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IRCTC Tour Packages from Punnamada Jetty to RV Vaikundam Cruise 2022

Last Updated on March 14, 2022

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IRCTC RV Vaikundam Cruise Tour Package Overview

IRCTC Tourism has announced a special tour package to RV Vaikundam Cruise From Punnamada Jetty with a starting tariff of Rs. 30,450  per person.

Package Name RV Vaikundam Cruise Package Ex Punnamada Jetty
Covered Places Alleppey – Kanjippadom – Karumadi -Thottappally
Tour Duration 2 Nights | 3 Days
Accommodation A/C Accommodation
Hotel / 5 Cabins 01 Deluxe Cabin (Double bed), 05 Superior Cabins (Twin beds)
Sightseeing by Village walks.
Food Lunch, dinner and tea with snacks on Day 1, All meals and tea with snacks on Day 2, Breakfast on Day 3.
Package Cost Starting from Rs. 30,450
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IRCTC Tour Package by Cruise 2022
Package Name RV Vaikundam Cruise Package Ex Punnamada Jetty
Destination Covered Alleppey – Kanjippadom – Karumadi -Thottappally
Package Code CDRC05
Traveling Mode RV Vaikundam Cruise
Departure Date 2022 – MAR 25 | APR 08 | OCT 07 | NOV 18 |DEC 23
2023 – JAN 20 | FEB 17 | MAR 31
IRCTC RV Vaikundam Cruise Tour Plan from Punnamada Jetty 2022

Itinerary:- Tour Circuits: Alleppey – Kanjippadom – Karumadi -Thottappally

Embarkation on RV Vaikundam: IWAI terminal, Punnamada, Alleppey

Disembarkation At: Thottappally jetty

Day 1: Arrival at IWAI terminal, Alleppey, by 12pm. Cruise till dusk. Arrive at Punnamada in Alleppey to embark on our boat. This lake is the venue of the annual spectacular race of Snake boats on 2nd Saturday of the month of August by different villages of Alleppey and its neighbouring places. We cruise the green, clean and peaceful waterway interconnecting the rivers, lagoons, canals and coastal estuaries. Experiencing the beauty of the expanses of paddy fields, swaying tall coconut trees, banana plantations and the simple and harmonious life along the way. Enjoy the traditional lunch and relax on-board watching the rural life. We meet the carpenters at the boat building yard and talk about the traditional method of building wooden boats (Kettuvallom), joining wooden planks using coir, cotton and natural resin. Return to boat and relax cruise.

Day 2: Cruise & a half -day excursion by roto Mannarassala temple and Mannar craft village. After breakfast take a drive (30minutes) to visit an ancient sacred grove where serpents are worshipped. This is the only temple in Kerala having female priests. You can take a walk inside and see the rituals going on. We proceed to Mannar village (45minutes) to meet the metal smiths engaged in making traditional lamps, ornate locks, bells and various types of vessels being used in temples. (The workplace remains closed on Sundays and religious holidays). You may also choose to visit one of the 7 and half churches built by St. Thomas, the apostle of Jesus Christ.Return to the boat for lunch as we sail to a quaint village Karumadi. The small shrine preserving an ancient ruin of a sculpture of Buddha, speaks of legacy of the value creating Buddhist philosophy underlying the rich cultural heritage of Kerala. Buddhism prevailed in Kerala for around 8centuries, from 3rd AD onwards. On-board our boat we will watch a presentation and discuss in detail about the cultural heritage of Kerala. Return to boat and cruise to the coastal village, Thottappalli, passing by the spillway that prevents the saline water at river mouth from flooding the low-lying paddy fields. We get to know about indigenous practices of paddy cultivation on reclaimed land at lower altitude that the Sea. Return to boat and relax.

Day 3: Cruise till 10am.Disembarkation at Thottappalli. We cruise leisurely, watching the vibrant life along the way.After breakfast we check-out at Thottappalli jetty.

***Tour End.***

List of IRCTC Tour Package Inclusions

  • Airport transfer from/to both at Kochi to Alleppey and Kochi to Thottappally/Alleppey.
  • AC accommodation.
  • Lunch, dinner and tea with snacks on Day 1, All meals and tea with snacks on Day 2, Breakfast on Day 3.
  • Village walks.
  • Half-day excursion.
  • Onboard English & Hindi Speaking Guide and local assistance.
  • Mineral water.
  • Electric kettle in the cabin.
  • Hair dryer & Toiletries.
  • Running hot and cold water.
  • Mini bar in the lounge on the upper deck.

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