NATURE AT DOOR STEP - ALLEPEY

NATURE AT DOOR STEP - ALLEPEY

trip highlights  PLAN YOUR TRIP

  • Witness Classical dance performance
  • Excursion to Vembanad Lake
  • Explore the traditional homes known among the locals as “tharavad”
  • Guided tour to the Lord Buddha statue of Karumadi.

The Oberoi Motor vessel Vrinda Cruise is a fully furnished floating villa, allowing you to watch the nature and see the bordering villages and its people from close quarters. These motor vessels are operational in the largest stretch of backwaters from Alleppy to the Kochi islands. While on board, the Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda makes you visit large number of canals and lakes, exploring every corner of the Kerala backwaters. On your stay at the Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda enjoy recreational facilities like Ayurveda massage, parlor, relaxing deck, dining, bar, and luxury cabins for the night. Accommodation in these majestic vessels is made in terms of eight luxury cabins that house for large beds and all modern facilities.

Day

1

Arrival Cochin-Alleppey By Road 45kms/01hr
Alleppey / Alappuzha

On arrival at Cochin airport, meet and greet by our representative who will escort you to Alleppey Jetty. Once all guests are on board, The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Kerala sets sail along the main waterway on Vembanad Lake and enters the Alleppey canal. Youc an actively participate with the local fishermen and understand the life cycle of "karimeen" also known as "pearl spot". Lunch will be served on board. The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Kerala sails along the scenic waterways for four hours and returns to the Vembanad Lake in time for the sunset. Later in the evening, enjoy a performance of the highly ritualized "Kathakali" dance which tells stories from the ancient Hindu epics - Ramayana and Mahabarata. Performances begin with the application of elaborate makeup which is based on traditional Ayurvedic principles. The cruise will anchor for the night at the Vembanad Lake jetty. Dinner on board.


Day

2

On Board The Oberoi Vrinda Cruise
Alleppey / Alappuzha

The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda will sail from the Vembanad Lake jetty and head south, towards Alleppey. Breakfast will be served on board. Sailing through scenic backwaters, observe life along these "water highways" while passing through one of the few areas in the world where farming is done below sea level. You will then be transferred to a traditional rice boat to navigate through the narrower sections of the backwaters. For the next few hours, observe and experience a way of life unique to this region, accompanied by a guide. This section of the cruise includes a visit to the half-statue of Lord Buddha at Karumadi and a traditional Kerala tharavad (family residence). Later in the day, return to The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Kerala where lunch will be served as the boat passes through picturesque stretches of the backwaters on the way back to Alleppey, known as the "Venice of the East". Motor Vessel Vrinda will return to Vembanad Lake, where you will enjoy Vrinda Vadiyam a musical fusion of classical instruments. Cruise will anchor for the night at the Vembanad Lake jetty. Dinner on board


Day

3

Departure
Kochi / Cochin

The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Kerala will sail north/south along the main waterway channel on the Vembanad Lake and head South, past Pallathurathy. Breakfast will be served on board, following which guests will check -out at 10 am and will be transported by air-conditioned vehicle back to Cochin.


Alleppey / Alappuzha - 2 Nights

The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda

Luxury

Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 02nights/03days 
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Evening Kathakali Dance performance  
  • Excursion through scenic backwaters once on a traditional rice boat
  • Applicable Hotel Taxes 

Exclusions

  • Any airfare/train fare 
  • Any guide charges
  • Any cost on personal expenses
  • Any other meals unless specified
  • GST  5% additional 

What is backwater in Alleppey?   

The Backwaters of Alappuzha (Alleppey) is located in the South Indian state of Kerala. It is a popular tourist destination where people spend a day or two in houseboats and enjoy the pristine natural beauty.

Is it safe to stay in houseboat in Alleppey?   

It is perfectly safe to stay in a houseboat in Kerala

Do they provide butler service?   

Yes Oberoi Vrinda cruise provides 24hrs butler service

How many cabins are there in this cruise?   

They just have eight king sized, Deluxe Cabins to guarantee the utmost privacy for our guests.

Do they have Wi-Fi facility in the cruise?   

Guests can enjoy access to high speed internet for up to 4 devices in the cruise.

What to pack before you go?   

