Backwaters Tour by the Tourism Office in Cochin

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Kochi, India

Backwaters Tour by the Tourism Office in Cochin Kochi Reviews

oceanroses oceanros…
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Wonderful, affordable tour through the backwaters including lunch. Mar 12, 2011
For 550 Rupees we booked this at the "Tourism Office" at the boat jetty in Cochin.

You get picked up by a small bus, that brings you to a houseboat. After getting seated, the tour takes off through the back channels. The first stop is a fishing village on one of the many islands. There you get a little tour of the flora and fauna. After that, you get shipped back to the start, which in itself gives you time to sightsee. Back on the boat, there are tables set up and you get served traditional dishes in a very romantic setting.

Then it is on the mini-bus again to a different place, where you change to canoe like boats. Across the wide river and into a small canal, right through villages and fields.

After that its back home. The whole tour takes about 5-6 hours.

I thought it was touristy, but still was well set up and gave insights to places I would otherwise never have seen. The Staff was super-friendly.
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goldy_rai goldy_rai
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In and around Kochi Apr 27, 2011
Hi..Anyone going to Kochi sightseeing should not go for package tour as all the major destinations can be covered by govt ferry which hardly takes two rupees for one way trip. Always prefer to look for home stay which is very much economical and you will get the chance to meet local people and food.

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