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The Oberoi M.V. Vrinda Cruise

Get ready to explore the beauty of Kerala backwaters with this 3 day/2nights cruise package that take you through the enthralling backwaters of God’s own country, Kerala. Nothing can be better than enjoying the beauty of the backwaters onboard a luxury backwater cruise. The luxury Oberoi Vrinda Motor Vessel is your perfect backwater partner. As you sail through the serene waters of Alleppey, enjoy the world-class facilities offered to you onboard. This picture-perfect holiday is something you certainly can’t miss. 

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival

As soon as all the guests are on board, The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda starts sailing along the main waterway on the beautiful Vembanad Lake and enters the Alleppey canal. You can make this trip memorable by participating with the local fishermen and understanding the life cycle of "karimeen", or "pearl spot".

Enjoy lunch onboard.

Experience the magic of Kerala as you sail through those beautiful waterways for four hours. Enjoy the sunset as the vessel returns to the Vembanad Lake. In the evening, enjoy a 'Kathakali' dance performance through which you will get to enjoy stories from the ancient Hindu epics - Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Enjoy dinner as the Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda anchors at the Vembanad Lake jetty for the night.

Day 2 Onboard The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, with a rice boat excursion

The day begins as the Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda sails from the Vembanad Lake jetty and heads towards the south, towards the star highlight of Kerala, Alleppey.

Savor breakfast onboard.

As the vessel sails through the beautiful backwaters, have a look at life set close to these waterways. Take a transfer to the traditional rice boat and enjoy moving through the narrower sections of the backwaters. Get to know about the life of people living around the region and get familiar to their lifestyle and culture. Also visit the half-statue of Lord Buddha at Karumadi and a traditional Kerala tharavad (family residence) during this cruise.

Later, get back to the Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda and enjoy lunch as the vessel sails through breathtaking stretches of the backwaters. On reaching back to the Vembanad Lake, enjoy Vrinda Vadiyam, which is a musical fusion of classical instruments. Motor Vessel Vrinda will anchor at the Vembanad Lake Jetty for the night. Enjoy dinner on board


The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda sails from the serene Vembanad Lake jetty and heads to the south direction passing through Kanjippadam. As the vessel anchors near Chambakulam, take a transfer to the rice boat for pre-lunch sightseeing excursion.

Visit St. Mary's Church that was established by St. Thomas in the year 1721. Also visit Sree Bhagavathy Kshetram, a 100-year old Hindu temple dedicated to Mother Goddess. With this excursion, you can explore the Chambakulam snake boat yard. The yard houses one of the traditional long snake boats used in races in the past.

A qualified guide will be there with you to make you explore and experience the treasure of Kerala. As you get back to the vessel in the afternoon, get ready to return to Vembanad Lake. On reaching, enjoy a "Mohiniattam" performance on board. Also known as 'Dance of the Enchantress', Mohiniyattam is a classical dance form. Enjoy dinner on board.

Day 3 Departure

This morning, the Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda sails north/south along the main waterway channel through the Vembanad Lake and passes Pallathurathy. Savor breakfast onboard and post this, check out and get transferred to Cochin.


The luxury Oberoi Vrinda Motor Vessel consists of 8 elegantly designed and well-appointed Deluxe Cabins, equipped with modern world-class facilities. These spacious and well-maintained cabins with aesthetic interiors and special timer-flooring comprise of king-size beds, TV, electronic safety deposit, DVD players, cushy furniture and more. The huge picture windows offer an amazing view of the backwaters. Every cabin has an attached bathroom with plush toiletries.


The luxury Vrinda vessel offers an unforgettable fine-dining experience to its guests. Relish sumptuous lip-smacking meals while admiring the lush mesmerizing scenic beauty of the nature around you. The upper-deck of the vessel houses a bar and lounge where you can relish mouth-watering delicacies during all your meals. The specialties include South Indian and International fares. Some of the must-have dishes, prepared by the expert chef and his team, include Malabar fish curry, Espresso cheese mousse, Orange salad, Masala Prawns, Meen Moily and Crab dishes. A major highlight is that the chef and his team prepare special dishes, while you are on the cruise. 

The itinerary on The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda includes accommodation, all meals on board, sightseeing excursion with a guide, evening entertainment, and transfers to and from Cochin airport to Vembanad Lake jetty and all applicable taxes.

  • Kathakali and Mohiniattam performances on-board Vrinda
  • Sunset while cruising on Vembanad Lake
  • Exploring beauty of the Vembanad-Alleppey canal route
  • Rides aboard Ketuvallam, traditional houseboat of Kerala
  • A visit to a traditional Kerala family house, called Nalukettu
  • Sightseeing including Chambakulam including St. Mary’s Church and Sree Bhagavathy Kshetram temple