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.
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.
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.
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.
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Do you serve Traditional Kerala Food in Houseboat with banana leaf and rice with curries?
Yes, We serve Traditional Kerala Food in Houseboat with banana leaf and rice with curries with vegetarian as well as non vegetarian dishes. You can let us know whether you would like to go for veg or non veg option one day before your houseboat tour
Hello, I am interested in the Full-Day Kerala Backwaters Houseboat Tour With Lunch & Pickup From Kochi but my flight arrives at 09:10AM. Is that too late?
No, That is fine. We can pick up up from Kochi Airport once your flight lands at 09:10AM. In fact It is slightly early to start the tour for which you have to check into houseboat around 12 Noon
We ensure that all the taxes , accommodation , private car and chauffeur charges is covered in this cost. However the entry tickets to some of the tourist attractions are not covered here and in case you want to visit any of those tourist attractions , you can purchase the ticket before entry directly. Average cost of these attractions will be less than 50 INR or I USD
Kerala Houseboats are made of wooden planks, bamboo sheets and coir. The splendid designs of these houseboats itself make them look eco-friendly from outside and it is 100% eco-friendly. The giant structure of houseboat floating through the alluring waves of backwaters in monsoon rain and bright sun is created completely with natural materials and does not harm nature. The floors of the boat are made of wooden planks and the wooden structures that are made to support the thatched palm and bamboo ceiling. The attractive planks, ceiling etc are attached together with coir ropes and the use of cashew husk oil for a finishing touch.
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