Kayaking in Alappuzha AKA Alleppey backwaters, rivers and villages.Daily kayaking tour through the inland backwaters. Other than walking tours, this is the best way to explore the remote backwater villages. Visit toddy shops, have masala tea with villagers, enjoy village walks, swim at shallow waters.

Experience traditional Kerala family life. Learn simple and meaningful life style. You can always find a smiling face in this cruise. Forget your worries in innocent smiles of children. You are welcomed everywhere.

4,7,10 hour kayaking cruises are offered on a daily basis. All these are group tours. Private kayaking tours are also arranged on advance notice.

Kayaking Alleppey

Kayaking itineraries

Four hour morning kayaking experience
Seven hour half day kayaking experience
Ten hour full day kayaking experience

Some of the activities that will interest you while kayaking are mentioned as below. These experiences are usually covered as per the itinerary you choose.

Kayaking Narrow Canals

Cruising through small canals
Kayaking tour is the best mode cruise through small canals. Where other canoes, larger boats or houseboats do not reach. This is a memorable experience.

Alleppey Village Walk

Interaction with locals
Typical villages experiences. Opportunity to talk or chit chat with villagers and to visit their houses and work areas.

Kappa Fish Curry

Experiencing local Food
Food play an important role in experiencing kayaking tours. The food is served in village restaurants on banana leaf with fried locally found fish and some other local vegetarian dishes too. Breakfast & tea are also included in the packages.

Alleppey Changanacherry route Village

Village Walk
Walking through village to understand local life and hear local stories.

Toddy Shop

Visiting Toddy Shops
Toddy shop is visit is highlight of Kayaking tours. Taste the Toddy with local dishes like tapiyoca & shell fry. Join villagers, drink together and sing local songs.

Village Visit Alleppey Alappuzha Swimming

Swimming in shallow waters
Secure place for swimming in the lake or rivers. Join the locals.

Myna Alleppey

Bird Watching
Alleppey backwater is paradise of water birds. Some of them are Common Kingfisher, Stork – Billed Kingfisher, White Throated Kingfisher, Greater Coucal, Asian Palm Swift, Feral Rock Pigeon, White – Breasted Waterhen, Wood Sawdpiper, Brahminy Kite, Little Cormorant, Indian Cormorant, Darter, Great Egret, Intermediate Egret, Indian Pond Heron, Brwon Shrike, Rufous Treepie, House Crow, Large – Billed Crow, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Ashy Woodswallow,Black Drongo, Greater Racket – Tailed Drongo, Common Myna, Jungle Myna etc.

Canoe Cruise
Opportunity sit on mechanized canoe while cruise

Other Activities
Visit island places, Chavara bhavan, fishing in lake , cruise along vembandu lake, visit houseboats, houseboat build yards, coir factories etc

Please note, not every activity can be done in all trips. It will vary from duration of trips chosen. It is best to take a full day trip, covering a larger area of the inland Alleppey.

About the Kayak

Kayak Alleppey
Sit- On- Top – Kayak
Length: 13’2”
Beam: 34.4”
Draft: 4”
Kayaks: Single and Tandem Sit on top feel free kayaks
Hull: Polyethylene
Life jacket
Fix Thermo foam Seats
Bottle holders
Storage space.

4 hour morning kayaking


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