A canoe cruise is the most
adventurous way of exploring the backwaters of Kerala. Along with adventure, it
also promises a tranquil experience. Exploring the backwater scenes on a traditional
canoe and enjoying the lovely background music of birds chirping is an experience
of a lifetime. It is a must-have experience for every traveler visiting
As you may already know, a
canoe in Kerala is an open-top wooden boat with pointy ends. It is rowed using
a single bladed paddle. The traditional look of a Kerala canoe is its most
What will you experience?
Since a canoe in small in
size, it can traverse through the narrowest of canals. So on a canoe ride,
travellers can enjoy a richer experience of the backwaters as they explore the
innermost regions which are seldom touched by most travellers.
As you reach the deeper areas
of the backwaters, you will be thrilled to get a close look at the scenic
villages. It is a complete joy to interact with the humble villagers and
observe their daily chores and activities. The up-close views of paddy fields,
fishing operations and cattle grazing are pleasing to say the least.
A Unique Advantage of the Canoe Cruise
A big advantage of taking a
canoe cruise is that you are in complete control. Unlike other boating
experiences in Kerala, a canoe ride gives you the freedom of choosing the pace
of your cruise. You can decide which area you want to explore. And whenever you
feel like, you can make a stop, take time to absorb the beauty around you and
even click pictures. Will you have fewer stops or many stops during the cruise?
You get to decide! You also get a chance to take the paddle and row the boat
with your own hands. The canoe is a lightweight boat but it does require a
certain amount of physical effort to row it.
Please note that a Kerala Canoe comes in different sizes. Depending on its size, the canoe can accommodate two to six travelers at one time.
We have a variety of options
to offer visitors who would like to enjoy a canoe cruise in the backwaters of
Kerala. Please have a look at the list of backwaters tours we have on offer!
If you are visiting Cochin on a cruise ship and want to explore the backwaters on a day trip, get in touch with the team at Cochin Shore Excursions. They offer many day tours which include the canoeing experience.
And if you are looking to tour
other parts of Kerala and enjoy other experiences in the land along with a
canoe cruise, please contact the team at Experience Kerala Holiday Planners. This local tour operator is known for offering a complete experience of Kerala since the team is made up of local experts. Take a look at the itinerary plans they have on offer!