Quick-drying cover-up or pair of shorts, Back Pack, After-Sun Lotion, Portable charger

Type of Vacation


Romance


Luxury


History & Culture


Family


Cruise


City Breaks


Beaches & Sun

PLAN YOUR TRIP

The Oberoi Motor vessel Vrinda Cruise is a fully furnished floating villa, allowing you to watch the nature and see the bordering villages and its people from close quarters. These motor vessels are operational in the largest stretch of backwaters from Alleppy to the Kochi islands. While on board, the Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda makes you visit large number of canals and lakes, exploring every corner of the Kerala backwaters. On your stay at the Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda enjoy recreational facilities like Ayurveda massage, parlor, relaxing deck, dining, bar, and luxury cabins for the night. Accommodation in these majestic vessels is made in terms of eight luxury cabins that house for large beds and all modern facilities.

Detailed Itinerary

Day

1

Arrival Cochin-Alleppey By Road 45kms/01hr
Alleppey / Alappuzha

On arrival at Cochin airport, meet and greet by our representative who will escort you to Alleppey Jetty. Once all guests are on board, The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Kerala sets sail along the main waterway on Vembanad Lake and enters the Alleppey canal. Youc an actively participate with the local fishermen and understand the life cycle of "karimeen" also known as "pearl spot". Lunch will be served on board. The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Kerala sails along the scenic waterways for four hours and returns to the Vembanad Lake in time for the sunset. Later in the evening, enjoy a performance of the highly ritualized "Kathakali" dance which tells stories from the ancient Hindu epics - Ramayana and Mahabarata. Performances begin with the application of elaborate makeup which is based on traditional Ayurvedic principles. The cruise will anchor for the night at the Vembanad Lake jetty. Dinner on board.


Day

2

On Board The Oberoi Vrinda Cruise
Alleppey / Alappuzha

The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda will sail from the Vembanad Lake jetty and head south, towards Alleppey. Breakfast will be served on board. Sailing through scenic backwaters, observe life along these "water highways" while passing through one of the few areas in the world where farming is done below sea level. You will then be transferred to a traditional rice boat to navigate through the narrower sections of the backwaters. For the next few hours, observe and experience a way of life unique to this region, accompanied by a guide. This section of the cruise includes a visit to the half-statue of Lord Buddha at Karumadi and a traditional Kerala tharavad (family residence). Later in the day, return to The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Kerala where lunch will be served as the boat passes through picturesque stretches of the backwaters on the way back to Alleppey, known as the "Venice of the East". Motor Vessel Vrinda will return to Vembanad Lake, where you will enjoy Vrinda Vadiyam a musical fusion of classical instruments. Cruise will anchor for the night at the Vembanad Lake jetty. Dinner on board


Day

3

Departure
Kochi / Cochin

The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Kerala will sail north/south along the main waterway channel on the Vembanad Lake and head South, past Pallathurathy. Breakfast will be served on board, following which guests will check -out at 10 am and will be transported by air-conditioned vehicle back to Cochin.


Hotels

Alleppey / Alappuzha - 2 Nights

The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda

Luxury

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation for 02nights/03days 
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Evening Kathakali Dance performance  
  • Excursion through scenic backwaters once on a traditional rice boat
  • Applicable Hotel Taxes 

EXCLUSIONS

  • Any airfare/train fare 
  • Any guide charges
  • Any cost on personal expenses
  • Any other meals unless specified
  • GST  5% additional 

Know before you go

What is backwater in Alleppey?   

The Backwaters of Alappuzha (Alleppey) is located in the South Indian state of Kerala. It is a popular tourist destination where people spend a day or two in houseboats and enjoy the pristine natural beauty.

Is it safe to stay in houseboat in Alleppey?   

It is perfectly safe to stay in a houseboat in Kerala

Do they provide butler service?   

Yes Oberoi Vrinda cruise provides 24hrs butler service

How many cabins are there in this cruise?   

They just have eight king sized, Deluxe Cabins to guarantee the utmost privacy for our guests.

Do they have Wi-Fi facility in the cruise?   

Guests can enjoy access to high speed internet for up to 4 devices in the cruise.

What to pack before you go?   

Quick-drying cover-up or pair of shorts, Back Pack, After-Sun Lotion, Portable charger

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