Lunch Cruise

Time Required: 4 Hrs Difficulty Level: Easy
Available Timings: 11 AM to 2 PM Best Suited: Foodies loving local cuisine
Two-hour shikkara cruise
Kerala style lunch on a banana leaf
Opportunity to watch toddy tapping
Toddy drinks

A lunch cruise offers travelers an opportunity to enjoy a pleasant shikkara cruise along with delicious lunch from one of the backwater restaurants. Unlike a canoe, a shikkara boat has a canopy on top. So you can enjoy the ride without having to worry about the sun’s heat. Apart from the ride and the lunch, travelers will relish a refreshing toddy drink. Lunch cruise is a must-do activity for foodies.

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 .

  • Delicious Kerala food
  • Interesting opportunity to watch toddy tapping
  • Scenic views and abundant natural beauty
  • No worry about the heat since the boat has a canopy
  • Ideal for foodies
  • Canoe ride will be difficult because of the heat
  • Birds cannot be spotted
  • No sunrise or sunset views
  • Take sun glasses, umbrellas or caps to protect yourself from the heat.
  • Seafood items are specialties of the backwater restaurants.
  • Toddy shop visit can be arranged.
  • Last minute cancellations are not refundable.
  • Insurance is not included as part of the package.


Get in touch with us

Canoe Kerala

E: [email protected] P: +91 94000 10300

Cheepunkal, Kumarakom, Kerala, India