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Alleppey Houseboats


The kettuvallom of kerala are the giant country craft measuring up to 80 feet in length. Once a means of transport, now a tourist fantasy. A kettuvallom usually has one to four well furnished bath attached bed rooms, an open lounge, deck Kitchenette and a crew comprising oarsmen, a cook and if you wish a guide. Usually the check in time will be 11:00am and check out time 10:00 am next day.

As soon as the tourist check in the house boat it will go for the sight seeing, by the time they can have all food like break fast, lunch, dinner, enough tea, coffee and fruits, cruise starts with lunch and finish with break fast. In the night the boat will anchor somewhere in the backwater assuring hundred percentage safety. Again early morning they can have a small cruise up to 9:00 am.

When you are on houseboat you can do fishing and swim at certain places. Typical Kerala food and beverages are arranged in houseboat, you can’t stop licking your fingers after a delicious feast. You can also experience Kuttanadan food with coconut spirit (sweet toddy) from toddy shop on your sail. Both day cruise and night cruise through the lake is exciting one which never sweep from your memories.


  • Guests can check in at 12:00 hrs, we will welcome you with welcome drink and start cruise after a short briefing introduction, relax and enjoy the canals, rivers and backwater, at 13:00 hrs houseboat will stop for lunch, with lavish menu of traditional Kerala cuisine. (if your require any special meals like main food in north Indian or food without spice etc it has to be informed in advance).
  • 14:00 hrs it will continue its cruise covering beautiful rivers and canals with palm trees and small houses near to it , villages paddy fields, churches, etc, you can also buy fresh prawns or crab or karimeen from local fishermen and give to our chef , who will prepare it for your dinner.
  • 17:30 hrs The houseboat will anchor (till next day morning 08: 00) most of the time we will stop near the land because, you can also get a chance to go out and walk along the riverside or villages and come back, Evening Enjoy your Dinner and leave all world behind you and have a good sleep in your floating paradise.
  • Bed tea / Coffee will be provided, enjoy the sunrise and breath polution free air. At 08:30 hrs Breakfast which includes bread, butter, jam together with Iddily & Dosa etc.
  • 09.00 hrs is the time to check out and end of services in houseboat and leave houseboat with an ever lasting beautiful memory.

Terms & Conditions

  • Meal plan applied on APAI / full board basis (ie; inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • The Menu is normally fixed. Any changes to be intimated in advance.
  • Check in: 12 noon, Check out: 9 AM. One stay is for 21 hrs and not for 24 hrs.
  • Beverages & any cook to order will be charged extra on actual.
  • The boat will be anchored in the lake or canal during night & will not cruise after 17.30 hrs.
  • Air conditioners in the bedroom will be switched on only from 9 PM to 6 AM.
  • Incase of A/C failure, Non A/C deluxe houseboat tariff will be charged.