God's own country has all kinds of sights and surroundings that leave you spellbound and speechless, but none come close to offering the experience that the backwaters of Kerala are known for. Considered to be one of the most romantic things to do in India, a backwaters tour takes you through serene lagoons and peaceful canals to authentic fishing villages that haven't changed their customs and traditions for centuries. Add to this Kerala's world-famous hospitality and cuisine, and you really can't ask for anything else from your tour. But don't believe the hype, experience it for yourself on a Kochi tour that shows you to the heart of rural, Southern India.
Selected by National Geographic Traveler as one of the ten ‘Paradises Found”, Kerala is a place of diverse geography, overwhelming greenery, and unique beauty. In particular, the Kerala backwaters are known for being one of the biggest jewels in the crown of Kerala.
Spend your day with a local guide and set off on a journey out of Kochi and into stunning Kerala. The 2.5 hour journey to Kerala is a photographer’s dream. To travel through the waters you'll be on a canoe, gliding through the local fishing villages. Along the way you'll learn all about the backwaters as an integral part of life in Kerala, as well as local village life, culture, customs, and even fruits and vegetables that grow here.
Upon arrival in Kerala, you’ll be warmly welcomed into the home of a local family. With a traditional cup of chai tea and a local lunch in preparation, you’ll have the opportunity to converse with the local family and learn more about their lives.
A truly local experience, this Kerala tour is a perfect day tour from Kochi, and a great way to experience the culture and natural beauty of the Kerala backwaters.