Sunrise Cruise

Time Required: 3 Hrs Difficulty Level: Easy
Available Timings: 6 AM to 9 AM Best Suited: Bird lovers and Lilly lovers
Two-hour canoe cruise
Black coffee/tea with cookies
Kerala style breakfast
Village life experience
One-hour cycle ride through the village

A canoe ride is one of the best ways to explore the scenic backwaters of Kumarakom. During the sunrise cruise, travellers can enjoy views of exotic birds and blooming lilies. They also get an opportunity to experience the local life. Since the cruise takes place in the morning, you can expect pleasant weather. The cruise will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.

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 safety jackets and basic safety instructions. Our guide will then take you to the canoe. With the assistance of our experienced and knowledgeable guide, you will enjoy the canoe ride for about 2 hours. The pleasant views of blooming lilies and colourful birds will be the highlight of your cruise. You will also be able to interact with locals on the shore and get an authentic experience of the village life. During the cruise, you will be served hot black coffee or tea along with some cookies. After the 2-hour cruise, you will be given a bicycle to explore the countryside for about an hour. Kerala-style breakfast is served either before or after the cycle ride, depending on your convenience.

  • Many exotic birds can be spotted in the morning
  • Shikkara cruise can be arranged if you want to go for a canal cruise
  • Ideal for all types of travelers
  • Unique experience which cannot be had anywhere else
  • Scenic views and abundant natural beauty
  • Weather conditions can affect the cruise
  • Not ideal for small kids
  • A bit risky during the monsoon
  • Take sun glasses, binoculars, caps and an extra pair of clothes.
  • The cost of the trip is same whether there’s one person in the canoe or two persons. So it is best to take the cruise with a partner.
  • Last minute cancellations are not refundable.
  • Insurance is not included as part of the package.
  • Canoe cruise is better suited for travellers who can swim. But others can also be safe because life jackets will be provided


Get in touch with us

Canoe Kerala

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

Cheepunkal, Kumarakom, Kerala, India