Alleppey with its enchanting landscape, laced on the west by the golden stretch of beach and the Arabian Sea, networked by silvery rivers, natural fresh water lakes, serene lagoons and majestic palm groves. Alleppey is now matured into a prime backwater tourist centre.
Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty. Referred to as the Venice of the East by travele rs from across the world, this backwater country is also home to diverse animals and b ird life. A singularity of this land is the region called Kuttanad- a land of lush paddy fields referred to as the Rice Bowl of Kerala and one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.
Alappuzha is an important backwater destination attracting several thousan d tourists every year. Cruise along the palm-fringed water ways of Kerala in a luxury house boat is the most enchanting holiday experience in India today. In this world o f simple pleasures, you'll skim past ancient Chinese fishing nets, water lilies, lush paddy fields, coir vill ages, rustic homes, temples and coconut groves.
Innumerable lagoons, lakes, canals, estuaries and the deltas of 38 riv ers make up the 900 km backwater network of Kerala. The back waters mainly cov er four districts of the state-Kollam, Kottayam, Alappuzha and Kochi. The largest backwater body, the Vembanad Lake flows through Kottayam and Alappuzha districts and op en out into the sea at Kochi port
Backwaters in Alleppey
The backwaters act as a vital waterway for the transport of goods, people and their produce are often the only link between isolated villages and crowded towns. In Kerala, the total expanse of backwater stretches over 1500 kms, with a network of 44 rivers, lagoons and lakes from north to south. Alleppey which forms the main part of this network has the peculiar geographical feature of having the water in level with the land. This gives the advantage of getting a closer look at the village life on shore while on a backwater ride.
A glide in a "Kettuvallam" (Houseboat) through the enchanting backwaters of Alleppey is sure to rob your heart. Palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either sides of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget. The Chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, are also found on the way. Flocks of ducks swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures reflecting the charm of this unique land.
The sparkling water and the caressing cool wind is a temptation too strong to resist. Country boats of various types crisscross the path with passengers from all walks of Kerala's rural life ranging from milkman and newspaper boy to local politicians, priests and wedding parties. It is a unique experience as this is as close as one can get to feel the vibrant life in the countryside of god's own country.
Welcome abode. Houseboats Kerala brings on a fresh dawn of comfort and luxury in houseboat cruises thr ough the picture-postcard backwaters of the God’s own country. Kerala houseboats have the right package, irrespec tive of whatever be your requirements (honeymoon, family trip, re-union with friends ...) or whoever you want to take with you (family, friends, ... or an entire organization). We have a variety of houseboat fleet, comprising 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom deluxe and luxury houseboats that help you savour the natural charm of Allepp ey (Alappuzha), Kumarakom.
Houseboat Package Includes:
- Welcome drink, Lunch, Evening Tea & Snacks, Dinner & Breakfast
- Village Observations at evenings after tea
- All Taxes
- Transportation within Alleppey is complementory (Railway Station, Bus Stand) - Pickup from nearest airport (cochin) is chargeable.
- Candle light Dinner can be arranged on request
- Honeymoon Specials - Flower Bed Decoration, Cake and Candile light dinner can be arranged at request (chargeable)
- 1 Hour canoeing complementary for luxury houseboat bookings
All meals will be provided in the House Boat. Meals served will be of typical Kerala cuisine. Both Veg & Non veg Food
- Lunch: Boiled/Basmati Rice, vegetables, fish fry/curry, salads, and pappad.
- Evening: Tea/coffee with snacks.
- Dinner: Rice, chapathy, vegetable curries and chicken.
- Breakfast: Bread, butter, jam, and eggs to order or Kerala style Break Fast.
