Shikara Boats In Alleppey – Shikara Boat Packages & Booking

Shikara boats in Alleppey are smaller than houseboats in size with a seating capacity of four to fifteen and sometimes up to twenty people. They are traditional boats converted into the present form by arranging seating facilities and are usually decorated using materials made of wood and bamboo giving it an old world rustic charm.

Beckoning thousands of tourists every year, Alleppey is the heart of Kerala’s coir industry, known worldwide for its beaches, marine products and above all backwaters and houseboat cruises, this is a land worth visiting.

Alleppey Shikara Cruise Booking

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Why Shikara than a houseboat?

Alleppey is a labyrinth of narrow canals, inlets and inland waterways which in all its glory display not just the absolute gorgeousness of the nature but also that of the simple life of rural villages on their banks whose lives and livelihoods are dependent on these waters.

Unlike the popular houseboats, Shikara boats can navigate through these narrow canals taking you into the heart of this action. They are also a budget friendly option to explore the backwaters of Alleppey since they are much more affordable in comparison to its much more luxurious counterpart. Shikaras are rented on an hourly basis from an hour to three or four hours depending on how much time you can spare and thus they are ideal for tourists with time constraints.

Facilities in Shikara Boat

Shikara boats are revamped country boats with a roof while all four sides are open which allow the gentle backwater breeze in. They are provided with comfortable reclining chairs for the guests to relax while enjoying the beauty of these tranquil waters.

Choose the Shikara Boat for your Alleppey Backwater Cruise

Alleppey houseboat.in have a long list of Shikara boats for you to choose from. Choose the one that suits your requirement and budget and explored the hidden canals of Alleppey backwaters.

View our latest shikara boat with toilet facilities ( Suitable for group tours)

Route of your journey in Shikara boat in Alleppey

Trip starts from Rajeev jetty and ends in Punnamada kayal drop to alleppey.

At Alleppeyhoustboat.in , we provides you wide range of Shikara boat cruises with extensive options like Day cruise, Lunch Cruise, Honeymoon Cruise, Sunrise Cruise and Sunset cruise.

Day cruise shikara boat ride in Alleppey backwaters

The shikara cruise begins from Alleppey Boat Dock and moves to different location from Alleppey lake through the Punnamada lake ( Venue of the most famous Nehru trophy Boat race ), and shikara boat moves to village areas in and around.

Check-in Time : 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM

Sunrise shikara cruise in Alleppey 

This shikara cruise begins from Alleppey boat dock at 6.00 AM. In this early morning cruise, it will be a fresh, calm and quite cruising and with there will be only less number of boats in lakes so you can enjoy view more charming and lovely when compared to other time and also enjoy the real view of Alleppey.

Itinerary: Pick up from Rajiv Boat Jetty and proceed to the World famous Snake Boat Race Starting point, Snake Boat Model, Snake Boat race finishing Point, Vembanad lake, SAI (Sports Authority of India), C Block, Vilakkumaram and take you back to Rajiv Jetty which is the deboarding point.

Check-in Time : 6.00 AM (3 hours & 4 hours cruise offered)

LUNCH CRUISE Shikara in Alleppey

The cruise begins from our jetty at 12 PM. Boat moves to different location from Alleppey lake through the Punnamada lake and moves to village areas in and around At 1.30pm you will be dropped at restaurant on the outskirts of the lake with fresh lake fish and variety of other dishes and also pure veg menu is available. After the lunch you will be dropped off at the Alleppey boat dock.(Lunch including in this price).

Check-in Time : 12.00 PM

Sunset cruise shikara boating in Alleppey

The sunset shikara cruise begins from Alleppey Boat dock at 4.30 PM. Boat moves to different location from Alleppey lake through the Punnamada lake and moves to village areas in and around. The sunset view from the Alleppey backwaters is one of the most beautiful sunset view in Kerala.

Itinerary: Pick up from Rajiv Boat Jetty and proceed to the World famous Snake Boat Race Starting point, Snake Boat Model, Snake Boat race finishing Point, Vembanad lake, SAI (Sports Authority of India), C Block, Vilakkumaram and take you back to Rajiv Jetty which is the deboarding point. (Enjoy the mesmerizing sunset through Vembanad Lake)

Check-in Time : 4.30 PM (We can customize the duration)

HONEYMOON Shikara cruise in Alleppey

The cruise begins from Alleppey Boat Dock and moves to different location from Alleppey lake through the Punnamada lake ( Venue of the most famous Nehru trophy Boat race ).In the honeymoon cruise, you will be provided special flower decorated two seat boat. You will be provided complimentary snacks and drinks. The cruise begins from our jetty as per your preferred time.

Check-in Time : 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM

Full day Shikara cruise in Alleppey backwaters (8 hours)

Itinerary: Pick up from Rajiv Boat Jetty and proceed to the World famous Snake Boat Race Starting point, Snake Boat Model, Snake Boat race finishing Point, Vembanad lake, SAI (Sports Authority of India), C Block, Narrow Canals, Paddyfied cultivation done below the Sea level, Temples, Duck Farming, Fish Hatchery, Kainakary, Chavara Bhavan, Vattakayal, Pallathurthi, Vilakkumaram and take you back to Rajiv Jetty which is the deboarding point.

Pathiramanal the Backwater island in Alleppey Shikara ride ( 5 Hours)

Itinerary: Pick up from Rajiv Boat Jetty and proceed to the World famous Snake Boat Race Starting point, Snake Boat Model, Snake Boat race finishing Point, Vembanad lake, SAI (Sports Authority of India),  Narrow Canals, Paddyfied cultivation done below the Sea level, Temples, Duck Farming, Fish Hatchery, Pathiramanal isaland and take you back to Rajiv Jetty which is the deboarding point.

Alleppey Shikara Customer Testimonials

Here is few of our customer testimonials for the shikara ride in Alleppey backwaters.

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Mr Sandeep on December 2018 for sunset cruise

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Mr Sandeep on December 2018

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Mrs Kumar from Delhi

Photos received from our guests ( Shikara ride in Alleppey)

Before booking Shikara tour in Alleppey

You may have some questions before booking Shikara boating in Alleppey. Here is the most frequently asked questions about Shikara tour in Alleppey backwaters.

What is the pricing of Shikara boat tour?

Alleppey Shikara boating charges starts from ₹500 per hour for upto 5 persons if you are choosing minimum 5 hours or more. If you choose to go for only 2 hours or 3 hours the shikara price will be different.

How much time needed for seeing Alleppey backwaters?

Alleppey backwaters is very wide one including Vebanadu Lake, Punnamada etc. You need minimum 3 hours to go through Punnamada lake and see some village life. 5 hours is recommended in shikara to explore the beauty of Alleppey backwaters.

How many persons can go in a shikara boat?

Normal shikara boat can accommodate up to 7 persons. Our bigger shikara boat can accommodate up to 40 persons. The same bigger boat includes toilet facility.

What time i can go for shikara boat tour in Alleppey?

Shikara boat tours in Alleppey usually starts from 8:00 AM onwards and cruise upto 6:00 PM in the evening, sometimes it will go upto 6:30 PM depends upon the season. Sunrise cruises will start early morning 5;30 to 6:00 am in the morning,but you need to confirm the booking in advance.

Is it a shared boat or private shikara?

We provide only private shikara. We do not recommend shared shikara boat because of the privacy issues.

Do you provide any food on board?

No, We are not providing food inside the boat but we can help you to have the tasty Kuttanadan and Kerala style dishes from the backwater nearby restaurants. There are some family toddy shops available for having great food.