Canoeing, Kayaking activities in Kerala
Village tours usually involve small groups of five to six people, a knowledgeable guide and an open canoe or covered kettuvallam. The tours (from Kochi, Kollam or Alleppey) last from 2½ to six hours and cost around Rs300toRs600 per person. You visit villages to watch coir-making, boat building, toddy (palm beer) tapping and fish farming, and on the longer trips a traditional Keralan lunch is provided.
Any of the dozens of travel agencies in town can arrange canoe-boat tours of the backwaters. Rented canoe boats offer a nonguided laze through the canals on a small, covered canoe for up to four people - the ultimate way to spend a relaxing afternoon.