Looking for the perfect premium houseboats in Alleppey to make your holidays unforgettable? Search no more. Alleppey is a magical place with lush green paddy fields and glimmering waters of Vembanad Lake. A small village that can set you at ease almost immediately. Houseboats or kettuvallams of Kerala has a history that dates way back. It has been a part of Kerala’s trade for carrying rice and grains to the Cochin port.
Boat house in Alleppey is made of wood, bamboo and coconut fronds. It provides a sense of aesthetic beauty as it floats down the emerald green backwaters of Vembanad Lake. Explore nature and connect with the inner joys of innocence as you wake up to the sound of birds chirping and the wind caressing your face. Cruise along the pristine backwaters and unwind with our premium houseboats in Alleppey.
What we offer
We offer 3 different ranges of houseboats in Alleppey. Premium houseboats are for those that are looking for something more than just comfort. These houseboats come with aesthetic interiors that is sure to get your cameras clicking. AC will be available throughout the cruise so that you are at your comfortable best. Windows stretch across the wall so that you can experience the beauty of nature without any obstructions.
Categories of premium houseboats in Alleppey
There are several options to choose from when it comes to the best AC Premium houseboats. It all depends on the number of people planning to come.
1 Bedroom AC Premium houseboat in Alleppey
Best suited for those newlywed couples hoping to find the best honeymoon service. These premium houseboats in Alleppey come with a single bedroom and attached bathroom. Standard occupancy is 2 people.
2 Bedroom AC Premium houseboat in Alleppey
These houseboats with double bedrooms and attached bathrooms are perfect for a family with 2 children. Standard occupancy is 4.
3 Bedroom AC Premium houseboat in Alleppey
3 Bedroom premium boat houses are usually chosen by families that are bigger or by small groups looking for a leisure trip. 6 persons can be accommodated.
4 Bedroom AC Premium houseboats in Alleppey
The ideal boathouse for joint families that require more bedrooms or to host a get together for friends. Spacious and has enough room for all. Standard occupancy is 8 persons.
5 Bedroom AC Premium houseboats in alleppey
These large boats are perfect to host conferences for your office staff or a get together party. All the rooms come with an attached bathroom. Standard occupancy is 10.
NB:The standard occupancy is 2 persons per room but in each of these houseboats an extra person can be accomodated per bedroom.
Extra fees will be applied for the same.
Amenities in AC Premium houseboat in Alleppey
- Fully furnished living cum dining area that provides a panoramic view of backwaters
- Well equipped Kitchen with a chef
- AC available throughout the cruise.
- 7 hours cruise
- 3 staff present on board. Chef, captain and assistant.
- On board safety equipments
- Attached bathrooms with all the amenities you will need
- Authentic Kerala food provided on board
- Activities while on board, Music system,TV.
- Check in at 12.00 pm noon and check out at 9.00 am morning
- Boat will be docked at 5.30 pm in the evening as per government regulations
- Well trained and tourism experienced staff
- Upper deck and sunbath decks* (on selected boats)
Float along the different routes of Vembanad Lake with our Alleppey Premium houseboat. Some popular premium houseboat routes are mentioned below.
- Alleppey – nearby locations in Alleppey – Alleppey
- Alleppey – Kumarakom – Alleppey
- Alleppey – Kumarakom – Thottapalli – Nedumudi – Alleppey
1 Night 2 Days Cruise in Premium houseboat in Alleppey (overnight cruise)
Check in to the AC premium houseboat at 12.00 pm. You will be offered a welcome drink of tender coconut juice or fresh juice. The ride begins immediately after you board. Cruise through the magical backwaters of Alleppey as you observe village life and locations along the banks so that you get the complete Kerala experience
At around 1.30 pm, the boat stops for lunch. Enjoy a sumptuous traditional Kerala meal prepared for you to soothe your taste buds. The boat again sets off to a cruise you can relax or indulge in some music and other fun activities.
At 4:00 enjoy snacks and tea on board, keeping your ears awake to the sound of birds chirping. The houseboat continues cruising down Vembanad Lake until 5.30 pm when it anchors for the day. As per government regulations houseboats are not allowed to ply after 5.30 pm. You may step out of the boat or chill in the hallway as the sun sets on the lake making everything in its path glow.
