On your arrival at Cochin Airport/Railway station, proceed to Allepey/Alappuzha, connoted as Venice of the East by Lord Curzon. The place is well known for its meandering canals, brackish lagoons & sprawling Backwaters. The prominent Tourist attaraction are the Kerala Houseboats, popularly known as Kettuvallams. Proceed for city tour, visiting Ambalapura Temple, Karumadi Kuttan, Pathiramanal Island (on boat by your own), Krishapuram Palace. Return to Hotel by evening. Overnight stay and dinner at Hotel. Staying at hotel on Day 1 gives you flexibility to arrive at your convenience at Cochin, since Houseboat check ins happen by 12 pm.
Morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and proceed to your Houseboat. Staying in Houseboat is breathtakingly stimulating experience. While sailing down a maze of canals, one sees different scenes from the villages, paddy fields, coconut palms, fisherman and local village life. Lunch, evening tea & snacks, dinner and next day breakfast will be provided in the boat. The cool breeze from the Lake makes you sleep early in the night after anchoring the houseboat in some isolated place. Overnight stay and dinner at Houseboat.