Kerala Houseboats are called "Kettu Vallam" in olden days. (Kettu – Tie) the wooden logs together with ropes , coconut fibers. (Vallam – Boat).There would not be any nails added to fix the wooden logs. These boats are used for the large barges to transport the rice grains from the paddy fields to the port in Alleppey.
Alleppey: In ancient days, Alleppey had the first sea port in south Kerala connected with backwaters to transport the spices, rice grains and the materials for the lake based villages and hill stations besides Kottayam District..Later the port has been shifted to Kochi.
Then the wooden vessels slowly migrated to luxury dwellings called Houseboat with living space and bath attached bed rooms with a kitchen and extremely changed for the travelers expectations.
Then Kerala Government got interested to promote backwater tourism in Kerala. They classified the houseboats with its amenities as Silver Star, Gold Star & Green Palm (Eco –Friendly boats)
Deluxe houseboat is build with all the modern amenities and services. Deluxe boats are very attractive in appearance and equipped with all the facilities for the travelers. Boat have good space for living area, AC rooms with attached bathrooms, and kitchen. AC will ON only at 9 pm to 6 am.
In a Premium category houseboat A/c will be operated in the bedrooms whenever requested by the client during their stay onboard. Meals plan will be “premium menu”.
The Luxury Houseboats offers high class facilities like front living area and bedrooms with traditional wooden ceiling with overlapping woods to give a touch of tradition. With complete glass windows stretching across the wall. It even consists of a Conference Hall which makes the best choice for office trips, family and friends get-together.
Day Cruise Package– (1 Day/ 6 Hours 11AM to 5 PM)
The Affordable cruise Package for people who do not want to stay overnight to explore the Backwaters…
Houseboat day cruise will be memorable with mind-blowing vista of superb nature beauty. So come and explore Alleppey backwaters cruising by houseboats.
The houseboat redefines with shining wooden floors and luxurious amenities. Experience the simple joys of life amidst the delicate embrace of mist, enhanced by pleasant harmony of singing birds. Green stretches of paddy fields with long rows of swaying coconut palm trees, as time seems to stand still while drift along. Discover Alleppey, one of the foremost backwater destinations in the world, through the exciting houseboat cruise. Compared to over night stay package it cost less.
Day 1: Check in at 12 Noon from Alappuzha aka Alleppey , start cruising through the Punnamada Lake, venue of the famous Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race which is being conducted every year second Saturday of August. Enter the enchanting waters of the Vembanad Lake; enjoy the panoramic views and the glimpses of the life along the banks. Highlights of the cruise are to visit the 400Year old church and viewing of Kerala Snake Boat (Nearly 110 Ft Long). After Lunch Visit Chavara Bhavan-the old wooden house where the blessed Kuriakore Elias Chavara was born. around 6 pm anchor for night stay.
Day 2: Morning cruise starts by 7.30 through SNDP canal, Kuppappuram, Vilakkumaram thodu to reach jetty. Check out by 9.30 AM at Alleppey. breakfast will be served while cruising.
|Check in time||:||11.00 am|
|Check out time||:||5.00 pm|
|Menu||:||Welcome Drink, Lunch (veg or non-veg), Tea & Snacks|
|A/C||:||As per request extra charge|