Backwater Cruise in Kerala
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The majestic scenery that God’s Own Country has to offer is well-known to all travel enthusiasts across the globe. The monsoons, traditional art forms, ethnic cuisines are just some of the miracles Kerala has to offer. But every traveller has a desire to experience that unique houseboat cruise through the backwaters of Kerala; whether it’s couples, families or a friends gathering. A serene ecosystem that consists of freshwater lakes, lagoons and backwaters that finally joins the mighty Arabian Sea and the eye-catching images of the coconut palms that stands on both sides are just some of the attractions of a houseboat safari in Kerala.
The growth of tourism has to led to a rapid increase in the number of agencies that offers wonderful houseboat safari packages and the question is how to make a choice? That’s where Zaira Travels comes to your aid. Zaira Tours and Holidays organize houseboat tours across the backwaters of Alleppey, Kumarakom and Kollam. Our fleet comprises of 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom houseboats with luxury facilities mostly for overnight stays. We also have deluxe/premium houseboats that generally takes you for a one day trip. For honeymoon packages, exclusive facilities like flower bed decorations, candle light dinner etc. are arranged. For overnight stays, the Check in is 12 noon and the Check out is at 9am. For day trips, the Check in is at 11am and the Check out is at 5pm. But there is no need to worry about the timings as transportation facilities will be provided for picking up and dropping each and every one of our esteemed customers.
All guests are welcomed with fresh tender coconut water or fresh juice of your choice. As you comfortably settle into your rooms, the safari begins. Most of the travellers fall into the exciting offers launched by various agencies, but they fail to notice the safety concerns. Each and every houseboat of Zaira Travels is wheeled by well-experienced professional sailors capable of traversing all weather conditions so that our passengers are in safe hands. While you enjoy the cruise, our chef calls you for lunch. What you cannot miss in this journey is ‘ Karimeen’ ( pearl spot fish). Being the main item in the food menu, it is cooked according to your wish whether it is curry, mappas or fry. It will be accompanied with traditional Kerala lunch. Some of the other items in our menu are prawns, crabs, lobsters and shell-fish. In short, you will have a feast to remember for a lifetime.
As the sailing continues after lunch, you can either take a nap or try your luck in fishing. Fishing rods and bait will be provided by us and you get a chance to catch live fish. After the evening snacks and tea, the boat will reach the shore and you can take a walk through the village roads and mingle with the local people where you get a chance to see coir making; which is one of the popular traditional craft of Kerala. Back on the boat you will enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets of your lifetime. Dinner menu includes duck curry and nadan chicken curry.
On the following day, tea/coffee as per your need is served and enjoy the sunrise views while sipping your drink. At 8 am, breakfast which includes South Indian food items along with tea/coffee, bread & butter/ bread & jam, omelette etc. is served to the guests. After the check out process, we’ll make sure that all our guests reach their destination points.
Our well-furnished air-conditioned houseboats stand out from the rest in terms of quality and services that we offer. Alterations can be made in the food menu on the request of guests. Rates may vary depending upon your choice and seasons, but we will make sure to provide the most affordable houseboat tariff that suits you by customizing the packages accordingly.