Island hopping

Visit the innumerable islands or sail through the lagoons. 

Watch the breathtaking sunset or enjoy the beauty of the undisturbed backwaters. Try the fresh seafood at Poovar or Bolghatty.

During the brief halts, you can take time off to scramble through the paddy fields, befriend the happy go lucky villagers, answer a cuckoo’s call or try clambering up the coconut trees just like the toddy tappers who hop from tree to tree. This wonderful cruise experience would take you through some of the unexplored lands of this tiny strip of land called Kerala.

Cochin has many islands such as the islands of Willingdon, Bolghatty, Fort Cochin, Mattanchery and the Gundu Island. Kothad is another island that belongs to the chain of fourteen islands, often known as the Pearl Islands in the Periyar river basin in Vembanad. These tiny islands and its enviably laid back style of life is well set for holiday makers and honeymooners alike.

The main stay of villagers in these islands is agriculture and fishing. During rainy season, paddy is cultivated in the fields and after harvest these farms are used for traditional prawn farming. You can pick up hand made coir carpets and the famous moolampally pottery, which make excellent keep sake or mementos that would bring back the memories of this pretty land.

Sensational yet silent, a cruise in the islands would take you along coir villages, lagoons and toddy shops. Chinese nets perched along the backwaters and fishermen going about their daily business in small canoes are enchanting sights that are so unique of these islands.

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