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Exploring the Wonders of Oceania Nautica Cruise Day Tour
Embarking on a cruise journey is an incredible way to explore multiple destinations while enjoying luxurious amenities and breathtaking ocean views. If you're planning a day tour aboard the Oceania Nautica cruise ship, get ready for a memorable adventure packed with exciting activities, gourmet dining, and immersive experiences.
Arrival Date and Time : 08 Feb 2023 - 08:00
1.Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise
A Kerala houseboat, also known as a kettuvallam, is a traditional boat used for transportation and tourism in the backwaters of the Indian state of Kerala. The houseboats are typically made of wood and are powered by a small motor or oars. They have been converted into luxury floating accommodations, offering a unique and relaxing way to explore the picturesque backwaters of Kerala.
A Kerala houseboat tour typically includes a cruise through the backwaters, passing through small villages, paddy fields, and local markets. The houseboats are equipped with all the modern amenities, including air conditioning, a bedroom, a living room, a dining area, and a bathroom. Many houseboats also have a sundeck where guests can relax and take in the scenery.
The houseboats usually cruise during the day and anchor at night, giving guests the opportunity to explore the local area and interact with the local people. Some houseboat operators also offer activities such as fishing, bird watching, and coir-making demonstrations.
Kerala houseboat tours are a popular activity for tourists visiting Kerala and are available for overnight or multi-day cruises. It's best to book in advance as the houseboats are in high demand during peak tourist season.
2.Vaikom Village Tour
Vaikom is a village located in the Indian state of Kerala, known for its historical and cultural significance. The village is situated on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, which is the largest lake in Kerala and a major tourist attraction.
Vaikom is known for its Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, which is one of the most ancient and important Shiva temples in South India. The temple is believed to have been constructed in the 8th century AD and is a major pilgrimage site for Hindus. It is also known for the Vaikom Satyagraha, a non-violent civil rights movement in the early 20th century aimed at securing the right of lower-caste Hindus to enter and worship in the temple.
The village is also known for its beautiful backwaters , such as Vaikom backwaters and Thavanakkadavu backwaters. Vaikom also offers visitors an opportunity to experience the traditional rural life of Kerala, with its paddy fields, coir-making workshops, and local markets.
3.Kumbalangi Village Tour
Kumbalangi is a village located in the Indian state of Kerala, known for its picturesque landscapes, traditional fishing communities, and ecotourism initiatives. The village is situated on the outskirts of the city of Kochi and is considered one of the first model tourism villages in India.
A tour of Kumbalangi typically includes visiting the traditional fishing villages and experiencing the daily life of the local fishermen. Visitors can take a boat ride through the backwaters and see the traditional fishing methods used by the locals. The village is also known for its mangrove forests and bird watching opportunities, with many species of migratory birds visiting the area during different seasons.
Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village (KITV) is a model ecotourism initiative established in the village, which offers a range of activities such as cycling, bird watching, and village walks. The KITV also includes a heritage village, which gives visitors a chance to experience the traditional lifestyle of the village, with traditional houses and coir-making workshops.
Additionally, visitors can also explore the nearby places like the Chinese fishing nets.
4.Kumarakom Village Life Experience
Bird watching: The Vembanad Lake and the surrounding areas are home to a variety of bird species, making Kumarakom a popular destination for birdwatching. Visitors can take a boat ride to the nearby bird sanctuary to spot different species of migratory and resident birds.
Fishing : Kumarakom is a traditional fishing village and visitors can take a boat ride with local fishermen to experience the traditional way of fishing.
Coir-making: Visitors can learn about the process of making coir, a fiber obtained from coconut husks, by visiting the local coir-making units.
Village walks: Visitors can take a walk through the village to experience the traditional way of life and interact with the local people.
Shopping: Visitors can buy traditional handloom textiles, coir products, spices, and other local handicrafts as souvenirs.
5.Half Day Tour of Fort Kochi
Fort Kochi is a neighborhood in the city of Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala. A tour of Fort Kochi can include a variety of historical, cultural, and architectural attractions, such as:
1.Chinese Fishing Nets: Fort Kochi is famous for its Chinese fishing nets, which were introduced by Chinese traders in the 14th century. Visitors can watch the nets being lowered and raised, and can even try their hand at fishing.
2.St. Francis Church: The oldest European church in India, St. Francis Church was originally built by the Portuguese in 1503 and later renovated by the British. It is the burial site of the famous explorer, Vasco da Gama.
3.Santa Cruz Basilica: Another historically significant church, Santa Cruz Basilica was built by the Portuguese in 1505 and later rebuilt by the British. It is known for its beautiful architecture and intricate carvings.
4.Mattancherry Palace: Also known as the Dutch Palace, Mattancherry Palace was built by the Portuguese in 1557 and later renovated by the Dutch. It houses a collection of Hindu temple murals and exhibits on the history of Cochin.
5.Jewish Synagogue: The Paradesi Synagogue, also known as the Jewish Synagogue, is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, built in 1568. It is adorned with beautiful Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers.
6.Street art: Fort Kochi is known for its street art scene and visitors can explore the various murals and graffiti that adorn the streets and buildings.
7.Spice market: Visitors can explore the spice market, where they can find a variety of spices and herbs that are grown in Kerala.
8.Shopping: Fort Kochi is also famous for its antiques, handicrafts, and souvenirs that reflect the region's rich history and culture.
Fort Kochi is also a foodie's paradise, you can find a variety of seafood, Kerala's famous appam and stew, and many more local delicacies.
6.Fort Kochi Heritage Tour with City Sightseeing
Fort Kochi is a region in the city of Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala. It is known for its rich heritage and historical significance. The area is home to a number of historic landmarks, including the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the St. Francis Church, and the Santa Cruz Basilica. Additionally, Fort Kochi is known for its traditional Chinese fishing nets, which were introduced to the area by Chinese traders in the 14th century. The area is also known for its vibrant art and culture scene, with a number of galleries and museums showcasing works by local and international artists. Overall, Fort Kochi is a popular tourist destination, known for its rich history and cultural heritage.
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