SHIKARA DAY CRUISE

1000

  • Pick the guest at 11:15 Am from Resort/Hotel/Home stay. 
  • We use bikes or three wheeler in alleppey town limit. 
  • If any guest stay outside alleppey town limit the charges will vary.
  • We start at 11:30 Am near to Keraleeyam lake resort and then cross  the famous Punnamada lake and  reaches SNDP Stream to reach the village which is very beautiful on cruising .
  • Our Shikara cruise starts there and continues through SNDP stream and  reaches Kuppapuram, 
  • On the way we see the Kuppapuram School  and reaches another lake and enter very small canal in alleppey called Umpikaran thode.
  • We also give the opportunity for the guest to go alone for another direction in same canal and return to the same point. 
  • Here , you can see the  real beauty of alleppey backwaters.
  • Then canoe drop to same place we picked the guest.
  • Pick up and drop from  Hotel by A/c cab
  • Lunch/Breakfast
  • Mineral water 
Tips are excluded , however it is not mandatory.


Shikkara Boat are small in size than houseboats and motorboats but it is really beautiful handicraft work in elegant Kerala style. These boats are mainly used for sightseeing which is  available in limited budget and mainly used for sightseeing in an hourly basis. These boats are much cheaper cruising rate than Houseboats and Motorboats. Shikkara boats are comparatively smaller than the other ones. The seating arrangement for Shikara boats are comfortable for the travelers as they are using cushion chairs. It’s the best way to travel in the backwaters at a very reasonable cost . Its seats are arranged with bamboo and shades were made of bamboo canopy.All the sides of a Shikkara boat is open for best view for sightseeing and therefore the travel will be much relaxing even at noon time. No food is served in a this boat and we can't move freely inside a shikkara boat. It is advisable to start your journey in early morning so that you can enjoy from the sunrise to the birds singing, the cool breeze and the backwaters. 

Only day cruises are allowed in motorboats and they don’t provide any overnight stays and is not available during the night. 
The cruise time will be from 8:00 am to 6.30 pm. 

The best feature of Shikkara boats is that it can travel to very small canals where Houseboats and Motor boats cannot reach.

Advantages:
  • Well maintained boats.
  • Better for Sight seen
  • More Faster than Houseboats 40km/Hour.
  • Cheaper than Houseboats and Motorboats
  • Wide travel routes
  • Very comfortable seats
  • Canal Tourism

Disadvantages:
  • Facilities like Rooms,Toilets,Bathtub etc not available
  • No air condition
  • No Food
  • NightStay is not possible
  • Limited passengers maximum capacity up to 15 peoples
  • Less secured than Houseboat and Motorboats







Kindly email  your requirement to keralaprivatetours@gmail.com  or you can reach us on  +971568136564

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