Journey to Alappuzha for the Nehru Trophy Boat Race

Fort Kochi & Meet the locals

Pick up from Kochi Airport at 10 AM. Freshen up and visit Fort Kochi. During our small trail at the fort we shall visit the St. Francis Xavier Church where once upon a time Vasco Da Gama- the explorer was buried until his body was shifted to Lisbon, Portugal. We will also visit the Paradesi Synagogue, Santa Cruz Basilica and other smaller structures on the fort while we walk through the old vintage lanes. Chinese Fishing Nets at the fort are not to be missed too.

Post lunch we will proceed to Alappuzha village to meet the villagers who participate in these boat races, for a unique opportunity to understand and experience the life in Kerala.  Night halt at a 3-star hotel in Alappuzha.

Meals for the day: Lunch and Dinner

Tip: Ensure you’re prepared for walking around in both Fort Kochi as well as the village we will visit.

The thrill of the races

Freshen up, have breakfast and go for a small beach walk at Alappuzha. Proceed towards boat race point. Be seated on the island reserved for VIP tickets by around 1pm. Lunch parcels will be served. Experience one of the finest traditional sports competition - Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race.

After the event which usually ends up late in the evening go back to the Hotel. Freshen up. Retire for the day. Night halt at a 3-star hotel in Alappuzha

Meals for the day: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tip: Come prepared to enjoy an adrenaline filled race day and support the all the teams!  

Relax on the houseboat

Our last day on the tour. After an early morning breakfast check into a houseboat for a day cruise. Enjoy the scenic beauty of backwaters of Kerala from your cruise. Relish the traditionally cooked dishes like Karimeen cooked personally cooked for you on the houseboat for lunch.

Post lunch the houseboat will drop us back in Alappuzha and we will leave back towards Kochi and the drop point. If we have time on hand we may even go shopping.

Meals for the day: Breakfast and Lunch

Tip: Relax on the houseboat and take in the natural beauty and serenity of the backwaters of Kerala and enjoy the mouthwatering food prepared for you.