The houseboats of Kerala are giant country crafts measuring up to 110 feet and up to 18 feet in width. In the early period, they were converted from big wooden boats known as ‘Kettuvalloms’ which were used to carry materials and provisions from major towns and ports to the interior places and to carry spices, tea, pepper, coconut and similar materials from the interior places to the ports for exports. With the advent of mechanised transportation like lorry and other goods carriers which are very fast and could reach any place connected by road, these ‘Kettuvalloms’ went out of use and were idly floating in the backwaters. These were retrieved for posterity by constructing a super structure and a roof on the boat providing air-conditioned rooms with all modern facilities, attached toilets, kitchen, lounge and what not. The houseboat is provided with an engine and is manned by competent staffs including a driver, a cook, an assistant driver and others.
We have 2 types of trips
Check in at 12 noon; start Cruising through the Punnamada Lake, venue of the famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Enter the enchanting waters of the Vembanad Lake; enjoy the panoramic views and the glimpses of the life along the banks. High Points of the cruise are the visit to the 400Year old church and the viewing of Kerala Race Boat…”The Snake Boat (110 Ft Long). Lunch in the House Boat. After lunch, cruising through SNDP canal, Kuppappuram, Vilakkumaram thodu to reach jetty. Check out by 5.00 PM
OVER NIGHT CRUISE
1st Day : Check in at 12 Noon at Alleppey, start cruising through the Punnamada Lake, venue of the famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Enter the enchanting waters of the Vembanad Lake; enjoy the panoramic views and the glimpses of the life along the banks. High Points of the cruise are the visit to the 400Year old church and the viewing of Kerala Race Boat…”The Snake Boat (110 Ft Long). Lunch in the House Boat. Anchor for night stay at 5.00 PM.
2nd Day : Next day morning cruising through SNDP canal, Kuppappuram, Vilakkumaram thodu to reach jetty. Check out by 9.00 AM at Alleppey
The backwaters of Kerala are a world of serenity and wonderment. The coastal regions of Kerala have a network of waterways, inlets from the sea, estuaries of over forty rivers, lakes and natural canals connecting coastal towns. This interlinked body of waterways is known as the backwaters in Kerala. Over 900 Km of the Kerala backwaters are navigable and have been used for centuries by the local people for transportation. You can travel on these waterways on a traditional houseboat and enjoy the scenic beauty of the backwaters in Kerala, while on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater. The backwaters of Kerala have a unique ecosystem freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea in the backwaters in Kerala.
Many unique species of aquatic life including crabs, frogs and mudskippers, water birds such as terns, kingfishers, darters and cormorants, and animals such as otters and turtles live in and alongside the backwaters in Kerala. Palm trees, pandanus shrubs, various leafy plants and bushes grow alongside the Kerala backwaters, providing a green hue to the surrounding landscape. You can see the amazing flora and fauna of the backwaters in Kerala, while on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.
Travel on Backwater Cruises in Kerala with Kerala Backwater and experience a delightful journey to a land where earth, sea and sky come together in harmony. The backwaters of Kerala are a series of interconnected waterways, lakes, inlets and riverine estuaries that form an intermeshed network along the coast of Kerala, India. The local people of the Kerala backwaters, travel on these waters and carry out their traditional occupations, such as farming and fishing on its fertile banks.The scenic beauty of the backwaters has also led to its being developed as a tourist destination in recent times. You can travel on backwater cruises in Kerala, on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.
Terms & Conditions
Children below 5 years are free.
Children between 5-12 years Rs 750/-.
Extra Person Rs 1500/- with extra mattress.
Check in time Alleppey 12.00 noon, Kumarakom 12.30 PM.
Check out time 9.00 A.M
For Deluxe Houseboats, A/c will be operated from 9.00 PM to 6.00 AM.
For Premium Houseboats, A/c will be Operated whenever requested by the guest.
Cruise includes Lunch, Tea, Dinner and Breakfast. (Menu - Veg or Non Veg)
Fixed Menu in the houseboat, (need any changes tell us during the time of Booking)
Three staff on the boat captain, Engine Driver, Chef
Management is not responsible for late arrival & earlier departure.
After 5 :30 pm houseboat halting on the riverside.
Taxes applicable will be on the above rates.