The check-in point for the Shikkara lunch cruise is near the Cheepunkal Bridge at Kumarakom. Please inform us in advance if you would like to avail our pick up and drop services. 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 will have a canopy on top and have better seating than a canoe. So there is no need to worry about the sun’s heat. Since the boat 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 side restaurant. Kerala style lunch will be served on a banana leaf with options of vegetarian or non-vegetarians. Fish and other seafood delicacies are usually the specialities of the backwater restaurants.