Day Cruise in Kerala Backwaters (with Kochi Pickup & drop)

Day Cruise in Kerala Backwaters (with Kochi Pickup & drop) (1 Day)- Overview

Authentic  houseboat  Day cruise one of the unique experiences you will only get from the magnificent backwaters of Kerala.  You can witness mind soothing sights on the villages along the banks of backwaters like the green paddy fields, rustic homes, tiny houses built with thatched roof of coconut leaves situated at the stretches of banks of the backwaters. When you enjoy the backwater cruise in Kerala Houseboat, you can see the people working in paddy fields, wooden canoes being used for transportation and for selling fishes and groceries to the villages situated at the banks of backwaters constitute the best backwater experience in Kerala.


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Houseboats in Kerala  attract the tourists from all over the world. The external looks are almost same for all the houseboats and they are bigger in size than what appears from outside. Kerala houseboats are built spaciously, beautified with luxurious décor and with modern facilities that will make your stay memorable. The interiors of houseboat is designed with traditional rich architects of Kerala with the mat and coir which also remind you high-end star hotels. Luxurious Modern houseboats of Kerala are built with fully air conditioned facilities and fully furnished kitchen. The interiors of houseboats include various bedrooms, bathrooms and balconies offering mind-blowing backwater sights. The room windows are placed in a way to allow cross-ventilation that enhances the flow o gentle breeze inside and outside the houseboat.

The best option to view and experience backwaters is by staying overnight in a houseboat through one of the Kerala Houseboat packages. Most people go for overnight hire of a houseboat , which includes a serene sleep out in the middle of nowhere, in a lake or other similarly peaceful spot. . However if you are on a limited budget you can always opt for a houseboat day cruise in backwaters of Alleppey or Kumarakom which will also be a truly memorable experience.

Modern houseboats in Kerala are made with the capacity to accommodate upto 100 people at a time. They are sturdy and its hollow design helps to stand stable in all hard conditions. They were initially used for the transportation of rice and goods from different places. Hence the boats are able to accommodate any amount of weight and many people than we can imagine.

The houseboat cruising in Kerala are the best examples of the responsible tourism  and you will be offered houseboats that can be hired for a day cruise and overnight stay operated and managed by local community. Most of the houseboats are locally built with the thatched roofs with coconut leaves. A wide range of tourists from all over the world visit Kerala to experience the backwater cruise and enjoy the modern amenities of houseboat which is like a peaceful hotel in the middle of the backwaters.

Additional Inclusions

  • Houseboat
  • Backwater
  • Fruit Basket
  • Private Car
  • Sightseeing
  • WelcomeDrink

Day Cruise in Kerala Backwaters (with Kochi Pickup & drop) (1 Day)- Itinerary

Day 1

Kerala houseboat day cruise itinerary in Alleppey or Kumarakom

Our representative will pick you from your location at Kochi ( including any resort,  airport and port )and will be provided A/C transportation in private car. We should try to depart from Cochin at 9.00 AM so that we can reach the destination for houseboat day cruise like Alleppey or Kumarakom within 75 minutes. Check in to the houseboat by 11 AM ad start the cruise by 11.30 AM after the welcome drink. You can enjoy the attractive sights of Kerala country side while your backwater cruises.

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Enjoy the scenes in a Kerala country side in a backwater cruise. The backwater cruise in lets you skim past verdant paddy fields, view rustic homes, vast coconut groves, swaying coconut palms and local inhabitants involved in coir production etc. Start from Alleppey and enjoy the beauty of Vembanad Lake, you can explore the mystic beauty of backwater attractions in Alleppey. The route provides you with enchanting scenic sights and takes your one day for the travel.

For Lunch we will have Kerala Houseboat Menu  like Sambar, Rice, Aviyal, Thoran, Pappad, Curd, Pickle, Green Salad and non-veg variants like Chicken curry, Karrimeen Fish Fry which is special in Kerala. After having lunch, continue with the sightseeing in Alleppey, later the tea and snacks will be served by 3.30 PM. By evening 5.00PM, check out from the houseboat and start return journey to Kochi. We will drop you back in the city or airport by 7.30 PM. If you  have an early flight or ship then we can leave early from the houseboat so that you have a stress-free and comfortable departure.

  • Room Deluxe Houseboat
  • Meals Welcome Drink, Lunch, Tea & Snacks
  • Style Traditional

Day Cruise in Kerala Backwaters (with Kochi Pickup & drop) - Distance & Map

The total distance from alleppey to kochi airport is 85.7 kilometers and the road passes through Vytilla, Aroor, Cherthala, etc . The road conditions can be crowded though on occasion with pedestrians, cattle and local traffic! The activities on this trip are geared for anyone including children.

