The check-in point for the canoe cruise is near the Cheepunkal Bridge at Kumarakom. We can either pick you up from your resort or you can drive to the check-in point yourself. Once you reach the spot, you will first be given basic safety instructions. Our guide will then take you to the Shikkara boat.
The Shikkara boat has a canopy on top. So there is no need to worry about the sun’s heat. But since it is open on both sides, you will get pristine views of the backwaters as well as the villages on the shore. When it’s time for lunch, you will be taken to a backwater restaurant. Kerala style lunch is served on a banana leaf with options of vegetarian or non-vegetarian food. Fish and other seafood delicacies are usually the specialties of the backwater restaurants. After a while, you can watch a session of toddy tapping and relish a cool toddy drink .