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Highlights

  • Experience local life at a homestay
  • Sail through the backwaters of Kerala
  • Keralan cuisine
  • Experience The Snake Boat Race 
  • Relax on one of Kerala’s beaches
  • Take a walk in tea country

Over four centuries ago a king faced a bitter defeat at the hands of his rivals. Frustrated and furious, the king decided to turn to ancient texts for advice on how to strengthen his navy. Thus, from then the age old tradition was born the Chundan Vallam or the snake-boat of Kerala.

These snake hooded shaped boats are built according to the specifications of the Sthapathya Veda, an ancient treatise for the building of wooden boats, the Chundan Vallam is an excellent example of ancient Kerala’s prowess in naval architecture. A typical Chundan Vallam is 138 ft long and can accommodate more than 100 oarsmen.

Dating Back to an era of King Devanarayana of Chembakassery, the grace of the snake boats made it the pride of the people. Years later the boats continued to play a major partin the lives of the peoplewho used the boats for boat races.

For boat races, two men stand in the central portion of the Chundan Vallam, previously this was once used to position the canon and beat the fire platforms with poles. The men sang along in rythm as they rowed.  While the strongest oarsmen occupy the bow portion, the stern is manned by six well-built Amarackars (helmsmen) maintaining a standing posture and help to steer the boat. The person at the highest point of the boat is the chief oarsman. 

Today, every snake boat represents a village and the boat races have today become an i ntegral part of the cultural identity of the land.

The largest team sport in the world, the Chundan Vallamkali or the snake boat race are of two types. One is the competitive type like the Nehru Trophy Boat Race and the other is the ritualistic type, like the Aranmula Boat Race. While the former is a blend of fun, frolic and passionate competition the latter has more to do with devotion, rituals and prayers. Palliyodams are Aranmula's unique snake boats. Devotees of Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple regard it as the divine vessel of the deity.

The backwaters are soothing and the gentle breeze, caressing. But, when the snake-boats slide onto the placid waters for a race and the oars are set in motion, the gentle backwaters transform into a blazing racetrack.

Day 01 : Arrival at Cochin

Day 02: Cochin - Alleppey (1 hr 30 min / 54 kms)

Day 03 : Alleppey Sightseeing

Day 04 : Alleppey - Munnar (4 hrs 50 min / 170 kms)

Day 05 : Munnar Sightseeing

Day 06 : Departure

Package Includes:

• Accommodation for 01 night in Cochin

• Accommodation for 02 nights in Alleppey

• Accommodations for 02 nights in Munnar

• 5 Breakfast

• Transportation for 5 days

• Airport pick up and drop

 

Package Excludes:

• Entrance fees at the monuments, national park

• Meals not specified above

• Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, drinks, tipping etc

• Any kind of insurance

• Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

•Any increase in the govt. taxes and state taxes

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  • Cochin
  • Alleppey
  • Munnar

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