At 8.00 pm Dinner will be served and After that you may experience the beauty of moonlit Alleppey or head over to the bedroom and get a good night’s sleep
The houseboat sets out for cruising at 7.30 am in the morning and traditional Kerala breakfast will be served in between. 9.00 am is the time for check out. You will surely have gathered tons of lovely memory to hold close to your heart by the time we are done.
We also provide day cruise for those looking to spend just the day.
Fresh juice / Tender coconut juice
Rice, Avial, Thoran,
Fish fry , Chicken curry, Sambar, Pachadi,
Banana kalan, Pickles, Green salad,
Curd, Vermicelli payasam or Gulab jamun
Tea or Coffee
with Banana fritters or
veg pakodas, French fries.
Plain rice, Finger fish (gobi manchurian) Bindhi fry, tomato fry, Chappati, Butter/ chilli chicken, (paneer mutter masala) curd, pickles Fruit salad with ice cream.
You can choose any of the following along with
Tea or Coffee. Bread toast, butter, jam, egg omelette, fruits. Dosa-Sambar-Chutney
Poori bhaji, Puttu with kadala curry (chana)
The food menu can be customised if informed before.
NB: Jain food items are also available on prior request.
The menu provided here is for those who choose Non Veg option. Check out our Premium veg food menu on our website.
Will there be any activities?
There are indoor games that are provided by the operators. You might also enjoy fishing and visiting nearby places after 5:30 pm when the boat is anchored to the shore. You can laso try sunset shikara ride in Alleppey.
Should I pre-book these houseboats?
Yes, we recommend that you pre-book so that we can block the boat you have selected for the day you arrive. During peak season our bookings are packed and that is why you should book beforehand so that we can keep the boat ready for you.
Do you arrange pick up and drop?
We can arrange for pick up and drop. You need to inform us beforehand so that we can make the required arrangements to serve you better. You can check our website to know the Alleppey taxi rates
What if we want a change in the menu?
We offer delicious Kerala cuisine in our houseboat and we highly recommend it but if you would like to customise the menu according to your taste we can arrange for it if informed beforehand.
How much will be charged for an extra person?
You will be charged an extra of ₹750 per extra person on deluxe houseboats.
What is the Check-in and Check-out time for premium houseboats?
Check-in is at 12:00 in the afternoon and Check-out at 9:00 in the morning (next day)
Is WiFi provided in premium houseboats?
WiFi is generally not provided on the houseboat but if informed earlier, it can be arranged.
Is it safe for families with children?
Houseboats are very child-friendly and carry safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, life jackets, and first aid kits. Our crewmen are very adept with the surroundings and will help with anything that would be required.Our houseboats are completely safe for families so that you would’nt have to worry about a thing.
How can I make the payment?
You can make the payment online or through Google pay. Feel free to contact us so that we can avoid confusions if any
What is the minimum amount of time spent in a houseboat and what are the different cruises?
There are two types of cruises available. One is an overnight stay as mentioned above in the article. If you don’t have enough time for that, we can surely arrange a day cruise where you wouldn’t have to spend the night in the houseboat. The day cruise is from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.
What are the tariffs?
During the peak season from October to February, the rates will be higher than March to September. The rates will also vary according to the type of houseboat and number of bedrooms you opt for. Kindly check our Premium houseboat rates for the same. We can give you a detailed explanation when you contact us.
Is there anything we should carry on a houseboat cruise?
On a house boat cruise all basic amenities are provided onboard. You only need to carry your personal belongings, medicine and your camera if you intend to capture the stunning beauty of these waters. It is advisable to carry mosquito repellents just to be safe.
What kind of food is served in the houseboat ?
Traditional Kerala food is served in the houseboat. If you have any preferences or would like a change in the food menu kindly inform us before the trip begins. You can get more details of the premium houseboat food menu on our website.
Do these boats have a proper license ?
We only provide boats that are verified and have a valid license. We take great care in ensuring this.