Lunch Cruise

Lunch Cruise
Time Required: 4 Hrs Difficulty Level: Easy
Available Timings: 11 AM to 2 PM Best Suited: Foodies loving local cuisine
Three-hour shikkara cruise though the backwaters and canals
Tender coconut water as welcome drink
Typical Kerala style lunch served on banana leaf
Option for local toddy shop visit
Complimentary water bottles

A lunch cruise offers travellers 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 proper canopy on top. So you can enjoy the ride without having to worry about the noon time heat. Apart from the cruise and lunch, travellers will get the opportunity to explore the local life. Lunch cruise is a must-do activity for food lovers.

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.

  • Delicious Kerala style food
  • 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 sunglasses, umbrellas or caps to protect yourself from the heat.
  • Seafood items are specialities of the backwater restaurants.
  • Toddy shop visit can be arranged.
  • 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