Day out with a tour group to experience the backwaters. It’s very pleasant, time is definitely not an issue on the backwaters. The first half of the day was on a larger covered boat with two guys punting with bamboo poles. Lunch was lots of yummy bits on a banana leaf.
The second half of the day was on smaller boats in narrower backwaters. Heavy rains started during the afternoon and initially, we took cover in families porch until it just wasn’t stopping and we took the tour bus back to Fort Kochi. The rain just kept coming and the perfect excuse to go back to Teapot for tea and warm chocolate cake.
During the tour we did see someone collecting toddy – coconut flower fermented drink, but we didn’t get to taste it, despite all toddy places we passed in the mini bus home.