Deluxe Houseboats
Luxury Houseboats

Have you ever gone houseboat cruising on the backwaters of Kerala?

If you haven't,  Come discover the enchanting backwaters and lively villages of Kerala on a houseboat cruise. Nowhere in the world you will get this kind of experience !

The houseboats of today - huge, slow moving, exotic barge used for leisure trips -  are the reworked kettuvalloms of olden times. The original kettuvalloms were used to carry tonnes of rice and spices - a standard kettuvallom can hold up to 30 tonnes - from Kuttanad to the Kochi port. A portion of the kettuvallom was covered with bamboo and coir to serve as a restroom and

kitchen for the crew. Meals would be cooked on board and supplemented with fresh fish from the backwaters. Today, the tradition is still continued and the food from the local cuisine is served by the Kuttanad localites, on board.

Now these are a familiar sight on the backwaters and in Alleppey alone, there are as many as 120 houseboats.

While converting kettuvallams into houseboats, care is taken to use only natural products. Bamboo mats, sticks and wood of the aracanut tree are used for roofing, coir mats and wooden planks for the flooring and wood of coconut trees and coir for beds. For lighting though, solar panels are used.

Today, the houseboats have all the creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. Parts of the curved roof of wood or plaited palm open out to provide shade and allow uninterrupted views. While most boats are poled by local oarsmen, some are powered by a 40 HP engine. Boat-trains - formed by joining two or more houseboats together - are also used by large groups of sight-seers.

What is truly magical about a houseboat ride is the breathtaking view of the untouched and otherwise inaccessible rural Kerala that it offers - while you float!

Now, wouldn’t that be something?

Tour itineraries

1) Alleppey round  –  1 night

Day 1

Pick up from Alleppey finishing point jetty at 11.30 hours.

Cruise on the Pallathuruthy river, Pukaitha river, Pullangady till Champakulam.

Sights at Champakulam - The Champakulam church, which is more than 200 years old, the Kottaram temple and the famous snake boat – the Champakulam Chundan.

Proceed to Munnattumugham for night stay.

Enroute, can stop at Nedumudy to visit the local market.

Day 2

Cruise starts after breakfast and passes through Chennamkery, Kainary, Pallathuruthy and Kuppapuram, all small villages, to reach Alleppey Finishing Point jetty at 9.30 hours.

(Alleppey) known as the ‘Venice of the East’ is a small town south of Cochin. Most of the houseboats are parked here. The Vembanad Lake, narrow canals, paddy fields and the sleepy villages all make Alleppey a beautiful place.)


Meals served will be of typical Kerala cuisine

Lunch: Rice, vegetables, fish fry/curry, salads, pappad.
Evening: Tea / coffee with snacks.
Dinner: Rice, chapathy, vegetable curries and chicken.
Breakfast:  Bread, butter, jam, and eggs to order.

On request, we serve dosa or idli and other Kerala dishes for breakfast.
Soft drinks, beer and wine to cost extra.
Hard liquor will not be available on board due to government restrictions.


1 bedroom houseboat  -   190 US$ ( Rs. 8000)   Per Night with all meals for two persons


Eliatire Boat
This is one of the most Luxury Houseboats in Kerala with A/c Bed room and even the dining room is also airconditioned. This boat is rated as 05 star in terms of luxury.


1 bedroom houseboat  -   Rs. 23000 Per Night with all meals for two persons
                                     Rs. 35000 Per Night with all meals for four persons

Note: Every day, One bottle Bear is absolutly free for each person.

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Butterfly cruise
This is the Largest Houseboat in Kerala.
  • 07 Bed  room – spacious bed rooms  with  private balcony for  05  rooms
  • 100 pax thetre style capacity – A/c Conference hall
  • Excellent safety measures
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