Essential Information

  • Cochin
  • Cochin
  • A/C Vehicle with chauffeur at your disposal through out the tour.
  • 3 Star
  • Trip to Alleppey or Kumarakom Backwaters in a private car from Kochi. (Included in Cost)
  • Single Room A/C Deluxe Private houseboat only for you. (Option to Upgrade to Luxury on extra cost)
  • A/C Vehicle or pickup and drop from Kochi
  • 5-6 hours Cruise in A/C Houseboat 
  • Lunch and snacks during the cruise 
  • Canoeing in a Kerala boat (On Request)
  • Fishing in the Lake (On Request)
  • Kerala delicacies in houseboat
  • Drop to any place outside Kochi City Limits
  • Full Time A/C Option available at extra cost on houseboat
  • Airfare  not included in the price
  • Indian Visa Fee for Foreign Guests
  • Travel/health insurance.
  • Entrance fees to various sightseeing places/ activities 
  • Meals & Drinks not mentioned in the Itinerary or Inclusions
  • Items of a personal expense such as telephone bills, room service, laundry, etc.
  • Tips & gratuities for drivers & guides
  • Camera/ Video charges.
  • Any Inclusions  not mentioned in the package.
  • Extra runs on the transport other than the Itinerary
  • Charges for early arrivals/ late departures.

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Questions on Day Cruise in Kerala Backwaters (with Kochi Pickup & drop) (1 Day)


Asked by Ling from, Taiwan,
May 4, 2024, 04:06 PM

Group tour in Houseboat

I am interested in houseboat trips, but I travel alone. Do you provide group tours?


Answered by Saranya (Travel Advisor)
May 4, 2024

Hello Ling, We do provide Shikara Tours for solo travellers but not group tour on Boatels. Kindly let us know your travel date by clicking on Get a FREE Holiday Plan on the top of the page


Asked by Richa from, Amsterdam, Holland,
February 28, 2024, 04:06 PM

Can I get Alchohol in Houseboat?

We are planning to book a houseboat tour with your company in February and wanted to know whether alcohol will be available in houseboat


Answered by George Joseph(Travel Advisor)
February 28, 2024

Hello Richa, Alcohol is not served in houseboat. However you can get it from the givernment approved shops for your personal consumption on the way and consume in the houseboat


Asked by Faiza Rizvi from, Surat, India,
February 25, 2024, 04:06 PM

Price for CGH Earth Hotel Package

What would be the price for 2 adults and 2 kids (11 and 6 years old)..we are looking for 1 room with 1 extra bed.


Answered by Arun Dev(Travel Advisor)
February 25, 2024

The Price will vary based on your travel timings, season and kind of rooms you select. Please contact us with travel details to get a FREE Holiday Itinerary and an all inclusive price

Asked by Ala Boratyn from, Poland,
March 3, 2021, 04:06 PM

Entrance fees to sightseeing places in Kerala

Hi, I have 2 questions: 1. How much more or less would be all the Entrance fees to the mention sightseeing places? 2. Can we choose the meal or is it set? Thank you!


Answered by George Joseph(Travel Advisor)
March 3, 2021

Hello Ala, Here are the answers to your questions 1. Entrance fees to the sightseeing places varies from 50 INR to 400 INR. For some places there is a different charge for foreigners when compared to Indians. 2. Breakfast is served at the resort . All other meals can be chosen based on your choice with the help of our chauffeur and there are plenty of choices Hope this helps


Asked by Kara Fielding from United Kingdom
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Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor)
December 23, 2019

You can enter your details online any time day or night, and one of our Trip Designers will call you back within 24 hours to help you with booking. Our Trip Designers will be able to assist you further in customising the holiday as per your requirements.


Asked by Josephine Kong from Singapore
1 Year ago

Can I customise this holiday with few hotels of my choice?


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor)
December 23, 2019

We specialise in Customised holiday packages in Kerala and we will be able to offer you any resort in Kerala as we have direct relationshops with most resorts. If you want to change the resorts in this package, one of our trip designers will work with you till you are happy with the package. Our Trip Designers will be also able to tell you the highlights of each resort and you can decide on whether you woud like to book the same resort


Asked by Michala Vestergaard from USA
1 Year ago

I want to book a taxi for this holiday. Do you offer only taxi services only ?


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor)
December 23, 2019

When you book a holiday with hotels and taxi together with us we will be able to offer you much lower rates than what you will get directly. As we use carefully handicked drivers who can offer the quality that we ideally want, we dont offer taxi only booking services.


Asked by Michala Vestergaard from USA
1 Year ago

What are the payment options you offer?


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor)
December 23, 2019

We offer all major payment options including credit cards , debit cards , wire transfer, net banking and UPI.

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