Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters
The best months are from August to May.
The tour starts and ends at the backwaters town of Alleppey. Based on min 2 people travelling.
Rice boat cruise & beach stay extensions also available.
Description of Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters
Southern India presents a much more peaceful experience when compared with the hectic cities further north and there's no activity that epitomises laid back relaxation more than kayaking on the Keralan backwaters which is why this five day trip is such a joy for all the senses.
The backwaters of Kerala have long been the preserve of traders and farmers with the historic port of Alleppey providing, perhaps, the perfect setting for kayaking on the Keralan backwaters on some of the region's most revered lagoons, lakes and picturesque canals and river systems.
From friendly riverside villages and delicious Keralan cuisine to staying overnight in heritage villages and smaller locally-owned family resorts, this kayaking on the Keralan backwaters holiday has all you need to experience life afloat on some of the most tranquil waterways in the whole of southern India.
6 Reviews of Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters
Reviewed on 06 Mar 2018 by Immanuel LanzaderasThe highlight was kayaking through quiet backwaters as local people started their day. Amazing food at really nice homestays. Getting to see rural and village life up close. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Aug 2016 by Aileen TaylorFantastic. One of the best holidays we have been on. Very well organised by Thomas who runs the operator we travelled with Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Apr 2016 by Scott and SanThe overnight on the houseboat was magical and a perfect point half way to recharge after hiking and biking and before kayaking. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Jan 2015 by Helen BellDon't hesitate as it was wonderful for activities, food and accommodation! Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Nov 2015 by Caroline PetersenThe most memorable parts were the incredible beauty of the backwaters, especially in the smaller waters which houseboats could not go down, seeing women doing their washing in the river and children playing. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Oct 2015 by Amy BellKayaking through the lovely backwaters off the main channels where you can see people going about their everyday activities and spot interesting wildlife. Read full review
Planet and peopleKayaking is the best way to explore the backwaters of Kerala, impacting minimally on the environment. The expedition presents an opportunity to meet up with the villagers, understanding their culture and enjoying their hospitality – all essential ingredients for a responsible traveler.
By staying at home stays, heritage villas and small family-owned resorts, you will be supporting small ventures & positively impacting the livelihood of the local villagers who are employed there. The kayaking guides are from the backwater villages and this activity provides them with a decent livelihood. Moreover, the guides at the home stays and villas are also local communities, giving them employment and respectability.