Backwater Backpacking : An experiential journey through the Kerala Backwaters

  • August 8, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Nehru Trophy Boat Race with Fort Cochin and Mararikulam Beach - August 9th to 11th' 2013










OVERVIEW

A one of a kind experiential journey covering the famed Nehru Trophy Boat Race in the pristine Alleppey Backwaters, a backwater tour through the canals and lakes of the backwaters, visit to some unexplored beaches and a walking tour covering the old world charm of Fort Cochin.
An ideal journey for people who like to explore new cultures and places and visiting offbeat destinations. Excellent photo opportunities on this trip.

ITINERARY
Day 0 : August 8th: Bangalore Departure
Leave from Bangalore at 8.30 p.m. in A/C Volvo Sleeper .

Day 1 : August 9th : Alleppey - Fort Cochin - Mararikulam Beach
Arrive at Ernakulam and transfer to Alleppey Homestay. Post breakfast we visit Alleppey Beach and the lesser known but beautiful Mararikulam Beach. Evening we explore Alleppy town. Overnight at Alleppey Home Stay.

Day 2 : August 10th : Alleppey Backwaters & Nehru Trophy Boat Race
After breakfast we explore the unique beauty of the Kerala Backwaters. Explore the larger lakes and the smaller channels of the Backwaters and see the life along the backwater villages. We stop at one of the backwater eateries to sample some fresh and authentic sea food. By noon we go to see the Boat Race. On the day of this fiercely fought boat race, the tranquil lake front is transformed into a sea of humanity cheering there respective village teams. For the people of each village in Kuttanad, a victory at this race for their village boat is something to be celebrated for months to come. Evening back to homestay.

Day 3 : August 11th - Fort Cochin
After breakfast we leave for Fort Cochin. Our walking tour of Fort Cochin takes you around the Chinese Fishing nets, the Mattanchery Market, Jew Street, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace and European style residences which still retains its old world charm. Evening at around 6.00 p.m. we leave for Bangalore by A/C Volvo Sleeper.


Day 4 : August 12th
Arrive in Bangalore by 5 a.m.

SEE FULL DETAILS ON THE WEBPAGE :

http://exoticexpeditions.in/keralaboatrace_fixeddeparture.html

For more details call or mail me
Santosh Nair -[masked]
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  • A former member
    A former member

    Anybody going to Shantinagar Bus stand (Double road) from Marathahalli or Domlur side?

    August 8, 2013

  • Santosh N.

    Bookings for Nehru Trophy Boat Race Trip is Closed. Bookings for our 17-18th Kabbe Motte trek and rafting event is still open. You can see details in the below link
    http://exoticexpeditions.in/kab...­

    August 7, 2013

  • Aman G.

    Just saw this meetup, unfortunately I have already made my accommodation and bus booking but will really like to meet fun ppl from Bangalore there :)

    Apart from this, I am really concerned about all these flood and landslide news on TV. If here is someone from these places can you please let us know if Allepey and Kochi are safe from this situation?

    I am not concerned about rains but any other risk-of-life situation like flood etc.

    August 6, 2013

  • Ravi

    Can you accommodate 2 more people ?

    August 6, 2013

    • Santosh N.

      Please call me soon at[masked]

      August 6, 2013

  • Anu

    Please send me details to [masked]

    August 4, 2013

  • Anu

    Please send me details to a[masked]@ymail.com

    August 4, 2013

  • Pratik Kumar T.

    Do you have any seats left?

    August 2, 2013

    • Santosh N.

      Hi Pratik. 1 or 2 max . Please call me soon at[masked] if you are interested.

      August 3, 2013

  • Santosh N.

    3 seats left. If anybody is interested please contact soon.

    July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Santosh, I am interested to witness this unique race. I have the same question as Raaj about seating. A friend of mine had been there last year and he suggested me to go for rose corner tickets from where the view is good. So will the view from houseboat/motorboat be as exciting as that?

    July 8, 2013

    • Santosh N.

      give me your mail id or send a test mail to [masked]

      July 9, 2013

    • Santosh N.

      Hi Nikhil. I have send you a mail. Have a look and let me know.

      July 9, 2013

  • Santosh N.

    Hi Raaj...we organize it every year.. we will be in a houseboat / motorboat parked at a place from where it is visible to see the race quite nicely.

    July 8, 2013

  • Raaj

    do we have our seats or tickets reserved for the boat race?? i heard its very difficult to get closer to the boats

    July 8, 2013

  • Raaj

    is this organised by some travel agency/ agent?

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    HI Santosh,
    Can you please advise the cost per person on this. Thanks

    July 8, 2013

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