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day trip in backwaters

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day trip in backwaters

I am looking for a day trip in backwaters. Other than house boats what are the options for this?

I am planning to go munnar and come here. How long will it take?

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1. Re: day trip in backwaters

Hi Sheetal86

Munnar to Kumarakom 165 kms

Munnar Alleppey 185 kms

Houseboat available both pleases

regards

Lovelymunnar

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2. Re: day trip in backwaters

Thanks thanga mani.

What are other options from houseboat? Anything like canoe

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3. Re: day trip in backwaters

Hi Sheetal

check this plan

Day 01 Arrival at cochin to Munnar

Day 02 Munnar Local Sight seen visit

Day 03 Munnar to Alleppey houseboat

Day 04 Alleppey to Cochin Local Sight seen and departure

Regards

Lovelymunnar

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4. Re: day trip in backwaters

The various options and approx cost are as below

Shikkara ride , costing approx 500 per hour for the boat.Each boat can carry 1-10 pax depending on the size of the boat . ( Available at the canal next to Bus station, Boat jetty)

Motor boat ride , costing approx 400 per hour for the boat. Each boat can carry 1-50 pax depending on the size of the boat ( Available at the canal next to Bus station, Boat jetty)

Canoe ride , costing 200- 250 per head ( Hotels or homestays where you stay could arrange this or just contact the District Tourism Promotion council offfice , next to Govt Boat jetty )

'SEE KUTTANAD' cruise by state government water transport ( Rs 25 per head ). This leaves from the government boat jetty, right in the middle of the town .

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5. Re: day trip in backwaters

From Munnar, you need roughly 4 hours to get to the backwaters. Where are you planning to stay? Your hotel or homestay can arrange both houseboats as well as canoe rides. Motorboats are noisy so I suggest you avoid them. The houseboats cannot go into very small canals, but they can go into the mid/large size ones. Canoes are also much cheaper.

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