“A cruise along the mirror-still lagoons, picture-book lakeside, palm-fringed canals and shimmering rivulets of God’s Own Country is the most enchanting holidaying experience in the country. With a cruise along the palm-fringed waterways turning to be part and parcel of holidayers’ itinerary, the traditional Kettuvallam(Houseboat) has emerged as the mascot of Kerala Tourism.”
– The Hindu
More than 900 houseboats ply the backwaters and there are various routes which are popular among the tourists.
Alleppey is the citadel of houseboats, well maintained and perfected as luxury liners there. The houseboats have all the creature comforts of a good hotel: well-furnished bedrooms, modern hygienic toilets, cosy living rooms, a beautiful kitchen and in some cases even a balcony for angling. The crew of a houseboat comprises two oarsmen and a cook.
The cuisine is traditional Kerala flavor with the local specialties; delicious local fish. There are single bedroom houseboats for two people and two bedroom houseboats for four people and 3 bedroom houseboat for 6, and 5 bedroom houseboat for 10 People. The spectacular beauty of Kerala’s backwaters needs no introduction. A Kerala houseboat cruise along the palm-fringed waterways is the most enchanting holiday experience in India today. In this world of simple pleasures, you will skim past ancient Chinese fishing nets, water lilies, lush paddy fields, coir villages, rustic homes, temples and coconut groves. A tour down the backwaters would provide you with a complete and most enchanting experience on the back waters of Kerala and will also reveal to you some interesting facts about the life of local village people. It takes you to the backwater stretch of the Vembanad, where one can go for a leisurely cruise on a multi deck boat, Fresh food, cooked in inimitable Kuttanadan style is the rage of the international tourists. Tourists can opt for a day cruise or an overnight stay in a houseboat. Most tourists prefer to stay overnight in a houseboat or Kettuvallam as it offers a holistic backwater experience.
Malayalam Holidays presents fabulous and enchanting daily Alleppey, Kumarakom Backwater Cruise. The full day cruise includes homely food, accommodation and mesmerizing cruise and sight seeing through the beautiful backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom at an affordable rate. We own houseboats having one bed room, two bed rooms, 3 bed rooms, 4 bed rooms, 5 bed rooms and conferences houseboats with 150 persons seating capacity. We arrange conferences for big corporate, the conference hall in our houseboat is well furnished and equipped with state-of-art gadgets. It has all modern amenities like audio-visual presentation facilities, public address system, modern lighting and fully A/C and non A/C boats with fully furnished bed rooms, toilets, sundecks and kitchen. Our specialties are traditional Kerala food like rice and tapioca with locally grown organic vegetables, fish curry, Karimeen. We, Malayalam Holidays, with 16 years of experience in backwater tourism, have a lake front ayurvedic resort, Malayalam Ayurvedic Lake Resort, number of gorgeous boats with most modern facilities invite you to enjoy God’s Own Country.
» 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).
» At 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 pollution 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 morning, 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
» In case of A/C failure, Non A/C deluxe houseboat tariff will be charged.