Explore the village of Kumarakom, spread out across small islands on peaceful Vembanad Lake. Go on a luxurious houseboat cruise for lunch, visit St. Mary's Church, a bird sanctuary, and a driftwood art museum on this day tour in India's Kerala region.
What to Expect
Discover the unique village of Kumarakom, spread over a group of small islands on Vembanad Lake in India's Kerala region. Vembanad Lake is a great choice for bird-watching, village tours, and nature trails.
The tour begins with a visit to the Bay Island Driftwood Museum, host to a huge collection of sculptures crafted from high-quality driftwood.
You'll then journey to St. Mary's Church in Cheriapally. This outstanding building blends architecture from the Kerala and Portuguese styles, and was built in 1579 by the Maharajah of Thekkumkoor.
From the church you'll board a house-boat for a luxurious cruise across the Vembanad Lake for 3 hours. Relax and enjoy lunch while the boat navigates the stunning backwater canals of the village.
Your unforgettable boat trip will continue through the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Spread across 14 acres on the bank of the lake, the sanctuary is an ornithologists paradise, playing host to several migratory bird species such as the Siberian Stork, Egret, Darter, Heron, and Teal. Enjoy the bird-watching from the boat before it docks ahead of the drive back to your Cochin hotel.
- Round-trip transfer between Cochin and Kumarakom in an air-conditioned car
- Mineral water
- Houseboat cruise
- Tea snacks
- Entrance fees
- Taxes and service charges
What's Not Included
- Medical insurance
- Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances (e.g. flight delays and cancellations/strikes/natural calamities)
- Gratuities and personal expenses
- Photograph fee at monuments