Kerala Back Waters:- YMCA Backwater Package:

 
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In and Around Alleppey Backwaters

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Houseboat
HouseboatA house boat is about 67 feet in length and has a width of around 13 feet in the middle. The materials that go into the making are all local and Eco friendly bamboo poles, coconut fibre ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc. The main wood used is "Anjili". The house boats have fully furnished single and double rooms with sundeck, private balcony with comfortable chairs, kitchen and toilet with WC. In addition there is also separate rest room for the crew. Traditional lanterns are used as lights. The crew includes a chef and two oarsmen. The cuisine is traditional Kerala flavour with the local specialities; delicious fish and prawns. There are single bedroom houseboats for two people and two bedroom houseboats for four people.

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YMCA Backwater Package:

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Ashtamudi Lake:
Houseboat Non A/c (6 hours) + 1 Night stay at YMCA Guest House - Rs.7,500/- (2persons)

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Village Tour - Monroe Island:
1 day stay at YMCA IGH + Village Tour (country boat) Rs. 1,500/-  (2 persons)

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Kollam to Monroe Island: -
2-day package (2 persons) Houseboat (24 hours) + Village Tour + Stay at YMCA Guest House (1 night) - Rs.12,000/-

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Kollam to Amrithapury (Vallikavu) (2 persons):- One-day Houseboat stay - Rs.9500/-

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Kollam to Alleppey (2 days) -(2persons):
Two-days Houseboat stay (return to Kollam) -Rs.18,000/-

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Kollam to Kuniarakom :- (4 Night 3 days)  Houseboat stay Rs.26,000/-

 YMCA local sight seeing - landmarks of Kollam

The package includes visit to the following landmarks of Kollam for 3 days and 2 nights for four persons. Night stay at YMCA International Guest House. The package includes cost of food, Soft drinks, Mineral Water etc. The rate of package is Rs.10,000/- (Four pax)

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Thangasseri: (5km from Kollam) Once a British enclave, this seaside village shelters the ruins of an old Portuguese fort and churches built in the 18th century. The Thangasseri Lighthouse which is 144 ft high, constructed in 1519 by the British, is open to visitors from 1530 -1730 hrs.

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Thirumullavaram Beach: (6km north of Kollam. Open 0500 - 1130 hrs, 0400-2030hrs). This secluded beach is a beautiful picnic centre.

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Alumkadavu: (28km north of-Kollam) Alumkadavu is where the first houseboats in India were built. Every day except Sundays, from 0800 to 1700 hrs, you can see the Grafting of Kettuvalloms at the houseboat-building yard. Alumkadavu is also a coir-making centre.

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Thenmala: (66km east of Kollam) Covered by dense forests, rubber and tea plantations, Thenmala is home to India's first planned eco-tourism project. It has a leisure zone that includes winding pathways, a sway bridge, a sculpture garden and a boardwalk; a culture zone with an amphitheatre and a musical fountain; an adventure zone with trekking trails, rock climbing, rappelling etc. Other attractions are the Deer Rehabilitation Centre and the adjacent Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Palaruvi Waterfalls: (75km from Kollam. Open 0800-1800hrs) Palaruvi which means stream of milk makes its way down the rocks, from a height of 300ft. The Palaruvi woods are a beautiful picnic spot.

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Varkala Beach: (45km - l'/2 hrs) A beach destination, it is also an important Hindu pilgrimage centre. The Papanasham Beach fringed by red laterite cliffs, the cool mineral springs, serene backwaters, the 2000-year-old Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple, a century old tunnel and a nature Cure Centre are the main attractions here.

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Kollam Beach: Walkable distance from YMCA. One of the biggest Beaches in Kerala.

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Visit to Cashew and coir factory: The city is popularly known as "City of Cashew". A good number of women are working in these two sectors.

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This page was last updated on: 03-Dec-2010