Cruise Kerala’s backwaters and stay overnight in a traditional kettuvallom, a boat made from coconut rope and wooden blanks. This unique and exotic barge experience provides all the creature comforts of a hotel, with furnished bedrooms, a modern shower and toilet room, a living area and a shaded balcony for relaxing on as you enjoy uninterrupted views of rural Kerala. There is also a kitchen where the boat’s crew will rustle you up deliciously fresh meals and snacks, served traditionally on banana leaves. The skipper (captain), might moor up and take you to visit a backwater village, where you can meet local people and observe ancestral homes and places of worship. After a relaxing day, drop anchor and rest your head to the gentle sounds of the swishing lake waters.
The backwaters have enthralled visitors right from the time of the great explorer, Vasco da Gama. See Hotel
The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Kerala
Hotel Style: Houseboat
Experience the picturesque backwaters of Kerala cruising in comfort on the Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda. See Hotel
Things to do
Included activties at The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda
(Only if staying at Oberoi Vrinda) Embark on a 3N luxury cruise on the backwaters of Gods Own Country. Board the Oberoi Vrinda Motor Vessel at Vembanad Lake’s jetty, settle into your cabins, set sail along the scenic waterways. See sunrises/sunsets; enjoy a Kathakali dance and Vrinda Vadiyam..musical fusion of classical instruments; meet local fisherman; navigate narrower canals on a traditional rice boat; visit old churches, the half-statue of Lord Buddha at Karumadi. Return to Vembanad Lake jetty on day 4, check out post breakfast.
Included activities at Houseboat 2 Day
Cruising Kerala’s backwaters in traditional ‘kettuvalloms’ (boats made by tying together wooden planks with coconut ropes), is a distinctly unique experience! These quaint slow moving, exotic barges have all the creature comforts of a hotel – furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, living rooms, kitchen and a balcony for viewing/angling – shaded and with uninterrupted views of an untouched, rural Kerala. Experience ‘God’s Own Country’ while meandering narrow backwater pathways on the Vembanad Lake via canals, paddy fields, villages and markets along the Alleppey/Kumarakom/Fort Kochi backwaters. Visit famous temples, churches, ancestral homes, stroll through busy markets, see rice fields and meet the locals. Enjoy local cuisine on board, served on traditional banana leaves. Drop anchor on this overnight trip and sleep to the sounds of ‘the still of the night’, accompanied by the echo of gently swishing waves.
Included activities at Houseboat-2 Day
Cruise Kerala’s backwaters in a traditional ‘Kettuvallom’ – a rice barge made by tying together wooden planks with coconut ropes, a distinctly unique experience! These quaint, slow moving exotic barges have all the creature comforts of a hotel – furnished bedrooms, toilet, living room, kitchen and a viewing/angling balcony offering views of rural Kerala. Meander narrow backwater pathways of God’s Own Country on the Vembanad Lake. Visit a cultivation farm to observe local techniques and life on the river banks. Manoevere via canals, paddy fields, villages and markets. Halt at Alleppey, known by the sobriquet of ‘Venice of the east’ due its network of inland canals. Overnight is on board. Head back to the Resort next morning.