Canal Cruise

Explore Kuttanad Cruise

Explore Kuttanad Cruise

This divine slice of land with its pristine waters, lush green paddy fields and picture book perfect landscape is an incredible choice as a green escapade. The 'Explore Kuttanad Cruise' circuit with its enchanting visuals and dramatic backdrops is sure to leave you in awe. The tour begins from Kodimatha Boat Jetty.

Munroe Light House

Erected in 1813 AD by Col. Munroe, the British Resident of Travancore, the Munroe Light House in Pallom is an architectural marvel, one of the earliest forms of GPS. This unique structure still stands intact facing the tranquil backwaters in the midst of a vast expanse of verdant paddy fields and coconut palms.

Kuttanad Paddy Fields

Kuttanad, the rice bowl of Kerala, is swathed in vast stretches of verdant paddy fields and is noted for its farming below sea level (about 4 to 10 feet). The Q, S, T and R Blocks are wonders of the indigenous agricultural engineering of Kerala comparable to the dikes of Holland. Vast expanse of lands reclaimed from backwaters and protected by dikes is used to cultivate paddy below sea level. The R Block spreads across 850 acres and is the largest reclaimed area. A cruise along this canal is an enchanting experience.

Chavara Bhavan

The Chavara Bhavan is the birth place of the blessed Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara. The home that now goes by 'Chavara Bhavan' is a holy shrine where devotees congregate for prayer and is accessible only by boat.

Vembanad Lake

Kottayam is a vast network of canals which empty into the great expanse of water called the Vembanad Lake. This picturesque lake is a quick getaway to the lap of nature. The backwater tourism here offers boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences to travellers.


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