Take a lazy backwater cruise to Ayemenem, a charming village by the backwaters. Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy’s acclaimed book, The God of Small Things, is largely set here, in one of the most famous tourist places in Kumarakom. Take in panoramic views of Ayemenem and nibble on treats packed by the hotel as the canoe floats on the gentle Meenachil River.
Visit a temple, traditional homes and meet with a Kathakali guru during your cruise. A traditional Sadhya lunch at Kumarakom, reserved for auspicious occasions, is served at lunch. The true essence of Kerala is yours for the taking.