Alleppey Backwaters Houseboat
A houseboat cruise through the backwaters of South Kerala are considered one of the highlights for visitors to this region. This is a good way to get a glimpse of local life whilst enjoying one of the most relaxing destinations in India.You can board the Houseboat either from your backwater accommodation or at the main jetty at Alleppey
For almost 24hrs you leave the roads, traffic and bustle of daily life and slow down to a more leisurely pace surrounded by water and a lush, green landscape. You will have a private boat with your crew of 3 who prepare your meals on board and take care of the boat.
There are houseboats with one, two or three bedrooms according to the size of your party.You will be welcomed on board at 12 noon with a tender coconut and settle into your accommodation. You will then start cruising for approx 1 hour before anchoring for lunch. After this you will cruise for some more time before the crew need to anchor before 6pm when the fishermen put out their nets for the night catch.
The boat is anchored overnight and your dinner is served to the backdrop of nature’s sounds. The air conditioning in your bedroom will operate from 9pm – 7am.
You will cruise again in the morning when there are many people up and about, fishing, doing their laundry or heading to school. From your vantage point you get a glimpse into the way people have lived in this area for generations
The boat is divided into 3 main areas, the kitchen at the rear of the boat, the bedroom(s), each with an attached bathroom in the centre and at the front of the boat is the sitting and dining area. From here you have a panoramic view of the coconut palms, rice paddies, waterways and small villages which dot the banks. There is also a small sun lounging area at the very front of the boat.