kochi Port at around 9am transfer to Alleppey (approximately 1 hour 45 minutes) to board your houseboat by 10:45am. Cruise slowly through the backwaters and village areas to marvel at the lush vegetation paddy fields coconut palms and traditional wooden houseboats. There will be 3 staff members along with your guide who will ensure that your experience is relaxed and comfortable.Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cuisine lunch with rice vegetable dishes fish chicken and more as you gently cruise. The houseboat cruise will finish at approximately 1:30pm then you will disembark and transfer to Fort Kochi by air-conditioned coach. See and learn about the Chinese fishing nets which have dominated the coastline f
From $75.00
 
Private Day Trip to Munnar from Kochi (Cochin)
"At 6:30am you will be picked-up from your hotel in Kochi (Cochin). Your day trip begins with a 4-4.5 drive to Munnar a hill station located 1700 meters from sea level. In the colonial days Munnar was the summer haven for British rulers. It is famous for the area's vast tea plantations and the beauty that surrounds it.On your way to Munnar you can stop for breakfast (at your own expense). Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Cheeyappara and the Valara Waterfalls and lush green tea meadows.On arrival at Munnar you will be joined by your local guide. You will proceed to the Tea Museum and Mattupetty Dam and will go for a short walk through the tea plantations. You may stop for lunch at any point (at your own expense).After sightseeing drive back to your hotel in Kochi (Cochin). You will stop by a local spice plantation on the way back."
From $65.00
 
Kochi Shore Excursion: Cochin Harbor Cruise with Glimpse of Cochin Private Tour
"At 9am you will be picked up at the Kochi Port ships berth and transferred to Marin Drive for approximately 30 minutes. Upon arrival board the motorboat to cruise the city and some surrounding areas for about 1.5 to 2 hours. The cruise will finish in Fort Cochin.You will then Jew Town and the Jewish Synagogue a central location for the spice trade. Inhale the aromas of ginger cardamom turmeric and cloves. Visit the Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace)
From $50.00

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Back water

KTDC charge 400/- half day(4 hrs) 650/-full day(7hrs) back water tour.. but some private companies.. charge only 450/- full day tour (7hrs) include lunch.. arround 20 peoples on the very good boat.. with guide.. and staff.. ...When i were checking tips before i travel to kerala.. no one wrote the prices of back water .. and no one even reply the cost of back water... i decided to write this informations.. so peoples who looking for budget class back water.. they can enjoy it.. as we booked from hotel.. we paid 450/- person but we met some americans and spanish couples.. they paid only 400/- person..

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indiabazaar
Jun 26, 2007

Backwaters of Kerala

A easy daytrip to do from Kochi. We went on a backwater village tour. You can decide between 3 hours or 6 hours. One can off course stay overnight on a house boat. It is one of the highlights of the trip to Kerala. It is a fantastic way to experience the natural beauty of this area.
There are many tour operators in Fort Kochi where you can book your trip at very reasonable prices.

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PierreZA
Mar 28, 2007

Backwaters Cruising

Backwaters of Kerala was created by a cataclysm which opened up the cochin harbour and also the multitudes of canals and lakes that make up the backwaters.
You can go for a short ride of about one hour along the canals.
You can go for a longer ride if you wish.
You can stay on a houseboat which will take you along the back waters while you dine on fresh kerala food and sleep surrounded by the tranquility of backwaters kerala

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cochinjew
Jan 04, 2007

Backwaters of Kerala

Cochin is a jumping off point for a tour of the famous Kerala Backwaters. I booked a seven hour ride at the hotel and it was about a two hour drive to where the boat launched. You can also book an overnight trip. It was one of the best parts of my trip to India and should not be missed. Just a few pics here with info and more pics in my travelogue.

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Skibbe
Feb 15, 2006
 
 
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Backwater trip for three hours

Por supuesto, you come all this way to Cochin and dont go on a Backwaters tour? Suresh will arrange for a pick up at the hotel and then one hour later, at Vaikom you board boats, in our case a small boat with just one oarsman and one guide and just two chairs
Emerging from the canal into the river Ita, 35ft at times , the canopy of the greenery with gentle reminders of the people who live in this area.. living here rather than intruding like we do. A cornucopia of botany.. i could recognize, palm trees from Borneo, Cacao from mexico, wild flowers of New Guinea, some australian visitors like myself ( Banksia) and oodles of coconut trees...

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Jun 12, 2004
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"Back to Cochin, Soon enough..."
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"Colourful Cochin (Kochi)"
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"Cochin (Kochi) the beating hart of Kerala"
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"Paradise Found in God's Own Country"
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"Cochin: A Fusion of Cultures"
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Paradesi Synagogue

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Mattancherry Palace

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