About Kerala



Kerala State is one of the smallest of the Indian states. It occupies the south western part of the Indian peninsula, with the Arabian Sea on the West and the Western Ghats on the East. It has the State of Karnataka on the North and State of Tamil Nadu on the East. Its capital is Thiruvananthapuram. Mark Twain wrote “India is the cradle of human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only” and Kerala is a small piece of this unique country, India. Kerala means “land of coconut trees”. Its long coastline, scenic backwaters, exotic beaches, verdant hill stations, wonderful waterfalls, lovely lakes, exotic wildlife sanctuaries, tea & coffee estates, rubber & spice plantations, rich flora & fauna, historical monuments, ancient temples, rich culture & tradition, traditional villages, modern towns and friendly people make this state lovingly known as the “God's Own Country”. “National Geographic” travel magazine lists Kerala among the fifty must see locations in the world. Come, be our guest and enjoy this unique place. Kerala has 44 rivers running from east to west ending in the Arabian Sea, and huge lakes and lagoons which are large areas of Emerald water. It is in these vast areas of lakes and lagoons known as the “ Backwaters of Kerala” that these houseboats ply crisis-crossing these lakes.


Headquarters of Flamingo Cruise is Alappuzha, a port city sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the Backwaters. People call it, “Venice of the East” because of the number of canals running parallel and across and an extreme number of the small bridges running over the canals. Soon after Alappuzha was developed, the town started functioning as the main commercial centre of the state of Travancore. Spices like pepper were the main export items. History says Alappuzha had trade relations with ancient Greece and Rome in Antiquity and in the Middle Ages, as well as with other parts of India. Alappuzha is unique in that it is the only district in Kerala without forest.

Place to

visit in Alleppey

  • Commenter Alappuzha Backwaters

    The hub of backwater cruising, this is also the venue for the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Travel in a mobile home – the fabled houseboats of Kerala- and enjoy the trip of a lifetime.

  • Commenter Alappuzha Beach

    A 137 – year – old pier which extends into the sea & an old light house add to the attractions of the beach. Here is children’s park also (Vijaya Park) Stay our Beautiful Beach Home stay.

  • Commenter Kuttanad

    Called the rice bowl of Kerala, Kuttanad is perhaps the only region in the world where farming is done 1.5 to 2 m below sea level. Inland waterways which flow above land level are an amazing feature of this region.

  • Commenter Pathiramanal Island

    (1½ hrs by motor boat, 30 min by speedboat from Alappuzha) the enchanting island on the backwaters is a favorite haunt of Hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world.

  • Commenter Karumadikuttan

    (3 km east of Ambalappuzha) Many fascinating legends are associated with this 11th century statue of Lord Buddha, protected by the State Archaeological Department.

  • Commenter Chambakulam Church

    The St. Mary’s Church one of the oldest church in Kerala is said to be built by St. Thomas.

  • Commenter Marari Beach

    The amazing Marari Beach is really a “White sand heaven”.Its a beautiful calm and quite beach in Allapuzha. Its a paradise for the real beach lovers,a place where you can spend with your family and friends.Its really nice to enjoy in the serene beach with the cool breeze.

  • Commenter Nehru Trophy Boat Race

    The popular boat race is held on the second Saturday of August every year at the Vembanad Lake & is the most important tourist event of Alleppey. Boats are sponsored by the different villages compete fiercely in the competition. The highlight of this prestigious event is “Chunden Vallem”, the 130 feet long snake boats, with over 100 rowers, 4 helmsmen & 25 cheer leaders decorated with colourful silk umbrellas. Thousands of spectators from all over the world watch avidly from the banks.

  • Commenter Kumarakom

    (15 km west of Kottayam) Mangrove forests, paddy fields, coconut groves and enchanting waterways adorn the picturesque village of Kumarakom. Sandwiched between the vast Vembanad Lake & the criss – crossing waterways, this is an idyllic backwater destination. For an incredible journey along this scenic world, leisure cruises on Houseboat.