Village Tour - Alleppey
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How about understanding the villages of Alleppey where 46% of its population live. Lets go for a trip to the rice bowl of Kerala to understand how the backwaters were formed, how a day to day life looks like, understand what people do for living and much more.
Its more than just a walk, rather its a walk through the history and hardship of the people living in Kerala Backwaters. The idea of this tour is to provide as much local experience as possible by taking local transports like buses or local ferry to visit a village. Explore the village we would be visiting and taking a canoe ride through the backwaters and make sense of how it was all formed and why. Come lets experience it together.
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goSTOPS India’s fastest-growing backpacker hostel brand, goSTOPS predominantly aims to provide quality travel experiences and make living spaces accessible to the youth - millennials and Gen Z. Founded in 2014 by a Delhi-based couple - Pallavi Agarwal and Pankaj Parwanda, the brand not only provides accommodation, but it enhances the experience of its guests. Whether it is the quality of stay, facilities, amenities, or the things we, as humans, crave for like safety, human interaction, and a sense of belonging- goSTOPS takes care of all of it. So far, there are 25 active hostels, housing around 2,000 beds all over the country. The target is 55 hostels with 3,000 beds by March, 2022. The company has a geographical footprint in all the major tourist spots in the country like Agra, Alleppey, Amritsar, Bir, Dalhousie, Delhi, Goa, Jaipur, Kasar Devi, Kochi, Leh, Manali, McLeod Ganj, Mukteshwar, Mumbai, Munnar, Mussoorie, Naggar, Nainital, Palampur, Pushkar, Rishikesh, Udaipur, and Varanasi. So far, goSTOPS has hosted more than 4,00,000 travelers across its 25 properties. The target audience is usually between the ages of 18 and 30, comprising a cross-section of solo travelers, group travelers, backpackers, digital nomads, and individuals seeking interesting stay and workation options. It is a full-stack operator brand that leases and transforms budget hotels and operates them as backpacker hostels. goEXPERIENCES goEXPERIENCES is the ‘experience division’ of goSTOPS, launched to inspire travelers to enhance their travel experiences. The founders believe that trips can be taken to the next level if they are planned and managed by experts on the ground. goSTOPS offers customized trekking and sports activities like cycling tours, snowboarding, rappelling, boulder climbing, etc. in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Apart from this, travelers are introduced to new and offbeat destinations in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, and other cities.
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- Bus Tickets back and forth
- Canoe ride 30 mins
- Guided Village walk.
- Tickets are not included.
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About goSTOPS Alleppey
Popularly known as the Venice of the East, Alleppey is the hub of Kerala’s backwaters and home to thousands of house boats. If wandering around laid back canals, gazing over paddy fields of succulent green and exploring some mouth-watering cuisines is all you want, then Alleppey is the place for you.
Cochin International airport in Kochi is the nearest airport to Alleppey. It is at a distance of 82 km from goSTOPS Alleppey and you may take a cab/bus/train to cover the remaining journey. Check the bus/train/cab section for the same
Alleppey’s railway station is well-connected to nearby cities including Kochi. It is 2 km (5-10 min) from goSTOPS Alleppey and you may take a cab/auto (INR 80) to reach the hostel.
One can use the landmark- Cullen bridge-40 meters from the property.
If you can’t find a direct train to Alleppey, take a train to Kochi and then to Alleppey (59 km from Kochi) from there.
From Cochin International Airport: A cab from here costs INR 2500, and takes 2 hours to cover the 82 km journey.
From Cochin railway station: It is 59 km or 1.5 hours away from the hostel and a cab costs INR 2000
Regular buses ply to and from Alleppey from major cities including Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Bangalore and Chennai.
These buses drop you off at one of the drop-off points depending on the service.
YMCA Junction (Alleppey): Majorly for private buses from Bangalore. You may take an auto which costs INR 80-100 for the 2.5 km journey.
Private bus stand (near Reliance trends): You may take an auto which costs INR 80-100 for the 2.5 km journey.
KSRTC bus station, govt bus stand: It is 3 km from goSTOPS Alleppey, and an auto costs INR 100-150.
If you are coming by your personal vehicle, you can use THIS LOCATION to navigate.
The nearest landmark is Cullen Bridge (40 meters from the hostel).
Disclaimer: All prices are tentative and subject to change depending on weather and other conditions.
Policy and Terms
- If cancellation is made 30 days before the date of travel, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- If cancellation is made 15 to 30 days before the date of travel, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- If cancellation is made 0 to 15 days before the date of travel, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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