Nadodi Kayaking

Experience Sunrise Kayaking in Alleppey Backwaters

Everything you need to know about our sunrise kayaking trip and how to book it.

Sunrise Kayaking in Alleppey
Are you looking for must do activities in Alleppey and have already added sunrise kayaking to your bucket list of experiences?

Then you’ve already made the best decision for your trip to Alleppey.

Check out the tour timings, sunrise itinerary, about the tour price, our kayaking routes and how to book your sunrise kayaking trip.


What’s The Sunrise Kayaking Tour Timing?

The timing of sunrise kayaking in Alleppey is from 5:30AM to 8:30AM. And the meetup time is 5AM.

The duration of the trip is 3 hours and you can choose between our two available backwater routes for kayaking.


Sunrise Kayaking Itinerary

  • Meet up at 5AM.
  • Boat ride to our island dock.
  • Short training drill by expert.
  • Life jackets and getting you in the kayaks.
  • Guide gathers the group.
  • Starts the sunrise trip by 5:30AM.
  • Paddles towards the bird islands, for a break.
  • Towards the sunrise point to watch the magic.
  • Kayaks towards the village side for tea/coffee & snacks.
  • Goes around the village through narrow canals.
  • Another break in between for a mesmerizing view.
  • Reaches back the dock.
  • Village walk to the edge of the island.
  • Lake crossing on a traditional boat.
  • Reaches back the meetup point and hugs.

Watching the sunrise while kayaking in Allepepy backwaters

Why Sunrise is the best timing to Kayak in Alleppey?

Kayaking in Alleppey, is with no doubt, the best thing to do in Alleppey. And even better, sunrise is the best time to do that.


  • Best time to see the peaceful nature in Alleppey.
  • Early mornings in the backwaters have no other tourists or boats.
  • Watch the sun rise over the water.
  • Magical reflections of trees and houses in the water.
  • The only time to see the wildlife of Alleppey. Lots of birds and fishes. Don’t worry, no crocodiles.
  • The most instagrammable time & place in Alleppey backwaters.
  • The most unique experience in Alleppey, as agreed by travelers.
  • Best time and place to meditate in Alleppey’s backwaters.
  • Amazing sunrise photography routes.
  • Do a bit of yoga early morning by getting on to the village.

What’s The Price?

The price of kayaking in Alleppey with us depends on a lot of things, like the route that you take, the number of people in your group and the discounts available at that time.

It’ll be between 600 to 1500, depending on the above factors. You can just ask for a discount before you book 🙂


What’s The Route of Sunrise Kayaking?

We have handpicked two magical routes for kayaking for the sunrise in Alleppey backwaters.

  • Long Island Circle: This adventurous trip is 6.5kms long and is our most recommended and loved route. It goes around an entire island village and you get to see the best of Alleppey backwaters. Price: 1500 INR.
  • Chill Route: This shorter route is just 3.5kms. It sure does goes to the sunrise point and the bird islands. The tea break is also included in it. But this is for those who doesn’t want to paddle a lot.

Both routes are 3 hours in duration and can be done by first timers.

Alleppey backwaters during sunrise

How To Book Your Sunrise Kayaking in Alleppey

We have made booking your sunrise kayaking in Alleppey easy.

You can either call or WhatsApp us to get more details. And then we will discuss your tour and help you with the booking.

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Tips & What To Bring

  • Sunscreen: Only if you don’t go out in the sun without it.
  • Hat: Only if that’s your thing.
  • Sunglasses: Recommended depending on the climate.
  • Insect repellent: Only during the seasons in which there could be mosquitoes. Don’t mean to scare you. But just being honest.
  • Water bottle: Highly recommended.
  • Camera: For some amazing sunrise photography. But make sure not to bring your DSLR. An action camera or even your smartphone works best.
  • Make sure you wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting a little wet.
  • Also, book your trip in advance 🙂

Google Reviews


What a fantastic experience! Had always wanted to kayak through the Alleppey backwaters and thanks to Nadodi Kayaking, I had just the best time ✨.

We took the sunrise tour which started with the pickup from our hotel at 5am. It was completely dark and the sky was full with stars. Even spotted a beautiful & bright shooting star!! 🌠

We began to kayak around 5:30am and it was lovely to go through the quiet backwaters crossing so many still houseboats. Got to experience the stunning blue hour and a beautiful sunrise! They also arranged a snack + tea break which was super nice. We returned around 8:30am with the bright sun against a pretty blue sky 🌤💙

A huge thanks to Amal for curating this experience!! 🌸 Would recommend to everyone who happens to visit Alleppey!

Anahita Pandey


Kayaking is the best way to explore the beauty and tranquility of backwaters of alleppey. They organizes kayaking in morning and evening. Personally i will prefer morning, it provides best sunrise view.

I couldn’t witness it since it was cloudy. But the over all experience was amazing. Definitely, I will be doing it again. 👍

Rahul Sihara


My first sunrise of the new year and the first sunrise of 2023 couldn’t be any better. The entire session was very well organised.

From the moment you reach the starting point to the kayaking route – everything was perfect. The guides are super helpful and have planned the tour really well – we reached at every point at the right time.

P.S. the banana fritters and coffee was the fuel we needed to finish the session.

Namrata Nandgiri


We had gone for the sun rise tour which started at 5 am in the morning. The kayaks were all maintained well and the tour around the backwater lagoon was a totally new experience.

The guide (Arjun) was kind and helpful in getting us acclimatised to the kayak and water. We saw night sky filled with stars, a tree full is white herons quietly sleeping, spotted many birds and saw how people lived in and around the lagoon.

I’d definitely come back for more.

Joel Padamadan


Things To Experience

Magical Routes

Bird Islands

Vast Backwaters

Meet Other Travelers

Narrow Canals