As one of the best places to visit in Kerala and 2 hours from Cochin. Athirappilly Falls is a part of Chalakudy river and it is approximately 80 feet in height. Many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna are found in the forests of the Athirapilly-Vazhachal area.
Tour of Cochin
Half-day sightseeing the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala.
The tour covers - The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana, the Jewish Synagogue. It is located at the heart of what is locally called the “Jew Town”, the St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, the Santa Cruz Basilica, which was originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese.
And finally, the Chinese fishing nets – the huge cantilevered fishing nets that are believed to have been brought to Kochi by Chinese trade.
Your personal driver will transfer you to your Kettuvallam (Houseboat) for an unforgettable cruise exploring the backwaters, it is a 2 hour drive from Cochin. The tour begins at 12.30pm and ends by 4pm. Your luxury houseboat slowly cruises the scenic backwaters. Kerala waterways play an important role in the economy as they link remote villages to the mainland. Today they are generally used to help tourists in Kerala explore this beautiful area, however, originally these boats were used to carry rice bags. The Kettuvallam are uniquely designed using local materials including bamboo poles, coconut fibre ropes, bamboo matts, carpets.
Lunch and evening tea with light snacks will be served to you on board.
Kumbalangi Villiage Visit
Essentially a fishing hamlet, this tiny village facing the Kochi backwaters in the western part of the city is India’s first designated ecotourism village and the first rural tourism village of the state. Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village project is a unique initiative to transform the tiny island as a model fishing village and tourism spot.
Here at the Kumbalangi Tourism Village one can fully savour a variety of natural splendours, and ecological balance of the location. The model village, the first of its kind in the country is located near the port city of Kochi in Ernakulam District. It is a veritable treat to its visitors with the famous Chinese fishing nets and many other sights to savour.