- Well furnished air-condition Houseboats
- Flat screen TV
- DVD Player with CD
- Mosquito repllent in all bedrooms
- Wake-up service
- Clean and high quality linen, blankets, towels and kitchenware
- Hygienic modern kitchen
Houseboats are suites for celebrating functions. We arrange Honeymoon Packages, Birthday Parties, Puberty Functions, House ceremony functions, Marriage Receptions, Honey Moon Packages, Students Excursions, Corporate Trainings in Suitable Houseboats as per your requests
he real backwaters life can be seen from the “deck” of your kayak. Kerala Kayaking is doing excellent tour here. Takes you to the places where Houseboat & Canoe will never take you. You are close to everyday life of the people living by the canals. You are close to Cormorants and Kingfishers. Paddling to tiny canals, kayak is the only one able to go under small bridge those canals. Supporting boat was provided and it is used it for breaks in kayaking
Dawn and Dusk Riding in Kayals
4hrs Kayaking tour starts 6:30 Am to 10:30 Am. Tour includes Support Shikkara boat , kayaks, Tea , Breakfast ,water, coconut.
4hrs kayaking tour starts 2:00 Pm to 6:00 Pm. Tour includes Support shikkara boat, kayak, water , juice, Tea and snacks. This tour can’t be book prior because this tour available in the absence of Day tours.
The term Ayurveda originated from two words 'Ayur' and 'Veda', meaning the science of life. In Ayurveda physicians classify a patients health based on the degree of imbalance of three doshas namely Vata, Pitha and Kapha.
'Vata' is that which constitutes bodily movement and activity. 'Pitha' is the entire biochemical process operating in a body and 'Kapha' is the entire physical volume in living organism.
At Coir Village and Marari Fishermen Village Beach Resort, ayurveda is practiced true to its spirit and substance by a team of well experience doctors and masseurs. We offer a host of Ayurvedic treatments and packages at the Ayurvedic center attached to the resort in a tranquil and rejuvenating ambience conducive for rejuvenation and healing.
Variety of therapies including Ayurvedic bath are at your disposal to soothe and recharge your physical, mental and spiritual forces.
Enjoy Special Spa
Special Abyangam/Pizhichil + Kizhi + Head massage + Face massage + shirodhara + steam & bath – Duration 2.30 hrs
Abhyangam is an oil massage, recommended for increasing flexibility of muscles and joints, rejuvenating skin, and keeping impurities from accumulating in the body by stimulating various tissues. Abhyangam increases the production of white blood corpuscles and antibodies, which provide more resistance against viruses and diseases. This helps the defence mechanism in the body and increases immunity towards environmental changes. In this way massage is a protector, preserver and a rejuvenator, increasing self-confidence and will power. Also relieves fatigue, promotes the eyesight, longevity, sleep and nourishes the body.
Shirodhara is a method of relieving stress and avoid many mental illnesses. It is the continuous flow of medicated oil through the head. The oil falls on the center of the forehead of the person. The oil will be comfortably warm and the process continues for 25 minutes. The person experiences unexplainable relaxation and brightness, which provides complete rest to mind, allows one to overcome stress related conditions like insomnia, anxiety, chronic headaches, hypertension and asthma. It also strengthens hair and skin of the head. Shirodhara brings in several benefits including improved blood circulation to the brain, provides nourishments to hair and scalp, reduces nervous tension, and helps in sound sleep. There can also be different conditions of head, throat, eyes, ears and nose. It improves the functioning of sense organs and central nervous system, also improves your mood and fights depression.
This is a rejuvenating treatment with medicated warm oil used in a continuous stream for a definite period for the whole body. In the full body massage procedure of Pizhichil, the masseurs let the person lie own a specially designed Wooden Droni, a wooden plank designed to retain oil. A masseur spreads warm medicated oil all over the body (below neck) from a lump of cloth soaked in medicated oil.
Kizhi is another special Ayurvedic treatment. Boluses of njavara rice / Medicated Powder or special leaves are used for Kizhi Treatments. The Njavara rice is boiled and medicated then wrapped in hand-size cotton bags. In the massage program, the kizhi (boluses of njavara made into a handheld bag or medicated powder) is dipped in warm decoctions. This makes the body of the person perspire and this method provides direct nourishment to soft tissues near the skin. The therapy can last for up to an hour a day and continues for 14 days. Persons suffering from joint pains, rheumatism, bad cholesterol, weak and underdeveloped limbs, and certain skin disorders can take an appropriate kizhi therapy.